Tampa Electrocution Injury Lawyer
When people think of workplace injuries, electrocutions don’t usually come to mind. However, they happen quite often, especially in the construction industry. Any time there is exposure to electrical wires, an electrical current can pass through a person’s body.
Electricity can pass through the human body very easily. Even if an electrical burn looks minor, it can do major damage to a person’s muscles, heart, or brain. Direct contact with electrical current can even be deadly.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of an electrical injury, contact the Tampa electrocution injury lawyers at Anderson & Anderson as soon as possible. We’ll assess your case and help you understand your legal rights.
How an Electrocution Causes Injuries
An electrical current can injure a person in several ways:
- The current passing through the body can cause tissue, nerve, and muscle damage.
- The electrical effect on the heart can cause cardiac arrest.
- A person can suffer thermal burns after coming into contact with the electrical source.
- A person can fall or suffer injury after coming into contact with electricity,
Causes of Electrocution
Electrocution can happen in the following ways:
- Contact with power cords, outlets, electrical appliances, or wiring
- High-voltage power lines
- Machinery, power tools, and other equipment
Electrocution can cause a variety of injuries, including the following:
- Severe burns
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
- Cardiac arrest
- Brain injury
How badly a person is injured from electrical shock depends on factors such as:
- Type of current
- Amount of voltage
- How the current traveled through the body
- The person’s overall health
- How quickly the person is treated
Quick treatment is essential, but a person cannot always be saved. Many electrocutions result in death.
When electrocution causes wrongful death, you may be concerned about your legal options. Workers’ compensation may not be your only recourse. Workers’ compensation benefits are typically available for surviving family members, such as spouses, children, or dependent parents. But this is only if the employer is at fault.
When an electrocution happens at a large construction job, there may be many contractors and companies involved. If the accident was caused by any of them, then you may be able to file a third party claim. A third party claim is handled differently from a workers’ compensation claim, but it could open the door to a lot more compensation.
Contact Us Today
Electrocution is a serious injury that often results in death. When an electrical current runs through your body, it can cause muscle and organ damage and other life-changing injuries.
Without the help of an experienced attorney, you could be stuck holding the bill for your damages. Contact the Tampa electrocution lawyers at Anderson & Anderson right away. We can help you recover the compensation and benefits you deserve after an electrical injury. To schedule a free consultation, call 813-251-0072 or fill out the online form.