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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Should electrical equipment you use at work be tested first?


    Accidents at work vary greatly from sector to sector, but in today’s day and age, it is unlikely that you will come across a job role that does not involve some form of electrical equipment.

    No matter the type of electrical equipment you use at work, you have a right to use it safe in the knowledge that the electrical equipment you use at work is safe for use, and is not hazardous to your health and well-being.

    Should electrical equipment you use at work be tested?

    Of course, there are items of electrical equipment you use at work – such as staff room kettles or telephones – that you may not think present any particular risk of accidents at work.

    That being said, there is always the chance of faulty equipment being installed within your workplace. Although some high-risk items of electrical equipment you use at work – such as portable electrical equipment – must be tested every year and undergo rigorous inspection, for small electrical equipment you use at work, standard safety checks such as installation checks and a visual inspection can typically suffice.

    Injuries caused by electrical equipment you use at work

    If you have suffered an occupational injury and you believe that faulty electrical equipment you use at work is to blame for your ailment, you may want to question why you have sustained this injury.

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    Should you come to the conclusion that the electrical equipment you use at work has not been adequately tested or maintained by your employer, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the injury you have sustained.

    Claiming compensation for injury caused by electrical equipment you use at work

    To start a work-related personal injury compensation claim, it is important to seek professional legal advice from a reputable law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 10 years’ experience assisting victims of myriad work accident claims. Our nationwide legal team has specialists in all areas and we can guarantee that there is someone on board to help you win the compensation you deserve for the harm you have suffered.

    For more information, or to start your personal injury compensation claim today, call Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number 0800 689 0500. Our friendly advisors are available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week at your convenience.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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