Negligence and Electrical Injuries
Whether they happen at home, at work or elsewhere, electrical injuries can result in extremely serious consequences, including disabling injuries and death.
Electrical injuries can cause harm in a number of ways, including:
- Heart attack from disrupting the heart's own electrical impulses
- Muscle, nerve, and tissue destruction caused by electrical current entering, existing in and passing through the body
- Thermal burns from contact with the electrical source
- Secondary injuries resulting from falls or violent muscle contractions associated with the exposure to electrical current
"Electrical burns account for 4 percent to 6.5 percent of all admissions to burn units in the United States and for approximately 1000 fatalities per year in the United States." Cooper and Price, Electrical and Lightning Injuries
If you or a member of your family suffered serious harm from an electrical injury or electrocution accident caused by another's negligence, please contact the electrical injury attorneys at MyPhillyLawyer -- sponsored by Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C.. We can tell you whether or not you may be able to obtain financial compensation for damages.
Negligence and Electrical Accidents
Many forms of negligence can lead to an electrical accident. There may have been a manufacturing or design defect in an electrical appliance. The power company may have failed to replace or repair a damaged power line. An electrical subcontractor may have failed to perform proper lock out/tag out procedures creating an electrical hazard for the next person to touch the installation.
It takes an experienced injury attorney to analyze the causes of electrical accidents and determine whether negligence may have been involved. Our law firm has the experience and knowledge you can trust.
To arrange a free consultation, please contact us at 215-789-9346. Our personal injury lawyers represent electrical accident victims in Philadelphia, throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.