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 if you have suffered minor or serious injuries, you could find yourself eligible to claim electric shock compensation. You’ll need a reputable personal injury lawyer to help you make a claim – and you can trust Accident Advice Helpline as we have years of industry experience.
What injuries are common after electric shock?
The most common injury sustained after an electric shock is burns – usually most severe at the part of the body the electricity enters. Burns may range from minor to life-threatening, depending on the voltage of current. High voltage electricity has the potential to cause serious tissue damage or even death. Other injuries could include:
- Broken bones after being thrown clear of the electrical source
- Cardiac arrest
- Speech, vision or hearing problems
- Head injuries leading to unconsciousness
- Brain injury which could cause personality changes, depression, anxiety or a seizure disorder
There is also the risk of serious long-term damage to your heart, and doctors may check your heart using an electrocardiogram to ensure no serious damage has been done. If you’ve suffered serious burns which have left you scarred for life, you could also suffer psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression, or find yourself unable to return to work or enjoy life. Accident Advice Helpline knows how difficult this can be – we’ve helped hundreds of people claim electric shock compensation, and we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service.
How much compensation could you get?
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ answer when it comes to personal injury settlements and the amount of compensation you’ll receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and how they have impacted your life, both now and in the future. If you’ve been left with long-term tissue or organ damage after an electric shock, you could receive a more substantial settlement than somebody who has suffered minor burns – but your personal injury lawyer will be able to offer advice on how much you’re entitled to. Or you could take the 30-second test on our website right now, to see how much you could claim.
When you’re ready, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and get confidential, no-obligation advice from one of our expert personal injury advisors – we’re waiting to hear from you.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton