Electrocution can occur due to any electrical shock, and depending on the amount of electrical voltage, will determine the damage. When exposed to high-voltage electricity at a current of (1 A), a person can suffer permanent cell damage and burns. At lower levels of the draft (70 mA to 700 mA), individuals may experience fibrillation in the heart, which will generally require using a defibrillator to restart the heart muscle.
The data and statistics that have been collected show that there are approximately 3,000 people admitted to burn centers annually, and there are about 1,000 electrocution fatalities every year. The data shows that toddlers and adolescents are the largest age group suffering injury or fatality in electrocution incidences.
There are certain factors that will determine the amount of harm that is suffered during an electrocution accident:
Some types of electrical shock or electrocution result in damage to the cells, burns, and in some cases, it can lead to death. These include:
When an individual suffers an electrocution or electrical shock accident, depending on the level of electricity and the location of the body contacted, it can determine the damages done to the person.
These can include:
In an electric shock injury or electrocution incident, there can be damage to the organs that include:
There can be ongoing complications after being electrocuted and having damage to the central nervous system, which can include:
The person who suffers this type of injury should have immediate medical attention, even if the harm does not appear to be extensive. Individuals who survive this harm may have a painful and lengthy recovery time. Medical attention is necessary immediately and for an ongoing amount of time, especially if there has been permanent damage to the body. Death from being shocked remains a real risk.
Parties Who can be Responsible for Electrocution Injuries
When an individual, employer, or company is irresponsible in ensuring the safety of consumers, workers, or visitors, they can be held liable for their negligence if a person suffers an electric shock or electrocution accident due to their actions or by not acting. Some laws ensure the victim or the family of a loved one is fatally electrocuted to protect their rights and hold the negligent party accountable.
These laws include:
Suppose you or a loved one has been a victim of an electric shock or electrocution incident caused by the negligence of another. In that case, it remains essential to contact a personal injury attorney. Most of all, this is a legal advocate who can assist you in recovering compensation. Now you can get paid for past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, permanent disability, and other damages.
The bottom line is that one must consult a qualified legal advocate with negotiation and litigation skills to obtain compensation in electrocution accidents. A superior lawyer does this when clients are overcome with the abovementioned incidents. Strength by your side means victory. If you want to learn more about how to sue for electrocution on the job or elsewhere, call Ehline Law at (213) 596-9642. Feel free to use our website form too.
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