Issaquah Electrocution Attorney
Workers on construction sites are at an elevated risk for electrocution, and this is one of the leading causes of fatal accidents on construction sites according to OSHA. There are many ways and many reasons why an electrocution might occur, and when an accident does happen you need an experienced and skilled lawyer handling your case. At Injury Law Group NW, our knowledgeable Issaquah Electrocution Attorney is prepared to fight for the results you deserve for your claims. To schedule a free consultation of your case, call or contact us today.
Electrocution Accident Injuries
When a person comes in contact with an electrical current, the electricity can cause severe damage or even death to an accident victim. Electricity can pass through the body, causing internal and external harm. Regularly reported injuries stemming from electrocution accidents include the following:
- Severe burns,
- Nerve damage,
- Cardiac arrest,
- Muscle and tissue destruction,
- Brain injuries, and
- Secondary injuries
Secondary injuries happen as a result of the initial electrocution. One common example is an injury victim falling and suffering additional injuries after the initial electric shock. An experienced personal injury lawyer can examine the full scope of the accident to determine a full and fair value for your case.
Common Causes of Electrocution Accidents
Workers on construction sites are often around many things with live electrical currents. One of the most common causes of an electrocution accident on construction sites is contact with overhead power lines. Contact with transformers or live wires, and contact with a live current while operating machinery or tools are also common causes of electrocution accidents. Given the often permanent and life-altering seriousness of electrocution injuries, it is critical that a qualified personal injury lawyer handle the case.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
In the hours and days after an accident, insurance companies will start asking for a statement about the accident and may even offer you a quick settlement for your claims. These are tactics meant to trick victims into admitting fault or accepting a settlement that is worth far less than what they are actually owed. This can result in financial strain later on, when the settlement amount is not enough to cover the cost of the injuries. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer handles all communication and negotiation with the insurers, understanding the true value of your case and not settling for less. They handle the legal aspects of the accident so that you can focus on your recovery. They can help prevent retaliation at work for filing a claim, and if the insurance companies refuse to offer a fair settlement they can take your case to court and make the best possible arguments for compensation. To learn more about how a lawyer can help after your accident, talk to our office today.
Call or Contact Injury Law Group NW
At Injury Law Group NW, our Issaquah Electrocution Attorneys are standing by to help after an electrocution accident in the Issaquah area. Call or contact our office now to schedule a free evaluation of your injury claims.