Electrical machinery and appliances at home or in the workplace are among the most common sources of electric shock. The effects of an electric shock can range from a relatively minor unpleasant sensation to severe injury or even death. Anyone who lives or works with or around electrical sources should be fully aware of the dangers of electric shock.
If you or someone you love has suffered an electric shock from an appliance or other electrical machinery, you may be able to take legal action against the party at fault for designing, manufacturing, or distributing the product. To learn more, contact an Iowa personal injury lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
Common sources of electric shock include:
- Fuse boxes
- Extension cords
- Downed power lines
- Power tools
- Electric fences
Most electrical appliances become potential sources of electric shock when used near water. Wet conditions increase the risk of shock by lowering the resistance power of your skin. For this reason:
- Keep all electrical appliances, including radios, extension cords, and hair dryers away from bath tubs and swimming pools.
- Never handle electrical appliances with wet hands.
- Never attempt to handle outdoor electrical equipment in the rain.
There is no substitute for using common sense when handling electrical appliances to avoid the risk of electric shock. However, a defective or malfunctioning appliance or electric source can cause serious injury to even the most cautious person.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving electric shock, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses from the party at fault. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact an Iowa personal injury lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.