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, injuries to internal organs, and permanent nerve, muscle and brain damage can occur. The National Safety Council reports approximately 500 deaths per year associated with electrical accidents.
Common Defendants in an Electrical Accident Case
Most electrical accidents occur as the result of unsafe work conditions, faulty household or workplace products, or shoddy repair or construction work. When electrocution accidents happen due to the failure of employers, building owners or construction companies to follow legal and industry safety standards, the injured accident victim is entitled to compensation for the resulting injuries.
The most common defendants in an electrocution cases are:
Employers – Electrical accidents in the workplace are normally caused by unsafe work conditions, insufficient training of employees handling machinery, exposed wires or malfunctioning or defective machinery or tools.
Manufacturers, Distributors & Retailers – If an electrical injury is due to a defective product, there is a products liability claim. If this is the case, there may be several defendants; the original designer of the defective product or defective part, the manufacturer of the defective product or defective part, and the distributor and seller of the defective product.
Construction Company/Property Owner – Electrical injury can occur at or near a construction site. The contractor and property owner are liable for injuries caused to passersby or visitors to the property by exposed wires and electrical fires.
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