If you have suffered an electrocution, or if your loved ones, or somebody you know have suffered a death from an electrical shock, you are not alone. Overhead powerline injury attorneys, such as the lawyer at Ehline Law Firm PC also know about these horrible instances.
The United States statistics available from year 2001 indicate that at least four hundred and eleven (411) people were killed as a result of electrocution deaths. These deaths ranged from faulty electrical appliances (19%), and defective electrical wiring in homes and structures (11%). Industrial workplace mishaps are also a well known cause of electrocutions.
You may not know that at least twenty percent (20%) of electrocution death are caused by workplace accidents. If you or your loved ones have had to deal with a wrongful death electrocution, you should consult a local attorney and get legal assistance by discussing what to do about your potential wrongful death electrocution injury case before the statute of limitations expires.
Anatomy of a Wrongful Death Electrocution
Electrical type injuries, such as a wrongful death electrocution, happen when an electrocution victim’s body becomes integrated into an electrical circuit, or gets trapped in an localized electrical arc, such as a lightning strike, or arc welder which typically occur when an electrical conductor, or and object that conducts electricity touches high-voltage power line as an example, or when a conductive low-voltage electricity source like an electrical cord bitten by a baby.
Electrical injuries include:
- High-Voltage Powerlines, 110 Volt Home and 120 Volt Industrial;
- Low-Voltage AC Accidents;
- DC Injuries, like from an electrically charged metrolink rail, or trolley car lines.
Safety Precautions Can Minimize Risks
Taking safety precautions is the most certain way to minimize, or obviate health related electrical injury. Employers are required by law to take preventative safety measures, and failure to do so could lead to a serious and willful civil action lawsuit.
If your loved ones have died from a electric shock, or the associated injuries, it may have been the negligence of another that caused the fatal loss, and you may be entitled to sue for loss of consortium, as well as loss of the primary source of income that the passed wage earner had once delivered your family. Our experienced law firm will set up a claim and guide your case through these emotional and heartbreaking scenarios.
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