A nose bleed after electric shock is an injury that you should be concerned about. The blood vessels in your nose may have ruptured due to the trauma of the electrical shock or as a result of striking an object if you fell or were knocked down. Internal bleeding or a skull fracture may also be causes of your nose bleed.
If you are suffering from any type of nose bleed after being exposed to electricity, you should seek medical attention. You do not need to have heavy or prolonged bleeding for this to be an indicator of a more serious electrical injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrical accident, you should also consider a free consultation with an experienced electrocution lawyer. A lawyer who understands shock injury and electrocution cases can help you and your family protect your legal rights, find the medical care you need to make the fullest recovery possible, and help you to recover the best settlement possible in your case.
A nose bleed is considered an electric shock case. These shock injury cases are very different from other types of personal injury cases and from many other types of electrical injury cases as well. An electrocution lawyer who specializes in these cases can help you by identifying 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 causes a nose bleed after electric shock?
The trauma of the electric shock can cause the tiny blood vessels in the person’s nose to rupture and bleed. A nose bleed is a sign or a warning that more serious injuries may have also occurred, such as internal bleeding, a skull fracture or that the body has undergone more significant trauma to the brain.
An electrical injury occurs when a person has contact with or is exposed to a source of electricity and an electrical current is sent through his or her body, resulting in injury but not death.
Get medical care as soon as possible if these symptoms occur
If your nose bleed after an electric shock produces heavy bleeding, interferes with your breathing, lasts for more than 30 minutes even with compression and/or is accompanied by light-headedness, chest pain or rapid heart rate, then you should immediately seek emergency medical care and attention. Call 9-1-1.
Do not try to drive yourself anywhere including the hospital or the urgent care. Doctors who specialize in electrical injury advise seeking immediate medical attention if you have any type of nose bleed after coming in contact with electricity because the potential health risks are high and can be potentially deadly.
Diagnosing a nose bleed after electric shock
To determine the exact medical cause of your nose bleed after electric shock, your doctor will conduct a physical exam and ask for details about your injury. Your doctor will also likely ask you to undergo diagnostic tests such as a nasal endoscopy, CT scan and/or X-ray of your nose and face.
Additionally, your doctor may also conduct: (1) a “complete blood count” or CBC to check for blood disorders; and (2) a “partial thromboplastin time” (PTT) to evaluate how long it takes for your blood to clot.
Do I have a lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has suffered a nose bleed coming in contact with electricity, then you may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent party for pain and suffering compensation and other economic damages as a result of your nose bleed and related injuries.
Do I have a lawsuit for a nose bleed after electric shock at work?
If your nose bleed and related injuries were the result of an electric shock injury suffered on the job at work, then at the very least you will likely have a claim for Workers Compensation benefits. Depending on whether your state’s Workers’ Comp law has an “exclusive remedies” provision, this may be your only means of recovery against your employer. Many viable lawsuits against negligent third-parties are mis-identified as barred by Workers Comp by lawyers who are not familiar with electrocution and shock injury cases.
If your electrical injuries were caused by third parties who are neither your employer nor a co-worker, then you will likely have a viable claim for your electrical injuries and pain and suffering compensation against these third-parties.
It is important to talk to an experienced electrocution lawyer for serious injuries that occur at work because many personal injury lawyers do not know or fully understand the complexities and exceptions to the “exclusive remedies” rule and they may mistakenly reject an 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.