Electrocution Accidents in Los AngelesUpdated on Sunday 12th February 2017
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Accidental electrocution is a common cause of accidents and even death. Electrocution accidents can take place as a result of a defective product or insufficient information about the existing danger in a certain area. Workers are the most exposed category of individuals, but these types of accidents can also take place in households.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you obtain compensations for the injuries sustained after an electrocution, the medical bills and lost wages as a result of an incapacity to perform the needed work.
Individuals can sustain various types of injuries after an electrocution. The most common injury after this kind of accidents is skin damage in various degrees. However, in more serious cases individuals can also sustain injuries to their internal organs and require emergency resuscitation because they enter into cardiac arrest.
Most people who are electrocuted suffer from burn injuries and will require adequate medical care as well as subsequent cosmetic surgery procedures to restore the appearance of the skin. Muscle, nerve and tissue damage can also be a consequence of an electric current injury.
Most common personal injuries from electrocution accidents
Burns are usually the most common types of personal injuries after suffering an electrocution accident in Los Angeles. However, additional factors, such as the victim’s health prior to the injury, ca determine other damages. Among these, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys have had clients who have dealt with:
- - damage to the nerves and muscles which caused partial or total immobility;
- - spinal cord injuries;
- - fractures, as a consequence of falling or being thrown from high places;
- - respiratory difficulties;
- - kidney problems;
- - damage to the eyes;
- - loss of consciousness.
These are just a few of the physical damage an electrocution accident can cause. However, our legal team warns that victims can also suffer from amnesia and confusion which may result in serious psychological problems. Depression is one of the most severe conditions an electrocution accident victim could suffer from and that is why seeking the right compensation is a must.
What are the elements of an electrocution accident claim in L.A.?
The first step when filing a claim for personal injury from an electrocution accident is to determine the severity of the damage. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will collect all the evidence connected to the accident, including testimonies of the victim and witnesses, which will be included in the claim no matter if it is filed with the insurance company which must offer a settlement or if the case goes to court. Our lawyers could also call in experts, such as doctors and electricians, who will determine:
- - the type of electrical current and the voltage during the accident;
- - how much time the victim was in contact with the current;
- - how the electrical current ran through the victim’s body;
- - the victim’s health;
- - how quick the victim received medical attention.
All of these elements corroborated with the just amount the victim deserves to be compensated with will help our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys to build a strong case and obtain a suitable outcome.
Compensations for victims of electrocution accidents
Electrocution accidents can be a form of work-related accidents. Individuals can become exposed to electric current while performing electrical work and repairing various machines, while on construction sites, during routine procedures or even in car accidents.
Employers who do not provide all the safety measures for their workers who need to perform electrical work can be accused of negligence. In other cases, even if the individual has taken all possible safety measures, he or she can still become a victim due to someone else’s negligence.
If you were electrocuted as a result of someone else’s negligence or while performing activities in an area that was considered safe, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you build a case and obtain the necessary compensations for your injuries. We can also help you obtain compensations for the damages to personal property.
Contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys for help and advice.