Bucks County Lawyers for Electrical Shock & Burn Injuries

Bucks County Accident Lawyers Fight for Fair Compensation for Victims of Electrical Shock and Burn Injuries

Most work electrical shock accidents occur on construction sites or during utility work involving electrical power.  Contact with electricity can send an electrical shock through the body, causing both internal damage and severe burn injuries—many of which are catastrophic.  Tragically, electrical shock accidents are among the “fatal four” causes of fatalities from work accidents.

The top-rated legal firm Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford is one of the leading advocates for construction accident victims’ rights in Bucks County and Montgomery County, PA.  Our accident lawyers are here to help victims of electrical shock and burn injuries and their families get the financial help they need to recover.

When so much is at stake, you need a top-level lawyer who understands every aspect of the system.  We have over 270 years’ collective experience helping clients recover compensation for serious injuries, our construction accident lawyers understand how to protect your rights.  We take the time to listen and then we go to work investigating your case.

We offer a free initial case evaluation where we listen, ask questions and explain your legal right to compensation.  If you or a loved one have sustained electrical shock or burn injuries, speak to one of our injury lawyers about your options today.

Our Bucks County Accident Lawyers Represent Clients in All Types of Electrical Shock and Burn Injury Cases

Our Bucks County accident lawyers handle cases involving all types of electrical shock and burn injuries, whether the accident was at work or home.  Electrical shock and burn injuries are frequently caused by work accidents, including by:

  • Improperly installed electrical wiring,
  • Electrical wiring that is not up to code,
  • Contact with electrical wiring or power lines in wet conditions,
  • Cranes or scaffolding used dangerously close to active electrical lines,
  • Construction equipment inadvertently digging too close to underground power lines,
  • Using flammable materials too close to electricity,
  • Failure to use proper ground-fault protection.

Regardless of the circumstances, our lawyers can help you understand your legal rights.  We work tirelessly to ensure you get the most compensation possible to protect your financial security.

Severity of Work-Related Electrical Shock and Burn Injuries in Southeastern PA

The impact of an electrical shock injury can vary dramatically depending upon the circumstances.  Common types of electrical shock injuries include:

  • Severe burn injuries where the electrical current entered and exited the body,
  • Internal organ damage,
  • Burn injuries to the internal tissue,
  • Abnormal heart conditions, including heart attack,
  • Severe disfigurement,
  • Death.

In addition to burn injuries caused by the electricity itself, work electrical shock accidents often result in additional injuries when workers fall from scaffolding, ladders or roofs as a result of the shock.  Although these fall injuries are ancillary to the electrical shock itself, they can be just as severe as the electrical shock injuries and may include:

Getting the Compensation You Need for Electrical Shock and Burn Injuries in Southeastern PA

Many of the injuries sustained in electrical shock accidents at work will require extensive medical care.  Burn injuries are often treated by painful skin grafting and reconstructive surgeries—often over a period of years.  Some types of electrical shock injuries never fully heal.

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, we’re here to help you get the most compensation available to help with your recovery.  Workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania generally covers your medical expenses and about two-thirds of your lost wages. We investigate to determine whether someone else might be financially responsible to help make up the difference.  Some examples of parties that may be held liable in a personal injury case include:

  • Business or property owners who failed to safely maintain their electrical systems,
  • Contractors or subcontractors who caused you to come into contact with the electricity by failing to follow required safety standards,
  • Equipment manufacturers or designers who provided a defective piece of equipment,
  • Electricians who installed faulty wiring.

Our legal firm has been rated as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report every year for the last decade.  For nearly three decades, we’ve maintained our perfect AV-rating from the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating firm.  We know what it takes to make a strong case if you’ve suffered electrical shock and burn injuries in Bucks County.  

We’ll fight to get compensation for:

  • All unreimbursed medical expenses,
  • Skin grafting and reconstructive surgery,
  • Permanent disfigurement,
  • Lost wages,
  • Loss of your ability to earn a living in the future,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Damages for wrongful death if the electrical shock accident resulted in a fatality.

Contact Our Knowledgeable Accident Lawyers if You have Suffered an Electrical Shock or Burn Injury in Montgomery County, PA

Unfortunately, many injured workers rely on workers’ compensation alone after an electrical shock or burn injury.  While workers’ compensation is valuable, this choice often leaves financial help on the table. If you have been injured, speak with a knowledgeable accident lawyer to explore every option for recovering full compensation.

We provide free initial consultations for our potential clients in Montgomery County and throughout Southeast Pennsylvania.  If you’re searching for a dedicated and experienced lawyer to protect your legal rights after sustaining an electrical shock or burn injury, call the skilled construction accident lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Electrical Shock and Burn Injury Claims in Bucks County, PA

FAQ: Can I ever sue my employer for a work accident that results in electrical shock or burn injuries?

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law generally prevents you from suing your employer. However, if your employer acted intentionally or extremely recklessly, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against that employer. There have been cases allowing lawsuits against the employer. The courts have simply been clear that the employer cannot merely have acted negligently to cause the accident. Our labor accident lawyers can help evaluate whether a suit against your employer may be possible.

FAQ: Can I get compensation from both workers’ compensation and through a personal injury lawsuit?

In some cases, yes. The answer depends upon the cause of your electrical shock accident. Applying for workers’ compensation benefits does not mean that you can’t file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party. Workers’ compensation is only meant to protect negligent employers from lawsuits. If a third party contributed to the accident, you may be entitled to both forms of compensation to cover all expenses, but you won’t be entitled to reimbursement for the same expense twice.