Electric shocks are capable of causing serious injury and death. Faults in wiring, fuses, and other electrical components can cause anyone repairing or using affected equipment to sustain life-threatening injuries. If you have suffered an electric shock and believe someone’s negligence may be responsible for your suffering, you can seek compensation for your losses.
The Dangers of Electrocution
As electric current passes through our bodies, it can cause serious damage to internal organs – including the brain. In fact, the word “electrocution” is actually a combination of the words “electric” and “execution.” The fact that the word “electrocution,” originally meaning death by electricity, became standard for describing electric shock might be a sign of the potential dangers of electricity.
It does not take very much electricity to cause serious injuries. Household current is more than enough to cause death in a person. Unless correct wiring procedures are followed exactly, everyday electrical devices, outlets, and more can cause unexpected electric shock and death. Simply put, there is a very real reason you should turn off the circuit breakers before working with electrical equipment.
Hiring trained electricians, using safety equipment, and following advised safety procedures are the only way to minimize the risk of electric shock. If you or someone you love have been injured because of improper wiring, the people who neglected your safety and the safety of others can be held responsible for their actions. You should not have to suffer because of their negligence.
If you or someone you know has sustained severe injuries from an electric shock, and you believe someone is liable for your suffering, you can seek compensation for your medical bills and suffering. To learn how a Kankakee personal injury lawyer can help you, contact the law office of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (815) 929-9292.