Electrocution can cause devastating injuries that often lead to death. Each year, electrical burns account for almost 6.5% of all admissions to burn units and approximately 1,000 deaths. If you were injured in such a scenario or lost a loved one, contact attorney Michael D. Waks for representation.
People who survive electrical shock often require long-term rehabilitation and medical care. In addition, permanent disfigurement, loss of physical ability, and even brain damage can be lifelong results of burn injuries. If a member of your family died, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim and obtain compensation for loss of services, loss of financial contributions, loss of care, and other damages.
Electrical accidents can occur at work or at home, and many are caused by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one suffered a severe electrical injury or death as a result of possible negligence, you should contact an electrical injury attorney right away. Call the Law Office of Michael D. Waks (888) 394-1174 for a free review of your case.
How Electrical Injury Accidents Occur
Most electrical injuries and fatalities in adults are job-related. The leading types and causes of electrocutions include:
- Power plant construction accidents
- Contact with high voltage switches and lines
- PG&E installations
- Crane contact with high voltage power lines
- Metal ladder contact with wiring or other electrical components
- Frayed or damaged wiring
- Sagging power lines in violation of General Order 95
- Unguarded or unfenced power installations
- Oilfield installations
- Oilfield instrumentation
- Non-insulated oilfield transmission lines
- Insufficient safety training
An Experienced Lawyer Who Fights for Fair Compensation
A person who is electrocuted while on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits irrespective of who caused the injury. Besides workers’ comp, it is sometimes possible to bring a personal injury lawsuit after such an injury.
Electrical injury accidents which occur outside of the workplace normally involve manufacturing design defects in appliances or shoddy work by a repairmen or subcontractor.
If you were the victim of an electrical accident in Long Beach or surrounding Southern California cities, you need an attorney who has the knowledge, experience and resources to build a strong electrical injury claim. For over 30 years the Law Office of Michael D. Waks has provided aggressive, superior, and effective legal representation. Call (888) 394-1174 to schedule a free case review.
Contact an Electrical Injury Attorney in Long Beach, CA for a Free Consultation
Michael D. Waks has a track record of success overseeing electrical accident claims. He is well-versed in the case law and statutes pertaining to such cases, and he won’t let the insurer take advantage of you and your family.
At the Law Office of Michael D. Waks, we accept wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us attorneys’ fees unless you win. Michael D. Waks has more than 38 years of experience, arming him with the knowledge and resources necessary to prevail in even the most complex cases. Call us today at (888) 394-1174 to connect with an electrocution lawyer.