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Electrical Burn Injuries

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on July 13, 2012

Daytona Beach Electrical Burn InjuryWhen you or a loved one suffers electrocution or an electrical burn, our Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation for electrical injuries. Electricity can be very unpredictable, both in the way it behaves and in the kind of injuries it causes. For this reason, you should not accept any compensation from an insurance company until you are sure of the extent of your injuries and you have secured legal representation.

Electrical Burn Injury

Our burn injury attorneys can help you receive the compensation you need for your electrical burn injuries. Electrical burns can result in serious long-term injuries. Because electricity travels through the body, electrical burns may be deeper and more extensive than heat contact burns. Electrical burns often require expensive medical treatment and time away from work. Remember never to accept compensation from an insurance company until you have secured legal representation. Accepting any amount of money from an insurance company may waive your right to demand fair compensation for your injuries.

Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can result from an electrical burn injury and our attorneys represent many clients who have suffered these types of serious electrical injuries. The human nervous system is the “wiring” that carries electrical impulses to and from the brain. Because the nerves transmit information in the form of electricity, electrical injuries to the nerves can have devastating and unpredictable effects. Victims of electrical injury may suffer temporary, permanent, or relapsing and remitting symptoms such as pain, numbness, and immobility. These symptoms can affect a person’s daily life and make it difficult for them to work while medical bills accumulate. Because nerve damage from electrical injuries is so unpredictable, you must not settle with an insurance company until you are sure of the extent of your injuries and have secured proper legal representation.

Organ Damage

Because electricity can travel through the body, it can cause internal organ damage that is not apparent externally. If you have suffered an electric shock, you must seek medical attention right away, even if you have no obvious symptoms. Organs including the brain and heart function by electrical impulses and are particularly vulnerable to serious electrical injury. You should also seek experienced legal representation before you talk to an insurance representative. Any acceptance of money from an insurance company can waive your right to demand total compensation for your injuries.

Causes of Electrical Burn Injuries

Electrical burn injuries may be caused in a number of ways. These injuries may occur at work, due to exposed wiring or faulty equipment. They can also happen at home, when owners are working on home renovation projects or when small children access plugs that are not baby-proofed. No matter the cause of you or your loved ones electrical burn injury, our Daytona Beach wrongful death attorneys can provide the skilled legal representation that you need during this difficult time.  

Contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau

If you have sustained electrocution or an electrical burn, the injury attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast are here to help. Our lawyers advise you not to speak with an insurance company about your accident until you contact an attorney. We understand Florida law, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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