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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 to tell if a power plug is faulty


    It always happens at the most inconvenient of times; the power shuts off, or doesn’’t quite start at all. Maybe your device works in another socket, which can leave you wondering if the initial power plug is faulty.

    If your power plug is faulty, it is obviously in your interest, health and safety wise, to get to the root of the problem. After all, electrical injuries can be substantially worse than the typical household slips, trips and falls.

    Investigating if a power plug is faulty

    First and foremost, when investigating whether a power plug is faulty, you need to examine all electrical outputs in the home.

    It may be that it isn’’t the one socket, but multiple sockets, it may be all sockets. This gives a good indication of where the problem lies. It could be a circuit issue, or if your lights have failed too, it could be a fusebox problem or power outage.

    If an electrical item was plugged into the socket when it stopped working, it could be a fusebox issue, which is easily resolved.

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    In the case that the single power plug is faulty, you need to look at the socket for signs of damage. Discolouring of the socket is another common symptom if a power plug is faulty.

    In the case that you cannot find any issue with the exterior of the power plug, you should call in an electrician. It is likely that the problem is with the wiring behind the front of the socket.

    Claiming compensation for electrical injuries

    If you have suffered an electrical injury through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.

    Whether you have suffered a slip due to a boiler leak, a fall down the stairs over electrical wires, or a severe electrical injury, whatever your accident, at Accident Advice Helpline we aim to aid all victims of personal injury.

    We understand all accidents are unique, which is why we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury. Once we have discussed the basis of your claim, we can uncover where liability is likely to lie for your accident, and whether you are eligible to make a claim.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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