Electrocution injuries can occur anywhere, and are sometimes fatal. Common incidents involve contact with an electrical current in a machine, wiring, power lines, or other object. For adults, electrocution most often occurs at work. In fact, workplace injuries result in several hundred fatal electrocution accidents annually, with thousands more losing work time with burns and other symptoms. The home, however, is most dangerous for children, with up to 7 per day treated for electrical burns from wall outlets, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International.
Those working in construction, maintenance, or transportation run the highest risk of electrocution, but it can happen to anyone, and injuries can be severe. If you or a family member has sustained an electrical burn, the NJ Burn Injury Lawyers at Gill & Chamas can present your case clearly in court.
What to Do When Electrocuted
A series of industry best practices and home safety guide strive to prevent electrical burns and injuries, but they still occur. If you are burned or injured after contact with an electrical source:
- Attempt to eliminate contact with conductive materials
- Avoid touching others in contact with a current until it is broken
- Turn off the electricity source, if possible
- Call 911 for assistance with electrical burns and shock
- Reach out to a NJ Burn Accident Attorney for help
Opt for Experience in Your NJ Burn Injury Case
ESFI reports that more than 30,000 workers were harmed in electrical accidents from 2001-2010. Before contacting your insurance company, reach out to the NJ Burn Accident Attorneys at Gill & Chamas. Our track record of settlements powers approach to results-driven litigation, and we have the resources and passion to argue your electrocution case and help you secure damages for recovery in the face of injury, disability, or loss of life.
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