In our 13 years’ experience as a law firm specialising in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline has established not only a sterling reputation for pursuing claims for compensation but we have also built up a knowledge of some of the most strange and bizarre accidents to occur. In this article, we explain why beer and television sets do not mix.
Beer and television sets don’t mix!
There have been reports over the years of many sports fans left disappointed by the loss of their favourite team in an important game and some have reacted by taking their frustration out on the nearest object to them….by pouring beer over the television set. However, pouring beer over a television set creates a serious risk of electrocution.
Some liquids can conduct electricity and when mixed with a live current, the liquid becomes electrified. Direct contact with the liquid or for example a metal beverage holder such as a can, may result in an electric shock. An electric shock can be fatal. Electric shock stops the brain from sending signals to other parts of the body and results in serious muscle spasms and can stop the heart and lungs from functioning.
If someone is suffering from an electrical shock, it is important not to touch the person directly. Instead, try and use a piece of wood to pry them from the device. If possible, try not to touch the person even after removing them from the source of electric shock as they may still be carrying a charge and you could suffer an electrical shock yourself.
Electric shock and other injuries from defective products is no laughing matter. If you’ve been injured as the result of a defective product within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and are staffed by friendly, professional, advisers. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee* basis and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone. It could change your life.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: Accident Advice