Electrocution Injury Attorney San Antonio Texas

Electrocution Injury Attorney San Antonio Texas

Electrocution Attorney San Antonio Texas

Electrocutions can cause devastating injuries and even death. Electrocutions are the fifth leading cause of all workplace injury deaths with the highest number of electrocution deaths occurring in construction accidents and utility worker accidents. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, electrocutions cause approximately 1,000 deaths in the United States each year.

Electrocutions occur when Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) programs are not followed and safety regulations are ignored. While the majority of electrocutions are related to workplace injuries, electrocutions are also associated with:

Electrocutions can damage several systems within the human body such as the:

  • Cardiovascular System – causing heart attacks, Asystole (flat lining), damage to cardiac muscle
  • Central Nervous System – causing nerve damage, psychiatric problems, amnesia, loss of consciousness, spinal cord injuries
  • Respiratory System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Integumentary System – causing burns, scarring, and disfigurement to the skin and soft tissues

The most severe injuries associated with electrocution are internal injuries, however, external injuries such as third-degree burns are also quite serious. The burns can not only cause disfigurement and scarring but will destroy the nerves in the areas of the burns as well. Recovery is painful and requires skin grafts and constant hospital care. There is also a high risk of complications such as infection.

If you or a loved one has been electrocuted because of someone else’s negligence, you need an attorney who can take on the insurance companies and the negligent party to get the compensation you need and deserve. You may be entitled to recover the following damages:

  • Past medical
  • Future medical to cover the treatment you will likely need for years to come
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Physical impairment
  • Loss of income and future earning capacity
  • Loss of society
  • Loss of consortium

Call me today at (210) 598-8286 or contact me online, I can review your case and help you get the compensation you need while you recover from your injuries. I serve San Antonio and surrounding areas including Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels and the Texas Hill Country.