Electrocution Injury Lawyer
According to a recent study, electrocution is the fifth-leading cause of all work-related injury deaths in the United States. Whether at a construction site, your own home, place of work, or elsewhere, electrocution accidents are dangerous and can result in serious injury or loss of life. Not only do electrocution accidents occur because of malfunctioning or defective tools used during construction jobs, but they can also happen at the home as the result of defective household products, such as curling irons, hair dryers, and power tools. Regardless of the source, electrical shock can result in severe burns, neurological and spinal damage, heart attacks, bruises, broken bones, and even wrongful death. More than 400 people are killed each year by workplace electrocution, highlighting the serious nature of these types of accidents. Perhaps not surprisingly, the highest number of electrocution deaths are electricians, utility workers, and people who work in the construction industry. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries because of electrocution or electric shock, we encourage you to contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm. We have several offices conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA and Austin, Houston, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Brownsville, TX, making us available to victims of these types of accidents throughout the country.
Injuries Caused by Electrocution
Electrocutions and electric shock-related injuries often occur when safety regulations are ignored and OSHA programs are not followed. In these instances, property owners, construction managers, and general contractors may be held liable for their negligence. According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 1,000 people are killed each year in the United States due to electrocution. Some of the most common injuries resulting from electrocutions and electrical shocks include the following:
- Cardiac arrest from the effect of electricity on one’s heart
- Severe burns
- Nerve and tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Peripheral nerve damage
- Respiratory arrest and other breathing problems
- Kidney damage
- Ruptured eardrums
- Loss of consciousness
There are numerous factors that play into how severe the electrocution injury may be, including the type of electrical current, amount of voltage, length of time one’s body is in contact with the electrical current, pathway the electrical current takes through the body, and the victim’s state of health. If you have been the victim of electrocution due to another party’s negligence, please contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm today.
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Injuries and deaths often occur as a result of electrocution. The law allows compensation for the injured person and the survivors of the deceased person if the injuries or death occur as a result of another person’s action, inaction, or fault. Please be informed that Rad Law Firm’s attorneys and staff are well experienced in handling these types of cases and are available to talk today for free. We provide assistance during the difficult time and protect your rights in order to obtain the compensation you deserve for the losses incurred.
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