The number of electrocution accidents continues to rise in Ohio because many people are exposed to high voltage electrical lines both at home and in the workplace. Most people do not realize the dangers associated with electricity or assume that companies have taken the proper measures to comply with industry standards, warnings, insulation requirements, and other protections against accidental electrocution. When these safety standards are ignored, many people are severely shocked and suffer electrocution burns, nerve damage, and other related injuries. The severity of an electric shock usually depends on four things: (1) the amount of voltage, (2) the type of electrical current, (3) the path the current travels through the body, and (4) what, if any, type of grounding exists. Depending on the severity of the electrical shock, people may suffer minor burns, severe permanent burns, internal organ injuries, muscle deformation, nerve damage, brain injury and even death.
Electrocution cases are often complex claims that can arise from a variety of circumstances such as faulty equipment, live wires, power unexpectedly being turned on, altered machinery, construction accidents, and electricity traveling through water. Regardless of the type of accident, an attorney experienced with electrocution accidents can help you recover from a negligent party. Victims of electrocution accidents are generally entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, property damage and permanent disability. Our attorneys have successfully represented numerous clients who have been seriously injured by electricity. If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrocution accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our offices for a free consultation to see how we can help.