Electrical Burn Injuries

Mar 12, 2020 | Burn Injuries

Electrical burns are not only very painful, but they can affect your organs in a way that most other burns cannot. Burn injuries can take a very long time to heal, and ongoing treatment or cosmetic repairs are sometimes necessary. These costs can quickly add up, especially if you are already losing money from missing work while you’re recovering. If your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, then you should not have to be financially responsible for treatment.

You deserve to know your legal rights after an accident so you can understand liability and make sure your insurance company is being fair with your claim. After an electrical burn, contact a lawyer to help pursue a claim for compensation. If you have suffered an electrical burn due to someone else’s negligence, the electrical burn attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas are here to help you win the financial compensation you deserve. 
Symptoms and Risks of Electrical Burns
Electrical burns can occur when electricity makes contact with your body. Not only can this type of burn damage the surface of your skin, but electrical currents can travel through your body. If this happens, electricity can damage both your skin tissue and your internal organs. The harm can range from mild to severe, sometimes resulting in death. There are varying levels of severity to damage of the skin from electrical burns:

Superficial burns affect the top layer of skin only. Like a sunburn, superficial electrical burns cause the skin to become dry, red, and painful.

Partial-thickness burns affect the top two layers of skin. The skin is redder than with a superficial burn and can blister or leak fluid.

Full-thickness burns go through every layer of skin, including the nerve endings. As a result, most people do not feel these burns, but the skin becomes white, gray, or black, and healing time is significant.
The health effects of electrical burns aren’t limited to the skin. Electrical injuries can also damage your organs, including:

  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Bones and muscles
  • Nervous system

When you suffer an electrical burn, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention to make sure the burn damage is limited to the skin only. And if someone else’s negligence caused this burn, call a lawyer at Williams Hart & Boundas to ensure they are held accountable.

Do I Need an Electrical Burn Lawyer? 
It can be difficult to prove liability or negotiate with tricky insurance companies if you want to fight your case on your own. Many laws come into play, especially when insurance gets involved, and it can be overwhelming for someone who is unfamiliar with their rights. A lawyer will have the necessary experience and connections and will be fully dedicated to your case so that you can be sure that you are getting swift and thorough representation. You want to be able to focus on your recovery, not a long legal battle to earn the compensation you deserve. A lawyer will be able to consider all factors, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering that resulted from your injury, and ensure these expenses are included in your settlement.

We know that it may be difficult to move around after you have suffered an electrical burn, so we will come to you for your consultation, whether you are at home or in the hospital. And we know the cost is a significant consideration for many people who are already bearing the financial burden for a serious injury, which is why you don’t pay us any fees until after we’ve won.

Disclaimer: This material is provided for informational purposes only. The provision of this material does not create an attorney-client relationship between the firm and the reader and does not constitute legal advice. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and the contents of this newsletter are not a substitute for legal counsel. Do not take action in reliance on the contents of this material without seeking the advice of counsel.

The information contained in this blog may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Accordingly, information in this blog is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete, and should not be relied upon as such. Readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.

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