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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

    Category : Electric shock injury claims

    Can I sue for an electric shock at work?

    ContentsWhat injuries might someone receive from an electric shock at work?Our advisors are standing by to helpThankfully, the number of people who receive an electric shock at work each year is very small. Most employers take every care to minimise the risks and hazards all employees are exposed to, managing those that cannot be removed….

    Claiming compensation after electric shock NHS care

    Most electric shock NHS care is of excellent quality, and will assess the condition of any patient that has received an electrical shock of some degree. In mild cases, you may decide to see your GP to confirm you are safe and that you have no lasting effects from the shock. However, in cases where….

    Did negligence cause your electric shock?

    No one would ever want to be on the receiving end of an electric shock. Fortunately, most of us will go through life never knowing what it would feel like to be in this situation. However, rare occurrences do happen every year, and they can lead to mild or more serious injuries in the person….

    Did you receive electric shock treatment after an accident?

    Electric shock treatment is typically required if someone receives a significant shock from any electrical source. The basic rule of thumb is always to seek medical advice if you are in any doubt of your health following a shock, especially if it was a powerful one or if you are experiencing any notable symptoms. Furthermore,….

    Did you receive an electric shock from a machine?

    Most people would agree workplaces are very safe to work in. However, there may potentially be instances where health and safety standards are not as good as they should be. If an employer is lax in following the required standards, it may potentially put the health and well-being of their employees at risk. The unlucky….

    Some basic electric shock first aid to know

    First aid techniques are designed to help those who have been injured, and they could potentially save a life. This applies to electric shock first aid techniques too, whether the shock involved was minor or more serious. Firstly, you must not put yourself at risk if the person who has received a shock is still….

    What are the common electric shock symptoms?

    Every year, some people are subjected to electric shocks. These can be fatal in some cases, very serious in others, and very mild in still more examples of this incident. Most people will suffer some electric shock symptoms, but these can vary depending on the severity of the shock. For example, an electric shock can….

    Electric shock accident claims

    If you’re wondering whether or not it’s possible to make an electric shock accident claim, you’ll be pleased to hear that the answer is usually yes. As long as you’ve received professional medical attention and less than three years have elapsed since the accident occurred, and as long as the accident wasn’t your fault, you….

    Compensation for electric shock injuries

    Did you know that around 30-60 people are struck by lightning every year in the UK? It’s perhaps not as uncommon an experience as you’d expect! This usually results in around 3 deaths. Although the average lightning strike sends a voltage of around 300kV through the human body, and the average industrial electrical shock sends….

    Compensation for being shocked by electric cables

    Working in the construction industry can be a dangerous job, that is, if your employer doesn’t take steps to ensure you’re safe at work. If you have been shocked by electric cables whilst working on a construction site or other premises whilst at work, the good news is that you may be able to claim….

    Compensation for a kitchen electric shock

    A kitchen electric shock can happen in an instant, but the impact will last considerably longer. A variety of electrical goods are commonly used in kitchens throughout the UK. These include blenders, electrical carving knives, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerating equipment, toasting machines and ovens. All of these must comply with rigid safety regulations. Management have a….

    Injured by an electrical pylon – who do I claim against?

    I was Injured by an electrical pylon – who do I claim against? In the absence of further information it’s difficult to give a clear answer to this, but there are several possibilities. We have a helpline that is open 24/7 that accident victims can call for one-to-one advice. Our highly trained staff will go….

    Were you injured by faulty electrical equipment?

    Can you imagine what it would be like to suffer an electric shock? These can be fatal, but even when a person survives they may suffer injuries caused by the shock itself. When you think of a shock like this, you might think of being struck by lightning, but of course this is extremely rare…..

    Were you injured by a faulty electrical appliance?

    When you buy a new TV, blender or kettle, it’s usually an exciting time, and you can’t wait to get home and try out your new gadget. The last thing on your mind is being injured by a faulty electrical appliance – but accidents can and do happen. You might be seriously scalded by water….

    Top 5 dangers of being an electrician

    Think of an electrician and the dangers he might be exposed to on a daily basis, and the danger at the top of your list is likely to involve electrocution. However, the dangers of being an electrician can reach far beyond this, as you are about to find out. Not all potential dangers are obvious,….

    Who’s to blame for my electric shock accident?

    Suffering an electric shock can be a real shock in more ways than one. Generally, the word electrocution is used when the shock is fatal; however, even a mild shock can cause injury and be a frightening experience to go through. Small wonder Accident Advice Helpline is sometimes asked who’s to blame for an electric….

    Compensation for injuries from overhead cables

    Working at height – whether you are a telecoms engineer repairing a carrier pole, a driver delivering feed to a farm silo or a construction worker using scaffolding – carries with it risks, including falls from height and injuries from overhead cables. If overhead power cables are in the area you’re planning on carrying out….

    Where to get electric shock compensation advice

    An electric shock can be fatal. At the very least, it could leave someone suffering from nasty burns. A shock of this nature is not fatal; if someone dies from receiving an electric shock, it is referred to as an electrocution. Electricity is invaluable in all our lives, but proper care must be taken in….

    Top tips for spotting dangerous electrical equipment

    Would you know whether a particular piece of electrical equipment was dangerous or not? It’s not always possible to tell, but there are signs that may help you identify certain pieces of equipment when they are not safe to use. For example, one of the most common must surely be frayed wires. If you can….

    Compensation for an electric shock from white goods

    Most of us rely on white goods on a daily basis. They are designed to make everyone’s lives easy when it comes to performing basic domestic tasks. There should never be any danger of receiving an electric shock from white goods, but even receiving an apparently mild shock from any piece of equipment must be….

    Electrical safety for the entertainment industry

    Electrical equipment is vital for the entertainment industry and sectors such as television, radio, and theatre. However, it can be highly dangerous to work with, and cause injuries such as burns, shocks, and even death in some cases. Electrical accidents could also result in fires or explosions in the workplace. In regulations set out by….

    How to claim electric shock compensation

    Have you suffered an electric shock, either at work, in a public place or at home after using a faulty consumer product? Electric shocks can lead to serious injuries, depending on the type of current and the voltage, and could even be fatal. It may be that you’ve been lucky enough to escape uninjured, but….

    How to claim work electric shock compensation

    Have you suffered an electric shock at work? Whilst you’re more likely to be injured by electricity when working in an industrial setting, such as a factory, electric shock accidents have the potential to happen anywhere, at any time. You could suffer injuries from an electric shock whilst working in an office, a school or….

    Electric shock injury claims

    Few people know what it is like to suffer from an electric shock. Some can be fatal, while others result in little more than a mild tingling sensation. Then, there are other shocks that result in injuries that can be anything from mild to much more severe. However, others may lead to people making electric….

    Who’s to blame for an electrocution injury?

    Electrocution injuries have the potential to be very serious, causing irreparable damage to internal organs and even fatalities. Even a minor electrocution injury can cause serious burns and other symptoms such as heart palpitations that can leave you feeling very unwell. If this has happened to you and you’re wondering who is to blame for….

    Burns and electrical injuries

    You might think that burns and electrical injuries are not all that common – but it depends on the industry you work in. These types of injuries can affect you at work, or you could even suffer an injury like this in a public place. A faulty vending machine could give you an electric shock,….

    Treating electric shock injuries

    Treating electric shock injuries as soon as possible As the victim of an electrical accident that wasn’t your fault, our hope is that someone was on hand and was knowledgeable in treating electric shock injuries. Thousands of accident victims every year are injured through electric shock accidents but are not in receipt of treatment immediately,….

    The symptoms of electric shock injuries

    Been injured and suffered the symptoms of electric shock injuries? There are thousands of people every year in Britain who are the victims of electrical accidents and have to endure the symptoms of electric shock injuries. These accidents are often avoidable, but not by those who have been injured. It is the case in many….

    The long term effects of electric shock injuries

    Are you dealing with the long term effects of electric shock injuries? Have you been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Did that accident happen within the last three calendar years? Did you need medical treatment and are now dealing with the long term effects of electric shock injuries? If so, you could….

    The cost of making a claim for electric shock injuries

    What is the cost of making a claim for electric shock injuries? Thousands of people every year across the United Kingdom are injured in accidents that should have been prevented. Many of these accidents involve electricity, so those who wish to seek compensation need to know the cost of making a claim for electric shock….

    How you could sustain electric shock injuries

    Are you aware of how you could sustain electric shock injuries? There are a great many people annually in the United Kingdom who are the victims of electric shock injuries and who require medical treatment. You might not have considered the reasons behind how you could sustain electric shock injuries but it is perhaps something that….

    Electric shock injuries

    Do you need to make a claim for electric shock injuries? Whenever you sustain an injury or illness that was caused by someone else, you should consider making a claim for compensation. Even if you know the person who caused you harm, or even if they didn’t hurt you intentionally, they can still be held….

    Claiming for electric shock injuries

    Are you considering claiming for electric shock injuries? Having been the victim of an accident involving electricity that wasn’t your fault, you may well be considering claiming for electric shock injuries. If you are, and need advice on making a personal injury claim, then you should call our team of advisers at Accident Advice Helpline…..

    How much can you claim for an electric shock?

    ContentsCompensation payouts for an electric shockHow can the risk of an electric shock be reduced?Do claim amounts for an electric shock differ?How can you get started towards some answers?More information is at handFortunately, few people ever suffer from an electric shock. If it does happen, the resulting shock can be anything from mild to very….

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