The Shachtman Law Firm has represented a number of clients who have suffered electrical shock and electrocution injuries on and off the job. When electricity enters your body, it often leaves both an entrance and an exit wound. The current races through your body, often burning through skin, tissue, nerves, and muscle. The results can be devastating, with potentially lifelong symptoms that include:
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The Shachtman Law Firm has and continues to work with a number of extremely competent electrical engineering experts throughout the country. We have an understanding of how utility companies operate their electrical equipment and facilities. We have experience dealing with defective and dangerous overhead power lines; faulty surge arrestors; power lines that are hanging too low or located too close to buildings; power lines that have not been properly maintained; cable, communication and telephone lines that have been charged with stray or foreign voltages; inadequate surge protection; faulty wiring; power surges and defective and dangerous guy and support wires.
If you receive an electrical shock injury, you may have difficulty proving it. While electrocution is proven by death, electrical shock often leaves no evidence of a physical injury. But the injuries are there, and the results can be devastating. The electricity goes in one part of the body and comes out somewhere else, and as it passes through your body, it can cause serious and permanent damages. The Shachtman Law Firm will help you demonstrate your injuries and damages to the insurance company and lawyers involved in your case.