Chicago Electrocution Lawyers
Did You Suffer a Serious Injury Through Someone Else’s Negligence or Reckless Actions?
Electrocution injuries most commonly occur on construction sites given the amount of machinery and wiring generally involved in the work, but these types of injuries can happen anywhere electricity flows. Although relatively rare, the damage resulting from an electrocution is among the most severe.
Our Chicago electrocution attorneys at Power Rogers have the knowledge and experience you need to fight for and secure the legal outcome you deserve. Since we first opened our doors, our firm has recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we’re committed to providing each new client we accept with the same level of legal representation that has earned us national recognition. Contact us today to share the details of your case and discuss your legal options.
Call us at (312) 313-0202 do discuss your case with a member of our firm today.
Main Types of Electrocution Injuries
Not all electrocution injuries affect victims in the same way. Experts recognize four main categories:
- True Electrical Injury: In cases where the electrical charge is able to flow in one side of the victim’s body and out another, the victim becomes part of the electrical circuit and may suffer a true electrical injury.
- Flame Injury: If the victim’s clothing or other material in contact with their body catches fire because of an electric charge, they could suffer a flame injury.
- Lightning Injury: These injuries are commonly caused by lightning strikes, though other low duration, high voltage charges could cause similar damage. The majority of damage in lightning injuries is external or surface-level.
- Flash Injury: Victims who only suffer damage to their skin and not the deeper layers of their body suffer from this type of injury.
Common Electrocution Injury Causes
Serious injuries may be caused by any intense electrical charge, but they most commonly occur through:
- Small children who stick a metal object into a socket or bite down on an electrical cord
- Lightning strikes
- High-voltage power lines
- Exposed wiring
- Worksite exposure
- Faulty machinery
- Faulty appliances
- Heart attack
- Broken bones
- Skin burns
- Lung failure
- Issues breathing
- Issues hearing, seeing and/or swallowing
- Stopped or irregular heartbeat
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle pain
Hire An Experienced Attorney You Can Trust
At Power Rogers, our electrocution lawyers in Chicago are committed to providing each client we accept with the dedication and care that has led to decades of continued success. If you were seriously injured through someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, give us a call at (312) 313-0202 to speak with one of our attorneys today or send us your information through our online form.