Anxiety After Electric Shock: Here’s What To Know

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Anxiety after electric shock

Anxiety after an electric shock is potentially very serious. If you are suffering from it then you should immediately seek medical attention as it can be an important sign of an electricity-related brain injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrical accident and you are suffering anxiety, you should also consider scheduling a free, no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an experienced electrocution lawyer. An attorney who specializes in shock injury and electrocution cases can help you and your family protect your legal rights, secure the medical care you need to heal and rebuild your life, and help you recover the best settlement possible in your case. An electrocution lawyer who specializes in cases involving anxiety after an electrical accident can help you by identifying all of the responsible parties that other more generalized personal injury lawyers often will miss and all of the layers of insurance coverage that may be available to you so you can receive the fullest, fairest settlement.

Anxiety is something that many people suffer from, but anxiety after an electrical accident can have special medical significance. This type of electrical injury is different from the more common generalized anxiety that, although also potentially disruptive and disabling, does not have the same cause or potential organic changes to the brain that anxiety following an electrical exposure may have.

What causes anxiety after electric shock?

Anxiety is one of the neuropsychological disorders that can be caused by an electric shock injury. It can also be a sign or symptom that the shock has caused a person to suffer serious brain damage or a traumatic brain injury.

An electrical injury occurs when a person touches, comes into contact with and/or is otherwise exposed to an electrical source which sends a current through the person’s body, resulting in injury but not death.

Tell your doctor

If you are suffering from anxiety after an electrical injury, tell your doctor immediately and do not delay in seeking medical care. Because anxiety can be a sign of a serious brain injury, you will want to get a diagnosis as soon as possible so you can begin treatment and start your healing process.

Diagnostic testing to determine the cause

When you seek medical care for anxiety after an electric shock injury, your doctor will conduct diagnostic testing to determine the cause. This may include: (1) a physical exam; (2) questions about your symptoms; (3) neuropsychological and/or neurocognitive tests; and/or (4) an MRI or CT scan.

Additionally, your doctor may order that one or more the following tests to determine whether a brain injury is causing your anxiety: (a) an electroencephalogram (to monitor brain waves); (b) an eye test that assess for changes in pupil size, eye movements and light sensitivities that are associated with brain injury; (c) DTI; (d) Positron Emission Tomography (PET); and (e) Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT).


Treatment may include: (1) psychotherapy; (2) cognitive behavioral therapy; (3) medication; (4) group and/or talk therapy; (5) hospitalization; and/or (6) residential treatment programs.

Do I have a lawsuit for anxiety after an electric shock?

If you or a loved one has suffered anxiety after electric shock, then you may be able to file an electric shock lawsuit against the negligent party for pain and suffering compensation and other economic damages as a result of your anxiety and any other injuries, including a brain injury.

Do I have a lawsuit if my anxiety was caused by an electric shock at work?

If you suffered an electric shock injury at work and that is causing your anxiety, then you may have a claim for Workers Compensation benefits against your employer. Unfortunately, you may be limited to only a Workers’ Comp against your employer, depending on whether your state’s Workers’ Comp law has an “exclusive remedies” provision.

However, if the electrical injury that caused your anxiety was the result of a third-party’s negligence (i.e., the negligent act of some other than your employer or a co-worker), then you may be able to file a negligence lawsuit for pain and suffering compensation against the at-fault third-party.

It is important to talk to an experienced Workers’ Comp lawyer for injuries that occur at work because many general practice personal injury lawyers do not know about the third-party exception to the “exclusive remedies” rule and they may mistakenly reject your otherwise serious and legitimate case.

Get help from an experienced electric shock injury lawyer

If you or someone you love is a victim of serious personal injury or death caused by electricity, you can call and speak with Jeff Feldman, arguably the nation’s most experienced electric shock accident and electrocution attorney. Jeff has litigated electrocution cases and electric shock injury cases in multiple states for families whose loved ones were injured after an electrical accident that was caused by faulty consumer products, negligence in the building and construction industry, downed or low-hanging overhead power cables, and defective or poorly maintained pool equipment. Jeff also consults with injury lawyers throughout the country on electrical accident injury and wrongful death cases involving electricity. You can call Jeff toll free at (800) 548-0043 for a free consultation.

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Jeffrey has tried more electrocution cases than most other injury lawyers in the country. He’s also secured several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, many who have lost loved ones in electrocution accidents.

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