Arc Flash Burn Injury Claims

What Is an Arc Flash?

Arc flashes occur when there is a high-voltage difference across a gap between conductors, causing powerful currents travel through the air and release tremendous amounts of energy. Temperatures as high as 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hotter than the surface of the sun, have been recorded in arch flashes, destroying skin, melting metal, and potentially igniting clothing, leading to further burns. The pressure wave blast of these electrical catastrophes can also carry up to 1000 pounds of force, causing nearby individuals to be thrown about and possibly suffer hearing loss.

Arc flash burns can be caused by any of the following:

  • Outdated or worn electrical equipment
  • Unlocked electrical vaults and transformers
  • Improper training of electrical workers
  • Inadequate safety supervision

Extensive skin grafts or amputations are often required to treat these types of burns, saddling victims with prohibitively expensive medical costs and a permanently reduced quality of life. If you have been seriously burned by an arc flash, our firm’s attorneys can help you file a personal injury claim against the responsible parties and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible to recover reimbursement for your medical treatments, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Consult with a Birmingham Burn Injury Attorney

Not all burn injuries are caused by open flames. High-voltage electrical arcs can be equally devastating, resulting in severe thermal burns that destroy skin and tissue as well as well as trauma from the force accompanying such a flash, which can result in concussive damage. If you or a loved one has been burned in an arc flash caused by another party’s carelessness, contact Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law. Our team of powerful Birmingham burn injury lawyers have fought to protect the rights of burn victims for more than 25 years and can provide the unshakable support you need in your pursuit of compensation.

Past clients have trusted us with their cases for the following reasons:

  • Millions of dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated for ethical conduct and results
  • Compassionate, personalized support
  • No recovery, no fee guarantee

Get in touch with our team of advocates today to discuss your injuries in detail.

Unshakable Support When You Need It Most

At Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law, our Birmingham personal injury lawyers recognize the difficulties that a catastrophic injury can cause and are dedicated to doing everything within our power to protect your rights during this time. When insurance companies and other parties are more concerned with guarding their own interests, we have the legal resources and knowledge to step in and keep them in check. Most importantly, we will never make more than you do, and we will only accept payment if we are successful in securing the financial recovery you deserve.

Do not wait any longer – call (888) 906-3955 today to get started towards filing a claim.

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