Representing Clients injured in Electric Shock Accidents in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and throughout Missouri and Illinois
For the average American, electricity is an inescapable part of daily life and something that we take for granted. From the moment you wake up to your alarm clock that is plugged into the wall, it is likely that you are using electricity continually throughout the day. In fact, electricity is what is allowing you to read this website right now.
While most of us do not give a second thought to the risks associated with electricity, it is capable of causing serious injuries in the event of an accident, including burns and neurological injuries that can affect victims for the rest of their lives.
Examples of Electrical Accidents
Electrical accidents can occur at work, at home, in a business or in a public space. Additionally, there are a number of ways that electrical accidents can occur. Some of these include the following:
- Accidents at a construction site caused by faulty grounding
- Faulty wiring in a home
- Defective consumer appliances
- Defective power tools or industrial equipment
- Accidents caused by utility line defect
The way in which your accident occurred will have a significant impact on the way your case proceeds. For example, if your electrical injury was the result of a defective coffee maker, you may be able to assert a claim against the coffee maker manufacturer. On the other hand, if your electrical injury occurred at work, you may not be able to file a lawsuit at all, but rather seek benefits through your state’s workers’ compensation program.
Injuries in Electrocution Accidents
Injuries from electrocution accidents are external, internal and mental. Injuries include:
- Burn injuries to the skin
- Injuries sustained from falling after the electrical shock
- Nerve and spinal cord damage that can leave a victim paralyzed
- Respiratory arrest
- Cardiac arrest
- Organ and tissue damage
- Eardrum rupture
- Long-term mental issues such as depression and anxiety
- Personality shifts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
If you can prove fault of another party, you can be compensated for your injuries and other losses. You will likely be entitled to medical expenses as well as pain and suffering. You could also be entitled to past and future lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
Contact a St. Louis Electrical Accident Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Electrocution cases are often high-value cases, and as a result, they can be complex and hard fought. The highly experienced attorneys at Kilo Flynn are ready to aggressively and skillfully negotiate a settlement or pursue your claim in court, if necessary.
Kilo Flynn attorneys represent clients throughout Missouri and Illinois. Our clients typically reside in the City of St. Louis and the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford, and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 314-647-8910 or contact us online.