If you have suffered an electric burn due to an accident caused by one of your colleagues, you may have a valid claim only if you are an innocent victim. By “innocent victim,” we mean that you have done nothing to contribute to the accident that caused your injury. Unfortunately, electric burns can be very painful and may lead to serious complications, including permanent scarring and even amputation. Furthermore, most victims live with reminders of their accidents for the rest of their lives. Considering all these, it is no wonder that you are searching for an answer to the question: “Can I claim for an electric burn accident at work?”
And here is the answer yes; you can claim compensation for an electric burn accident. Moreover, our specialist solicitors can help you seek compensation in respect of the physical suffering and financial losses incurred. But, to make a claim, you have to satisfy several basic criteria.
To have a valid compensation claim, your accident must have happened within the legal timeframe, which is three years prior to the date you intend to file your claim. Another thing you should bear in mind is that our solicitors will require you to provide reasonable proof (e.g. medical records and work accident reports), which demonstrates that the workplace accident was not your fault and the injuries you sustained are completely attributable to that particular event. Our solicitors can assist you if you face any problems when trying to obtain the necessary documents from your employer or healthcare practitioner.
Is your employer responsible?
Employers have a legal obligation to identify any potential hazards in the workplace, including electrocution risks. If you think that your accident has happened because your employer did not put safety measures in place, you have a justifiable right to start legal action against him or her. Some of the top safety measures employers should consider for work environments where electrocution and electric burns are a risk for employees include training, protective equipment, electrical surge protectors, and regular equipment checks.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of people who suffer an electric burn feel that they have no right to file a claim for compensation. Considering that they are fully responsible for their injuries, these people never go beyond wondering, “Can I claim for an electric burn accident at work?” What a pity! Most of these people do not even know that they can receive compensation not only for their suffering, but also for the financial complications related. To find out if you have a legal right to compensation, please get in touch with our personal injury specialists who are ready to study your case and advise you on any legal aspect of your claim application.
Why you should contact us
If you have suffered an electric burn at work, our legal specialists working at Accident Advice Helpline are the best professionals you can turn to. They offer excellent service and are extremely skilful and knowledgeable, being able to bring your case to a successful conclusion. Moreover, our no win, no fee service makes the entire process risk free. To discuss your case, you can call us on 0800 689 0500 or fill out our contact form to request a call back.
Date Published: January 1, 2014
Author: David Brown