Delray Beach Electrocution
The vibrant life in Delray Beach, Florida, depends on a steady flow of electricity. Restaurants, bars, residences, apartments, streetlights and shops all require large amounts of electricity to keep them running and to fuel many of the attractions that draw visitors and residents to the down town.
Most of the time, electricity is a blessing. But downed or damaged power lines or faulty electrical equipment can turn electricity into a dangerous hazard; one that can have deadly consequences.
The lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky are available to assist Delray Beach residents who suffer from electrical injury try to obtain the compensation they deserve.Who Is at Risk for Electrical Injuries
According to the Center for Disease Control, electrocution and electrical injuries are serious problems in the United States. Faulty electrical equipment or power lines cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the US workforce. Construction workers, maintenance workers, utility workers are the most likely to suffer from electrical accidents on the job, but they are not alone. Agricultural workers are also impacted, with more than 60 a year dying from contact with overhead power lines.
Individuals who work in offices or residents are not immune from electrical injury. Problems with wiring, downed power lines, or defective appliances can also cause electrocution.
Individuals can also suffer electrical injury if they touch an item that conducts electricity - like a fence or a green tree branch - is in contact with an electrical line.Serious Injury from Electricity
Any contact between a human and electricity can cause damage. Externally, electrical contact can cause burns, which are sometimes severe. Nerve, muscle and tissue damage are other common problem from electrical exposure. Electrical injury can cause cardiac arrest or damage other internal organs, including the brain.
Electrocution can also cause trauma, stress and depression.
Additionally, individuals who suffer electrical injury may be forced to miss work. The average number of days of work missed by victims of electrical injury is 13, or almost three weeks.Options for Electrical Victims
Many tragic electrical injuries in Delray Beach could be prevented if power companies and construction companies use best practices, as required by law. Unfortunately, failure to employ preventive practices and new technology; lack of quick post-storm response; inadequate tree trimming; aging infrastructure can create an unsafe atmosphere and contribute to an unsafe environment.
Electrical injury is difficult and can cause extensive damage or even death. The attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky are available to assist victims and their families try to pursue compensation from those responsible for the injury. Each case is different and requires a unique, personalized approach.
Frankl & Kominsky’s team of compassionate attorneys will tailor an appropriate approach for your individual electrical injury case. If you have suffered an injury from electrocution in Delray Beach or other South Florida communities, call us today for a confidential consultation, at (561) 354-6184 or contact us online. We speak Spanish and Creole.