Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 19, 2013 in Personal Injury
Typically, electrocution or electrical injuries occur at the workplace, but these types of injuries can happen anywhere. Each year, 1,000 people die in the Unites States due to electrocutions and another 3,000 are injured from electric shock. These types of injuries occur when an individual come in contact with a high-voltage source of electricity. While individuals can become electrocuted by lighting, these occurrences are rare.
If you or a family member has sustained an electrical injury due to the negligence of another, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact the Florida electrocution lawyer at Gordon & Partners today by calling 1 (855) 722-2552 to learn about the legal right available to electric shock victims.
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Causes of Electric Shock
An electric shock injury can happen anywhere, including at work, in the home and on public property. These injuries can happen instantaneously and without warning. Some common causes for electrical injuries include:
- Downed power lines
- Workplace accidents
- Children or pets chewing on electrical cords
- defective products
- Negligence or inattentiveness
- Faulty wiring
- Accidental contact with exposed parts of electrical appliances
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Symptoms of Electrocution
Electrical injuries can be divided into two categories, high voltage and low voltage injuries. A high voltage injury is when an individual comes in contact with an electrical source that is greater than 1,000 volts; low voltage injuries are caused by contact with electrical sources that are less than 1,000 volts. Oftentimes, electrical injuries include:
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Damage to the heart
- Loss of hearing
- Vision loss
- Tissue damage
If you suffered an electrical injury at no fault of your own, contact an electrocution lawyer at Gordon & Partners today.
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Liability for Electric Shock Injuries
While human error is a cause of many electrocutions, these injuries can also be cause by the negligent actions of another. Listed below are parties that are often named in electrocution lawsuits.
- Companies and Manufacturers- Companies and/or manufacturers that produce sub-standard electrical products may be held liable for electrical injuries.
- Employers- If employees are inadequately trained, their lack of knowledge can result in an injury. Additionally, malfunctioning equipment and poor safety procedures can contribute to a workplace electrical injury. In these circumstances, the employer may be named as a defendant in a lawsuit.
- Construction Companies, Electrical Engineers and Architects- These companies should provide detail and understandable plans highlighting lethal electrical currents to the workers and the property owners.
Contact a Florida Electrocution Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured due to electrocution, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact an electrocution lawyer at Gordon & Partners to discuss your legal options.
Our electrocution attorneys have the knowledge and resources to handle all types of electrical injuries. We have expertly litigated numerous injury cases throughout South Florida. Our law firm has a number of locations in the tri county area including:
Palm Beach County
.... to assist injury victims.
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