Electric shock treatment is typically required if someone receives a significant shock from any electrical source. The basic rule of thumb is always to seek medical advice if you are in any doubt of your health following a shock, especially if it was a powerful one or if you are experiencing any notable symptoms. Furthermore, you should always seek treatment if you believe a third party caused the accident to occur.
Few people will ever experience a shock like this in their lives. Those that do occur are likely to be minor, and will require no treatment. However, when the current is significant, extensive burns and other injuries can be experienced.
Not all injuries are visible
This is very important to note, because burns can and will occur along the path of the electrical current. This means you may notice a burn at the points of entry and exit of the current, but you may see nothing else. However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t further burns inside the body that may have done significant damage.
If you have received a shock and you feel unwell, or you have lost consciousness, or have other symptoms you are uncertain of, it is always best to seek medical treatment immediately following the accident. This is particularly true if you believe a third party caused the incident, because your medical history may later prove very useful if you claim compensation.
Did you receive electric shock treatment within the past three years?
The reason we mention three years is because this is the time within which a claim to seek compensation must be made. This means it is not necessary to make a claim immediately following an accident of this nature (or indeed of any other kind). However, the sooner you find out more, the easier it will be to progress, purely because everything is very recent and will be fresh in your memory.
The first step is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. You can tell one of our advisors about your accident and electric shock treatment, and give them all the facts at your disposal. If one of our personal injury lawyers agrees to take your case, it will be on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means you don’t need to worry about solicitors’ costs if you lose.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen