Electrocution Attorneys in Fort Wayne
Electric shock injuries can cause a lifetime of health issues. If you suffer from a workplace electrocution injury, like thousands of other Americans each year, you must consult with a personal injury law firm in order to determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for your damages.
What Are The Long-Term Health Issues Due to Electric Shock?
Even minor electric shocks can result in serious damage. High voltage electric shock injuries can leave individuals with health complications that will plague them for the remainder of their life. Common disabilities associated with electric shock injuries include:
- Heart damage—sometimes the victim immediately enters cardiac arrest
- Respiratory damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Nerve damage
- Muscle damage
- Burn injury, such as a thermal burn
How Do Electric Shock Injuries Occur?
The most common cause of electric shock injuries is workplace electrocution. The majority of these are construction site-related injuries, which require workers to operate equipment that may lack adequate grounding, alongside negligent employees, and in hazardous conditions. Other common causes of electric shock injuries include:
- Pedestrian exposure to power lines
- Defective appliances and/or equipment
- Exposed wiring and unsafe overhead lighting, which may be the grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.
What Compensation is Available for Electric Shock Injuries?
When another party’s negligence or misconduct results in an electric shock injury, compensation may be substantial, as damages are often catastrophic. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, compensation may include:
- Loss of earnings
- Diminished quality of life
- Long term rehabilitation
- Medical expenses
- Diminished earning potential
- Loss of companionship and funeral costs, if the electrocution resulted in a wrongful death
- Mental and physical suffering
How To Prove Negligence in Electric Shock Injuries?
Each electrocution injury case is unique. Indiana personal injury attorney Richard Truitt has represented catastrophically injured clients for thirty-seven years and will pursue damages from all potentially accountable parties, which may include:
- Construction companies
- Electronic manufacturers and distributors
- Building owners and managers
- Property owners
If you or a loved one has suffered an electric shock injury in the Fort Wayne or Huntington Indiana areas, please contact our personal law injury office online or call Truitt Law Offices at (888) 665-1972 to schedule your free interview. Richard Truitt works on a contingency basis, meaning he does not get paid unless you do. Make your first call, your only call.