Riverside Electrocution Injury Lawyer
Helping California Accident Victims and Industrial Workers Recover After an Electrocution Injury
Direct exposure to an electrical current is extremely dangerous. Whether you stepped on an exposed wire that had gotten wet, placed your hand on a defective kitchen appliance, or relied on faulty rubber gloves while working an industrial gig, electrocution can be painful, debilitating, and injurious. Serious electrocution can lead to long-term damage and even death. Whether you were hurt on the job, on someone else’s property, or as a result of a defectively designed or defectively manufactured product, you have the right to seek compensation. We can help.
If you’ve been exposed to high voltage in a California workplace or otherwise and suffered injury as a result, the personal injury and workers’ compensation legal team at Ochoa & Calderón is ready to fight for your rights. We’ll get you the workers’ compensation benefits and other damages you are owed so that you can focus on your medical treatments and recovery.
What Leads to Electrocution Injury?
Direct exposure to high electrical voltage can cause serious burns, nerve damage, and other injuries. Electrical exposure is a serious danger at construction sites and during factory work, but civilians can also suffer an electrical injury at home, on the street, or in public buildings.
At Ochoa & Calderón, we help electrocution victims recover compensation after all manner of electricity-related incidents. We’ll work to maximize your benefits and compensation after electrocution accidents involving:
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Lack of safety equipment or protective gear
- Exposed wiring near water
- Defective electric items, appliances, and other consumer goods
- Poor building construction or maintenance
- Damaged or downed power lines
- Overloaded circuits
- Contact with frayed or damaged wires, power cords, or other conduits
- Live wires at construction sites
Depending upon where and how you were electrocuted, you may have a claim against your employer and workers’ comp insurer, the manufacturer of your home appliance, car, or another consumer device, the power company, a general contractor or subcontractor responsible for building maintenance or construction, your landlord, or even a government agency responsible for city maintenance. Talk to an experienced electrocution accident attorney at Ochoa & Calderón to discuss your case and find out how you can maximize your compensation.
Dangers of Electrocution Injury
Direct exposure to electric current is extremely dangerous. Depending upon the circumstances of your exposure, you can suffer anything from a minor shock to a life-altering injury. Serious electrocution injury can also be fatal. The severity of injury turns on a number of factors, including the type and strength of the electrical current, the length of time the victim is exposed to the high voltage, the presence of conduits like water, and the victim’s health before the exposure.
Our seasoned electrocution accident lawyers will fight for your right to maximum compensation for any and all electrocution injuries, including the following:
- Nerve damage
- Muscle Spasms
- Neurological damage
- Heart problems including cardiac arrest
- Interference with medical devices such as pacemakers
- Damage to hearing or vision
- Brain damage
- Severe pain
- Electrical scarring and permanent disfigurement
- Loss of feeling and/or control of extremities
- Coma or loss of consciousness
Our Riverside Electrocution Injury Attorneys Are Ready to Help You Recover the Compensation You Are Owed
For help getting workers’ comp benefits and other damages after an electrocution accident, call Ochoa & Calderón to discuss your case with a seasoned and effective California workers’ comp and personal injury lawyer. Call 951-901-4444 in Riverside or 844-401-0750 toll-free throughout Southern California.