If you were seriously hurt in an electrical accident, a seasoned attorney may be able to help you pick up the pieces. Depending on the nature of the accident and the severity of your injuries, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim, and a lawyer can guide you every step of the way. While filing a claim won’t erase what happened, it could at least yield the funds needed to put your life back together in the aftermath. To ensure it gets off to a strong start, take the … [Read more...]
3 FAQs About Taking Action After an Electrical Accident
Most electrical accidents are work-related. Professionals exposed to live wires day in and day out, including electricians, engineers, and construction workers, are especially vulnerable to getting hurt in an electrical accident. If you sustained severe injuries in such a scenario and you want to hold the negligent party accountable, there are a few things you should know before getting started. Read on to learn what they are, so you can navigate the proceedings with … [Read more...]
Who Might Be Liable for an Electrical Accident?
Electrical accidents are often devastating. Shocks can cause long-term damage that require ongoing rehabilitation, while sparks can result in third-degree burns. Thankfully, injured parties—or their surviving loved ones—are usually entitled to compensation. Before they can seek compensation, however, they must determine who was to blame. Let’s take a look at the various parties that are most often liable for electrical accidents: 1. Construction Contractors When … [Read more...]
Umbrella Coverage: A Potential Source of Recovery in Tort Claims
Recovering a fair settlement after a serious injury or wrongful death is a tricky process that may involve several insurance policies. Ideally, the person or entity that caused your injury or loss will have liability insurance that covers such scenarios, whether it was a car accident, slip and fall, product defect, etc. In addition to auto, home, and renter’s insurance, some defendants have umbrella coverage. This is extra liability insurance that will kick in if the policyholder is held … [Read more...]
Electrical Injuries and Electrocution on the Job
According to Electrical Safety Foundation International, approximately 4,000 people are injured on the job each year due to electrical hazards, and 400 people die from those injuries. That means, on average, more than one American worker dies from electric shock each day, making electrocution the fifth leading cause of workplace fatalities. Electrical injuries cost over $4 billion a year in economic losses, and cause electrical accident victims serious, painful, long term injuries or … [Read more...]
What Are the Damages in an Electrocution Case?
What Are the Damages in an Electrocution Case? by Michael Waks. Electricity is part of our lives however, electricity causes severe and life-threatening injuries every day. When you are injured due to an electric shock, you may be entitled to damages from the responsible party. … [Read more...]
Who Are the Likely Defendants in an Electrical Accident Case?
No matter where we go, we are virtually surrounded by electricity and electrical products. Although electricity is essential in our lives, direct contact can cause serious injuries. How serious is determined by the strength of the current, the length of time there is contact with the current, and the path the current takes in the body. Minor contact can cause slight tingling in the fingers. As the contact and strength of the current increases, injuries such as burns, cardiac arrest, … [Read more...]