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Electricity is one of the most dangerous elements in the house or workplace and can result in serious damage if handled carelessly. The following is a basic overview of electrocution and brain damage.

How Electricity Harms the Body

When electricity flows through your body, it causes damage to your muscles and nerves while burning your skin. An electrocution can result in permanent body damage and even death. In many cases electrical accidents, fires and explosions are the result of industrial machine malfunction, negligent building maintenance and automobile defects. If you were injured by electrocution, an experienced Electrical Injury Brain Damage Attorney can help you seek justice in a wrongful death suit or personal injury claim.

How Can an Electrocution Cause Brain Damage

Victims of electrocution may fall from heights or get thrown away from the source of electricity. The spinal cord and brain are part of the central nervous system and those suffering from electrocution are likely to sustain spinal cord and brain injuries. The spinal cord will get damaged if current goes from one hand to the other. Symptoms of brain injury include loss of consciousness, confusion and amnesia. Long term effects to the central nervous system include seizures, depression, aggression, spinal cord problems.

Other medical conditions associated with electrocutions include:

  • Heart attacks
  • Hearing loss
  • Loss of vision
  • Burns
  • Heart damage
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries

Where Do Electrical Injuries Occur?

Many electrical injuries take place on the job. Equipment failure, industrial accidents and poor electrical wiring are among the main causes of electrocutions. If you're injured while working, you can file a workers' compensation claim. In some cases you may not get fully compensated in a workers' compensation claim, this is the reason most victims file personal injury claims.

If you are faced with electrical injury brain damage, you should consult a Electrical Injury Brain Damage Attorney. Hiring an experienced attorney will help you determine what claim to make and what damages to expect.

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