Seeking Justice and Compensation for Injuries and Deaths from Electrocution
While not as frequent as, say, car accidents, electrocution injuries and deaths are surprisingly common in the United States. About 9 percent of fatal workplace accidents annually are related to electrocution, and approximately 70 Americans are killed each year after being electrocuted by dangerous and defective consumer products. When electric shocks are not fatal, they can nonetheless result in severe burns and other devastating injuries.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of electrocution, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of an experienced lawyer like Patrick Cavanaugh at Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC. We are ready to vigorously represent you in your personal injury or wrongful death claim based on the outcome of the accident.
How and Where Were You Electrocuted?
Our firm is ready to represent you if your electric shock injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence. Examples include:
Premises liability: Were you harmed on private property as a result of dangerous conditions that the property owner failed to address?
Dangerous and defective products: Consumer products that either cause shocks due to a defect or because they are inherently dangerous and the manufacturer failed to include a sufficient warning to users.
Shocks at work: Were you injured on the job due to a lack of training, poor monitoring or a defective product used to perform your work?
Electric Shock as a Workplace Injury
If you were electrocuted at work, the question of who was at fault may not be relevant from a legal standpoint although it can be very important at preventing future injury to others. In most cases, workers’ compensation may be the primary remedy for injuries suffered on the job.
That being said, you may also be able to pursue personal injury litigation if the on-the-job electrocution was caused by a third party such as the manufacturer of a faulty product being used at work. Our attorneys can help you pursue a workers’ comp claim to ensure that you receive your entitled benefits and may be able to help you in a third-party claim against the at-fault party.
Discuss Your Injuries with an Attorney for Free
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC serves clients in and around the Pittsburgh area. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your personal injury matter, call us at 412-261-2393.