An electrician’s job can be pretty dangerous. This is mainly due to the fact they are working with electricity all day. Here are the top 5 potential accident claims for an electrician.
This is the most obvious accident at work claim. This can be anything from a simple short and sharp shock of low voltage to something a lot more dangerous. On any level this can cause a serious accident at work injury and cause long-term problems.
2. Slip, trip and fall accidents at work
This is not necessarily something as a small trip over a wire on the floor. If you are electrician who works on electricity pylons, a fall could cause a very serious accident at work injury which may even prove fatal depending on where you fall and how far the slip, trip or fall is from.
3. Muscle strain
This may not be as common as electric shocks or slips, trips or falls as an accident at work claim but this can also happen. The main cause of these are the heavy reels of cables and large boxes of tools and equipment that electricians sometimes have to carry. This can cause bad back work injuries or other types of muscle strain if it is too heavy or if not lifted correctly.
4. Breaks and fractures
This accident at work claim can relate to the slip, trip and fall category or electrocution. But, breaks and fractures can be a nasty accident at work claim which can potentially cause an electrician to be out of work for a long time. This can be caused by slip, trips or falls or other accidents at work.
5. Equipment failure
If the equipment you are given fails or malfunctions this could cause a nasty accident at work and may entitle you to make a claim against your employer or the manufacturer of the equipment. This can be anything from safety equipment to tools you use on the job.
Whether you are an electrician or any other type of worker and you have an accident at work which wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 about how we could help make this process as easy and stress free as possible. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test to see how much your claim could be worth.
Date Published: February 19, 2014
Author: David Brown