Electrocution, a severe injury resulting from electric shock, can have devastating consequences and, in some cases, be fatal. While many electrocution accidents occur due to human error, they can happen anywhere and at any time. Workers are particularly vulnerable to electrocution accidents on the job, but children are also at risk when dangerous or defective conditions exist. At Kelley Law Firm, we understand the gravity of electrocution accidents and offer our legal expertise to help victims and their families seek justice and compensation for their damages.
10 Most Common Causes of Electrocution
Electrocution accidents can be attributed to various factors and unsafe practices. Some of the most prevalent causes of electrocution include:
- Exposed electrical wiring: Contact with exposed wires can lead to serious injuries and electrocution.
- Improperly covered electrical sockets: When electrical sockets are not adequately protected, the risk of electrocution increases.
- Lack of proper insulation: Insulation plays a vital role in preventing electric shock, and its absence can lead to accidents.
- Safety standard violations: Violations of safety standards, including those set by OSHA, can result in hazardous conditions that contribute to electrocution accidents.
- Building code violations: Non-compliance with building codes may lead to unsafe electrical systems or faulty installations.
- Missing safety gears for workers: Failure to provide appropriate safety equipment for workers increases their vulnerability to electrocution accidents.
- Direct contact with energized equipment: Accidental contact with energized machinery or equipment can result in severe electrical injuries.
- Damaged or faulty electrical equipment: Defective or damaged equipment increases the risk of electric shock.
- Failure to conduct routine maintenance: Neglecting routine maintenance can lead to electrical system malfunctions and pose dangers to individuals.
- Improper repairs to electrical systems or equipment: Incorrect repairs or modifications to electrical systems can create hazardous conditions that contribute to electrocution accidents.
Seeking Legal Assistance
At Kelley Law Firm, we meticulously investigate electrocution accidents to determine the cause and identify the responsible parties. If someone dies as a result of electrocution due to the negligence of another party, we assist eligible surviving individuals in pursuing wrongful death lawsuits. We assess the evidence, establish liability, and build a strong case on behalf of our clients.
Premises Liability in Electrocution Cases
If you were electrocuted on someone else’s property, you may be eligible to take legal action under Texas’s premises liability statute. To pursue a lawsuit against a property owner, you must prove specific elements, including that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and failed to take appropriate measures to address it. Additionally, you must demonstrate that you were lawfully on the property, the dangerous condition was not easily avoidable, and you sustained injuries and measurable damages due to the electrocution accident.
Kelley Law Firm
Your Legal Advocates: At Kelley Law Firm, we have a dedicated team of attorneys who specialize in handling electrocution cases. With our wealth of experience and resources, we develop innovative legal strategies and pursue maximum compensation for our clients. Our focus is on building strong cases and fighting for justice, ensuring that you receive the support you need during this challenging time.
If you or a loved one has suffered an electrocution accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact Kelley Law Firm today. Schedule a consultation, and let us provide the compassionate guidance and effective representation you deserve. Remember, we operate on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case.