Electrocution is most commonly a work-related injury. These types of injuries occur around power lines or to workers exposed to electrical equipment, outlets, and systems at worksites such as construction sites for homes, apartments, commercial, and industrial buildings. Workers who are injured through electrocution are entitled to Texas workers’ compensation benefits consisting of financial payments and medical care. In cases where negligence on the part of another party has contributed to injuries, however, a third-party injury claim may be made on behalf of the injury victim which can provide additional and much-needed compensation.
In my practice as a Dallas Fort Worth electrocution attorney, I have assisted innumerable individuals who have suffered a workplace injury. I can review the facts and circumstances surrounding your electrocution injury to determine fault issues and other complex legal factors which may result in a personal injury claim as well as a workers’ compensation claim. I urge you to contact me at Maclean Law Firm for a consultation in which we can discuss your situation and you can be advised of your legal options in pursuing a claim for damages.
A range of injuries to various systems of the body may result from an electrocution. An electrocution may cause burns, wounds, multiple organ damage, and death. Injuries can stem from direct contact, electrical arcing, flash, and flame. The severity of the injuries will depend on the type of electrical current, the duration of any contact, and the amount of voltage involved in the accident. Bodily damage can occur to the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, central nervous system, and musculoskeletal system. Complications from electrocutions can include seizures, abnormal heart rhythms, damage to cardiac and other muscles, damage to nerves, spinal cord problems, and more.
An electrocution may require extensive medical treatment and result in loss of employment and emotional trauma. When caused by the negligence of others, whether because of lack of safety standards, defective equipment, or other forms of negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.