Jackson Electrical Shock/Electrocution Lawyer
We are all exposed to electricity to some degree in our jobs. Cords, power outlets, exposed wiring, underground electric lines, overhead power lines, misuse of equipment, and defective equipment can all cause electrical injuries. While most victims are in the construction trades, such as electricians, carpenters, roofers, laborers, and painters, anyone can be injured by electricity.
Electrical injury occurs when a person is exposed to a low- or high-voltage electrical source. The effects can be mild or severe, depending on how high the voltage is, the type of electrical current, the length of exposure, and the general health of the person who suffered the shock.
Electrocution and electric shock are not the same thing. Electrocution generally refers to fatal electrical injuries, while nonfatal injuries are simply known as electrical injuries.
Electrical injuries can lead to serious health effects such as burns, seizures, mobility issues, difficulty breathing, organ damage, cardiac arrest, and loss of consciousness. Get compensation for your damages with help from the Jackson electrical shock/electrocution lawyer at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC. We’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of Electrocution Injuries
There are several types of electrocution injuries that you should be aware of:
- Flash injuries. Flash injuries are quick and intense shocks that can cause superficial burns. However, there is no electrical current traveling past the skin.
- Flame injuries. Flame injuries are caused by an electrical source catching a person’s clothes on fire.
- Lightning injuries. These are high-voltage shocks that occur due to contact with lightning.
- True injuries. These occur when an electrical current enters and exits the body. This can cause damage to virtually every organ.
While electrical injuries can greatly impact a person’s health, they can also cause financial damages. One of the biggest issues is time off work. Workers who suffer electrical injuries may be unable to work for an extended period of time. In fact, one study showed that one-quarter of workers who suffered electrical injuries over a five-year period had to take more than 30 days off work — that’s an entire month!
Having to take time off is never easy, especially when the time off is not paid. Plus, a bad boss can make the experience even more difficult, getting upset or even firing the employee for taking too much time off work for doctor’s appointments. If the employee is permanently or even temporarily disabled, there is the loss of earning capacity to contend with as well. Plus, there are typically ongoing medical expenses and rehabilitation to consider.
Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC Today
Electrocutions and electrical shocks can cause serious injuries and even death. If you have been affected, make sure you get adequate compensation for all your damages.
At Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC, we understand how hard these cases are to prove. Our
Jackson electrical shock/electrocution lawyer will work hard to get all relevant evidence, including medical records, security camera footage, and witness testimony. Call (601) 488-3975 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation.