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Jacksonville Electrical Burn Lawyer

Because we are surrounded by electricity and its benefits all day, it is easy to forget how dangerous it really is. Even brief contact with an electrical current can easily become a medical emergency. Unfortunately there are many ways to suffer an electrical burn, from using a faulty household product to living in a home with bad wiring.

At the offices of Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie, we believe everyone has the right to live in safe environments and use safe equipment. That is why we work hard to hold negligent parties responsible for the injuries they cause. Electrical burn injuries are especially a concern, because the damage they cause can be so severe.

Symptoms of Electrical Burns

Electrical burns can be especially dangerous because they do not always cause obvious outward symptoms. A person who has suffered an electrical burn may appear to only be injured on the surface of his or her skin. Sometimes electrical burns do not cause any damage to the outer layers of skin at all.

However, the damage done to internal organs can still be very severe. Potential symptoms include:

  • Muscle damage leading to swollen limbs
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Paralysis
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle contractions, leading to bone fractures and dislocations

Causes of Electrical Burns

It is all too easy for a negligent party to cause serious injuries to other people. For example, property that has not been well maintained can pose a hazard if electrical equipment is left near puddles of water. Failure to post warning signs near high-voltage equipment can also be very risky. Defective products and unsafe work environment are also common causes of severe burns.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious electrical burn, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. To learn more, contact Jacksonville electrical burn lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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