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Were You Injured In an Electrocution Accident?

Were You Injured In an Electrocution Accident?

Electrical burn injuries and accidental electrocutions are all too common occurrences. Whether they be caused by dangerous products, unsafe premises, or workplace accidents, the consequences of these catastrophic accidents can be devastating. If exposed to a strong enough current, an electrical shock can cause a victim to suffer permanent heart damage, muscle and nerve tissue damage, severe burns, and possible death. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution accidents are one of the “fatal four” causes of on-the-job deaths.

Electrocution accidents can be caused by:

  • Contact with overhead or buried power lines
  • Contact with exposed wires
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Improper use of extension cords

Compensation for Victims of Electrocution Accidents

If you or a family member suffered an electrical shock as the result of another party’s negligence, you may have a legal claim to compensation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the responsible parties in pursuit of monetary damages for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and wrongful death.

In order to be successful, your electrocution accident claim must demonstrate the following:

1. You were owed a duty of care by another party

2. The other party breached this duty

3. The breach of duty caused you to become injured

4. You suffered compensable damages

If your injury occurred at work, you may be entitled to recover financial benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Accidents occurring in the home may be covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. Regardless of the circumstances, it is best to consult with a skilled attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your legal options and determine the best strategy to pursue.

Hire an Atlanta Electrocution Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in an electrocution accident, I, Attorney K. Douglas Cook, am prepared to represent your interests and fight to recover fair compensation on your behalf. Having served as an Atlanta personal injury lawyer for more than 20 years, I know what it takes to get the results you need. Best of all, if I am not successful, you will not pay a dime for my services.

Call (678) 974-0432 or schedule a free consultation today to get started.


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