I am sorry to hear about your accident. Electrical shocks can be very dangerous and often result in death. The extent of the damage of the current depends on several factors, including the amount of time the current passes through the body, the voltage, and the path the electricity takes through your body. Electrical shocks can cause heart issues, damage to the brain and nervous system, and damage to the other muscles and organs in the body.
Hundreds of people die each year in the U.S. from electrocutions, and many more are injured. Many of these are the result of workplace injuries. Survivors of severe electrical shocks may have many injuries that need to be treated, sometimes for the rest of their lives.
Many survivors of electrical shock are unable to return to their jobs. Normally, if a worker is injured on the job, he or she cannot sue his or her employer directly. Instead, the worker is entitled to workers’ compensation, which provides compensation for medical expenses and a portion of lost wages. Workers’ compensation can also pay the worker an amount for permanent disability if the worker is unable to return to his or her job. The worker may also be able to sue a third party who was responsible for the accident, such as a contractor.
Electrical shocks can cause permanent and immediate injury to the victim. If you have been harmed in the workplace by an electrical shock, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.