Miami Electrocution Lawyer Representing the Rights of Injury Victims
An electrocution occurs when an electrical current penetrates the body and causes fatal injuries. Near electrocution may occur when the current causes serious, but nonfatal, injuries, including cardiac problems and electrical burns.
Brais Law Firm is dedicated to personal injury and wrongful death recovery. We have recovered high six and seven figures in wrongful death and personal injury claims and are members of the exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. You can find details about our recoveries on the Results page.
Our Miami electrocution lawyer also has an engineering degree and acquired three engineering licenses with the U.S. Coast Guard during his career. He applies his technical knowledge to building a strong case in construction site accidents, products liability, premises liability and other complex electrocution and electrical shock claims.
Whether you were exposed to electricity while at work, at home or waiting at a bus stop, our firm can help you recover the damages and benefits you are entitled to. We also represent family members whose loved one has died by electrocution.
Fatal Four Cause of Construction Fatalities
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports that electrocution is the second leading cause of death in the construction industry. Referred to by the DOL as a “fatal four,” electrocution was responsible for 74 deaths, equal to 8.5 percent of fatalities, on construction sites in 2014. Electrical currents have seriously injured many more construction workers in Miami and throughout Florida.
Electrocutions are preventable if employers, property owners and contractors take basic precautions. Commonly electrocutions occur when a construction worker:
- Works directly with electrical wires during construction, repairs or demolition
- Works on scaffolding laid too close to wires and generators
- Hits a live wire while trenching or excavating
- Uses equipment near overhead wires that have not been depowered
- Generates an electrical current near water
- Power grids are not “locked out” and “tag”
Electric Shock from Defective Household Products
Everyday household objects can become lethal if they are poorly designed or contain a manufacturing flaw. Examples of common household appliances that have electrocuted or shocked consumers include hairdryers, space heaters, mini-stoves and lamps.
As a consumer, you have the rightful expectation that the products you use are safe. The designer, manufacturer and vendor owe you a duty of care to produce and sell you a safe product, to give you appropriate directions for use and to warn you about risks. If you have been shocked by a product, you may have a valid claim against the corporation that made or sold you the product.
Damages for Electrical Shock and Electrocution
Electricity has the force to run machines and the power to wreck havoc on the human body. Our attorneys have the experience to prove who was to blame for your accident and the nature and extent of damages that resulted, including:
- Electrical burn
- Heart damage
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of income and earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Contact a Qualified Electrocution Lawyer Who Can Recover For Your Damages
Consult with a Miami electrocution lawyer who is experienced in electrocution wrongful death and electric shock injuries cases. Schedule your free case evaluation at Brais Law Firm today, or call us toll-free at 888-238-5637 now. We take your claim on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge you unless we recover damages for you.