When engaging in housekeeping, coming in contact with electrical work can potentially lead to serious and possibly fatal injuries. Because of this, you will want to determine if your injuries were the result of negligence on the part of another party when you come in contact with an energized source. A personal injury attorney can help you get to the bottom of this.
One situation where you might suffer an electric shock while performing housekeeping is when you come in contact with a defective product. For example, you may be cleaning a product that has exposed wires or that becomes energized in a way that is very dangerous.
If you are injured by a defective product, a personal injury attorney will typically argue that the product manufacturer had strict liability and that they were, therefore, responsible for any injuries you suffered after the accident. However, you will need to prove that you were using the product as it was intended to be used.
What to Do After You Are Shocked
Even if you believe you are not very badly injured, you will want to visit a doctor as soon as possible. There are several types of injuries you might suffer such as flash or flame injuries. Flash injuries are burns that occur even if no electricity travels through your body. Burn injuries result from an electrical spark igniting a fire that sets you or your clothes on fire.
In other cases, you may suffer a true electrical injury. The seriousness of the injury depends on the voltage and how the current passed through your body. You might suffer from internal organ damage and a brain injury. As a result, you will want to work with a personal injury attorney to calculate the damages you have suffered so you can receive full compensation.
How to Seek Compensation
There is no reason why you shouldn't be able to seek compensation for the neurological damage, vision damage, and physical disturbances that might have resulted from you being shocked while using a defective product while engaged in housekeeping.
An experienced personal injury attorney will get in contact with the company or their insurance provider and will attempt to reach a settlement out of court. If there is no way for you to settle out of court, the next step will be to file a lawsuit and build a case for why you deserve compensation. To learn more about if you have a case, contact a law firm like Yakov Mushiyev & Associates PC.