In and around the home, you are always at a risk of experiencing domestic accidents, such as slips, trips and falls. Yet you can get electrocuted in your home too, which can lead to injuries of varying severity, even fatalities.
By acting with caution, knowing that you can get electrocuted in your own home, it is possible to prevent such injuries.
How you can get electrocuted at home
When you undertake general day to day tasks at home, it is important to remember the danger electricity poses, including the potential injuries. You can get electrocuted at home undertaking the most basic of odd jobs. For example, five situations in which you can get electrocuted include, but are not limited to:
- Using knives in a toaster when cooking
- Use of electrical equipment in the bathroom, such as laptops or speakers
- Removing plugs from power sockets with wet hands
- Running over a lawn-mower cable, perhaps due to human error or a trip in the garden
- Touching a powered fence when walking near your home
Claiming compensation if you are electrocuted at home
While we are aware that you can get electrocuted at home through your own error, if you have suffered electrical accidents at home through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
In the case that you were electrocuted at home because of a malfunctioning or faulty device or appliance, for example, the manufacturer could be held liable for the injuries you have sustained. This is because they have failed in their legal duty of care.
Of course, all accidents are unique, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we discuss the basis of your case. This enables us to determine where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
No matter whether you suffered a slip in the kitchen or an electrical injury, for more information on personal injury compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.
Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. Speak with us today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice