Electrical problems are a leading cause of fires in the United States. Problems with electrical wiring and faulty or dangerous appliances account for thousands of fires every year. While some fires are indeed caused by the negligence of individuals-forgetting to turn off an appliance, for example-a great number are caused by dangerous and defective electrical equipment.
Individuals who have been injured in an electrical fire caused by faulty electrical products, negligent electrical maintenance, faulty wiring, or another factor caused by another person or party’s negligence can pursue a personal injury claim. At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., we serve clients throughout the country from our offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Tucson, Arizona.
Common Causes of Electrical Fires
Our firm represents clients who have been injured in an electrical fire caused by any of the following:
- Improperly installed heaters
- Defective appliances
- Defective water heaters
- Faulty wiring
- Improperly installed wiring
- Flammable products
- Circuit breaker malfunctioning
- Use of dangerous and fire-prone appliances : electric deodorizers, electrical fireplaces, space heaters, and more
Our firm represents homeowners, business owners, apartment renters, and others who have been injured in an electrical fire. Electrical fires can be difficult to extinguish, and many get injured or burned while attempting to put out a fire. Because the cause of the fire is electrical, the typical way to put out a fire by water may be ineffective and dangerous.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an electrical fire at home or at work, our firm can explain your legal options and help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. We represent clients who have suffered a range of injuries in a fire, including scarring and disfigurement. If your injury occurred at work, we can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, and explore additional sources of compensation if a third party caused or contributed to your injury.