Coral Springs Electrical Accident Lawyers
Representing Victims of Electrical Accidents Throughout Florida
Electrical accidents are serious matters that often result in severe injuries
and potentially even death. They can occur due to numerous factors at
the workplace, in commercial spaces, and anywhere else near power lines
and electrical equipment, putting just about everyone at risk.
Law Offices of Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., we help victims of electrical accidents receive compensation for their
injuries, regardless of the accident’s cause. Our Coral Springs
electrical accident lawyers possess the skills and experience to obtain
a settlement for construction workers, factory employees, farmers, shop
patrons, mechanics, homeowners, bystanders, and anyone else who has been
hurt by electricity due to the negligence of another party.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrical accident, call
our office now at
(954) 833-1440 to schedule your free consultation and speak with an attorney.
Common Causes of Electrical Accidents
Most electrical accidents tend to occur at construction sites; in fact,
electrocution is the second leading cause of death for construction workers.
However, anyone who comes into contact with faulty or exposed electrical
equipment can suffer injury. Since electricity is so widely used, that’s
a lot of people, which is why our practice is proud to represent anyone
injured by electricity in Florida.
Electrical accidents are often caused by:
- A failure to enforce safety regulations,
- Old or substandard wiring,
- Power cords that run under carpeting or are obstructive,
- Flammable objects placed near electrical wiring,
- Lack of preventive methods and equipment,
- Negligent maintenance or repair of electrical equipment, and
- Downed power lines.
If you are a construction or other worker whose job requires working with
or around electrical equipment and wiring, take safety regulations seriously
and report anyone who doesn’t. Your health and safety are far more
important than your job.
If you don’t work with electrical equipment, it still helps to be
aware of the risks electrical accidents pose. Most of us live, work, or
do other activities near power lines regularly, so watch out for downed
or active lines. Also, be careful when building or repairing something
using power tools or involving electricity. Even using normal electrical
equipment can result in short-circuits, exposed wires, and insulation breaks.
Injuries Caused by Electrical Accidents
Major risks associated with electrical accidents are burns, nerve damage,
heart trouble, and death. The enormous energy present in power lines and
electrical equipment can cause a wide range of other minor to severe injuries, however.
The most common electrical accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Electrical burns
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Ultimately death
- Interference with and damage to the nervous system
- Spinal cord injury from muscular contraction
Overall, electrical injuries tend to fall into one of the following three
Electric shock: Also known as electrocution, electric shock occurs when an extremity
comes into contact with an electric current. Because the human body is
made up of mostly water, it conducts electricity very easily. Electrocution
can result in minor to severe injuries, the most serious of which can
cause respiratory and heart failure.
Electrical burns: Severe electric shock can cause both internal and external tissue to
burn, leading to serious injury.
Electrical fires: When an electric current ignites something, individuals caught in the
resulting fire can suffer burns and smoke inhalation from the flames.
Electrical fires are especially dangerous due to water potentially exposing
victims to further shock.
Electrical Accident Liability
The person, people, company, or other entity who are at fault for an electrical
accident depends on the nature of the accident itself. Determining liability
can be difficult due to the many jurisdictions electrical accidents can
fall under; however, an experienced attorney can make this process much easier.
If you are a construction, farm, factory, or other employee who was injured
by electricity on the job (or if a close family member of yours was killed
in an electrical accident at work), your best source of compensation is
likely through the state’s workers’ compensation system. However,
depending on how the accident happened, you may be able to sue your employer
or a third party instead of or in addition to receiving workers’
If your accident took place on someone’s property, such as a store
you are shopping in or a friend’s home you’re visiting, the
property owner may be liable for damages. In other cases, you may be able
to sue an electrical company or a product manufacturer. Ultimately, each
case is unique, meaning that liability will vary as well.
Consulting with a lawyer can help you pinpoint exactly who is at fault
and what your best method of obtaining compensation is. Our Coral Springs
electrical accident attorneys are standing by to answer all your questions
during a free consultation, so feel free to reach out to us to discuss
(954) 833-1440 or
contact us online to get in touch.