In Broward County last month, two Florida workers were hospitalized after they sustained electrical shock injuries in two separate work accidents on July 16. One man in Pompano Beach fell from a tree after coming into contact with electrical wires while trimming branches.
In another accident, a construction worker in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was admitted to the hospital in critical condition after also being shocked by an electrical wire. Both men were admitted to North Broward Medical Center.
The construction worker, who was remodeling a home, came into contact with an electrical line while trying to relocate an air duct in the attic of the house. He became trapped in a tight crawl space and workers had to cut through the ceiling to retrieve him.
If you or someone you love was injured in an electrical shock accident, you may be able to obtain personal injury compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical and recovery costs, and other damages. While a construction worker or another employee injured on the job cannot file a personal injury claim against his or her employer, there may be third parties that can be held liable for the injury accident.
For example, property owners must make sure that exposed electrical wiring and other hazards on the premise are either secured, removed, or repaired so no one gets hurt or dies. Failure to provide a hazard-free environment can lead to a premises liability lawsuit if the owner knew or should have known about an unsafe condition but did nothing to remedy the situation.
Direct exposure to an electrical current can result in an electrical injury to the internal organs or the skin. Electrical shock can lead to thermal burns, damage to the tissue, nerve, or muscles, cardiac arrest, or death.
Two men shocked by electrical wires in separate incidents, Sun-Sentinel.com, August 14, 2008
Electrical Injury, NIH.gov
Related Web Resources:
Electrical Shock Injuries, HealthAtoZ.com
Premises Liability Overview, Justia.com
In South Florida, our personal injury law firm represents clients that have been seriously injured in accidents caused by another party’s negligence.
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