If you are suffering from injuries caused by a severe electrical accident, you need the help of a qualified attorney. At Rand Saltsgaver Law, we represent victims who have been injured in electrocution accidents.
Safety is important for all jobs, but for those who work with or near electricity, it can be a life-or-death matter. Today we have OSHA, The NEC, and other guidelines and laws in place to ensure safe working conditions for all electrical workers. However, when these laws and guidelines are not followed or misinterpreted, accidents can result in serious injury or death.
An electrical accident is defined as an undesired, unexpected occurrence, caused by an electrical current, resulting in an injury or death to an individual, or damage to personal property.
Injuries from Electrical Accidents
Victims who survive an electrical accident can find themselves left with injuries that have lifelong ramifications. Electrocution may cause muscle damage, damage to the nerves, burned and scarred skin, and even amputation. When high voltage electricity is involved, the electrical current can damage the heart and other organs, cause internal bleeding, and in some cases, even death. There are many causes of electrical accidents, such as unsafe procedures at work, failure to follow safety protocols, improper or inadequate training, improper labeling of equipment, poor protective insulation & improper maintenance of equipment.
There are many hundreds of electrical accidents every year that result in loss of work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019 had the most recorded fatal electrical injuries since 2011, and there was a 3.75% increase in fatal injuries over 2018. Nonfatal electrical injuries involving days away from work totaled over 1,900 in 2019.
Working with an Experienced Electrical Accident Attorney
If you think a person, company, corporation, or business entity is fully or even partially responsible for your injuries, you need the services of an attorney who has experience in these types of cases and the resources to take your case to trial.
An investigation begins with determining who is at fault and responsible for your injuries. At Rand Saltsgaver Law, we typically find that the negligent party is the property owner, the lessee or tenant of the property, the equipment manufacturer, a municipality, general contractor, or subcontractor working on the same job.
If you have suffered grave injuries or death of a loved one because of an electrical accident, call 407 250-6558 to schedule a free case review and consultation, to learn more about your options and your rights under the law. At Rand Saltsgaver Law, there is never any fee charged unless we win your case.