Electrocution and Electric Shock Injuries
We’ve come to depend on electricity to carry out basic tasks and power our state of Indiana on a daily basis. As a result, very few of us think about how dangerous this form of energy can be when it comes into contact with a human. Electrocution is the passage of current in a human body leading to serious injuries or death. As a Northwest India electrical injury law firm, we know how serious these injuries can be, and how they can change your life permanently in a heartbeat, necessitating timely and expensive treatment.
How Electrocution Affects The Body
Electrical burns and electrocution can affect the body in a number of ways. An electric current, if not moving from one wire to another, will look for a conductor which will help it dissipate into the earth. When a person comes into contact with a naked or low-hanging wire, they will pass on the current via their body with disastrous consequences as it tries to find its way to the ground.
It is not uncommon for individuals to suffer cell and nerve death as the current penetrates the skin and blood vessels. It can also lead to seizures, heart ventricle fluttering leading to heart attacks, or even burns inside one’s lungs depending on the current type, voltage and circuit.
One can be electrocuted in a number of ways whether they are at home or at work. The electrical company may ignore calls to maintain their lines which may hang too close to the ground, leading to children coming into contact with them. At the same time, workers at a construction site, due to poor safety practices, may have an electrified wire come into contact with them as they climb up ladders. Lastly, a defective product whose wiring was done in a rushed manner may lead to the a user experiencing electrocution due to a manufacturer who never took the time to pass every product through safety tests.
Electric shock, electric burns and electrocution in general can lead to severe and life-altering injuries. Extensive burns, respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, and hearing loss are but a few of the injuries you can expect to suffer, with some of these turning out to be permanent. As a result, you need the services of an experienced electrical burns attorney in Northwest Indiana to help you get the compensation you deserve from negligent parties.
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