Electrocution

New Mexico Oil Field Electrocution Attorney

Helping Injured Workers & Their Families Seek Justice

Electrocutions are a leading cause of oil field injuries and fatalities. If you or someone you love was injured in an electrical accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Simon Perdue Law, our electrocution lawyers provide aggressive, personalized legal representation to injured workers throughout New Mexico. We are passionate about fighting for the rights of the wrongfully injured and are prepared to put our extensive experience and skill on your side.

Call our office at (505) 588-5962 or contact us online today to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation.

Injuries Caused by Electrocution & Electric Shock

Electrocution refers to a severe electric shock. These injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, such as faulty wiring, defective electrical appliances, and even lightning.

Electric shocks can cause serious and life-threatening injuries, including:

  • Thermal burns
  • Internal burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Organ damage
  • Amputation

Why Workers Face Electrocution Risks in Oil Fields

Negligence can play a significant role in causing serious injuries in oil fields. Electrocution can occur due to various factors, often related to the presence of electrical equipment in a hazardous work environment.

Common causes of oil field electrocution include:

  • Contact with power lines: One of the most prevalent causes of electrocution in oil fields is contact with energized power lines. Workers operating equipment such as cranes, drilling rigs, or trucks may inadvertently come into contact with power lines, leading to a dangerous electrical shock.
  • Faulty equipment: Malfunctioning or defective electrical equipment poses a significant risk of electrocution. This could include improperly maintained machinery, damaged wiring, or faulty power tools used in various operations on the oil field.
  • Unsafe work practices: Failure to follow proper safety procedures when working with electricity can increase the risk of electrocution. This may include working on energized electrical equipment without appropriate training or using inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Inadequate training: Insufficient training in electrical safety protocols can lead to workers being unaware of the hazards associated with electricity and how to mitigate risks effectively. Lack of training may result in workers inadvertently exposing themselves to dangerous electrical situations.
  • Poorly maintained grounding systems: Grounding systems are essential for dissipating electrical currents safely in an oil field environment. If grounding systems are improperly installed, damaged, or poorly maintained, they may fail to provide adequate protection against electrocution.
  • Weather conditions: Adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain, high winds, or lightning storms, can increase the risk of electrocution in oil fields. Wet or damp conditions can exacerbate the conductivity of electricity, heightening the danger of accidental shocks.
  • Working in confined spaces: Working in confined spaces presents unique electrical hazards, as workers may come into contact with live wires or energized equipment in close quarters without adequate ventilation or escape routes.

When an electrocution injury occurs, it is not always clear who is liable. In some cases, it is difficult to determine what caused the electric shock, while in other cases, multiple parties may be responsible. 

While you are likely eligible for workers' compensation benefits, our New Mexico electrocution attorneys can help you determine if a third party is liable for your injuries and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

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Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries

Electrocution injuries can cause serious, life-altering harm. You may be required to undergo extensive medical treatment and be forced to take time off work to recover. In some cases, electric shock injuries result in permanent disability or death.

At Simon Perdue Law, we can help you fight for compensation for all of your damages, including but not limited to:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Surgeries and other procedures
  • Hospital stays
  • Medication and medical equipment
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage

If you lost a loved one due to electrocution, we can help you file a wrongful death claim and fight for compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of consortium, loss of future earnings, and more.

Do I Still Have Time to File a Lawsuit?

If you have been injured in an oil field accident, it is important to understand that you have a limited amount of time to take legal action.

In New Mexico, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally three years from the date of the injury. If you lost a loved one due to electrocution, you have three years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will almost certainly lose your right to recover compensation.

Our New Mexico electrocution lawyers can review the facts of your case and help you understand how long you have to file a lawsuit.

Why Choose Simon Perdue Law?

At Simon Perdue Law, we know how overwhelming it can be to suffer a severe injury or lose a loved one due to electrocution. We believe that you should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence or fight the insurance company for benefits you are owed; our oil field electrocution attorneys in New Mexico are dedicated to helping you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed. When you choose to work with us, you can expect compassionate, client-focused legal representation every step of the way.

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If you or someone you love was injured in an electrical accident while on the job, do not wait to seek the legal help you need. Contact our office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our electrocution injury lawyer. We can help you understand your rights and options, and if you choose to hire us, we will fight tirelessly for you every step of the way.

To learn more about how we can help, call us at (505) 588-5962 today.

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