Electrical Burn Claims in Alabama
Birmingham Burn Injury Attorneys
Electricity can be an extremely volatile force capable of causing serious
injuries when not handled carefully. If you have suffered a severe electrical
burn injury while at work or in the home, you could be debilitated for
weeks or months on end. At
Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law, we have a deliberate focus on
burn injury cases, as we understand the intricacies of these injuries. Over our 25+ years
of practice, we have gained a strong reputation across Alabama for providing
honest and hard-working advocacy to our clients in their times of need.
What can our firm bring to the table?
- Millions of dollars recovered for past clients
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Industrial Accidents & Electrical Burns
Electrical burns caused by a faulty industrial system, such as an electrical
panel or live exposed wires, often result in more harm than a fire-related
burn and occur in just the blink of an eye. A strong electrical current
found on hazardous worksites and other forms of industrial field work,
including powerline maintenance or electrician work at buildings under
construction, that strikes an individual can be
thousands of degrees hotter than a typical fire, devastating tissues right down
to the bone. Recovering from an electrical burn may be a lengthy and costly
experience due to the extent of the harm caused.
Compensation your case should recover includes:
- Emergency medical attention costs
- Hospitalization fees
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Emotional pain and suffering
If you were electrocuted while on the job, you will likely have difficulty
returning to work, either due to the extent of your electrical burns or
the trauma of the experience at the location. In addition to other forms
of compensation, you should also be accommodated for wages you missed
due to being off your feet. Furthermore, you must look towards the future
and pursue compensation that covers any promotions or raises you could
have earned but likely cannot now due to disability.
Electrical Burns from Dangerous Products
Most people who suffer an electrical burn injury never know the danger
is present beforehand. In some instances, a person may have just been
using an appliance, such as a toaster or a hairdryer, as they had done
so many times before when disaster strikes. Due to the commonality of
similar scenarios, many electrical burn injuries can actually be classified as
product liability cases, in which the burn victim must sue the manufacturing corporation of a
Some of the most common sources of burn injuries include:
- Malfunctioning products
- Frayed wiring
- Poor circuitry
- Missing electrical insulation
Complications Caused by Electrical Burns
While all burn accidents have the potential for serious injury, electrical
burns can be especially dangerous. When electricity passes through the
body, it can effect multiple organ systems and the total damage is not
always immediately apparent. Visible burns may only represent the external
damage and are not an accurate indication of the internal complications
which can occur.
Injuries from electrical shocks can include:
- Brain damage
- Memory loss
If you have suffered even a minor electrical burn, it is important that
you seek medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor can advise you
to the true nature of your injuries as well as the options available to
you for medical recovery.
We Take Cases on a Contingency Fee Basis
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This means giving you trustworthy and reliable legal representation and
also providing it without digging into your wallet. With our
contingency fee agreements, you can gain our services without paying us anything up front and never
anything out of your own bank account. We do not get paid until we win
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