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Electrical Burns

Electrical Burn Injury

A burn is an injury that is caused by heat, radiation, chemicals or electricity. Serious burns can be fatal, especially 3rd degree burns or higher. Burns that involve a larger surface area of the body are almost always fatal. Burns affect every organ in the body. The largest organ in the body is the skin. Burns also affect body temperature, body fluids, dexterity, and physical appearance. A severe burn injury may have far-reaching consequences in terms of emotional and psychological damage.

What Are Electrical Burns?

Electrical burns occur when an electrical current jumps from a wire, cord, outlet, or appliance to pass through a human body. The electricity can burn the skin and is capable of causing massive internal damage, including cardiac arrest. The internal injuries caused by an electrical burn may not be immediately evident, in that the visible electrical burns may simply be entry and exit points of the electrical current. The entry point is usually the hand.

What Causes Electrical Burns?

Electrical burns as seen at our Lexington/ Columbia, South Carolina practice may be caused by high voltage wires, overhead power lines, electrical outlets, cords, or appliances. Many injuries result from dropping a plugged-in appliance into water, a child putting an electrical cord into their mouth, or a person sticking something into an outlet such as a pin or their fingers. Many work related electrical burns are caused by the mishandling of wires or power lines.

If you or a loved one has received electrical burns through negligence, please contact our Columbia-area, South Carolina law practice.


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Kirk Morgan


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Billy Walker


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Will Walker


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Chuck Slaughter


Types of Burns

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Degrees of Burns

First , second , and third degree burns

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Burn Injuries

There are many types of burn injuries

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Scald Burn Injury

Caused when very hot liquids come into contact with skin

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Electrical Burns

Electricity can burn the skin and is capable of causing internal damage

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Chemical Burns

Caused when a strong acid or base comes into direct contact with skin

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Car/Boating Accidents

Thermal burns can occur if the car catches fire or explodes

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Gas Explosions

Caused when a gas leak combines with an ignition source

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Worker’s Compensation

If you've been burned on the job, you may need legal guidance

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E-Cigarette Burns

Can be caused by defective batteries or overheated vapor

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