An individual that has suffered an electric shock can have a variety of symptoms ranging from very little external evidence of injury to very severe and obvious burns. In some severe cases an individual may even find themselves in cardiac arrest after various types of electric shocks. Electrocutions can also cause forceful muscular contractions; therefore, consideration should be given to the possibility of spinal injuries. At Altman & Altman, LLP, our MA electrocution accident attorneys have decades of experience in handling these types of cases. Whether the injury occurred on the job, at home or at any other location, we have the experience and the resources to provide you with outstanding legal representation throughout the entire process.
Electrocution accidents can be severe, and even fatal. Burns are usually most severe at the points of contact with the electrical source. The hands, heels, and head are common points of contact, which means they are the body parts that generally get burned the worst. Affected individuals should be examined for entry and exit marks to help determine the extent of the electric shock. Regardless of the source and severity of an electric shock or burn, the seasoned Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at the Boston and Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP will aggressively pursue financial relief for you by seeking payment of medical expenses, workers’ compensation, lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering.
Electrocutions often occur at the workplace, frequently caused by faulty electrical wiring. Poor maintenance and inattention to a utility company's power lines or facilities may render the power company at fault for an electrocution. At home, electrocution can result from faulty electrical wiring, as well as from the use of products like hair dryers, microwaves, and other electrical appliances with power cords that are damaged, defective or used inappropriately.
If you or a loved one has been injured from an electrocution injury in Massachusetts, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Greater Boston law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP. Our seasoned Massachusetts personal injury lawyers will listen to the specifics of your situation, explain your legal options, and answer any legal questions you may have. If a loved one has died from electrocution, you may also be eligible to file a MA wrongful death lawsuit. To schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced electrocution attorney at the Boston and Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online. Our phones are answered 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and we promptly respond to all emails. If your injury makes transportation to our office difficult, we are willing and able to travel to meet you. Please also note that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.