If you have been electrocuted at work or in a public place and you believe somebody else is to blame, what can you do about it? Well, you could claim electrocution compensation if a faulty electrical outlet or piece of machinery has caused your accident. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has handled hundreds of claims for electrocution compensation and we could help you to get the settlement you deserve for your pain, suffering and any loss of earnings. If somebody else has caused your accident, you’re entitled to seek compensation, and we’re here to make sure that happens.
What injuries can electrocution cause?
It might be that you’ve suffered an electric shock after plugging your smartphone into an outlet in a cafe near your home, or maybe a machine at work has electrocuted you whilst you were carrying out maintenance. You could even be electrocuted in the safety of your own home by a faulty kitchen gadget or electrical goods. Whatever has happened, electrocution has the potential to cause serious, long-term damage and some pretty nasty injuries, such as:
- Burns – in some cases these can leave scars
- Long-term tissue damage
- Damage to your heart which could cause cardiac arrest
- Speech, vision or hearing problems
- Brain damage leading to seizures, personality changes or anxiety/depression
- Broken bones or other injuries after being thrown clear of the electrical outlet
Your first priority after receiving an electric shock will be to seek medical attention and you may need to have tests carried out, such as an electrocardiogram, to check for long-term damage to your heart. Once you’re on the road to recovery, you might want to consider finding out more about claiming personal injury compensation.
Making a claim – next steps
You’ll need to contact a personal injury lawyer to find out if you have a viable claim and Accident Advice Helpline has years of industry experience. Our professional personal injury lawyers offer a 100% no win, no fee* service and you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for advice from our expert advisors at any time – in confidence and with no obligation to proceed.
Whether you’ve been electrocuted at home, at work or in a public place, nobody deserves to suffer if somebody else is to blame. From minor burns to serious seizure disorders caused by an electric shock, we have handled a wide variety of electrocution claims and we’re here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton