According to a safety report by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, there were approximately 4,690 on-the-job fatalities in 2010, and that electrocution took the lives of 76 of these individuals. Electrocution is believed to be the second leading cause of workers deaths across the country.
Electrical injuries are commonly caused by failure to comply with proper safety regulations, improper wiring in both commercial and residential buildings, incorrectly wiring an appliance, weather-related incidents such as lightning, lack of proper insulation on an electrical line, and building a home or building too close to power lines.
Most shock and electrocution injuries are preventable, and both state and federal building codes are put into place in order to prevent injuries such as severe burns, heart attacks, nerve damage, brain damage, amputations, respiratory failure, internal organ damage, and even death. While the extent of damage caused by electrocution depends on the victim’s length of exposure and the strength of the current, it must be noted that even short-term exposure to a mild current can result in catastrophic consequences.
At Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A., we understand that electrocution injuries can lead to extended periods of painful treatment, physical therapy, reconstructive surgery, and even psychological counseling. Our legal team is committed to helping victims of electrocution accidents obtain the financial compensation and medical attention they need, and to holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.
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If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in an electrocution accident due to the negligence of another individual or entity, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible. We will help you fight for you and your loved one’s rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your injuries and losses.
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