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Most electrocution accidents take place in industries that work closely with electrical wiring.
Occupations such as electricians, construction workers, maintenance and repairmen, and technicians are most at-risk of being shocked by an electric current, but no one industry is completely safe.
If you’re a survivor of an electric shock or lost a loved one from an electrocution, you need an electrocution attorney who will collect the compensation you are owed for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and other personal damages. The Enriquez Law Firm is committed to protecting the rights of surviving workers in El Paso and Las Cruces as well as their families. We realize the steps that follow will not be easy, which is why we’re here to be a partner in the battle for your rights.
The Harsh Reality: Most Electrocutions End in Death.
The strength of an electrical charge corresponds with its voltage. Consider the following: your household primarily runs on 110-volt power circuits while some large appliances such as your refrigerator may require a 220-volt power source. A charge with 500 volts it qualifies as high voltage, which is extremely dangerous for your health and safety. If you are shocked by a current, the longer the current flows through your body, the more severe the damage is likely to be. On average, electricians work with electrical voltage systems of 480 volts or higher.
The body’s natural resistance is its defense against electricity. The internal tissue has a lower resistance compared to the skin. A small shock may not be an issue, but once the skin is passed, the rest of the body is simply defenseless, which is why a 3-volt battery is harmless, but an electrocution of 400 plus volts may be deadly or cause permanent damage.
Types of Accidents
Shock accidents can happen in a number of ways, the most common accidents including:
- Contact with a power line
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Touching an exposed electrical current
- A tool coming in contact with an underground line
- Accidental contact with exposed electrical sources
- Power cords, electrical cords, and extension cords
- Defective products including microwaves, lights, and other electricity-powered items
The Severity of These Accidents Are Life Changing
The results of accidents, if not fatal, may result in one or more of the following bodily damages:
- Changes in alertness
- Breathing issues or lung failure
- Broken bones
- A heart attack
- Severe headaches to daily migraines
- Problems with the mouth including chewing food and swallowing
- Issues with vision and hearing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle spasms and consistent pain
- Numbness or tingling in the muscles
- Neurological problems
- Nerve damage