If you have been injured by a faulty electrical device or charger, you’ll know that it is no laughing matter. An electrical explosion or fault could cause serious burns which could leave you scarred – and it should come as no surprise that permanent scarring can increase the risk of suffering from depression and anxiety, affecting your quality of life in future. It’s not your fault that your device or charger was faulty, which is why you should consider making a claim for electrical burn compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. We believe anybody injured by faulty goods deserves to be compensated, which is why our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How have you been injured?
We all use a multitude of electrical devices every day, from laptops, tablets and smartphones at home and at work to hair dryers, straighteners and food processors. You could make a claim for electrical burn compensation if you’ve been injured by a faulty device at home or at work – if your accident happened in the workplace, your employer could be held liable.
Faulty chargers or batteries are the number one cause of electrical burns, where an electric current passes through your body, causing damage to organs and tissue. It might be that you have suffered a low-voltage burn, from contact with a power source of 500W or less (usually from electrical items in the home), or maybe you have sustained a high-voltage burn at work, for example whilst carrying out work as an electrical engineer. Electrical burns are dangerous as they can often be very difficult to diagnose – they may not be visible on the skin but they can cause serious damage to internal tissues and in severe cases you could suffer heart or brain damage from the electric shock.
It’s important to go to your local accident and emergency unit for treatment straight after your accident, but when you are feeling better, you might want to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, to see if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Why should you claim?
Somebody has been negligent if you have suffered electrical burns, whether that’s the manufacturer of the device which caused your injury or even your employer, if you’ve been injured at work. That means you deserve to be compensated, so why shouldn’t you make a claim? Accident Advice Helpline’s expert advisors can tell you whether you have a viable claim and offer confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you decide whether or not to make a claim. So call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton