We all know electrics can be dangerous. That’s why we would typically call in an experienced electrician if we had a job that needed doing in this area. It would be far easier to get the result we wanted without being at risk of an injury.
You wouldn’t expect an electrician to be injured at work though, would you? The main thing to remember is that while injuries are rare in any workplace, they can still occur, especially when negligence is to blame. There have been instances where electrician injury compensation has been paid to those who have been hurt when it was not their fault. However, in each case the individual has had to prove someone else was at fault instead.
Examples of situations where electrician injury compensation might be paid out
Every case is different, but there are examples we can provide where compensation could be payable. Obviously electric shocks are perhaps the most common source of injury that might happen. The electrician will obviously know what to do to minimise the odds of this occurring. However, there have been cases where the electrician has been told there is no power to a particular area, only to find this is not the case, and they receive a shock as a result.
More basic accidents such as slips and trips can also happen to electricians. They have a right to work in a safe, clean and tidy workplace that presents no potential hazards in this way. This is not always the case and someone can easily be hurt because of a trip or fall. An employer must also ensure their workers are kept safe if they are required to work at height – something that might sometimes be the case for an electrician.
Could you claim?
If you’ve been hurt while working as an electrician and the injury happened within the last three years, then yes, you could have a chance to claim.
The best way to find out whether this is true is to call Accident Advice Helpline. It costs nothing to get in touch on 0800 689 0500 and once you call you can find out more about our no win, no fee* compensation claims procedure. We could connect you with one of our professional lawyers with experience in your particular area of concern, so call us now to see if you can claim.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead