Denver Electrocution Injury Attorneys
Electrocution injuries arising from electric shock may vary from minor burns to life-altering wounds, and in some cases may be fatal. You may think that electrocution injuries are rare, however, electricity is everywhere which means that electrocution injuries are more common than you may realize.
These may occur in various places, and in both people’s professional and personal life. Electrocution injuries encompass various injuries ranging from mild to life threatening. These include:
- Cardiac arrest
- Muscle, nerve, and tissue destruction
- Thermal burns from contact with an electrical source
- Falling or other similar injuries associated from an electrical shock
Although these injuries are the most common, other consequences can result after electrocution. In addition to physical effects, physiological consequences can accompany electrocution.
- Amnesia or short-term memory loss
- Mood swings
- Mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia
Electrocution can be painful and leave victims with devastating injuries and in some cases, can cause death. Sometimes these injuries should not have happened and may have been caused by another’s negligence.
Electrocution injuries often occur due to unsafe and unmonitored working conditions. Certain studies reflect that 54% of electrical fatalities between 2003 and 2018 were construction related.
Construction workers are four times more likely to be electrocuted than workers in all other industries combined. It is the third leading cause of death in construction workers. Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that each year, 350 electricity-related deaths occur. In addition to construction work, other high-risk industries for electrocution include:
- Mass Transit
- Industrial manufacturing
- First responders
In the event you or someone you love suffers from an electrocution injury, the party responsible for the injury may be held responsible for compensation. Liability may arise because another party has been negligent, allowing faulty equipment, poor maintenance, or lack of supervision. Depending on the circumstances, a party responsible may include:
- An employer who fails to provide a safe workplace
- Business and private property owners
- Manufacturers of faulty products.
Common employers and persons responsible include:
- Power companies
- Equipment operators
- Contractors or operators responsible for repairs and past maintenance
- Electric automobile technicians
Electrocution injuries can be serious and life changing. It is essential to seek legal help from an attorney who can navigate your personal injury lawsuit and answer any questions you have during this time.
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we understand the way that electrocution injuries can affect a person’s life. Injuries of this degree often require medical intervention, incurring costs. We are experts in personal injury cases and will work tirelessly to ensure you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one have experienced an electrocution injury that you think another party may be responsible for causing, contact Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. at (303) 759-9945.