Birmingham Electrical Burn Attorney

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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
  • Contingency fee basis – we don’t get paid unless you do
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® (Attorney Cochran)
  • Free, no-obligation case evaluations
Contact our Birmingham electrical burns lawyers today to get started with a free consultation.

What Causes 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 fieldwork, 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 dangerous product.

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 affect 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
  • Seizures

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 on 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

Our Birmingham electrical burn attorneys are here to make your life easier. 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 upfront and never anything out of your own bank account. We do not get paid until we win your case!

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