No. You should be covered under workers' compensation. I suggest you consult with a workers' comp lawyer.
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Workmen's comp covers medical expenses and lost wages due to an injury at work. Consult with a workmen's comp lawyer and a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a third party case.
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Begin with a wokers comp claim. Be sure you provide all required notifications on a timely basis. Comply with the health care follow up recommended by physicians, and by HR.
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This should be covered by workers compensation. You may also wish to discuss with a personal injury attorney, as the owner of the wires could have liability for the incident, as could the owner of the building, and the maintenance company.
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