Electrocution is a severe and often fatal injury that occurs when an electric current passes through the body. Electrocution can refer to a few different electrical injuries, including electric shock and electrical burns. Electrocutions are often preventable with proper safety gear, electrical equipment maintenance, and worker training.
Were You Electrocuted at Work?
At the Law Office of DYS, we focus our efforts exclusively on representing workers’ compensation cases. We know electrocution is one of the top causes of severe injuries and deaths in the workplace – especially in the construction industry. If you suffered electrocution at work, contact our workers’ compensation attorneys for counsel.
A workers’ compensation claim in California could reimburse you or your family for two-thirds of your lost wages and the full value of related medical bills, on top of other types of awards such as disability pay and wrongful death damages.
If you believe your employer caused your injuries, wait to accept a workers’ compensation settlement. Once you accept, you can no longer bring a civil claim against your employer. If someone else caused your electrocution injury at work, such as a reckless coworker or product manufacturing company, you could be eligible for compensation through both systems. Discuss your case with one of our attorneys before making any decisions. That way, you can rest assured that you chose the avenue most likely to maximize your financial recovery.
What Damages Can You Collect After an Electrocution Injury?
- Short-term medical expenses, such as the emergency room visit and any prescribed medications.
- Long-term medical expenses include ongoing treatments, rehabilitation, surgical procedures, and medications.
- Lost wages and work benefits during your recovery period.
- Potential loss of future earnings due to your injuries.
How Are Damages Proven in a Workplace Electrocution Injury Case?
To prove your damages, you need evidence that would be admissible in court to prove them. For example, how do you know how much money your electric injury treatments will cost for the next 30 years? Will you require rehabilitation or surgery? How much does that cost? These are questions that most injured persons do not know the answer to and might not know where to begin. Working with a California workers’ compensation lawyer from Law of DYS will provide you the support you need every step of the way, including the collection of all the evidence you’ll need to win your case.
A workers’ compensation claim after suffering electrocution or the loss of a loved one could end in fair financial compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages. You may be eligible to recover the costs of your past and future medical bills and hospital stays, treatments, pain medications, therapies, lost work, lost future earning capacity, permanent disabilities, pain, and more. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact DYS Law Group at ( (310) 473-2355) for a free consultation.