Did You Suffer A Serious Injury?
Human beings conduct electricity incredibly well, which makes it very important
to clearly mark off or label potential electrocution hazards. Electrocution
injuries don’t happen quite as often as other types of serious injuries,
but they can cause some of the most devastating and potentially fatal
injuries at home or at the workplace. No matter where your injuries occurred
if they were caused by someone else’s negligence or reckless actions,
you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to hold those responsible accountable
for their actions and to secure compensation to cover any damages, harms
and losses and medical bills caused by your injuries.
Fill out our online form to tell us all about your case today.
At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our Nashville personal injury lawyers
are committed to providing injured victims with the knowledgeable legal
representation they require in their time of need. With more than a century
of collective experience, you can rest easier knowing that your case is
in good hands when you hire us to handle your case. These types of serious
injuries often cause permanent damage to nerves, muscles, skin, etc. that
require immediate medical attention, and more often than not these injuries
are caused by faulty equipment and poorly marked hazardous areas.
What Can Cause An Electrical Injury?
Any exposure to an intense electrical source could potentially result in
shock or injury, most of these types of injuries are caused by:
- Work-related exposure
- Contact with exposed wiring or appliances
- High-voltage power lines
- Mechanical failure
- Young children sticking a metal object into a socket, or chewing or biting
What Types Of Injuries Can Electricity Cause?
Victims could suffer from several types of injuries depending on the strength
and source of the electrical charge, including:
- Broken bones
- Heart attack
- Lung failure or trouble breathing
- Skin burns
- Numbness or tingling
- Irregular or stopped heartbeat
- Muscle spasms and pain
- Problems hearing, seeing and / or swallowing
There are four distinct types of electrical injuries as well, broken down
by the source of the electricity:
Flash Injuries: The electricity only causes damage to the skin of the victim and doesn’t
travel any deeper.
Flame Injuries: Some electrical injuries are caused after the electrical charge sets material
or clothing on fire that comes in contact with the victim’s skin.
True Electrical Injuries: When the victim becomes part of the electrical circuit – electricity
flows in one side of their body and out another – they can suffer
from this type of injury.
Lightning Injuries: These types of injuries are caused by high voltage and low duration charges
of electricity, like in a lightning strike. While some internal damage
may occur, the majority will likely be external or surface-level.
Call us at (615) 933-2893 to speak with a member of our firm today.
Speak With An Attorney Today
If someone else’s reckless actions or negligence caused you to suffer
a serious electrocution injury, contact our Nashville personal injury
attorneys at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge today. We’ve spent
our careers providing injured victims with the legal representation they
need to secure the compensation they deserve and have successfully recovered
hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients
since we first opened our doors.
Fill out our online form to give us the details of your case, or call us at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your case with a member of
our firm today.