Electrocution Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles
Given the huge amount of construction in this country, the dangers of construction site accidents are becoming known. Electrocution accidents are a danger at many sites where exposed wires, work with power sources, and complicated equipment are the norm. Here’s what you need to know about electrocution accidents and your rights:
Statistics show that around an average of around 400 people die of electrocution accidents each year. However, these statistics do not take into account the thousands of workers whose health and lives are impacted by non-fatal electrocution injuries while on the job. Depending on the frequency and length of the shock, a victim can experience damage to the heart and lungs, neuropathy (a condition in which nerve function is impaired), chronic pain, disfigurement and burns, and even psychological effects.
Though the construction industry is highly regulated, unscrupulous employers often neglect their duty to protect all employees on the job and allow them to work in unsafe environments or perform job duties without appropriate safety equipment or training. Ultimately, this neglect can lead to injury and even death – and electrocution accidents in California that can be linked to a negligent party can be prosecuted in civil court, with the victim suing for damages related to medical treatment, inability to work, psychiatric treatment, pain and suffering, and vocational rehabilitation. Negligent employers deserve to pay for their neglect – both for the sake of the injured worker and for the safety of current and future employees.
At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, our electrocution accident attorneys believe that injured workers should fight back with every available resource the law provides. Over the years, we’ve established a sterling reputation as one of the nation’s most aggressive – and effective – personal injury law firms. Our track record doesn’t just boast over 100 $1 million or more verdicts, we also obtained the largest jury verdict in history with the Anderson v. General Motors case.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an electrocution accident in Los Angeles, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP at 877.800.1700 today for a free consultation of your case.