Electrocution Accident Attorney Jacksonville
Our board certified trial lawyer Fred Abbott is representing electrocution victims in personal injury, product liability, or wrongful death claims. If your loved one has been seriously injured or had died as a result of an electrocution accident, call our personal injury attorneys in Jacksonville at (904) 292-1111 for a free consultation.
An electrocution-related injury is one of the most painful personal injuries, and the severity of the electrical injury will depend on the extent of current voltage, flow, duration of electrical shock, and the type of clothing an individual was wearing.
Most workplace electrocution accidents are preventable as they result from unsafe work practices, unsafe equipment, or lack of safety training. If employers don’t have adequate safety procedures in place and train their employees properly, they may be held legally liable for any electrical injuries or electrocution death.
Common Electrical Injuries
An electrical injury is damage to the internal organs or skin when in direct contact with electrical current. The human body conducts electricity very well and passing electricity throughout the body can be deadly. Electrical shock victims may be left with debilitating injuries, such as:
- Electrocution death
- Thermal burns
- Brain damage
- Muscle damage
- Nerve damage
- Organ/tissue damage
- Neurological deficits
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Cardiac arrest & heart damage
- Falling after contact with electricity
Causes of Electrical Injury
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Research, electrocution is the third leading cause of work-related deaths. Out of 4,779 worker fatalities in private industry in 2018, 8.5% (86) died from electrocutions. Electrocution accidents can occur through contact with broken light bulb to an energized overhead powerline.
- Negligent property owner
- Negligent electric company
- Negligent electrician
- Faulty circuit breakers
- Defective outlets
- Damaged electrical wiring
In the unfortunate event that you have lost a loved one as a result of electrocution, you should contact our experienced wrongful death attorney.
Contact Our Electrocution Accident Attorneys in Jacksonville
If you or a loved one has suffered an electrocution injury as the result of the negligence of another party, defective product, or carelessness, our electrocution accident attorneys are here to help you, and to lead you through the complex legal process. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and emotional stress. Call us today at (904) 292-1111 or fill out our free case evaluation form online.
CDC – Electrical Safety
ESFi – Occupational Injury
Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Worker Fatalities
The Center for Construction Research and Training – Fatalities from contact electricity in construction