Electrocution accidents are not “freak” accidents that occur through nature as a matter of course. Hundreds of electrocution accidents occur each year in the United States, and while most of these accidents occur in the workplace, the danger is not strictly limited to occupational settings. Exposed power lines, while most common in construction and other work sites, can cause an electrocution accident to occur even if you do not come directly in contact with the source of electricity itself. High voltage shocks can cause immediate and significant injuries that can last a lifetime if they are not fatal. Unfortunately, most electrocution accidents are caused by human error and outright negligence, and often are entirely preventable if workplace safety standards had been closely followed.
At Matzus Law LLC, our Pittsburgh electrocution accident lawyers are committed to advocating on behalf of the victims of these devastating accidents, as well as the families of those who have died because of electrocution accidents, across Western Pennsylvania. We know that you are coming to us during one of the most difficult times of your life, which is why we have dedicated our practice to fighting on behalf of accident victims and their families who are struggling to recover. When you choose our firm, you can expect compassionate support, skilled legal guidance and a team of lawyers that forcefully advocates for your right to full and fair compensation for the harm you have suffered.
By their nature, electrocution accidents are almost always extremely traumatic events that cause significant injury to the victim. Many electrocution accidents even result in death. Electrocution accidents can be caused by:
Unfortunately, when a strong electrical current passes through the human body, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic, if not “merely” life-altering. Some of the more common and serious injuries that can result include:
At Matzus Law LLC, our experienced Pittsburg electrocution accident lawyers will stand by your side every step of the way as we make the most compelling arguments possible to maximize your financial recovery. We will:
Recovering from injuries sustained in electrocution accidents can be an uphill battle, especially when you or your loved one are suddenly faced with the need for medical care that could last a lifetime. While financial compensation may not be the first thing on your mind, recovering fair compensation can be a key element of moving forward and making sure you get the best medical care possible for your injuries. Our Pittsburgh construction accident lawyers know what you are going through, and we are here to take on the burden of securing your financial recovery. To schedule a free consultation, call or contact us online today.
Immediately and in all cases. Even if the shock you felt seemed relatively minor, the internal consequences can be serious. You should be especially vigilant about seeking medical treatment if you lost consciousness after the shock, or if you feel any tingling or numbness in your skin. If you are confused after the accident or feel any type of heart palpitation, this could be a sign that the shock damaged your cardiovascular or nervous systems. A burn that seems minor may be covering up a much larger internal problem. Even if you feel nothing, it is always best to get a full medical workup to ensure the best possible outcome for your health.
Our lawyers can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for all medical expenses associated with the accident, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, loss of consortium and financial support and even punitive damages designed to punish the responsible party in especially shocking cases.
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