Damages From Electrocution and Electrical Shock Accident
Electrocution or other accidents involving electricity can cause very severe injuries and may even result in death. When a person is injured in an electrical accident, that person can bring a personal injury claim against the party responsible. If a person dies due to an electrocution or other electrical accident, that person’s family can bring a wrongful death claim against the party responsible. These claims allow for the individual or family members to receive financial compensation for their losses—these losses are referred to as damages.
At Walch Law, we have years of experience handling all types of personal injury cases, including electrocution cases, in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. Recovery from the serious injuries caused by an electrocution can be lengthy and therefore extremely expensive. We fight to obtain the compensation that our injured clients deserve due to their injuries caused by electrocution, electric shock and other causes, including all damages allowed under California law.
Damages you may be entitled to for an electrocution injury include:
- Damages for physical harm
- Hospital bills
- Costs for specialized burn care
- Physical therapy
- Phycological counseling costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional distress
- Damages for lost earnings and lost earning capacity
- Money you lost out on due to missing work as a result of your injuries
- Money you lost because you can no longer work due to your injuries
- Damages for loss of enjoyment of life
- Compensation for activities you missed due to your injuries
- Compensation for activities you will no longer be able to do
- Damages for lost property
- Cost of car repairs, diminished value of the car, and other property repairs
- Compensation for rental car costs
It is also important to know that if the electrocution occurred while the injured victim was working, the victim can receive all benefits permitted pursuant to California Workers’ Compensation law. In this situation, the victim can recover damages from their employer or the party responsible for unsafe job conditions that lead the electrocution injuries.
If the victim of the electrocution was killed, then the family members have a wrongful death claim. In such event, the heirs may be entitled to the special damages permitted for wrongful death, more fully described in our wrongful death damages web page.Get Free California Personal Injury Advice
An electrical accident can cause serious injuries that can completely alter your daily life. You may also face a lengthy and expensive recovery. If you have been injured in an electrocution accident, be sure you seek the assistance of an experienced California personal injury attorney. The skilled attorneys at the Walch Law have years of experience helping individuals who have suffered serious injuries and family members who have lost loved ones get the compensation they deserve for their losses. We can answer your questions about your situation and help you understand the damages that are available in your case. Contact us for a free case consultation by calling 404-220-9906.