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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

    How not to overload power sockets

    If you overload power sockets, you run the risk of accidents at work and electrical injuries. In addition, if you use electrical appliances at work, your employer should ensure that they comply with up-to-date health and safety guidelines.

    If you’’ve been injured at work, and you believe your injuries resulted from negligence on the part of your employer, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation.

    How not to overload power sockets

    If you use electrical appliances at work, it’’s important not to overload power sockets. Your employer should ensure that there are sufficient sockets in place and organise regular testing and maintenance.

    So you do not overload power sockets, ensure that you don’t have too many appliances running at the same time. Try to avoid having a number of electrical items plugged in to the same extension lead. Always check the rating of the extension cable before you start using your appliances; if you exceed the rating, this will ensure that you do not overload power sockets.

    All UK employers are responsible for ensuring that their workforce is able to work in a safe and secure environment. If you’’ve suffered electrical injuries as a result of a power surge or a socket overload and you believe your employer was at fault, you may be eligible for compensation.

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    If you’’d like to find out more about making a claim, call us today or visit our website.

    Why choose us?

    We have over 15 years’ experience in handling work accident claims. We employ an expert team of experienced personal injury lawyers and we match you to a solicitor with expertise in the relevant area.

    We understand that suffering work injuries is stressful and distressing enough; we do everything we can to avoid any additional hassle, by taking over all the leg work for you.

    We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and the majority of our clients never have to go to court.

    What should I do if I want to make a claim?

    It’’s not possible to claim compensation for every accident, but if you’’ve sustained injuries and you were not at fault, you have the right to financial compensation.

    In order to make a claim, you will need to prove that you were not at fault for your work accident. Gather together evidence, including statements from eyewitnesses and photographs, and give our friendly advisors a call.

    Our lines are open now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice


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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.