Construction accidents can be devastating—especially if those accidents include electrocution. Unfortunately, homes and offices are filled with opportunities for electrocution accidents: extension cords, electrical outlets, appliances, and more all serve as potential hazards. Both the short-term effects of those accidents and the long-term struggle to deal with injuries sustained in electrocution accidents can be devastating, as they restrict your quality of life, prevent you from earning up to your full potential, and leave you struggling to recover. If you’re been injured in an electrocution accident on a construction site, make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact The Law Offices of George Salinas at (512) 851-1004 to schedule your free consultation, or to learn more about the help we can provide as you work with insurance companies and other entities in the aftermath of your accident.
At The Law Offices of George Salinas, we have experience in a wide range of construction accident claims, including electrocution accidents. We’ll provide you with an experienced legal team, as well as the care and compassion you need to navigate a difficult situation. While results will vary based on each unique case, our results and testimonials speak for themselves: we have a wide number of satisfied clients who are extremely pleased with the service we’ve provided. We work with insurance companies, large construction companies, and other organizations involved in construction accidents and electrocution accidents to provide the support our clients need so that they can focus on recovery while we take care of the legal details.
What Are Electrocution Injuries?
Electrocution injuries can occur in the blink of an eye. There is electricity everywhere throughout many construction sites. If proper safety precautions aren’t followed, electricity quickly becomes dangerous. Electrocution injuries can include:
- Visible burns
- Cardiac arrest due to electrical energy moving through the heart
- Muscle damage
- Tissue damage
- Long-term pain and discomfort as a result of the current running through the body
- Injuries from falls related to electrocution
Working with electricity carries a number of potential risks. Contact with exposed wiring or internal parts of appliances is one of the most common cause of electrocution injuries; however, injuries can also occur from high-voltage power lines or bringing metal objects into contact with a power line. Individuals who have suffered electrocution injuries may face long-term symptoms, including difficulty concentrating or focusing and trouble with balance and coordination.
Who Is at Fault for Electrocution Injuries?
In many cases, electrocution injuries are the result of negligence on your construction site. They may occur due to improper maintenance of equipment or failure to follow appropriate regulations. In other cases, electrocution may occur because workers have been moved into an unsafe situation. In these cases, the facility you’re working on or your construction company may be liable for your injuries. Having appropriate legal representation is the most effective way to ensure that you will receive the compensation you’re due for your injuries.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident involving electrocution, there are several types of damages that can often be recovered. These may include:
- The cost of your current medical bills
- Anticipated future medical expenses related to the accident
- Lost wages as a result of time off because of the accident
- Compensation for lost earning potential as a result of permanent disability
- Compensation for pain and suffering
Don’t miss out on the full amount of the damages owed to you as a result of your electrocution accident. By working with a construction accident attorney, you’ll be able to more effectively navigate the legal process as you interact with insurance companies involved in your accident. Each case, including your injuries and the circumstances leading to them, is unique: make sure that you aren’t missing out on any of the compensation you’re owed for your injuries.
How Will the Responsible Parties Try to Get Out of Paying?
In many cases, the insurance companies involved in your electrocution accident will try to prove that you are solely responsible for the damage that occurred: that is, that you took unsafe risks, were engaging in inappropriate behavior, or that you failed to take appropriate safety precautions on your job site. Insurance companies may also offer an early settlement that is worth far less than the actual amount of your claim. When you sign these early settlement offers, you’ll miss out on the full amount of the compensation you deserve.
Many insurance companies are well aware that the average construction worker lacks the legal knowledge and resources to fight them over the amount of a settlement. For this reason, it’s critical that you work with a construction injury attorney with the experience necessary to support you through the process. Not only will you receive legal advice concerning the documents you’re being offered, hiring an attorney will let the insurance companies know that you’re serious about obtaining the full amount of the settlement you deserve.
How Much Will an Electrocution Lawyer Cost Me?
When you work with The Law Offices of George Salinas, we’ll first set up a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your injuries. In many cases, we’ll be able to work with you on a contingent fee basis: that is, we will receive compensation only when you receive a settlement or judgment for your injuries. We’ll take our fees out of your award, rather than forcing you to pay up front. It doesn’t matter if we need to go to bat against a big insurance company or a large construction company: we’ll commit the resources necessary to getting you the compensation you deserve.
Get the Legal Help You Need After an Electrocution Accident
If you or someone you love has been involved in an electrocution accident, don’t wait! Contact us today at 512-851-1004 to schedule your free consultation, or to learn more about the services we can provide as you work with insurance companies, construction companies, and others involved in your electrocution accident.