Kansas City Electric Shock Injury Lawyer
Electrical Shock Injury Lawyers Representing Clients in MO
Electricity is a hallmark of modern civilization, and is the way all of us receive basic luxuries of society. Without electricity, we cannot power our homes, receive air conditioning, keep our food cold, and charge our smart phones. However, electrical shock injuries continue to occur on a routine basis, causing severe injuries to everyone involved, and leading to lasting damage. Most injuries tend to occur to workers involved in an on-site accident. If you or a loved one have been injured due to electrical shock, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Seek help from a Kansas City Electric Shock Injury Lawyer today.
Electrical Shock Injuries and Accidents
Kansas City relies on our electrical workers to ensure that power runs smoothly, especially after severe thunderstorms rip through the town during the spring months. These workers often put their lives at risk by handling exposed and dangerous wiring. Most workers have been trained to work in these situations. However, sometimes scenarios occur which workers were not properly trained for, or companies act in a way that needlessly puts their employees’ lives at risk of electrical shock.
Electrical shock can be fatal in many circumstances due to the voltage which runs through the body. Other injuries can include electrical shock, burns, or falls caused as a result of electrical shock. Many injuries often lead cardiac arrest after the electrical shock. Most injuries received as a result of electrical shock require ongoing medical care and treatment. These cases can be handled by our professional attorneys from Smith Mohlman Injury Law, LLC.
Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation
Missouri is a comparative negligence state, which means that the amount of your injury damages will be reduced proportionally if you are found to be a percentage at fault. However, while pursuing a claim for damages, it is important to consult with an attorney to determine the best route of action. If you were injured on the job, then it may be best to proceed under a Missouri worker’s compensation claim. However, there are certain limitations to these claims, including your status as an employee. Contract workers will have a more difficult time in receiving damages brought under these claims, and validating your status as a full-time employee versus a part-time or contract employee could prove difficult.
Under a traditional personal injury claim, a victim of an electrical shock injury is entitled to bring a claim for damages that includes the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Workers who experience electrical shock are often unable to return to work, leading to dire consequences for their families. The damages allowed for after serious accidents can assist in alleviating the burden for these individuals.
Free Consultation With A Kansas City Electric Shock Injury Lawyer
The attorneys of Smith Mohlman have years of experience in handling personal injury claims. Our attorneys understand the danger workers put themselves in, in ensuring our community continues to receive electricity. Workers at construction sites are also at heightened risk of electrical shock, and are a crucial part of our growing community. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your injuries are appropriately compensated. Contact us at our office today for your initial free consultation.