The human body isn’t designed to channel high voltage. Unfortunately, bodies conduct electricity so well that it can cause significant harm when it occurs. If you accidentally touch a plug as it’s going into a socket, you lay hands on a live wire, or you otherwise come into contact with electrical current, you’ll not only get a nasty jolt, but you may also suffer burns, damage to tissue, muscle, and nerves, or even harm to your internal organs that could have long-term or life-threatening consequences.

According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) research over a 10-year period between 2007 and 2016, 1,651 workers in the U.S. died as a result of an electrical injury. Most victims were active in the fields of construction and maintenance. During that time frame, an additional 21,550 workers suffered non-fatal electrical injuries.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) data shows that there are at least 30,000 non-fatal shock incidents in the U.S. annually on average, as well as an estimated 1,000 deaths due to electrocution, most often from high-voltage electrical exposure. About 20% of electrical injuries occur in children, but the majority affect workers.

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At The Ruth Law Team, we understand how difficult it can be to move forward if you’ve suffered an electrical injury, you’re caring for a child who has suffered injuries, or you’ve lost a loved one to electrocution. The trauma can go far beyond physical harm. You may find yourself dealing with a long recovery and lasting health concerns.

With over 40 years settling and winning cases like yours, the talented electrocution lawyers at The Ruth Law Team have the knowledge and skill to face employers, insurance providers, and other responsible parties who might try to delay or deny your claims until you settle for less than you’re due or give up completely. We’re passionate about helping you seek justice and fair compensation, and we go out of our way to reduce your stress so you can focus on recovery.

If you’ve suffered an electrical injury due to the negligence of others, you need an electrocution attorney that has experience settling and winning cases like yours. The Ruth Law Team is here to help you fight for the justice you deserve. Call us today at 888-783-8378 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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Common Causes of Electrical Injuries

It’s not uncommon to experience small electrical shocks that cause insignificant or minor trauma. Plenty of people have received short jolts from electrical outlets, extension cords, or small appliances in the home. These low-voltage incidents are unpleasant, but not usually harmful.

With that being said, even low voltage can be dangerous under prolonged exposure, while short-term exposure to high voltage can prove equally perilous.

The results of electrical accidents will vary by voltage, duration of exposure, how the current moves through your body (i.e., resistance), and personal factors like age, health, and more.

Common side effects could include:

  • Burns
  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Vision or hearing impairment
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart attacks

Severe electrical injuries could even result in death. How do these accidents occur? When do you need an electrocution lawyer like the experienced and compassionate professionals at The Ruth Law Team? Read on to find out more.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most common causes of electrical injury include:

  • Accidental contact with outlets, power cords, or exposed electrical wiring
  • Flashing electrical arcs from power lines
  • Machinery or occupational exposure
  • Chewing electrical cords or poking metal objects in outlets (for young children)
  • Electrical weapons (like tasers)
  • Lightning

Any time you suffer an electrical injury, you’ll want to seek medical assistance immediately. If the injury is work-related or the result of negligence or product liability, the capable electrocution attorneys at The Ruth Law Team have the experience to help you to negotiate a fair settlement or take your case to trial.

What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that a serious electrical accident can leave you feeling overwhelmed. With your focus on recovery or mourning the loss of a loved one, you may not feel mentally or emotionally prepared to fight insurance providers that have the resources to drag out your claim and wear you down. You might feel like the easiest thing you can do is take the first settlement offer.

Unfortunately, a low-ball offer may not be enough to pay for medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses associated with your electrical injury. This is why the caring legal professionals at The Ruth Law Team make the process as easy as possible. Our goal is to fight insurance giants on your behalf, so you can focus on more important things.

Our 3-step process for building your case is incredibly simple and stress-free. It includes:

We start by collecting any documents related to your case, including medical bills, any accident reports that may exist (created by your business or authorities called to the scene), witness statements, and more.

The next stage of our investigation is a deep dive into the facts of your case to learn everything that we can about the incident. We’ll conduct interviews, seek out any footage of the incident that may be available (from on-site surveillance, witness phone cameras, etc.), and potentially speak with expert witnesses who can attest to negligence or product safety issues.

Finally, we organize the evidence in order to negotiate a settlement, or alternatively, take your case to trial. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to build a strong case and help you seek justice, so you don’t have to fight the insurance companies alone.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Electrical Injuries

When you or a loved one suffer from an electrical injury due to negligence or the fault of another party, you may naturally have questions about how to pursue justice and get the compensation you deserve. The legal professionals at The Ruth Law Team can help, starting by answering some frequently asked questions.

Unless you have the legal knowledge to take on insurance providers yourself, it’s always best to consult with the attorneys at The Ruth Law Team. We offer a free consultation to determine whether you may have a case for compensation. If you decide to move forward, we’re happy to offer the legal guidance, support, and representation you need.

It’s normal to worry about the cost of a legal battle against huge insurance companies, but when you choose to partner with the legal professionals at The Ruth Law Team, you won’t pay a cent out of pocket. We work on contingency, which means we don’t get paid until and unless we negotiate a settlement on your behalf or win your case in court. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

The very first thing you should do after an electrical injury is to seek medical attention. Even if you don’t see significant surface injuries (like burns), you could have serious internal damage.

Next, you’ll want to contact the qualified attorneys at The Ruth Law Team. We’ll spring into action, collecting evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.

At The Ruth Law Team, we always try to negotiate a settlement out of court, but sometimes, this isn’t possible. We always prepare for trial, just in case it is necessary to take the fight to the courtroom setting.

The Ruth Law Team has over 40 years of experience successfully negotiating settlements and winning personal injury cases like yours. We know the tricks insurance companies use to try to delay or deny claims, and we have strategies to fight them all.

When seeking compensation in electrical injury cases, you may be eligible to claim a range of potential damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • and more

In cases where egregious or deliberate negligence occurred, punitive damages may also be awarded, although a handful of states don’t allow punitive damages. In Florida, for example, these damages may be up to three times the amount of compensatory damages, or $500,000, whichever is higher. Georgia law places a cap of $250,000 on punitive damages, while Minnesota has no set cap on compensatory or punitive damages.

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases varies from state to state. In Florida, you have four years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. In Georgia and Minnesota, you have only two years. Of course, these limits may depend on the particular circumstances of your case. If, for example, product liability is involved, the legal deadlines may differ.

The qualified and compassionate lawyers at The Ruth Law Team have over 40 years of experience negotiating settlements and winning cases like yours. We’re available 24/7 to provide the legal guidance and support you need. We’ll come to you wherever you are — in the hospital, at home, or elsewhere — for your convenience.

We’re passionate about seeking justice and we’re committed to minimizing your stress, which is why we work on contingency. We can even help you negotiate with medical providers and facilities to defer payment until settlement has been reached or you’ve had your day in court.

Electrical Injury Attorneys

The talented and dedicated legal professionals at The Ruth Law Team have the knowledge, skill, and experience to help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Our team of renowned attorneys includes:

When you need an electrocution lawyer to take on the burden of fighting insurance companies, negotiating a settlement, or taking your case to court, the caring and qualified professionals at The Ruth Law Team are on your side.

Your Trusted Electrocution Attorney

Electrical injuries can leave you facing a long recovery and significant health challenges, depending on the severity of your exposure. You need an electrocution attorney with the skill and experience to take on insurance companies, build a strong case, and fight for compensation on your behalf.

When you’re not only coping with the challenges of recovery, but also facing the stress of a mountain of medical bills and an inability to work, the talented attorneys and legal professionals at The Ruth Law Team are ready to take on the burden of fighting your legal battle so you can focus on healing and getting back to your life.

If you’ve suffered an electrical injury due to the negligence of others, you need an electrocution attorney that has experience settling and winning cases like yours. The Ruth Law Team is here to help you fight for the justice you deserve. Call us today at 888-783-8378 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Experienced Electrical Injury Lawyers in Florida, Georgia, and Minnesota

After an electrical accident or the loss of a loved one, the attorneys at The Ruth Law Team make it their mission to lighten your load. Call us today at 888-783-8378, contact us online, or reach out through our live chat feature to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about what we can do to help you.

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