Electrocution accidents affect hundreds of Americans every year and result in serious injuries and death. According to the United States Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), close to 10% of all construction accidents in the country involve electrocution. An electrocution injury can cause permanent debilitations that are costly to treat or remedy, and require lifelong attention.
If you or someone you love has been painfully electrocuted in an accident that was outside of their control, the responsible party might owe you financial compensation. Contact our San Francisco personal injury attorneys from Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn for more information about your legal rights.
An electrocution accident can cause severe consequences in a split second. Even a short jolt of electricity coursing through your body can be devastating and akin to being struck by lightning. The pain and injuries someone can suffer may be catastrophic, if not also permanent.
Those who have been electrocuted often experience:
Electrical sources of any kind may cause an electrocution accident if proper maintenance or safety protocols are not followed accordingly. Even something as innocuous as a household appliance or product can short circuit and electrocute someone without warning. To strengthen your case, it is important to note where you were when the electrocution incident occurred, and why you were there.
Incidents of electrocution are frequently reported at:
Our San Francisco firm has a long history of success in personal injury cases, including electrocution claims. In fact, Attorney Timothy J. Tietjen secured a $29 million settlement for a worker who was electrocuted on the job. This case was initially turned down by other law firms as too difficult. Unlike these firms, Mr. Tietjen saw merit to the case and, through his dedicated service, achieved one of the largest recoveries of this type in California.
As varied as electrocution accidents might be in origination and damaged caused, they are usually pinpointed to the acts of one negligent individual or group. In workplace accidents, this is may be especially true if training sessions and safety meetings are not routinely held. If you have been severely injured and are now debilitated due to an electrocution event, you should contact our San Francisco injury lawyers as soon as possible. The medical care you require to recuperate and get back on your feet could be expensive, and we can further your cause of securing fair compensation.