At Gage Mathers, we have decades of experience litigating cases involving electrical injuries and death (electrocution). If you, or someone you care about, has been hurt or killed by electric current, call Gage Mathers now. An experienced lawyer is standing by to help.
Electrical burn injuries are caused by the heat generated when your body tries to resist the electric current as it courses through the body. The current flows, and the heat increases as the current tries to exit the body. Electricity flowing through the body has devastating effects, both internal and external, including heart disturbances, burns, scars, and more.
Electrical injuries caused by someone else’s negligence can result from a variety of circumstances, including:
- Arc or Flash Burns: High temperatures caused by an arc or explosion anywhere near the body can cause serious injuries, even if the victim has no direct contact with the source.
- Thermal Contact Burns: When the skin or clothing comes in contact with overheated power sources it can cause life-changing injuries, often when the electricity exits the body.
- Internal Injuries: These are often the worst type of injuries because they cause the greatest damage and are often the hardest to detect. Injuries can include organ damage, internal bleeding, tissue damage, and nerve and muscle damage, often resulting in death.