We had to read this story a few times to try and figure out how something like this would even happen. The plumber was indoors and still was hit with a lightning strike? This clearly displays how an accident might happen at anytime...in any work environment.
Lightning caused several issues on Friday as a storm system moved through just after noon.
A worker inside a home on Bay Springs Park was taken to the hospital after a lightning strike.
According to other workers, a plumber was sitting on the floor when he was electrified by the strike. Someone at the scene took him to the hospital. They say he was alert and responsive and is expected to recover.
Even with the employees following proper safety protocol, there's no way to have predicted when and where a lightning strike will happen.
Just because it was a "freak" accident doesn't mean that the injured employee is deprived of his rights. This injured worker should...and will...be compensated for his wages lost, medical bills, and other extra expenses that the injured work may incur.
Eric, Randy, and Sarah have worked with injured workers time and time again to ensure that their rights are being upheld. You the worker are rightfully due compensation for the injuries you suffer while on the job...whether they be freak accidents or not.
We hear from clients all the time that their employer offered them a "deal" for their injuries, and they were shocked to discover how little the employer offered them, and how in many instances, the employer was in direct violation of the workers' rights.
Don't settle for what your employer offers you...you have rights, and we're here to help!
Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485 or visit us at Loneylaw.com.