Electrocution & Electric Shock Injury
Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Claims
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
Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles may be able to recover financial compensation or benefits from a personal injury lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim.
Work Injury Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, CA
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
Workers’ Compensation Attorney Serving Los Angeles
Injuries from falling objects may occur at construction sites or other work environments. In fact, even a passerby or customer in a retail store may be at risk of injury due to a falling object at some point. If you or a loved one has been injured by a falling object in any setting, it is important to consider your legal options. By consulting our law firm, you can learn more about your particular case and what can be done to address the matter.
Our attorneys take on cases involving workplace accidents, construction site injuries, property owner negligence, and even auto accident cases involving objects falling from trucks or other vehicles while on the road. Your initial case evaluation is free, and our lawyers take on cases of this kind throughout Los Angeles and all the surrounding areas in Southern California.
Injured by a falling object? Call a Los Angeles workers’ comp lawyer.
The injury that a falling object causes will vary depending on the type of object, its size, weight and also the height from which it fell. Where it strikes a victim, such as on the head or another part of the body, may also affect how serious the injury is. For example, if a heavy or sharp object falls from a great height and strikes a victim in the head, he or she is likely to suffer great bodily injury and possibly brain damage. A victim in this type of falling object accident may even lose his or her life. Regardless of the type of accident claim you may have and the extent of injury you or a loved one sustained from a falling object, an attorney at our law offices may be able to offer you the dedicated legal counsel you deserve.
Machinery Defects & Workplace Accidents
Los Angeles Work Accident and Injury Lawyer
In the workplace or at a construction site, defective machinery may cause serious or fatal injuries. Particularly in industrial settings, in factories or plants and at construction sites, workers rely upon heavy machinery and equipment to work properly. Unfortunately, a defective product, as well as poor maintenance or implementation of safety regulations may cause accidents and injuries to occur. A manufacturing or design defect may affect any of a number of different types of machinery or equipment.
A defective machinery accident may involve the following:
- Compaction equipment
- Drill presses
- Agricultural equipment
- Industrial equipment
- Construction equipment
An explosion, electrocution or amputation may result from a machinery defect, as may crush injuries or a fall. Depending on the particular matter, a lawsuit or claim may be brought against your employer or perhaps the manufacturer of the defective machine or equipment. By investigating your case and working with experts in the field as necessary, an experienced attorney can work to take the legal action you deserve and recover the money you need for medical care and more.
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Have you or a family member been injured as the result of a machinery defect? At Pacific Attorney Group, our lawyers handle injury claims involving all types of workplace accidents, including those caused by defective machinery, safety equipment and tools. Your initial case evaluation is free, and if you would like to speak with a lawyer at this time, we will be happy to oblige. It is our goal to provide you with an honest assessment of the matter so you can make the right decision about moving forward with a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit.
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