Electrocution Lawyer Decatur AL
We can help you in Madison, Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone Counties and the surrounding areas.
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 1,000 people are killed each year in the United States due to electrocution. Whilst most are able to work perfectly safely, some are sadly reckless or work for companies that are less careful about health and safety. There are also unqualified people that attempt to carry out electrical work without any training; it is always advisable to use a highly recommended emergency electrician over attempting to carry out the work yourself. According to OSHA, electrical accidents are the third leading cause of death for construction workers. If you or someone you care about has been injured due to electrocution, electricity or any other cause, please contact us today for a no obligation, FREE consultation. If you are unable to come to our Decatur or Huntsville office, we also offer home and hospital room consultations. We also offer the only Lowest Fee Guarantee in Alabama. Call now. Call 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. We are here to help with your electrocution accident case.
Types of Electrocution Accident Cases
There are many different causes of electrical accidents:
- Contact with overhead power lines
- Contact with transformers and live wires
- Contact with electrical currents while working with tools, machinery, appliances and around water
If you want to avoid any accidents like this from even happening then look up electricians in your local area to get a check-up on your electrics to see if everything is safe. It can be difficult to find the right electrician, so looking for reliable electricians in your area is the best option. If you lived in Canada, you could try somewhere like Home-Pro Electric, to repair any electrics in your home or building and prevent these kinds of disasters from happening.
The most common injuries from electrocution and electrical shocks include the following:
- Cardiac arrest from the effect of electricity on the heart
- BurnsBurns to the skin and tissue under the skin
- Nerve and tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury resulting from the electric current passing from hand to hand, through the body, and also because victims of electrocution are often knocked off ladders and/or beams
- Respiratory arrest and other breathing problems
- Kidney damage and muscle injuries from the electrical current
- Eardrums ruptures
- Internal organ failure
- Psychiatric and psychological problems, including depression, anxiety and aggression
The factors that determine the extent and severity of an electrocution injury include:
- Amount of voltage encountered
- Duration of contact with current
- Pathway of electricity through the body
- Type of circuit
- Type of current
Electrocutions often occur because of unsafe working conditions, unsafe premises or malfunctioning or defective machinery or tools. If you or a loved one has suffered an electrical injury, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson at 256-534-3435 today for your free consultation. We are here to help.