People often joke about the simplicity of changing a light bulb, but this seemingly menial task can actually carry a risk of serious injury. If you’ve been involved in accidents at work or you’ve been exposed to risks of injury whilst changing a light bulb, it may be possible to claim compensation.
What are the risks of injury whilst changing a light bulb?
If you’ve been tasked with the job of changing a light bulb at work, you should be provided with suitable equipment to do so safely; changing a bulb may seem very simple, but it can be a dangerous task. Here are some of the potential risks of injury whilst changing light bulbs:
- falls from height
- cuts and lacerations caused by the bulb breaking
- burns from touching a hot bulb
- electrical injuries
If you are asked to change a bulb and you are required to use a ladder, it is essential that the equipment you are provided with meets safety standards. If you have been injured in a work accident and you were not to blame, for example, you were given a faulty ladder, you may wish to consider claiming work injury compensation.
Do I have a claim?
If you’ve been injured at work and you think you have a case for work accident compensation, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to secure a no win, no fee payout. If these statements apply to you, why not call us and find out more?
- You’ve been injured at work in the last 3 years
- You were not to blame for the work accident
- You reported the incident to the management
- You sought medical advice for your injuries
Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a UK mobile to discuss the details of your work injury claim with one of our experienced advisors. If you have a viable claim, your case will be handed by an expert personal injury lawyer with experience in work accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 and is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen. We offer a hassle-free claims process and we operate a no win, no fee policy, which means no unexpected bills if your claim is unsuccessful. The money you receive could help to cover lost earnings or fund medical treatment.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown