Hundreds of people are injured or killed from electrical accidents in the United States every year. The causes of electrocution are numerous, and commonly include faulty electrical appliances, defective wire in buildings and other structures, and workplace accidents. Regardless of the cause, electrical accidents often result in serious bodily injuries. Furthermore, these injuries require immediate medical attention. If this is the scenario, the assistance of a skilled Boston, MA electrocution accident attorney is a necessity.
In 2011, Hernando Valdez was working to install closed-caption cameras at JBS-Swift when a stun wire for cattle electrocuted him. Valdez alleges that the company showed him where the circuit breaker panels were and ensured him that the power was turned off. However, the company allegedly failed to kill the power to a circuit breaker that supplied power to a stun line for cows. Valdez claims that he bent over, which caused his safety helmet to fall off. When he went to stand back up, his head came into contact with the live wire.
According to hjnews.come, Valdez has filed a lawsuit against JBS-Swift for more than $1 million dollars. Valdez alleges that the company was negligent and he is seeking damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and the inability to earn those wages. Additionally, Valdez alleges that the company sanitized the facility the day of the accident, which increased the humidity and therefore the likelihood of injury. Valdez still suffers from his injuries and post-traumatic stress and he is no longer able to work.
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in an electrocution accident, please call our experienced Massachusetts electrocution accident attorneys at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com.