Electrical Burns Are Common And Serious

Burn injuries can be very common in the workplace. Some are minor and cause minimal damage or trauma. Others, however, may induce life threatening and life altering injuries. One of the most severe burns you can sustain is an electrical burn. An electrical burn occurs when the human body comes into contact with an electrical current that results in very severe injury but not death. The severity of an electrical burn is contingent on the size, current strength, pathway taken and duration of exposure to current. Seeking medical and legal help after a workplace electrical burn is highly advisable.

If you have suffered an electrical burn while at work or on a job site it makes sense to work with a Delaware County electrical burn lawyer. Call the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940 or contact us online. Ms. Truscello has the knowledge, skills and resources to get you the compensation and benefits you are entitled to.

Electrical Burn Types

There are 3 types of electrical burns:

  1. True Electrical Burns: These result from direct contact or exposure to the electric source with the current flowing from the source, through the body and to the ground. An entry wound and a much larger exit wound in the hallmark of a true electrical burn.
  2. Arc Burns: These burns occur when a current jumps from its source, to the ground but passes through your body in between the two points. With an arc burn there are typically multiple points of entry.
  3. Thermal Burns: Thermal burns are the result of a spark igniting your clothing or protective gear. These types of burns are commonly seen in true electrical burns as when the current travels through the body it ignites and melts your clothing.

Electrical Burn Injuries

Electrical burns induce different types of injuries than most other accidents. There can be severe soft tissue and skeletal damage due to the exit and or entry wounds caused by the current. The high voltage and violent force associated with electrical burns has the power to fracture and dislocate bones. Heart problems after the accident are common as the electrical current can disrupt the normal electricity driven heartbeat. The most common heart injuries are arrhythmias and tachycardia, or speeding up of the heart beat. Nerve damage is also common following an electrical burn.

Life After The Accident

Recovering from an electrical burn can take years, and your quality of life may not be what it was prior to the accident. While seeking medical care and recuperating from your injuries should be your priority, it is also important to seek the advice of a skilled Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer. They can focus on helping you recover financial losses such as lost wages, medical expenses, therapy costs and pain and suffering benefits.

Contact Media Work Injury Lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello if You Have Suffered an Electrical Burn

Injuries caused by electrical burns can undoubtedly hinder your ability to lead a normal life. If you, or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident please call the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940. Philadelphia work injury accident lawyer Deborah M. Truscello will do her best to get you the full, fair and just compensation based on your injuries. She will work to determine the total current and future value of your claim by taking into consideration current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, therapy bills, prescription costs and diminished quality of life.