Electric Shock Injuries
An electric shock injury is a serious medical emergency that requires immediate attention. If you have suffered from an electric shock injury, you could be facing a variety of different injuries and varying degrees of pain. While some electric shock injuries result in broken bones, others can result in severe burns. While some electric shock injuries can be fatal, others can be hardly felt. If your loved one has suffered from suspected an electric shock injury, then now is the time to do something about it.
Please contact our team of compassionate and qualified Minnesota electric shock injury attorneys today by filling out the form on the side of this page or phoning one of our offices.
What is an Electric Shock?
An electric shock injury is any form of injury caused by an electric shock. When the human body comes into contact with any source of voltage, it can send an electric shock through the system. If the electric shock is 1 milliampere (mA) or higher, then the human body will be able to feel it. Electric shocks are sent through the hair on our body or through our muscles.
There are two different types of electric shock, both of which can result in serious injury:
- Direct current electric shocks make it impossible for the victim to let go of the source, even though it is hurting. This type of electric shock causes involuntary muscular contractions and can have devastating effects to your entire body
- Alternating current electric shocks are generally responsible for heart failure and other complications.
Instances of Electric Shock Injury
In many instances, children are the victims of electric shock injuries. This is simply because they are not aware of the dangers surrounding electrical outlets. However, it could also be because of neglect or abuse in a child care or school situation.
We also deal with a lot of electric shock injuries that occur in the workplace. It is important to familiarize yourself with workplace injury claims as well as your worker’s compensation rights if you have suffered an electric shock injury while on the job.
Injuries Caused By Electric Shock
If you have suffered from an electric shock, you could be looking at any of the following injuries in varying degrees of seriousness.
- Thermal burns
- Brain damage or brain injury
- Muscle tears and soft tissue injury
- Broken bones
- Ventricular fibrillation
If you have suffered the physical, emotional and financial shock of any electric shock injury, then you deserve to be fairly compensated. An electric shock injury can result in a loss of income, medical bills, rehabilitation and recovery expenses and additional unexpected living expenses.
Talk To Us About Your Case Today
Get the compensation you deserve for an electric shock accident. Contact our firm today at (952) 448-2800 – Chaska, (507) 388-1800 – Mankato, or (612) 424-6011 – Minneapolis. Consultations are free and cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid when you are compensated.