The Cost of Treating Electical Burns
If a person comes in contact with an open source of electricity, he or she may sustain severe burns at the site of contact, the pathway through the body, and the point of exit. These electrical burns can be devastating, as they can damage a person’s internal organs and tissues as well as the skin. Because of the extensive injuries associated with electrical burns, people who experience these painful injuries may require lengthy medical care and time away from work in order to recover.
Caring for an electrical burn injury may put you and your household in a difficult financial situation. Although medical treatment is necessary, it can be costly. However, if your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover your medical bills and other damages. For more information regarding your legal rights, contact a New York City injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
Providing Care for Electrical Burns
As electrical burns often involve severe internal injuries, it’s common for a person to require more medical care than initially expected. The following are different types of medical treatment a person may need after an electrical burn:
- Skin grafts and other skin damage treatments
- Prescription drugs including painkillers
- Use of heart rhythm regulators such as pacemakers
- Physical or occupational therapy
Additionally, sometimes the injuries associated with the burn may be so severe that a person is unable to return to work for months or even years.
If you or someone you love has sustained an electrical burn because of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you may be eligible to fight for compensation for the cost of those injuries. For more information about this legal action and how we can help you prepare a claim, contact a dedicated New York City injury attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.