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Electrocution Injuries

Did You Suffer A Serious Injury Through Someone Else’s Negligence or Reckless Actions?

Electrocution injuries most commonly occur on construction sites given the amount of machinery and wiring generally involved in the work, but these types of injuries can happen anywhere electricity flows. Although relatively rare, the damage resulting from an electrocution is among the most severe.

Call us at (312) 313-0202 do discuss your case with a member of our firm today.

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith have the knowledge and experience you need to fight for and secure the legal outcome you deserve. Since we first opened our doors, our firm has recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we’re committed to providing each new client we accept with the same level of legal representation that has earned us national recognition. Contact us today to share the details of your case and discuss your legal options.

Main Types of Electrocution Injuries

Not all electrocution injuries affect victims in the same way. Experts recognize four main categories:

  • True Electrical Injury: In cases where the electrical charge is able to flow in one side of the victim’s body and out another, the victim becomes part of the electrical circuit and may suffer a true electrical injury.
  • Flame Injury: If the victim’s clothing or other material in contact with their body catches fire because of an electric charge, they could suffer a flame injury.
  • Lightning Injury: These injuries are commonly caused by lightning strikes, though other low duration, high voltage charges could cause similar damage. The majority of damage in lightning injuries is external or surface-level.
  • Flash Injury: Victims who only suffer damage to their skin and not the deeper layers of their body suffer from this type of injury.

Common Electrocution Injury Causes

Serious injuries may be caused by any intense electrical charge, but they most commonly occur through:

  • Small children who stick a metal object into a socket or bite down on an electrical cord
  • Lightning strikes
  • High-voltage power lines
  • Exposed wiring
  • Worksite exposure
  • Faulty machinery
  • Faulty appliances

Common Injuries

  • Heart Attack
  • Seizures
  • Broken bones
  • Unconsciousness
  • Skin burns
  • Lung failure
  • Issues breathing
  • Issues hearing, seeing and / or swallowing
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Stopped or irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle pain

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Hire An Experienced Attorney You Can Trust

At Power Rogers & Smith, our Chicago personal injury attorneys are committed to providing each client we accept with the dedication and care that has led to decades of continued success. If you were seriously injured through someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, give us a call at (312) 313-0202 to speak with one of our attorneys today or send us your information through our online form.

  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Injury Questions

  • When Should I Retain an Attorney?

    A: Retaining an attorney may be the first step toward full and just compensation for your damages. While you are not legally obligated to obtain legal representation, we advise that you speak with an attorney about your case at your earliest convenience.

  • Who is Responsible for My Medical Bills?

    A: If a negligent property owner is responsible for your injuries, you may be able to get compensation for any medical bills associated with your accident.

  • Will My Case Go to Court?

    A: In some cases, your injury case may be held out of court if the insurance company offers an agreeable settlement. If a settlement isn’t agreed upon, a skilled attorney will be able to represent you in a court of law.