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Electrocution and Electrical Injury was the sixth most common cause of workplace fatality and injuries across all industries. There were 2,210 nonfatal electrical injuries in 2017, an increase of 35% over 2016. Electric shocks accounted for 1,330 nonfatal injuries, while burns accounted for 900. For a skilled laborer injured by an electrical accident at work, the injury may prevent them from returning to their job. Depending on the circumstances, the worker may be entitled to pursue a workers' compensation case and/or a third-party lawsuit against the other contractors involved in the work. Our electrical Injury Lawyer representing electrical injury, electrical shock, and electrocutions. We service the Galveston, Beaumont, Baytown, Texas City, Webster, Pearland, League City, Houston, and throughout Texas. Call our attorney at 713-829-4317.
Common Injuries from Electrical Shock
- Severe electrical burn injuries
- Cardiac arrest or heart arrhythmia (often leading to death)
- Damage to the central nervous system
- Organ damage
- Brain damage or Brain Injuries
- Mild to Severe Burns (often causing bodily disfigurement)
- Nerve Damage
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Falls, Dislocations and Fractures
- Visual, Hearing and Speech Impairment
Statistical Information On Electrocution Injury
- According to Electrical Safety Foundation International, about 54% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the construction industry in 2017, accounting for 136 fatalities.
- Electrocutions were the third leading cause of worker deaths in the construction industry, after falls and being struck by falling objects.
- Electrical accidents can also take place in the home as a result of defective household products or faulty wiring. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were an average of about 48 electrocution fatalities per year associated with consumer products from 2010 through 2013. The most common product category involved in electrocutions were large appliances, followed by small appliances and ladders.
Electrical Shocks Impact on the Body
- Musculoskeletal System—Large amounts of damage to the muscles and organs can stem from the electrical shock and injuries from falling or being thrown.
- Central Nervous System—When electricity passes through the body, it can cause damage to the brain and nervous system. If the current goes through the brain, it can affect many different functions and even cause respiratory failure. There can also be spinal cord injuries, either from the current itself or from the victim falling or being thrown by the current.
- Cardiovascular System—Asystole (referred to as a "flat line" or lack of heartbeat) and ventricular fibrillation (useless fluttering of the heart) are common causes of death in electrocution cases. If the heart is not revived in a timely manner, the shock can be fatal.
Medical Treatment for Electrocution Accidents
- Burns— Almost all survivors of electrical accidents will have external and internal burns. These may require surgery to remove dead or damaged tissue, such as skin grafts, and may necessitate treatment in a hospital burn unit.
- Infection is the most common cause of death in people hospitalized after an electrical injury.
- Cardiovascular Problems— There can be permanent damage to the heart, which may require surgery or medical attention for the rest of the victim’s life.
- Neurological Issues— Many issues can be caused by an electrical shock to the brain and nervous system, which may lead to the need for treatment for amnesia, seizures, nerve damage, and other neurological problems.
- Muscle and Bones— Broken bones and muscle damage may require treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation.
Attorney For Electrical Shock Accidents In Texas
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