Florida Electrocution Attorney
Electricity may power our cities and our lives, but it’s actually quite dangerous. While modern construction and innovative design allow for the dangers of electricity to primarily be out of sight and out of mind, electrocution accidents do happen. In fact, in the construction industry, electrocution is one of the four most common causes of death, as reported by OSHA. And it’s not just construction workers and electricians who are at risk—defective products, faulty wiring, overloaded outlets and circuits, and powerline accidents can all put everyday people at risk, too. If you or a loved one has been electrocuted, our lawyers can help. Call our Florida electrocution attorneys at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A today for your free consultation.
What Happens to the Body When It’s Electrocuted?
Electrocution is a powerful and terrifying thing—the injuring or killing of a person by electrical shock. An electrical shock injury refers to damage to the skin or internal organs that results from a person coming in direct contact with an electrical current. The danger of an electrical shock/electrocution depends on the type of current, how high the voltage is at the time of shock, how the current travels through the person’s body, and the victim’s health. Possible consequences of an electrocution injury include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of consciousness
- Traumatic brain injury
- Muscle pain and contractions
- Arrhythmias of the heart
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe burns
- Organ damage
Common Causes of Electrocution Injuries
The causes of electrocution injuries vary widely, and are different for those who work around electricity, such as construction workers, and those who just use electricity, such as residents of a community, homeowners, people in the workplace, etc. For this latter group of people, common causes of electrocution injuries include:
- Frayed electrical wires on appliances, electronics, or extension cords
- Unsafe electrical outlets, including outlets that are uncovered and accessible to children
- Damaged electrical appliances
- Unsafe use of electrical appliances, such as using appliances near water
- Faulty wiring in hot tubs, pools, and spas
- Powerline accidents, including downed powerlines
- Overloaded circuits
You Deserve to Be Compensated in Full
Electrocution is one of the most serious types of injuries. If you have been electrocuted due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing, you deserve to be compensated. When you hire our law firm, we’ll work hard to get to the bottom of the cause of your electrocution injury and determine who’s liable. We can aid you in filing a claim for the full value of your economic and noneconomic damages against the party responsible for your harm.
Call Our Electrocution Attorney Today
To learn more about your rights following an electrocution injury and how our law firm can help, please reach out to us by phone or online at your convenience. Our Florida electrocution attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and always offer free consultations. We’ll work hard to get you the settlement you deserve.