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Electrocution Injuries / Electrical Accidents

Houston Electrocution Attorney

When someone is electrocuted or seriously injured in an electrical accident, the affects can be life altering. The frequency of these accidents has been on the rise in Texas over the past several years. Each year, people are severely injured and killed due to contact with power lines, and exposed electrical sources. Most of these occurrences are due to work-related accidental electrocutions. Electricians, technicians, and other electrical workers are at an increased risk of suffering a severe injury or wrongful death due to electrocution. When these injuries occur on the job, workers’ compensation benefits will provide some compensation for the injured workers losses, these benefits may be insufficient.

Attorney George Wilhite is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. At Wilhite & Associates, our firm has been representing electrocution victims throughout the Houston area for over 40 years. If you’ve been electrocuted, burned, or injured in an electrical accident, contact us to set up a free initial consultation to have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney. Our firm will help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to for the damages suffered as a result of the injury. We serve the greater Houston area, including: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Grimes, Washington, and Waller Counties.

Damages for Electrocution Injuries

The damages you might suffer from an electrocution can be devastating and may last for years to come. Some of these damages will include:

  • Medical expenses incurred for treatment of the injury
  • Future medical expenses for continued treatment or rehabilitation
  • Loss of wages and future wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental pain and anguish
  • Disability / Impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Future pain and suffering

When these injuries occur, a negligent party may be found liable for the injury and will be held responsible for compensating the victim for the damages suffered. At Wilhite & Associates, our experienced personal injury litigation attorneys will fight to get the maximum recovery possible.

Electrocution and Third Party Liability Cases

In cases where you are injured by electrocution on the job and your employer carries workers’ compensation, you will usually be legally unable to sue the employer for damages; however, if a third party was involved and may be found liable for the injury, you can file an electrocution injury lawsuit against the third party. Third parties in job-related electrocution cases may include manufacturers of defective safety or electrical equipment or property owners who fail to provide a safe environment.

At Wilhite & Associates, we have represented numerous victims of electrocution injuries where a third party was involved. In these cases, it is important to speak with an attorney right away to secure adequate legal representation as early in the case as possible. This will allow you the best chance at receiving the maximum recovery possible for the damages suffered as a result of the electrical accident.

Electrical Shock Caused by Defective Products

Accidental electrocutions, electrical fires, or electric shock may also occur due to the use of defective products among consumers, such as:

  • Hairdryers
  • Microwaves
  • Curling irons
  • Power cords
  • Household appliances
  • Power tools

Any product that runs on electricity can potentially cause an electric shock. When this occurs, the manufacturer, designer, or distributor of the product may be found liable if the electrocution occurred due to a product defect.

Injuries Suffered due to Electrocution

Electrocution injuries can be severe and may require continued medical care and rehabilitation. Some of the injuries inflicted on the body by an electric current, may include:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Muscle paralysis
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Electrical burns
  • High-voltage electrothermal burns
  • Muscle damage
  • Nerve and tissue damage
  • Organ damage

If you have suffered any of these injuries to due electric shock or contact with an electrical current, it is important to speak with an attorney to help you recover compensation for the damages, including the medical treatment and continued rehabilitation as well as other damages.

Electrical Safety Resources

Electrical Safety Foundation International – The ESFI is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration – The OHSA works to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

OSHA Electrical Standards – OSHA’s electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocutions, fires, and explosions.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. | Texas Electrocution Lawyers

The Attorneys at Wilhite & Associates, provide aggressive litigation for personal injury and wrongful death claims involving electrocution injuries. We represent our clients to recovery compensation for damages suffered from electrical accidents. If you or a loved one has been severely injured by electric shock or hurt in an electrical accident, contact us right away to schedule a free consultation to have your case evaluated an attorney. We take personal injury cases anywhere in the greater Houston area, including: Spring, Cypress, FM1960 area, Harris County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Montgomery County, or the surrounding counties of Fort Bend, Grimes, Waller, and Washington. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. represents clients from all over Southeast Texas, including:

Harris County - Aldine, Atascocita, Barrett, Barker, Baytown, Bellaire, Brownwood, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Cypress, Deer Park, East Houston, El Lago, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Hudson, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Kingwood, Klein, La Porte, Louetta, Lynchburg, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Pasadena, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Montgomery County - Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, The Woodlands

Fort Bend County - Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Kendleton, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons

Waller County - Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller

Grimes County - Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission

Washington County - Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill

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