Electrocution Injuries: 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.
Gill and Chamas has handled numerous cases involving burns and electrocutions. Recently Peter Chamas recovered $1 million for his client who was fatally injured when he was electrocuted at a job-site.
It is important to know what to do after and electrocution accident. Take the following steps to help ensure your safety:
- 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 Attorneys at Gill and Chamas for help
The firm has recovered numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements for their injured clients. With a proven track record, years of experience and state of the art technology the attorneys at Gill and Chamas have the tools to get their clients the compensation they deserve.
If you or someone you know has been in an electrical accident, fire or suffered burns due to someone else’s negligence contact the Law Firm of Gill and Chamas to get the representation you deserve (732) 324-7600.