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Electric shock will be covered by workers' compensation benefits

A power failure shortly before noon on a recent Wednesday occurred after residents of a New York town in Erie County heard a loud bang. They rushed outside to hear utility workers of National Grid screaming for someone to call 911 for help. It was then determined that one employee had suffered an electric shock. Such injuries likely lead to workers' compensation benefits claims.

According to a report by police, a lineman was working on the installation of a power pole when he suffered an electric shock. Paramedics transported him to a trauma center for treatment of his injuries. It is unknown what caused the worker to be shocked, and the company said a full investigation would be launched.

The area remained without power for approximately five hours. Inspectors of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived at the scene that afternoon to investigate the incident, while the local police department will conduct an independent investigation. OSHA said the victim would be questioned upon his release from the hospital.

Any victims of work-related injuries in New York are entitled to claim workers' compensation benefits. After prompt reporting of a workplace accident, claim forms can be completed. There are time limits attached to the filing of benefits claims, and victims may find it helpful to secure the services of an experienced workers' compensation attorney who can proceed with the process while the victim is recuperating. Benefits typically cover medical expenses along with a portion of wage replacement for those whose injuries caused temporary disabilities.

Source: wivb.com, "National Grid worker shocked in Cheektowaga", Evan Anstey, July 26, 2017

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