To learn more about electrocution accidents in Florida, read on and reach out to our skilled Panama City personal injury attorneys.
How do electrocution accidents commonly occur?
There are several ways that electrocution accidents can occur. Generally, electrical injuries are typically a result of negligence or Labor Law violations on construction work sites. More specifically, construction workers are at risk because of the work they do. In households, residents can also face electrical injuries through contact with electrical outlets and from electrical appliances. While these are typically low-voltage currents, victims can still suffer from burns and damage to the muscle and nerves. Just some of the most common causes of electrical injuries include the following:
- Improperly removed extension cords
- Exposed wires
- Fallen telephone lines
- Electrical outlets placed in unsafe locations
- Shorts in electrical appliances due to manufacturing defects
- Faulty wiring in hot tubs and pools
- Commercial equipment malfunctioning
Our Florida personal injury lawyers can help decide whether or not negligence contributed to your injuries. Our legal team can look over the facts of the case and analyze whether any negligence or Labor Law violations took place.
What kind of compensation can I recover for an electrical accident injury?
Those who are suffering the consequences of electrical injuries are entitled to obtain compensation for all accident-related burdens. This can include economic and non-economic expenses for past and future costs. Victims may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical Bills & Expenses: Electrocution accident victims usually have to go through extensive treatment, surgeries, and rehabilitation. In many instances, insurance will not cover the full cost of these treatments. Victims who file an electrical accident claim may be able to retrieve compensation for past and future medical expenses deriving from their injuries.
- Missed Wages (Both Past & Future): Those who are victims of an electrical accident will likely miss work because of their electrocution injuries, resulting in lost wages and loss of benefits. Compensation for lost benefits and wages can be comprised in an electrocution accident claim.
- Pain & Suffering: This is deemed a non-economic cost because it takes into account the emotional trauma and long-term pain you will have to face because of your electrocution injury. Emotional pain and suffering can be quantified by looking at costs for therapy, the duration of suffering, and more.
- Wrongful Death: If a loved one passed away from electrocution, families can file a claim on behalf of the deceased. Compensation can include funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of consortium.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.