Many of us attempt DIY jobs ourselves at home, but these efforts aren’t made without some risk to our health and safety. Common DIY accidents such as slips, trips and falls occur regularly in the home, but when it comes to issues such as electrics, the hazards presented can be somewhat more severe.
With that in mind, this is usually the time to call in the professionals. All electricians should be legally qualified to practise and employing their help should ensure that your health and safety at home is protected.
Beyond slips and falls: Exposed wiring in the household
But what happens if your electrician fails to provide a satisfactory service and causes more problems in your home? Although trips and falls when completing DIY tasks can cause myriad injuries, they are nothing in comparison to the injuries that can occur due to exposed wiring in the household.
When an electrician leaves exposed wiring in the household, they are leaving your family members and guests at risk of electrocution. The wires within cables serve as a copper conductor, meaning that electricity passes through them in order to power appliances within the home.
To prevent this electricity being passed through human tissue, the wires are covered with plastic. When the wiring is exposed, and live, this protection doesn’t exist.
Liability for exposed wiring in the household
When an electrician provides a service and leaves your home with exposed wiring in the household, they have broken laws by leaving you in danger, not providing an adequate service and failing in their duty of care.
If you can provide evidence to suggest this liability, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation should the exposed wiring in the household have caused you injury or illness.
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Established in 2000, at Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience in assisting victims of personal injury compensation in recovering the compensation they deserve for the harm and distress they have endured.
Our specialist legal team are the leading experts in the personal injury sector, and work on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee basis to ensure you are never at any financial risk. No matter the circumstances surrounding your claim, we have a lawyer on hand suited to your individual case.
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Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown