Toronto Electrocution Lawyers
Construction sites are often full of impending dangers. There are many obstacles that obscure walkways and large, potentially dangerous pieces of equipment. While these are hazardous and important to watch out for, an even more treacherous incident that often occurs at construction sites is electrocution. Electrocution is an injury caused by electric shock, which occurs when electric currents move through your body. On construction sites, electrocution is often caused by live wires, poor wiring, malfunctioning equipment, or mistakes due to improper training and safety. To ensure and protect the safety of employees, as well as passersby, contractors and property owners are legally required to provide proper safety training, and mark and close off any areas that have electrical hazards. Proper warnings and signs must also be present.
While property owners and contractors are obligated to protect safety in many ways, the truth is this does not always happen, and when it does not, they become liable to the accidents that occur as a result. The effects of electrocution can be painful and stressful, and at the Mazin & Associates, PC, we sympathize with your predicament. That is why we are devoted to getting our clients the compensation they deserve.
Effects of Electrocution
The severity of injuries of electrocution depends on the amount of voltage, the type of current, the path the current travels in and through the body, and how long the current travels through the body. Symptoms and side effects of electrocution can usually range from relatively minor to extremely severe. The most common symptoms include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Muscle spasms and pain
- Breathing problems
- Skin burns
- Broken bones
- Irregular heartbeat
- Heart attack
While these are the symptoms of electrocution, there are three specific types of injuries that occur because of electric shock. The three injuries are:
- Cardiac arrest
- Muscle, nerve, and tissue destruction
- Thermal burns
No matter what the injuries or side effects, all effects of electrocution can affect a victim’s life. The physical pain, emotional trauma, medical expenses, and loss of income because of time away from work are all damages that can be recovered.
Contact a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been a victim of electrocution due to hazards at a construction site, you can recover damages. At the Mazin & Associates, PC, we believe it is important for property owners or contractors to be held accountable for the recklessness and negligence that led to your injury. We have experience dealing with electrocution and we know what it takes to get the restitution you need and deserve. Contact our office at (416) 250-1234 to discuss your case.