When someone asks us “can I claim for an electric shock accident?” we need to know three things. Firstly, did the accident happen within the past three years? Secondly, was treatment provided by a qualified medical professional? Thirdly, how did the accident happen? If you were injured due to somebody else’s actions or negligence, you may well be able to make a compensation claim.
Working out when your accident was someone else’s fault isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Even being struck by lightning can sometimes by traced to negligence, such as failure to replace fallen lightning conductor rods. If you are at all uncertain about your situation, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll talk through the situation with you. Our lines are open 24/7 and our friendly, staff will usually be able to clear things up for you straight away.
Why claiming matters
Making a claim for an electric shock accident can, if successful, ensure that you get the money you need to compensate you for financial losses caused by your injury, and make it easier for you to cope with any lasting problems. It can also draw attention to risks that might not otherwise be dealt with, so it can help to make other people safer. For instance, if two or more people claim after being injured by a faulty product, it can sometimes lead to the product being withdrawn until the manufacturer can be sure it’s safe.
Even minor electric shocks can be dangerous, especially to people with heart conditions. In some cases they can jolt the body so severely that limbs become dislocated, and they can cause serious burns or even death. For this reason, even if you’ve been lucky enough to get away with minor injuries, it may be worth claiming if there’s a chance it will make other people safer.
How to claim
When you take advice from us at Accident Advice Helpline it won’t cost you anything or mean you’re obliged to claim with us. If you do decide that you want to claim, however, we can help.
We work on a no win no fee* basis, so you won’t need lots of money to start a claim. Because we’re nationally based, we should be able to match you up with a suitable solicitor very quickly. We always aim to provide our clients with solicitors with prior experience in the type of claim they are making. This significantly increases the chances of success.
We can arrange for you to deal with your solicitor by phone so you won’t need to worry about travelling around if you’re still injured or distressed after your shock. In some circumstances it’s necessary to go for an independent medical assessment, but in this case we’ll make sure it’s as straightforward as possible for you. In some cases a good settlement can be reached without our clients even having to go to court. We’ll take care of all these issues so that you can relax and focus on feeling better.
Date Published: December 12, 2013
Author: David Brown