VanDerGinst Law is currently investigating cases involving serious injury or death resulting from bucket truck electrocutions. Bucket truck electrocution can happen when part of the bucket truck touches an electrical distributor.
Our law firm is currently reviewing cases involving the death or serious injury of bucket truck operators (or other nearby workers) as a result of electrocution. In these cases there are a number of claims that may arise. For instance, there may be a worker’s compensation claim available. There may be a claim against sub-contractors working in the area. There may be an available claim against the manufacturer of the bucket truck.
In many instances, bucket trucks can be insulated and use available safety devices that will protect occupants from inadvertent electrical wire contact. There have been many safety devices on the market that will prevent foreseeable electrocution of bucket truck operators. However, many manufacturers refuse to include these safety devices in order to make their products more economically competitive in the market place.
The hazard associated with electrocution of bucket truck operators is a known hazard associated with these vehicles. Manufacturers have a duty to provide reasonable protection to operators to prevent foreseeable risks of this type of injury.
What can I do?
If you feel you have a claim, VanDerGinst Law would like to talk to you. You may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation at 866-788 LAWS (5297) or e-mail info@VLaw.com.