Who’s Responsible for My Electrical Injury?

Electrical injuries are dangerous. You may have suffered a serious burn or electrocution that can impact your life for years after the accident. Worse, you may be unsure who’s responsible for hurting you so badly.

Luckily, you don’t have to determine fault without help. Your personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg has the tools to identify the at-fault party when you’re hurt in an electrical injury. If you’re unsure who’s at fault, reach out for help from your lawyer.


Many electrical injuries happen on the job. Many workers are exposed to machinery or other tools that can cause electrocutions and even electrical burns if someone else is careless or if their machinery fails.

In some cases, you may be due workers comp, but there are exceptions. For example, your employer may not carry workers comp insurance, or you may have been injured by a third party. In these cases, you can speak with your accident lawyer to determine if your employer or a third party is liable and what you’re owed for the injuries you suffered.

Property Owners

Many people suffer serious electrical injuries because of faulty wiring in a location. You may have been in a store, for example, when you were exposed to faulty wiring in the building. You weren’t warned about the dangerous situation, and you were hurt because they failed to warn you.

When that happens, fault may lie with the property owner. Property owners and their insurers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their property for all visitors if others are allowed on their property. If they fail to protect your safety or warn you of these dangers, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries through a premises liability claim.

Government Agencies

Let’s say you were injured because a government project involved placing new utility wires, but the employees left dangerous wires exposed, leading to your electrical injury. Milwaukee residents may have grounds for a lawsuit against the state government.

But suing the government isn’t easy. You may need help filing your claim correctly and within the time limits, for example. You may need a lawyer as soon as possible to make your claim a success.

Contact a Lawyer After an Electrical Injury

It’s not just the electrical company that can be found at fault for your severe injuries. Electrical injuries are caused by more than a little shock from a doorknob or other metal surface from a little static. Electrical injuries like electrocutions, burns, nerve damage, and more can be dangerous, and they can be costly to overcome. 

That’s why it’s important to speak with your lawyer as soon as possible after your injury.

At the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, we know identifying the at-fault party isn’t always easy. You may also have trouble getting compensated fairly. Your lawyer can simplify things by helping you file and representing you in court

If you’re struggling to get compensated, reach out for a free consultation. Give us a call at 414-271-7007, or complete the online contact form below.