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.