Electrical Injury Attorneys
Electricity can be as dangerous as it is useful. This is particularly true in the workplace, where employees may prove uniquely vulnerable to electrical risks. Data analyzed by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) indicates that 154 workers died due to electrical injuries in 2016. Every year, workers are killed or suffer severe injuries, with the effects lasting long after they've left the hospital.
Where Do Electrical Injuries Occur?
Whether indoors, outdoors, in the workplace, or in some other commercial setting, electrical systems carry significant risks. The ESFI report revealed that a majority of fatal injuries occur in the private sector, with 53% of electrical fatalities involving the construction industry in 2016. Other common sources of electrical injuries include:
- Improperly installed electrical systems
- Frayed or otherwise damaged cords
- Defective appliances
- Water conduction
- Low-hanging power lines
Common Electrical Injuries
While electric shock and electrocution are the most apparent forms of electrical injuries, these incidents can prompt several other forms of suffering. In construction, for example, contact with electrical energy often leads to significant falls. These, in turn, can cause concussions, broken bones, and even severed spinal cords. Exposure to electricity may also result in burns.
Even after the victim has been treated for physical symptoms, mental and emotional issues can linger for years. The shocking nature of these injuries can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, with memories of the accident possibly leading to heart palpitations and a sense of fear or dread. Victims injured in the workplace may find it all but impossible to handle previous job duties.
Why Work With an Electrical Injury Lawyer?
The emotions you experience in the aftermath of an electrical injury can feel overwhelming at times. During such turmoil, it’s crucial to have a compassionate, experienced attorney on your side. Your electrical injury lawyer can help you maximize injury-related compensation, be it through a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Your electrical injury attorney will be there to assist you every step of the way.
Why Morgan & Morgan?
Depending on where and under what circumstances your injury occurred, you may be able to recover workers' compensation or damages for premises negligence. If your electrical case falls under the umbrella of personal injury, the following types of remuneration may be within reach:
- Medical expenses such as hospital bills, equipment, medication, or ongoing physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages related to the trauma experienced during the incident and in its aftermath
- Loss of wages due to physical or mental hardship prompted by the injury
The electrical injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have a proven track record and understand how to expertly navigate your claim from start to finish. With more than 50 offices nationwide, we have the reach and resources it takes to fight against big companies. We treat every client like family and take their cases personally. And we never charge by the hour — we get paid only if we win. Fill out a free case evaluation today.
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