Electrocution Injury Lawsuits
Accidental electrocution is an all too common occurrence in Michigan. Many times an electrocution injury or death is the result of a defective product, such as a household appliance or even a power tool. These claims are considered products liability cases due to the negligent design or dangerous aspects of the product. These cases can be brought in order to recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of physical ability, lost earnings and medical expenses.
Michigan electrocution injury lawyers also investigate electrocution injuries that occur in the work environment. Work related accidental electrocution can occur when a worker is exposed to either a power line or other exposed electrical source. While many times the employee is covered by workers compensation, the injury may have been the result of the failure of some party other than the employer to provide safety or prepare the work site by deactivation of the electrical source. If a third party is responsible a claim can be made for damages, especially when the worker's compensation benefits are insufficient to provide for the injured worker or his family.