In many lines of work there is a level of risk involved in doing the job, in these cases it may be that an accident at work will result in a personal injury claim. One of the more high risk jobs is that of an electrician, who may find themselves in a position where they will ask, “Can I claim for an accident as an electrician?” At Accident Advice Helpline our expert lawyers deal with accidents at work on a regular basis, meaning that they develop specialist skills that can be applied to the work of individual professions such as that of an electrician.
The level of severity of the injury received does affect the amount of compensation the victim is entitled to, but it does not affect the validity of the case. For example, an electrical burn as a result of existing faulty wiring may only result in an afternoon at the hospital and a day or two off work, but the person with this injury is just as entitled to their compensation claim as much as someone who has broken their leg due to faulty equipment or insufficient warning signs.
If an electrician is unsure whether their injury warrants a case for compensation claim then it is advisable for them to contact our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, which is available 7 days a week and offers free legal advice with zero obligation to anyone who has a query.
Many accidents at work can be avoided by using recommended equipment and making sure that health and safety regulations are followed closely. If, as an employee, it is felt that the best equipment and health and safety guidelines are not met and the accident is as a result of this, then the person has a case for a personal injury claim. Ensuring equipment is properly maintained and safely used is the responsibility of the company, and not of each individual employee.
There is no need for the person to feel that they are taking money from a company that they respect and enjoy working for as the indemnity insurance of the company means that the insurance company will pay out for the personal injury claim.
Accidents involving electricity are one of the main causes for accidental fatalities in the UK. At Accident Advice Helpline we take every single injury very seriously.
In order to receive the benefit of our free legal advice we can be contacted via email, through our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, or alternatively there is a short form on our website that will quickly help a person to see how much compensation they are entitled to. All claims are taken on a no win no fee basis, and there is no money required in order to initiate the claim.
Date Published: January 12, 2014
Author: David Brown