West Palm Beach Electrocution and Shock Accident Injury Lawyers
Have you or a loved one suffered an electrical shock accident? Electricity is extremely powerful, and when that power is not respected, or when there is negligence or a defective product, people can suffer an electrical shock or worse, electrocution, which leads to death. If so, you should contact a West Palm Beach premises liability lawyer to discuss whether you’re eligible for compensation.
There are many causes of shock and electrocution accidents: improperly maintained or used electrical equipment, a manufacturing defect, an improper installation, worn or damaged cords, exposed wires, a lightning strike, or the actions of a negligent property owner are just a few examples.
Electrocution and shock accidents can happen almost anywhere. You could suffer an accident on the job, at school, at home, or on someone else’s property. If the accident was a result of someone else’s negligence, or if there was no warning – or improper warning – of possible danger, those individuals, or a company, can be held liable for your injuries. Even mild electrical shocks are painful. More severe injuries from shock accidents include nerve damage, burns, and even organ damage.
If you have suffered an electrical accident that caused you pain or injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Even if you ultimately recover from physical injuries, such as burns, many shock accident victims are left with emotional trauma. If your loved one died by electrocution, you should be compensated for their medical and final expenses, and potentially, the loss of their wages.
At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we understand just how devastating and debilitating electrical shock injuries can be. They can prevent you from working or enjoying life as you did prior to the electrical shock accident. You and your family shouldn’t have to endure additional suffering and hardship due to someone else’s negligence.
An experienced electrocution and shock accident injury legal team can be your advocate through the legal process to get you the compensation and justice you deserve. Let us take this weight off your shoulders so you can focus on your healing. Call us at 561.689.8180 for a free consultation today.
Why Hire Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. for Your Electrocution or Shock Accident Claim?
If you or your loved one have suffered an electrical shock accident, you are likely so traumatized by the event that you are unsure what to do or where to turn next. This is understandable, but delays in pursuing a possible claim or lawsuit could hurt your chances of receiving compensation.
This is where an expert legal team can help you. We know how to collect the necessary evidence, locate and interview any witnesses, and, if necessary, recreate the accident scene, to help your chances of receiving the justice you deserve.
If the electrocution or shock accident happened at work, we can perform crucial tasks to find evidence pertinent to your case, such as:
- Review work policies and procedures
- Interview management and co-workers
- Check to see if warnings were adequately posted
- Review training procedures to ensure training was adequate
- Check equipment service records
- Review safety record and past history of incidents
- Review emergency and first-aid procedures
These are all undertakings that you may not have time to do while you are healing or grieving. You may encounter some resistance to being allowed to see certain records and evidence, which would only add to your stress and trauma. Your focus should be on your treatment, recovery, or grieving the loss of a loved one you lost to an electrocution accident.
At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we have over three decades of experience in helping accident victims get the justice they deserve, including those who have suffered electric shock accidents or lost a loved one to electrocution. Let us go to work for you without delay so that you can get on the road to healing without additional worry.
Types of Injuries from Electric Shock Accidents
Someone who is electrocuted through contact with electricity does not survive, even though many people refer to shocks as “being electrocuted.” U.S. government health researchers report that over 1,000 people in the country die each year from electrical shock, but an additional 30,000 or so more suffer some type of electrical shock injury and survive. Children make up 20 percent of electric shock accident victims, particularly toddlers and adolescents. Most of these accidents occur in the home.
Adults suffer most of their electric shock accidents and electrocutions at work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida workers who were exposed to harmful substances or environments on the job accounted for 14% of all work-related injuries in 2019; 6% of them suffered injuries due to exposure to electricity.
There are four categories of electric shock accidents:
- Arc flash injuries, which typically cause minor burns with no electrical current traveling through the body
- Flame injuries in which clothing catches fire and electrical current may pass through the body
- Lightning strike
- “True” injuries in which a person is part of the electrical circuit
Some possible injuries from electric shock accidents include:
- Organ damage, including heart attacks
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Superficial (first degree)
- Partial-thickness (second degree)
- Full-thickness (third degree)
- Temporary or permanent nerve damage
- Problems with vision, hearing, or speaking
- Neurological problems
- Psychological issues
Even if you recover from your electric shock accident injuries, you may miss work, find it difficult to perform the same job that you used to, or have difficulties performing tasks and hobbies that you used to enjoy. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, medical treatment and rehabilitation, a long-term disability, or for help with household tasks.
It isn’t right that you and your family should continue to suffer if someone else’s negligence caused your shock accident. Contact Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. today and let us help.
Common Causes of Electrocution or Electric Shock Accidents
You can become electrocuted or experience an electric shock accident from many common items in and around your home or your workplace, such as:
- Ladders that fall and come in contact with overhead electrical wires
- Damaged or wrong types of extension cords
- Common appliances, particularly any that are around water
- Power tools
In our review of your case, your Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. legal team would review the facts surrounding your electrical shock accident to determine:
- Possible negligence on the part of a power company or property owner
- Potential defective product
- Properly licensed electrician or contractor did the installation or repairs
- Proper installation and maintenance of things like outlets, wiring, and circuit breakers
- Proper grounding
- Proper employee training for using certain equipment or working around electricity on the job
- Whether appropriate safety rules were implemented, such as working in certain weather conditions and using equipment as intended
Why Choose Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. to Handle Your Electrocution or Electric Shock Accident Case
The legal team at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. has been helping Floridians and West Palm Beach residents get the compensation they deserve for over 30 years. We believe that those who have been negligent should be held accountable for their actions, and those who have been harmed due to that negligence should receive just compensation. We know that a monetary settlement or award cannot make up for possible long-term injuries or a loved one’s death, but it can remove additional burdens and suffering that you don’t deserve.
Our clients are our priority, and we vow to provide them with the best legal representation. Electrocution and electric shock cases can be complex, and Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. has the experience and the capabilities to do the necessary research and investigation so that we can make your case to an insurance company or, if necessary, to a jury, and prove why you should receive compensation for your electrical shock accident injuries, or for the death of a loved one due to electrocution.
In Florida, you may face certain deadlines for filing a claim for an electric shock accident or electrocution, so it’s important that you seek legal help as soon as possible. These deadlines are detailed in Florida’s statute of limitations; in some cases, we may be able to get an extension in which to file a claim or lawsuit, but we won’t know until we review the specifics of your case.
At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we do not receive compensation for the work we do unless or until we get compensation for you. Getting just compensation for your electric shock accident could make a huge difference in the rest of your life, and we want to help make that possible for you.
Contact a West Palm Beach Electrocution and Electric Shock Accident Lawyer Today for Help
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an electric shock accident, or you have lost a loved one to electrocution, don’t wait any longer to find justice. The lawyers at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. are ready to take your call and schedule your free consultation. You can call us at 561.689.8180 or use our online chat option. We will also travel to you if you have difficulties coming to us.
Do not wait another day to get the help you deserve and the help you need to move on with your recovery and your future. Give us a call today.