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Electrocution Injury

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Top Rated and Elite Team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Highest Compensation for People Injured in Electrical Accidents.

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Most of us rely on electricity every day. In our homes we use electricity for lighting, electronics, appliances, heating and cooling. While electricity is an essential component of our daily lives, it can also be incredibly dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over 400 people suffer fatalities every year from electrocutions and more than 4,000 people were injured from electrical shocks from 2004 to 2013.

Injuries resulting from a serious electrocution can drastically change a victim’s quality of life, causing severe injuries to their bodies and internal organs. Electrical accident victims can suffer permanent damage to their hearing, vision, skin and nervous system. Some victims undergo recurring seizures, heart attacks, total paralysis or even death. Victims that are lucky enough to survive electrocutions may suffer with the debilitating and detrimental effects of the electrocution for the rest of their lives. All of which are usually accompanied by physical limitations and staggering medical expenses.

Practicing law the Dietrich way means that we are determined, disciplined and dedicated to your cause. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer. Our team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is highly experienced and passionate about fighting for people who were injured because of someone else’s negligence. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. in excess of $150 million to resolve injury claims. Our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team of Buffalo, New York electrocution accident attorneys will fight to obtain the best result for YOU!

If you, or someone you love, were seriously injured in an electrical accident caused by someone else’s negligence contact us IMMEDIATELY at 716-839-3939. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York electrical accident injury attorneys will strive to provide you with the highest level of personal injury service and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

How Electrocution Accidents Occur

An electrocution occurs when a person makes physical contact with an energized electrical source and the electrical current travels throughout the body, initiating a violent response. An electrocution can lead to serious physical injuries or even death.

As reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), electrocutions in the workplace are the fourth leading cause of all work-related deaths. However, even those of us outside of the construction industry are at risk of electrocutions. The NIH found that roughly 30,000 people suffer from electrocution injuries annually. Sadly, around 20% of all electrical accidents involve children, particularly toddlers and younger children.

Common causes of electrical accidents that occur outside of the workplace include:

  1. Malfunctions in large appliances (air conditioners, microwaves, refrigerators, etc.);
  2. Defective small appliances, accessories and other consumer products;
  3. Electrical outlets placed in hazardous locations;
  4. Outdated or exposed wiring that violates current building codes;
  5. Unsuitable or overloading of extension cords or power strips;
  6. Faulty wiring in pools and hot tubs; and
  7. Failing to install ground-fault circuit interrupters near common sources of water.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with the effects of an electrical accident because of the negligence of someone else, you want to find the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York to handle your case. Former clients of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. often say that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York. See for yourself; click here to view our Google 5 Star rating and our client testimonials. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of electrical accident injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York will provide you and your family with the highest standard of legal representation.

Our team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will hold the people who are responsible for your injury accountable. We will attempt to get you the maximum amount of compensation after a serious personal injury and we never charge a fee unless we WIN for you. Contact us today, at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.

How Electrical Accidents Can Affect Victims

electrocution risk Victims of electrical accidents are exposed to electrical currents, which pass through their entire body. The extent of the injuries depends on the current’s path through the victim’s body, the total length of time exposed and the voltage. Electrical accidents and electrocutions can cause serious, lifelong effects on victims. Many of whom are unable to return to their jobs and are forced to undergo countless hours of medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Some frequently occurring electrical accident injuries include:

  1. Severe bodily burns;
  2. Substantial scarring;
  3. Loss of control of muscles;
  4. Acute cardiac arrest;
  5. Internal organ damage;
  6. Nerve impairment and damage;
  7. Respiratory arrest;
  8. Asystole fibrillation;
  9. Impaired brain functioning; and
  10. Death.

Even in cases where physical bodily burns appear to be minor, extensive medical care may be necessary because of the severity of internal injuries. High voltages can cause devastating effects on the victim’s internal organs and bodily systems, often leading to permanent disabilities.

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured in an electrocution accident, contact the legal team of Buffalo, New York electrocution accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today so that we can help you. We are determined to get you the best possible result after your personal injury in Buffalo, New York and throughout New York State. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for more information.

Compensation For Electrocution Injury Victims

An electrical accident injury can leave a person with catastrophic health problems that require expensive medical treatment and extensive recovery times. In New York State there are strict Labor Laws designed to protect employees. New York Labor Law section 241(6) places liability on contractors and property owners found in violation of any industrial codes during a project. Employers may not allow employees to use or operate equipment that is not in a safe working condition. When electrical accidents occur at work, employees can recover benefits under Workers’ Compensation.

Most electrical accident claims that occur outside of the workplace are based upon negligence. Manufacturers of unsafe appliances, consumer products or work equipment may be held responsible through a product liability claim. In cases where electrocution injuries were suffered as a result of negligence or the violation of certain Labor Laws, victims can bring personal injury lawsuits against those responsible for their injuries. Electrical accident victims may be entitled to compensation for all damages, which can include both economic and non-economic damages for past, present and future accident-related expenses. Victims may be able to receive compensation for any of the following:

  1. Medical Expenses: Victims often need to undergo surgery, rehabilitation and other extensive medical treatments. This includes past, current and future medical bills, as well those related to any permanent disabilities suffered.
  2. Lost Wages: Electrocution injuries can cause victims to miss work because of their injuries. Both compensation for lost wages and work-related benefits can be included in an electrical accident injury claim.
  3. Diminished Earning Capacity: Electrical accident victims are often unable to handle the physical or mental stress involved in their previous places of employment. As a result, victims often attain additional compensation for reduced future earnings.
  4. Pain and Suffering: This takes into account both the long-term physical pain and emotional trauma that victims often suffer because of their electrocution injuries.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, will employ our team of experts to accurately determine the maximum compensation that you are entitled to recover. We take into consideration all of your past, present and future needs to ensure that you are appropriately compensated for your losses. If you lost a family member in an electrocution accident, although nothing can erase that pain or bring back your loved one, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. In these instances, compensation can include funeral costs, lost wages and loss of consortium.

The top rated electrical accident injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. aggressively pursue electrical accident injury claims. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases throughout the United States since 1999 and strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939.

WERE YOU INJURED IN AN ELECTROCUTION ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, ROCHESTER, NIAGARA FALLS OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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