Rochester, New York, Electrical Burn Injury Lawyers

Rochester Electrical Burn Accidents

If Another Person’s Negligence Caused Your Electrical Burn Injuries in Or Around Rochester, The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Could Help Secure the Compensation You Need to Recover from Your Injuries.

Electrical Burn AccidentsAlthough the widespread availability of electricity is a relatively recent marvel, many people take electricity for granted. After all, we use electricity for a lot of things: we use it to power our phones, heat kitchen stoves, and connect to the internet. However, electricity remains an incredibly potent force, capable of taking lives and inflicting serious injuries.

Similar to conventional burns, electrical burn injuries often take a long time to recover from. Survivors may find themselves facing financial obstacles in the form of mounting medical debt, lost income, and disability. You may feel overwhelmed and out of options. However, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s experienced team of attorneys has spent years working with electrical burn victims. We have seen first-hand the pain and suffering electrical injuries inflict—not only on individuals but entire families.

You do not have to suffer in silence. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of personal injury service. Since our founding in 2005, we have secured more than $175 million in damages from insurance companies, negligent businesses, and reckless employers. When we accept a case, we do everything in our power to ensure our client receives a fair and equitable settlement. We could help you, too. Please message us online or call us at 585-939-3939 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible.

The Most Common Causes of Electrical Burns

Electricity-related injuries and burns are common, accounting for about 5% of all burn unit admissions in the United States. Each year, experts believe that electrical accidents kill 1,000 Americans and injure 30,000 more. These traumatic injuries are the fourth-leading cause of workplace-related deaths nationwide. Electrical burns have many potential causes, including but not limited to:

  1. Accidental contact with power outlets, cables, and other electrical components;
  2. “Flashing” of electric arcs from high-voltage power lines and wires;
  3. Machinery malfunctions and other workplace-related incidents;
  4. Electrical weapons, including Tasers and cattle prods; and
  5. Consumer product defects.

While some electricity-related accidents are avoidable, others are caused by negligence. If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an electrical burn accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to significant compensation through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has years of experience fighting for the rights of electrical burn victims. We know what it takes to get our clients recompense. Please call Jed Dietrich, Esq., at 585-939-3939 to schedule your free appointment.

Why Electrical Burns and Injuries May Be More Serious Than They Appear

Electrical Burn AccidentsElectrical burns are complex, progressive injuries caused by an electrical current passing through the body. However, electrical burns are not all the same. They can be classified into four categories:

  1. Arc Burns: An arc burn occurs when electrical energy passes from a high-resistance area to a low-resistance area, often by “arcing” through the air. The heat generated by an electrical arc can be intense, reaching temperatures of 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Arcing electricity could present additional dangers if it produces a pressure wave. In some instances, these pressure waves are powerful enough to send full-grown adults airborne, causing impact-related injuries.
  2. Flash Burns: A flash burn is caused by electricity arcing directly over the skin. Similar to arcs, “flashing” electricity is often accompanied by high temperatures. Flash burns are near-instantaneous, occurring immediately after contact with an electrical source.
  3. Flame Burns: Arcing electricity can cause clothing, consumer products, and workplace equipment to ignite. While the arcing electricity may or may not pass through the skin or the body, the resulting flames pose a significant risk of serious injury.
  4. True Burns: True burns are usually the most severe type of electrical injury. When someone sustains a “true” burn, they become part of the electrical circuit itself. True burns are often accompanied by entry and exit wounds.

Irrespective of how they happen, electrical burns are capable of causing serious and potentially life-altering injuries. If a full medical recovery is possible, a burn victim’s life may never go back to normal: they could be disfigured, disabled, or unable to return to work. Unfortunately, survivors also face an elevated, long-term risk of heart attacks and other cardiac conditions.

While no amount of compensation can make up for a serious and life-changing electrical burn injury, an insurance settlement or court-ordered award can substantially improve survivors’ quality of life. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. demonstrates—time and time again—that we have the means, the willpower, and the experience to get our clients the financial recovery they need and the justice they deserve.



Potential Damages Following an Electrical Burn Accident

Electrical burns may appear deceptively superficial. Unlike conventional, fire-based burns, electrical burns can travel through the entire body and damage tissue, muscle, and internal organs. People who sustain serious electricity-related injuries, including burns, are susceptible to developing other injuries, including:

  1. Heart attacks;
  2. Myocardial injuries;
  3. Cardiac arrhythmias; and
  4. Delayed onset injuries, with delayed cardiac arrhythmias being a leading cause of death for otherwise survivable electrical shocks.

If you have sustained an electrical shock, injury, or burn, you may feel fortunate to have simply survived. Unfortunately, the costs associated with an electrical burn injury can quickly accrue, making it difficult to pay the bills. You may be expected to pay tens of thousands of dollars just for emergency treatment. Even with private health insurance, you could be responsible for a significant portion of the expenses.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. could help you recover damages for:

  1. Your past, present, and anticipated medical expenses;
  2. Physical rehabilitation;
  3. Prescription medication co-pays;
  4. Lost income from work;
  5. Therapy;
  6. Disability;
  7. Reconstructive surgery;
  8. Emotional pain and suffering;
  9. Diminished earning potential; and
  10. Loss of enjoyment.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., believes that nobody should have to pay the price for another person’s negligence. We understand that negotiating with an insurance company, employer, or wrongdoer can be very frustrating, especially when they are unwilling to take responsibility for their misconduct. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s experienced team of attorneys could investigate the causes of your workplace electrical injury or consumer product-related electrical burn, then construct a compelling, fact-based claim for recompense. Please send us a message online or call us at (585) 939-3939 to schedule your no-charge consultation.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, 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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