When you make your living as a construction worker, electrician or something similar in Ohio, you may face an elevated risk of electrocution or electrical injury, and such injuries have the potential to lead to serious long-term hardship, and sometimes, death. At John Brooks Cameron & Associates, we recognize that electrical injuries may have a serious impact on your overall quality of life, and we have helped many people who suffered electrical injuries while in the workplace pursue appropriate recourse.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, electrical injuries are associated with high mortality rates, and even if you are lucky enough to survive yours, you may find that your body never fully recovers from the incident. Electrical injuries can result from a number of different circumstances, but in many cases, they arise because of lightning strikes or exposure to low or high voltages.
Just how might your body react in the wake of electrocution or another type of electrical injury? Unfortunately, the physical effects of an electrical injury may prove numerous. After suffering an electrical injury, you may, for example, suffer serious and destructive thermal burns. In some cases, these burns may lead to long-term tissue or skin damage, and in many instances, they also cause serious pain.
Other health conditions commonly linked to electrical injuries include coma, seizure or cardiac arrhythmia or arrest, among others. Ventricular fibrillation, which makes the heat “quiver,” as opposed to pump as it traditionally does, is also associated with electrical injuries. Find more about electrical accidents and associated injuries by visiting our webpage.