Electrical injuries are more common than you think, especially around construction sites. The injuries can be the result of defective products, dangerous setups or premises liability. There are also causes of electrical injuries that occur outside of the workplace and maybe even in your own home.
Electrical injury claims need to be started as soon as possible so that your lawyers can gather all of the evidence possible so that they have access to as much information as possible. If you suffered the injury while working, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation for lost wages and medical bills. You can also pursue a case against a third party if the negligence was caused by someone other than your employer, like another contractor.
You can also file a lawsuit for electrical injuries outside of work against the liable party, which can include the owner of the property, product manufacturer and more. Eyewitness testimony can be crucial to these cases, as well as medical reports and evidence of the costs associated with your injury. Hiring a lawyer right away will help you manage the lawsuit from start to finish and gives you the expertise needed to win the case.