Electrical injuries cause approximately 1,000 deaths in the United States each year. In adults, electrocution typically occurs in the workplace, while children primarily suffer electrocution in a household setting. Statistics indicate that the risks of electrocution are particularly high for construction workers, utility employees, engineers, electricians and other personnel who regularly come into contact with electrical sources. While all individuals who are injured in electrical accidents should seek the advice of an experienced accident lawyer, claims by those injured on the job can be especially complex given the interplay of the principles of negligence, workers’ compensation law, insurance coverage and occupational safety regulations.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as a result of electrocution or an electrical accident, Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.'s skilled accident attorneys in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania are prepared to help you protect your rights. Our personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of electrocution victims and their loved ones. We have successfully tried personal injury matters in state and federal courts, and have advocated on behalf of injured victims in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as arbitrations and mediations, securing substantial recoveries from power companies and product manufacturers on behalf of our clients. If you have been injured in an electrical accident, we encourage you to contact us today.