Electrocution accidents are some of the most common incidents on a construction site. OSHA lists electrocution as one of the “fatal four” causes of death in the workplace. If you’ve suffered from an electrocution accident, you have injuries and bills that need compensation. Seth Bader is experienced in handling many types of workers comp cases in Carrollton, Georgia. We can help you navigate the process and work toward getting you a settlement that you deserve. The sooner we begin building your case, the better our chances are at winning. So, please schedule your appointment today so that we can discuss the details of your electrocution accident.
What are the most common types of electrocution?
Annually there are many deaths and severe injuries because of electrocution accidents. Some of these accidents occur in the workplace, while others happen because of consumer accidents. In the United States, there are about 30,000 nonfatal accidents that occur in the home. Most of these accidents are due to faulty appliances in the house. Most of these injuries are mild, but some of them can be more severe.
Electrocution accidents on construction sites are some of the fatal accidents in the workplace. OSHA refers to electrocution accidents as one of the “fatal four.” This means that electrocutions are one of the most common reasons for death in the workplace. If your electrocution accident was due to someone else’s negligence, you are eligible for compensation. Contact us immediately.
My loved one died from electrocution; what can I do?
If your loved one died because of an electrocution accident, you might have a wrongful death lawsuit. The loss of someone is never easy, especially when you are unprepared. The family of the deceased is eligible to receive compensation to cover the medical bills and funeral expenses. We understand what a sensitive time this is for you, and you shouldn’t have to handle this case on your own. You should seek the guidance of one of our lawyers that are experienced in wrongful death cases.
According to Georgia law, the spouse is the first person that can bring forward a wrongful death lawsuit. However, children, parents, and even siblings can receive compensation in some cases. Whether you’re eligible to receive remuneration depends on the details and circumstances that surround your case. Our clients have been awarded compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Funeral Expenses
- Burial Expenses
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Companionship
- Loss of Support
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Consortium
There are statutes of limitations in every state, which determine how much time you have to file your wrongful death lawsuit. In Georgia, you typically have two years from the date of death. However, in some cases, the time is shorter, which is why you need to contact a lawyer immediately.
What are some common complications of electrocution accidents?
With most electrocution accidents, the injuries are extensive. However, the severity of injuries can depend on many factors: how much current passed through your body, the way that it passed through your body, how long it passed through your body, and your overall health. There are other factors, but these are some of the most important. Some of the most significant injuries from electrocution accidents include:
- Cardiac Arrest
- Organ Damage
- Chronic Pain
- Brain Damage
- Muscle, Nerve, and Tissue Damage
Many of these injuries could keep you out of work for the rest of your life. It would help if you didn’t have to worry about how you will afford to live with your new physical limitations. We will work to secure you the best settlement possible to cover your injuries and your needs for the future.
Do I need to hire legal representation if my work is helping me?
Yes. We recommend at least talking to an electrocution attorney. Most attorneys will provide a free consultation so that you can get advice on your case. However, you need to seek out legal representation before talking to your company, their lawyers, or their insurance company. Hiring your personal injury lawyer will ensure that your needs are being represented. Your company is focused on their interests, and they will always want to settle for the smallest amount. It doesn’t matter how long you have worked for your employer; they still only see you as a number. Having a lawyer ensures that you have someone on your side that is going to fight for you.
Low levels of electricity can cause lifelong injuries.
Some people think that mild electrical shocks only result in minor injuries, but it varies with the person. An electrical burn can take many surgeries and skin grafts to repair. Then, you could have nerve damage for the rest of your life. Some electrocution victims do not understand the extent of their injuries until they seek medical attention. It is challenging to diagnose internal injuries without going to the doctor. We recommend immediately seeing a doctor to avoid any further complications.
I need a lawyer, but I can’t afford one.
Most personal injury attorneys do not charge you an upfront fee. Instead, they operate on a contingency fee. If you don’t get your settlement, neither do they. We want our clients to know that we are emotionally and financially involved in their cases, so we operate with a contingency fee. We are here to support you and help you get the compensation that you so desperately deserve.
How long will it take for me to receive compensation?
Each of our workers compensation cases is different, so the time varies. If you have several parties involved in your lawsuit, it can take longer. Also, if there is a need for an independent investigator, this can affect how long your settlement takes. We want to settle your case quickly so that you can move on with your life.
If you or someone you know has suffered from an electrocution accident at work, contact us today.
We understand how important it is for you to recover, both physically and financially. It would help if you didn’t have to face this on your own, and we’re here to help. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to schedule your free consultation.