Electric shock injuries can be extremely painful and can cause lifelong injuries. Let us help your family recover the money that you’ve lost as a result of an electrocution accident.
Electrocution can be defined as conduction of electrical current through a person’s body causing injury or death. Many times, these types of injuries are attributable to negligence – especially when the accident occurs at work or on a construction site.
If left untreated, electrocution can lead to serious health consequences such as:
- Extensive burns
- Broken bones
- Spinal injury
- Personality changes
- Cardiac arrest
- Brain damage
- Hearing loss
- Deformity at the point of contact
- Memory loss
- Respiratory failure
- Renal failure
As mentioned before, electric shock accidents often occur at the workplace due to unsafe working conditions. For example, your employer may not put away electrical cables in a safe manner which may in turn cause electrocution when someone comes into contact with them. Alternatively, he or she may choose to not fix a broken circuit, leading to serious electric shock or death.
Other causes of electrocution include:
- Faulty electrical wiring in a building.
- Accidental contact between electricity and metal. For instance, this could happen when a ladder comes into contact with an electric cable at a work site.
- Using unsafe electrical equipment.
- Low hanging electrical cables.
- Inadequate training.
An electrocution injury can affect the body in numerous ways. For example, it may affect the heart and cardiovascular system by causing asystole, also known as a flatline. Alternatively, it could cause ventricular fibrillation which essentially refers to disorganized and useless fluttering of the ventricles found in the heart.
Electrocution can also cause respiratory injury. The lungs aren’t equipped to handle large electrical currents flowing through them. At the same time, electricity passing through the chest muscles causes tetany of the said muscles, often resulting in respiratory arrest.
Electrocution also typically affects the central nervous system, resulting in cell and nerve death. It’s usually said that any form of serious electric shock results in some degree of spinal cord injury, so this must always be included in your medical evaluation.
Most electrocution and electric shock injuries happen while at work or due to unsafe premises. As a result, you may be able to sue under a premises liability or work injury claim. As long as we’re able to prove that you’re injuries were as a result of negligence on someone else’s part, you may be able to seek damages in order to pay for your treatment and care going forward. Call us (for free) today for an over-the-phone assessment of your case and what you stand to gain with regard to your compensation. We’re available any time of day at 214-651-6100 (local) or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.
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The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.