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Arc Flash Accidents

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Arc Flash Accident Attorneys

Billions Won for Clients Across the U.S.

Arc flash accidents are an electrical phenomenon that occurs when an electrical current leaves its designated path and travels to another conductor or ground. If a worker is directly hit by an arc flash or in close proximity to one, the result is usually severe injury or death.

How Are Arc Flashes Caused?

Many things from a human error to faulty wire installations can cause an arc flash.

Below are some common causes of arc flashes:

  • Human error
  • Dropping a tool
  • Faulty installation
  • Corrosion
  • Material failure
  • Accidental touching
  • Corrosion
  • Dust

What Occurs During an Arc Flash?

Arc flashes are unpredictable can result in some different effects.

Here are some common results of an arc flash:

  • Fire
  • Burns
  • Heat
  • Flying objects
  • Sound blast (often as loud as a gun)
  • Blast pressure (up to 2,000 pounds per square foot)

What Can Be Done to Protect Workers from Arc Flash Injuries?

The best way to protect workers from arc flash injuries is to provide them with proper training regarding the dangers of arc flash accidents and how to work on electrical circuits safely.

There is more employers can do to protect workers from arc flash injuries, including:

  • De-energize circuits while they are being worked on
  • Use insulation and guarding
  • Provide workers with barricades
  • Install ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Provide workers with protective equipment
  • Place warning labels on all equipment that poses an arc flash hazard

What Should I Do If I Was Injured in an Arc Flash Accident?

If you have been injured in an arc flash accident, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention to treat your injuries. You will also want to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Under the law, you are afforded certain legal rights and protections if you are injured at work. An arc flash injury lawyer can review the facts of your case and help you determine your legal options.

Arnold & Itkin represents injured workers nationwide. Our law firm has won over $10 billion in verdicts & settlements. Call our arc flash attorneys for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629! Contact us today.

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  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $44 Million The Largest Verdict Ever Won for an Amputee Victim Arnold & Itkin represented a construction superintendent who required a leg amputation after a crane collapse. At the time of the collapse, our client had been standing behind a safety fence 100 feet away when a fallen piece of crane equipment pinned ...
  • $39.7 Million Record Verdict Won for Victim of Industrial Accident Attorneys Kyle Findley and Adam Lewis obtained a record $39.744 million verdict on behalf of a client who was burned in a severe dust fire and explosion at a plywood plant in Corrigan, TX.
  • $18.5 Million Second Verdict Won for 4 Victims of Geismar Explosion In our second trial on behalf of victims of the 2013 plant explosion in Geismar, LA, Arnold & Itkin won a massive verdict for 4 workers and their families. The verdict will go toward providing the extensive care they have required in the years since ...
  • $15.5 Million Massive Verdict Won for Geismar Explosion Victims Arnold & Itkin won a landmark verdict against Williams Companies, Inc. and child company Williams Olefins LLC for their part in the 2013 explosion that killed 2 workers and injured over 100 more. Williams Companies tried to blame the incident on ...
  • $13.7 Million Massive Settlement Won Only Months After Injury Arnold & Itkin represented a plant worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job. Plant injuries are often complex, taking years to fully investigate and litigate. Fortunately, our firm’s work was able to secure a multi-million dollar ...
  • $12 Million Injured Worker Received Settlement for Burn Injuries Our industrial injury lawyers have recently recovered $12 million on behalf of a plant worker who suffered burns when a safety valve failed at the refinery where he was employed. His settlement will go toward providing him with extensive and ...
  • $11.7 Million Settlement Won for Plant Worker Injured During Turnaround Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin successfully recovered $11.75 million on behalf of a man who was injured while working a turnaround at an industrial plant. He was injured because he and his team were not informed of the plant’s dangers, and his ...
  • $11.6 Million Verdict Secured for a Worker Partially Blinded on the Job Our client was only offered $300,000 by the defendant for his near-total loss of sight in one eye, but the jury only deliberated for less than 2 days before they found the defendant guilty of defective equipment design. They gave our client an award ...
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