Electrocution accidents are the third-leading cause of death among construction workers, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Additionally, there are thousands more that do survive but suffer significant injuries. At Greenberg & Ruby, LLP, their workplace electrocution attorneys understand the seriousness of electrocution injuries and are committed to helping victims or their families pursue full justice and maximum compensation. Reach them through their contact form or by calling (323) 782-0535 to find out your legal options in a free case evaluation today.
WHY CHOOSE Greenberg & Ruby, LLP?
- They have a noteworthy track record of success, having secured more than $250 million in compensation for their clients.
- They have over 50 years of experience advocating for injured clients and their families to obtain fair settlements.
- If you are unable to come to them, they can come to you. Greenberg & Ruby, LLP offers in-home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries prevent them from traveling to Greenberg & Ruby, LLP's office in Los Angeles.
WHY YOU NEED An Electrocution Accident LAWYER
After suffering an injury in an electrocution accident at work, you are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. However, many workers don't realize that they may also be able to pursue a separate electrocution accident lawsuit if the accident was caused by a third party, such as an independent contractor or manufacturer of a defective product. Securing compensation in this type of claim will require an investigation to obtain evidence that proves the third party's negligence in causing the accident. That is why an experienced attorney is critical, as they have the resources to determine which parties are liable, and build a strong case on your behalf.
TYPES OF INJURIES FROM ELECTROCUTION ACCIDENTS
The severity of electrocution accidents can be life changing, depending on the type and amount of electrical current, and the parts of the body affected. If the electrocution is not fatal, it may result in one or more of the following injuries:
- Severe burns on the body parts which came into contact with electricity, and which touched the ground.
- Internal organ damage, which can lead to difficulty breathing or cardiac arrest.
- Damage to the brain, spinal cord, or nervous system, which can cause seizures, paralysis, loss of consciousness, confusion, or problems with hearing or speech.
- Severe muscle contraction, which may result in broken bones.
- Injuries from falling after being electrocuted, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, or dislocated joints.
COMPENSATION YOU COULD BE OWED
In a third-party claim, you may seek compensation outside of the workers' compensation benefits from your employer. This means you are possible eligible to receive:
- Past, current, and future payment for medical expenses associated with the accident.
- Payment for past, current, and future payment for lost wages due to time missed from work.
- Repair or replacement of damaged property.
- Compensation for physical pain, emotional suffering, and other non-economic damages that are usually not available from workers' comp benefits.
Suffering an injury does not mean an automatic recovery of these damages, as you may have to fight to get it. Turn to a skilled legal team that has the experience needed to obtain what you are owed, from every available source.
CONTACT Greenberg & Ruby, LLP TODAY
If you or a member of your family has suffered an electrocution injury, contact our Los Angeles workplace electrocution accident attorney today at (323) 782-0535 to schedule a free consultation. Greenberg & Ruby, LLP will work with you to help you understand your options for receiving the financial compensation you deserve.