Orange County Electrical Accident Attorney

Seeking Compensation After Electrocution and Burns

When a working environment is dangerous, catastrophic injuries can be the tragic outcome. Accidental electrocution can take place on construction sites that have violated safety regulations, or when a sudden unexpected incident takes place. In such a case, you may be able to receive compensation for the injuries that you have sustained. Our firm has recovered compensation for electrical accident victims by holding various parties responsible, such as the:

  • Contractor
  • Building owner
  • Inspector
  • Utility company
  • Business owner

At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., we have over 40 years of combined legal experience assisting personal injury victims. We understand the suffering you are enduring from your accident and that is why we are so passionate about helping our clients recover physically, emotionally and financially. If another's negligence was the cause of your electrical accident, they must be held responsible. Our firm has recovered over $50 million in verdicts and settlements and we continue to aggressively fight for our full and fair compensation for each person we represent. Contact our Orange County injury lawyer today!

Injuries Suffered in Serious Electrical Accidents

Burns are some of the most common injuries suffered from electrical accidents. Electrical burns are very different from chemical and thermal burns. Electric current flowing through deep tissue and bones causes damage with deeper surface penetration. Depending on a person's resistance to the current and the entry/exit wounds, electrical burn injuries can range from mild to fatal in nature.

Serious electrical burn injuries can cause damage throughout the body, including:

  • Muscle tissue
  • Veins and arteries
  • Nerves
  • Bones

In other situations, electrical arcs and flashes can cause burns when an incredibly high temperature is produced near a person's body, even when the person does not make direct contact with the current or any object. Thermal contact burns can occur alongside electrocution injuries when individuals come into contact with surfaces that have been super-heated by the current.

Seek Proper Medical Attention & Legal Counsel

After an electrical accident, it is vital for victims to get proper medical attention. Because electrocution injuries can cause catastrophic damage to the body and even result in fatal injuries from complications, nothing is more important than securing a healthy future after an electrical accident. Getting a full assessment of your condition may ensure that when you file a claim for your losses and expenses, you do not file for less compensation than you need and are left with financial burdens..

Accidents involving electrical burns and electrocution have been known to cause fatal injuries, especially when involuntary muscle spasms and other immediate effects can cause fatal collisions and falls. In these situations, it is all the more important to take legal action to seek justice for loved ones and hold the responsible party accountable for their negligent behavior. At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., our injury attorneys help victims and families protect their entitlements and their future.

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Electrical accidents make up one tenth of all fatal work related injuries. When a human body makes direct contact with a live power line, a sufficient amount of current can travel through the body to cause death. If a large enough current is running through the source of electricity, the victim may be unable to let go of the energized object. Electrocution can cause abnormal heart rhythm, tissue damage, burns, neurological effects and death.

Causes of accidental electrocution include faulty inspection, defective tools, overloaded outlets, loose connections, manufacturing defects, faulty insulation, and improper grounding, as well as sudden freak accidents. In most cases, a correctly inspected inspection and safety measures could have prevented the electrical accident.

Please contact us so that our personal injury lawyers in Orange County can thoroughly review your case.

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