Suffering an electric shock injury can be a devastating, life-altering event. In fact, many people lose their lives if they are shocked by an exposed wire while in the hospital or while on the job.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that between 1992 and 2002, over 3,000 workers died from on-the-job electrical injuries. That means electric shock wrongful deaths comprise nearly five percent of all occupational deaths.
Common causes of electric shock injuries, burns, or electrocution deaths
- Contact with exposed wires on electrical appliances
- Electric shock caused by hospital equipment
- Contact with high-voltage power lines
- Damaged or exposed electrical cords
You Need Experienced Electric Shock Injury / Wrongful Death Representation in North Carolina
If you or a loved one suffered a serious electric shock injury, you should consult with an experienced electric shock injury attorney. To be candid, many lawyers and law firms are not experienced in this area of personal injury and wrongful death law. Electric shock injuries and electrocution deaths can be complex cases involving state and federal regulations.
For example, if you or a loved one was harmed by an electric shock caused by hospital equipment, there could be medical malpractice issues that must be addressed prior to filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and/or medical professional.
This is why you should speak with a personal injury lawyer who has actually represented electric shock victims. Our North Carolina personal injury law firm has this experience. For example, Rick Shapiro represented a pilot who suffered a career-ending electrical shock injury at a hotel. Read about the settlement here.
Learn more about electric shock injuries, burns, electrocution, and other related issues by reviewing these free legal articles and videos
- Electrical Shock Injury Attorneys: Dangerous Consumer Products
- Info on Electric Shock/Electrocution Personal Injury Lawsuits
- Article focusing on electric shock injuries and your legal rights.
- Article talking about the prevalence of electric shock injuries.
- VIDEO: Electric injury lawyer discusses the workplace regulations relating to power lines and electric wires.