Electrocution & Electric Shock Injury
Have you lost a loved one as a result of electrocution? Have you or someone you know suffered severe injury due to electric shock in the workplace? Consulting an attorney is an important step to take in order to ensure your claim is appropriately addressed and that you have the opportunity of recovering money for the full value of your injuries and any missed work, or for the loss of your family member. At Pacific Attorney Group, we offer a free initial case review to help you get started, and our lawyers take on electrocution and electrical injury cases involving serious injury or wrongful death.
What is electrocution?
Electrocution is defined as the stopping of life (a stopped heart) as a result of any type of electric shock. In everyday language, electrocution may be used to describe any injury or death caused by electric shock, whether accidental or as a result of negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Depending on the voltage, an electric shock may cause a victim’s heart to beat rapid and irregularly or may even stop the heart altogether. If caught early enough and reversed with a defibrillator, the victim’s life may be saved without any permanent injury.
However, if the shock is powerful enough the victim may lose his or her life or may suffer from burn injuries and cellular damage. Brain damage may also result from an electric shock. Electrocution may result from a machinery defect, any defective product, or from negligence in implementing state safety regulations at a construction site, plant or other work-related environment. More than just workers may be at risk of suffering electrocution or injury in these situations, as any visitor to the site or even a passerby may be injured when equipment malfunctions or another incident occurs.
Explosions at the Workplace
Workers’ Comp Attorney for Catastrophic Accidents
An explosion in the workplace is most often catastrophic. Although many construction site accidents and other workplace accidents may be isolated incidents affecting only one or two workers, an explosion can cause serious or fatal injury to numerous workers, visitors to the site, and even passersby. On construction sites in particular, due to unsteady scaffolding or exposed gas lines or electrical panels, an explosion may cause widespread devastation to the property and all those in its vicinity.
An explosion may be caused by negligence on the part of a worker or employer, due to inexperience, improper training or a lack of standard safety protocols, or even as the result of a simple mistake. A machinery defect may also result in an explosion. Depending on the specific situation, victims in an explosion accident may suffer from serious burns, broken bones and fractures, crush injuries, damage to internal organs,amputation, disfigurement, or death. Fortunately, the victim of an explosion accident in LAmay be able to recover financial compensation or benefits from a personal injury lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim.
Were you working at a site or walking by when an explosion occurred? Were you or a loved one seriously injured? At Pacific Attorney Group, we can offer you a free initial consultation to talk to you about the matter and what we can do to assist you. We understand that you may feel that you are out of options or may wonder exactly how to handle a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit against your employer or whatever party was responsible for your injuries. A lawyer at our firm can determine exactly what needs to be done to properly address the situation.
Falling Objects at the Workplace