Louisiana Electrical Shock/Electrocution Lawyer
Other than falls, electrocutions are the most common fatal injuries at Louisiana construction sites. Chemical plant and other workers are vulnerable to these injuries as well. Usually, electrocutions cause serious burns or falls. Hand muscles involuntarily contract when electricity touches them (the no-let-go response). Holding an electric wire is almost like touching the surface of the sun. Electricity and the sun are about as hot. As for falls, arc blasts often throw victims through the air. Electrocutions also cause long-term injuries, like brain injuries. The body simply cannot absorb that much power.
Seriously injured victims need to work with the serious Louisiana electrical shock/electrocution lawyer at Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe. Although we’ve successfully handled thousands of these matters over the years, we give each one the same attention. This attention to detail helps us build solid cases which lead to maximum compensation for your serious injuries. No one can change the past. But our lawyers give victims the financial resources they need to get back to work and move on with their lives.
In many states, job injury victims must see a company doctor. So, in many cases, they get the treatment an insurance adjuster is willing to approve, as opposed to the treatment they need. Generally, however, Louisiana job injury victims may choose their own doctors. As a result, many medical expenses are slightly higher in the Bayou State. Examples include:
- Emergency Care: Electrocutions cause serious visible and invisible wounds. Many doctors only treat the visible wounds, precisely because they are so serious. Brain injuries and other such conditions are degenerative. So, comprehensive initial treatment, even though it’s more expensive, leads to a better outcome.
- Follow-Up Care: As most of us know, insurance adjusters usually only approve the cheapest fix. If a doctor asks for one or two follow-up visits, an insurance company will almost certainly only pay for one. As most of us know as well, there’s a difference between the cheapest care and the best care.
- Ancillary Costs: Health insurance often covers most or all of the cost of items like medical devices, diagnostic tests, laboratory tests, and prescription drugs. Therefore, many people don’t realize how expensive these things are. Workers’ compensation pays for all such items.
In fact, workers’ compensation pays for all reasonably necessary medical expenses. A Louisiana electrical shock/electrocution lawyer advocates for victims during medical treatment, so they truly get all treatment that’s reasonably necessary.
Electrical injuries don’t just mean high medical bills. They also mean extensive lost work. So, medical bill payment without lost wage replacement doesn’t cut it.
Usually, temporarily disabled victims receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage (AWW) until their doctors clear them to return to work. In addition to regular cash compensation, the AWW also includes irregular or non-cash compensation, such as missed overtime, missed performance bonuses, and per diem.
Permanently disabled victims, or the survivors of deceased victims, are usually entitled to lump sum payments.
Reach Out to a Diligent Lafayette Parish Attorney
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana electrical shock/electrocution lawyer, contact Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, LLC. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.