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Each year over 4,000 people suffer electrical shock injuries and 400 people die in fatal electrocution incidents. The majority of these deaths and injuries occur as a result of workplace electrical accidents. According to a study released by the National Fire Protection Association, from 2012 to 2016, 739 workers died from exposure to electricity. Of that total amount, 417 deaths were caused by direct exposure to electricity (e.g. touching a live wire) and the other 308 deaths were caused by indirect exposure to electricity (e.g. touching something unintentionally conducting electricity). Moreover, almost half of the deaths (47%) involved construction workers.
Other potential sources of electrical shock and/or electrocution include contact with a downed power line that did not properly de-energize following a storm or an automobile accident, contact with exposed electrical sources in rental properties or while on the premises of another and defective products such as faulty machinery or appliances.
According to the American Burn Association, the most common types of electrical shock injuries include:
If you or your loved one has sustained electrical shock injuries or been electrocuted due to the negligent conduct of another, you may be entitled to damages for any physical, financial and emotional losses suffered including, but not limited to:
As with other types of burn litigation, electrical injury/electrocution cases are complex and often require the use of experts in the fields of mechanical or electrical engineering, electric utility practices and other specialties to determine the cause of the incident. Moreover, burn surgeons and life care planners are required to provide expert testimony regarding expected future medical care and associated expenses, while vocational experts and economists are needed to opine on lost earnings and earning capacity.
The experienced and knowledgeable electrical injury/electrocution attorneys at Morgan Litigation Group will consult with a network of top investigators, engineers and medical experts to determine who was at fault for your incident, and then help you pursue the compensation that you deserve for your past and future injuries and damages.
Despite being located in South Carolina, we have and continue to represent victims of electrical shock or electrocution incidents across the Southeast and United States. If you or a loved one has suffered electrical shock injures or death due to no fault of your own, contact us today to schedule a free consultation and case assessment. Even if you are located outside of South Carolina, we are available for a face-to-face virtual consultation using Zoom, Skype, or other remote technologies.
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