I got electricuted at work what legal action can I take. I'm struggling to eat atm and have lost weight the situation

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Customer: I got electricuted at work what legal action can I take
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: I'm struggling to eat atm and have lost weight the situation could of been avoided but company chose to ignore. I'm the 3rd person to be electricuted
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Nothing atm just just a day off but I definitely know that there are still wires exposed. I would have lost my life if not for ppe gear. I want to take photos but don't know if I'm allowed
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: That this issue of electricuton has been raised at our work to the mangers.
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read your question
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Accidents like this must be reported to Worksafe New Zealand who investigate the cause. If the employer has not taken reasonable steps to prevent this they can be prosecuted and a portion of the fine is paid to the victim as compensation
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Hey i just went into work and wires still exposed switchs with no covers water everywhere. Its been a week now and nothing done besides a little patch up job
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

You could ring Worksafe yourself

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I did reply
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

What did the Worksafe person say?
Customer
He didn't reply
Customer
But i no for a fact that worksafe hasn't even investigated
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

You should follow that up because that does appear to be a real concern. Perhaps get others also affected to join in the complaint
Customer
Yea bro i will i have photos now
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

you can raise this with your employer as well although I think because you are asking me question, they are not doing anything about this. Your employer has a duty to keep your workplace safe,, and from your description, there are some problems.

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