Dizziness after electric shock can be a symptom of a traumatic brain injury that was caused by an electrical accident. If you or a loved one is experiencing dizziness after suffering an electricity-related shock, you should seek medical attention immediately.
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.
Electrical shock injury cases involving dizziness and possibly electricity-related brain injuries are not only very serious cases, but they are extremely different from any other type of personal injury case. To ensure that your case is being handled as thoroughly as possible and that you are getting the best settlement possible, you need the help of an electrocution lawyer who specializes in cases involving anxiety after an electric shock. He or she will know how to identify all of the responsible parties that other 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.
What is dizziness after an electric shock?
Dizziness after electric shock occurs when a person experiences the sensation of spinning, feeling unsteady and being unbalanced during the days, weeks and months after having suffered an electrical accident. A person who is experiencing these symptoms may feel like he or she is about to fall or faint.
Tell your doctor about your symptoms
Talk to your doctor immediately and do not delay in seeking medical care if you or a loved one is experiencing dizziness after an electric shock. Your doctor will conduct an examination and help determine the cause. This is serious because this can be a symptom of an electricity-related brain injury.
To diagnose the cause of your disequilibrium after an electrical accident, your doctor may conduct or ask you to undergo any or all of the following testing: (1) a physical exam; (2) answer questions about your symptoms; (3) neuropsychological and/or neurocognitive tests; and/or (4) an MRI or CT scan.
If your doctor or another specialist suspects that your dizziness is caused by or a symptom of a brain injury, then any of the following test may also be recommended: (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).
Do I have a lawsuit for dizziness after an electric shock?
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 dizziness after an electric shock and any other injuries, including a brain injury.
Do I have a lawsuit if this injury was caused while I was at work?
If you’re suffering dizziness after an electric shock injury at work, 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, even if your state does have an “exclusive remedies” provision in its Workers’ Comp law, you may still be able to bring a lawsuit for pain and suffering compensation against a negligent third-party who is neither your employer or a co-worker.
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 this “negligent third-party” exception to the “exclusive remedies” rule.
Consequently, if you talk to the wrong lawyer, your serious and legitimate case could be mistakenly rejected.
How much compensation could I get for dizziness after electric shock
There is no formula for how much compensation you will be entitled to if you suffer from dizziness after an electric shock. It will depend on the facts on your case.
However, there are several factors that will be considered: (1) the nature and extent of your injuries; (2) your medical needs now and in the future as you recover from your injuries; (3) your pain and suffering; and (4) the experience and track record of your lawyer.
Electrocution lawyers whom the insurance companies know have a track record of success at trial can settle cases considerably faster and for more money.
However, the opposite is true if you hire an attorney who has no experience with electrocution cases. These lawyers will generally experience – and succumb to – “scorched Earth” defense from the utility company lawyers whose sole purpose is to force the lawyers and the electrical shock victims to settle their case for substantially less than what the case is truly worth.
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.