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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

    Is it safe to adjust your fuse box by yourself?


    Electricity-Guide.org suggests that when you need to adjust your fuse box, or any other electrical appliances, the process should be carried out by licensed electricians. Here is why.

    Reasons not to adjust your fuse box yourself

    Even if you are reasonably sure that you know what you are doing, it is best not to adjust your fuse box or other electrical appliances yourself.

    The reason for this is simple, even the slightest mistake could have some serious consequences. A wrongly connected or slightly loose wire, for instance, could easily cause injuries by electrocution or fire.

    Unless you hired a registered electrician to adjust your fuse box, your insurance company may well refuse to pay for any damages or injuries resulting from such a mistake.

    Poor repairs

    If something goes wrong and you are injured by electrocution or a fire after a registered electrician has made a mistake while carrying out repairs, however, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.

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    In a case like this, any compensation you would be awarded would most likely also take the cost of repairing any resulting damage to your home into consideration.

    Other professionals

    Other professionals coming into your home to carry out repairs could also be held liable for any damages or injuries caused by mistakes they made. If a plumber, for instance, failed to properly repair a leak in your kitchen and you were subsequently injured by slipping, you would have a case for a personal injury claim.

    Why people do not claim

    People often fail to claim for compensation because they are worried about what others think of them, or the financial consequences for a small service company having to pay compensation, for instance. There are, however, two very good reasons for claiming.

    Why you should claim

    First of all, making claims after slips, trips and falls or other no-fault accidents makes coping with the financial burden such accidental injuries put upon you easier.

    Secondly, having to pay compensation is not likely to spell ruin for a company. Even small companies are legally required to have public liability insurance to cover such eventualities, and it may well make them rethink their methods and prevent similar accidents in the future.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We specialise in no-fault injury claims. If you think you might have a claim, contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, as soon after your accident as possible to get your claim started.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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