Been injured and suffered the symptoms of electric shock injuries?
There are thousands of people every year in Britain who are the victims of electrical accidents and have to endure the symptoms of electric shock injuries. These accidents are often avoidable, but not by those who have been injured. It is the case in many instances that someone else could have identified, or prevented, the accident from occurring.
As one of the UK’s leading law firms Accident Advice Helpline offers help and advice when it comes to making personal injury claims for the injuries caused by electrical accidents. We do this with the aim of making sure the victims of such accidents are awarded the compensation they deserve in light of the injuries they didn’t.
Do you know the symptoms of electric shock injuries?
Depending on the electrical current you have come into contact with, the injuries you have suffered will vary. In the home, generally the electrical current is 240 volts, while industrial electricity runs at between 440-1000 volts. These different voltages running through the body will cause different injuries and you should be aware of the symptoms of electric shock injuries.
The current passing through the body can do so in several ways, namely hand-to-hand, hand-to-foot or foot-to foot, and the manner in which it does this can also have a bearing on the injuries sustained.
Whatever the cause of the electricity passing through the body, the most common symptoms are listed below:
- Burns to the head, hands, elbows and heels
- Chest pain
- Muscle contraction
- Abdominal pain
- Spinal injury
Again these injuries are not typical of every electric accident, but as we have noted, they are common. Burns to the head, hands, elbows and heels are common in most electrical accidents as these are the places on the body where the electrical current will seek to leave the body.
The accident victim may also experience a loss of hair because it has simply burned; this can include head hair, body hair and eyebrows. The nature of the burns to the skin can vary depending on the voltage passing through the body and how long it takes to remove the victim from the current.
You should get in touch today
If you have been the victim of an electrical accident that was not your fault then you may well be entitled to make a personal injury claim. You can call our team of advisers today and one of them will guide you through our initial assessment with a view to determining if you have a claim to make.
The law governs personal injury claims and you can make a claim if you have been injured within the last three years, have been in receipt of medical treatment and were in no way responsible for the accident.
Our adviser will explain everything you need to know about the claim process and pass on your details to our no-win, no-fee* accident lawyers if you have a claim to make, and want us to represent you.
You can get in touch today by calling us on freephone 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile you can reach us by ringing 0333 500 0993. Our lines are open daily and our team is on hand to ensure you have all the advice and information you need to make an informed choice about pursuing a personal injury claim.
Category: Electric shock injury claims