The human body isn’t designed to channel high voltage. Unfortunately, bodies conduct electricity so well that it can cause significant harm when it occurs. If you accidentally touch a plug as it’s going into a socket, you lay hands on a live wire, or you otherwise come into contact with electrical current, you’ll not only get a nasty jolt, but you may also suffer burns, damage to tissue, muscle, and nerves, or even harm to your internal organs that could have long-term or life-threatening consequences. If you have been injured in such a way, you may need to speak with an electrocution accident lawyer. 

According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) research over a 10-year period between 2007 and 2016, 1,651 workers in the U.S. died as a result of an electrical injury. Most victims were active in the fields of construction and maintenance. During that time frame, an additional 21,550 workers suffered non-fatal electrical injuries.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) data shows that there are at least 30,000 non-fatal shock incidents in the U.S. annually on average, as well as an estimated 1,000 deaths due to electrocution, most often from high-voltage electrical exposure. About 20% of electrical injuries occur in children, but the majority affect workers.

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Common Side Effects of Electrical Injuries

It’s not uncommon to experience small electrical shocks that cause insignificant or minor trauma. Plenty of people have received short jolts from electrical outlets, extension cords, or small appliances in the home. These low-voltage incidents are unpleasant, but not usually harmful.

With that being said, even low voltage can be dangerous under prolonged exposure, while short-term exposure to high voltage can prove equally perilous.

The results of electrical accidents will vary by voltage, duration of exposure, how the current moves through your body (i.e., resistance), and personal factors like age, health, and more.

Common side effects could include:

Common Causes of Electrical Injuries

Severe electrical injuries could even result in death. How do these accidents occur? When do you need an electrocution lawyer like the experienced and compassionate professionals at The Ruth Law Team? Read on to find out more.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most common causes of electrical injury include:

Any time you suffer an electrical injury, you’ll want to seek medical assistance immediately. If the injury is work-related or the result of negligence or product liability, the capable electrocution accident attorneys at The Ruth Law Team have the experience to help you to negotiate a fair settlement or take your case to trial.

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When you’re not only coping with the challenges of recovery, but also facing the stress of a mountain of medical bills and an inability to work, the talented attorneys and legal professionals at The Ruth Law Team are ready to take on the burden of fighting your legal battle so you can focus on healing and getting back to your life.

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