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16
JUL
2018

Utility Worker in Cooper City Hospitalized After Possible Lightning Strike

An FP&L subcontractor who was working in his bucket truck repairing a power pole in Cooper City, may have been struck recently. Emergency personnel took the 27-year-old man to Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital for possible serious injuries. A co-worker also suffered burns from the same incident.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.), the State of Florida has the highest rate of lightning injuries and deaths in the country. Usually, a direct lightning strike to a person proves fatal. It’s obviously more of a job related concern to people here in the Sunshine State.

In order to avoid such injuries, an individual should move away from all bodies of water including canals, lakes, the ocean, pools and/or rivers. Plus, one should not be working on roofs, scaffolding, trees and/or located near any structure that can conduct electricity. Taking shelter in a covered building or motor vehicle should provide sufficient protection until the storm passes. According to Cooper City workers’ compensation lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld, a workers’ compensation insurance company might characterize lightning as an act of G-D and deny the case. Please note however that it still should be covered under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act. As such, if an employer’s Workers’ Compensation Company tells you otherwise, you’ll need an experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer like Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. and his team to make sure that you receive the benefits that are deserved under the Workers’ Compensation Law.

Contact Cooper City Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. right away after any work-related injury at (866) 478-3968 or (954) 227-7529 to arrange for a free and no obligation case evaluation. He can determine whether you have a valid Workers’ Compensation Claim.

Plus there are no legal fees or costs are due unless Evan obtains a settlement or a workers’ compensation award.

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