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What Should You Do If You Were Electrocuted At Work?

Whether you are an electrician, cable installer, construction worker, or have another profession that involves wiring, you may be at a higher risk for an electrical injury. There are multiple ways that one can be electrocuted at work. A few examples of contributing factors include:

*Overloaded or damaged circuits
*Frayed electrical cords
*Damaged power lines
*Wet conditions
*Electrical wiring issues

Regardless of how your injury at work occurred, if you were electrocuted, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel.

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Need an attorney, but feel like you don’t have the money for one? Don’t worry… we’re contingency fee based!

Were you injured in a work accident or in an automobile accident and need an attorney but you’re worried you can’t afford one? Well, worry no more. Shankle Law Firm is a contingency based law firm which means there are no up-front costs to you. We get paid if and when you get paid! So, how does it work?

1. At Shankle Law Firm, your initial consultation is completely free! All claims are unique, so we offer a free consultation so that we can better explain how we can help you, with no pressure on your end to sign or pay.

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North Carolina’s Top Ten (10) Industries With Highest Rate of Work-Related Injuries, and Most Common Types of Injuries

Although work injuries can and do occur in all types of jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent studies show that the top industries with the highest rates of workplace injuries are:

• Health care and social assistance (544,800 workplace injuries)
• Retail trade (401,100 workplace injuries)
• Manufacturing (395,300 workplace injuries)
• Accommodation and food services (271,000 workplace injuries)
• Transportation and warehousing (213,100 workplace injuries)
• Construction (195,600 workplace injuries)
• Wholesale trade (157,100 workplace injuries)
• Administrative and waste services (112,800 workplace injuries)
• Other services (except public administration) (70,800 workplace injuries)
• Professional and technical services (66,100 workplace injuries)

While the above are the top industries for workplace injuries in North Carolina, workers in all types of jobs are at risk for suffering injuries on the job.

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Why you should consult a lawyer BEFORE you give a recorded statement in a Workers’ Compensation case

You were injured at work and an insurance adjuster calls you for a recorded statement, just to hear your side of the story, right? … WRONG. While answering questions about the accident can seem harmless, there are many, many adjusters who will take the opportunity during the recorded statement to get you to say things that will harm your claim.

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If I’m injured while driving on the job, is that considered Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury?

Many professions now require you to drive as part of your job. Whether it is delivering items (pizzas, packages, materials) or driving to a destination to make a sales call, perform a service, or meet with a client, your job may require that you drive.

So what happens if you are injured in an automobile accident due to some else’s negligence while driving for work? Is that considered a Workers’ Compensation (WC) case or a Personal Injury (PI) case? Well, often, it is both and is referred to as a “dual’ (WC and PI) claim.