Every year, some people are subjected to electric shocks. These can be fatal in some cases, very serious in others, and very mild in still more examples of this incident. Most people will suffer some electric shock symptoms, but these can vary depending on the severity of the shock.
For example, an electric shock can leave burns on the skin. These will occur at the point the electrical current entered the body, and at the point where it exited. These two points may be in very different parts of the body. It is also common to feel numbness or tingling in the affected areas, as well as elsewhere.
What about the more common electric shock symptoms in more serious cases?
If the electrical current was severe, you may fall unconscious. Muscle spasms mean it is not always possible to be thrown back by the force of the current. Some people remain holding onto whatever shocked them to begin with. This allows the current to continue to flow, and it also means no one can get close to them to provide any first aid until the current has been switched off.
Some victims may be confused after suffering a shock, while others may suffer from seizures. Additionally, other burns may potentially occur inside the body, as the electrical current passes from the point where it enters the body to the point where it leaves.
Always seek help
You may already have been through this situation if you received an electric shock recently. If it happened in the past three years, and if you think you were the victim of a case of negligence, it is advisable to call us to find out if you might receive any compensation for what happened to you.
Accident Advice Helpline has spoken to other people over more than 16 years, some of whom experienced a range of electric shock symptoms. It doesn’t matter whether you suffered major or minor symptoms – it is still worth calling our team of advisors now. You can do this on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. When you have a chat with someone on our team, you’ll soon know if one of our personal injury lawyers might accept your case, working with you on a no-win, no-fee* agreement. Don’t you deserve to find out more information?
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Electric shock injury claims