Case Study: Electric Shock

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Certain occupations such as manufacturing and construction put employees at increased risk for serious injuries or death due to electric shock, falls, fire and explosions. Many of these accidents could be prevented by the employer.

If you have been injured in a work-related accident, you have a right to receive workers' compensation and appropriate medical care. The lawyers of Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., are committed to helping clients in Des Moines and throughout Iowa obtain the benefits they need and deserve.

The following electric shock case study demonstrates the importance of having a knowledgeable attorney on your side in a workers' compensation case. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call 888-416-6998.

Worker Awarded 40 Percent Industrial Loss After Electric Shock

Shawn Ryan was operating a concrete cutting machine at a job site. Assured by the general contractor that the concrete floor was free of live wires, Shawn began to cut. Unfortunately, the general foreman was wrong and Shawn cut through high-voltage wiring in the floor. He sustained a severe electrical shock that lead to permanent damage to his bladder.

Attorney Tom Palmer obtained medical records, reports and deposition testimonies from three of Shawn's treating doctors, which proved that Shawn was severely injured. The commissioner awarded 40 percent industrial loss, plus medical benefits to Shawn. Attorney Palmer successfully preserved the verdict on appeal to district court and the Iowa Court of Appeals.

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If you have you suffered a work-related injury, you have a right to collect workers' compensation. The lawyers of Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., are dedicated to helping you get the benefits you are entitled to receive. Contact us or call 888-416-6998 to schedule a free consultation.

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