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.
Burn injury cases often are the most difficult type cases and require the immediate attention of an experienced trial lawyer. We have decades of experience litigating cases involving burns, electrical injuries, and death. Call the fire and explosion lawyers at Gage Mathers to protect your legal rights.