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Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim After An Electric Shock


Many workers in Tampa work with electricity. Many items and systems in the typical Florida workplace are powered by electricity, and some employees are completely unaware of the risks until the unthinkable happens. Electric shocks and electrocution can be life-changing or life-ending for innocent workers who were just trying to earn an honest living. But what happens after an accident involving electric shock? How do you file a workers’ comp claim? What if you lost a loved one due to a workplace electrocution accident? Let’s find out.

FPL Worker Electrocuted in Miami-Dade 

Fatal electrocutions are relatively common in Florida. On January 4th of 2023, it was reported that an FPL contractor had lost their life after suffering a fatal electrocution. The worker was inside of a work vehicle when it came into contact with live wires. The truck then proceeded to catch fire. Witnesses report seeing the victim fall to the ground before shaking and catching on fire in this tragic accident. Police stressed that this particular individual was carrying out an extremely dangerous job.

Electric Shocks Are Often Fatal 

Because of the nature of electricity, shocks are often fatal. Coming into contact with high voltage will almost certainly kill workers. Unfortunately, this leaves their family members with not only emotional turmoil, but also financial issues. Fortunately, a workers’ comp claim can help surviving family members receive compensation for a range of damages. Perhaps most importantly, surviving spouses and children can receive income that the worker would have continued to earn into the future. Family members can also receive compensation for funeral expenses and unpaid medical expenses left by the deceased worker.

What Happens When Someone Survives an Electric Shock? 

In many cases, workers survive electric shocks – but with serious injuries. Common injuries associated with exposure to electricity include:

  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Memory loss
  • Brain damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Heart muscle damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Eyesight issues
  • Respiratory issues

Remember, suffering an electric shock can lead to secondary injuries. For example, someone working on a ladder might suffer an electric shock, causing them to fall from the ladder and suffer additional injuries. If you survive your electric shock accident, you can still file a workers’ compensation claim. You would receive compensation for any medical expenses related to your accident. In addition, you would receive compensation for missed wages – including future missed wages if your injury causes a permanent disability.

 Where Can I Find a Qualified Workers’ Comp Attorney in Florida? 

If you’ve been searching for a Tampa workers’ compensation attorney, look no further than Franco Law Firm. We know how dangerous electrocutions and electric shocks can be, and we’re ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Remember, you have important rights as an American worker that must be respected. Book your consultation today, and we can help you seek compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, funeral costs, and much more.




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