Have you suffered an electric shock at work? Whilst you’re more likely to be injured by electricity when working in an industrial setting, such as a factory, electric shock accidents have the potential to happen anywhere, at any time. You could suffer injuries from an electric shock whilst working in an office, a school or even a retail store, but if your employer has been negligent, you could find yourself eligible to claim work electric shock compensation. Why not find out right now if you have a viable claim, by contacting Accident Advice Helpline?
What injuries could an electric shock cause?
Low-voltage electric shock (less than 500 volts) could cause minor injuries, whilst high-voltage shocks could cause serious tissue or organ damage, even fatalities. If you’ve suffered minor injuries after an electric shock, it’s likely that burns, chest pain, breathing difficulties or broken bones have been sustained. Often an electric current can throw you clear of the site of the shock, and you could fracture an arm or leg, suffer cracked ribs or even sustain a head injury. If the current throws you backwards and you fall from height, the injuries you suffer could be life-changing.
Working in a factory could leave you at risk of a high-voltage electric shock, as you’re working with industrial machinery. It’s up to your employer to ensure that any machinery is regularly inspected and well-maintained. If they fail to maintain machinery to a safe standard and you receive an electric shock injury at work, Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a claim for work electric shock compensation. You’ll need to ensure you contact us within three years of your accident though, as there is a time limit in place for personal injury claims.
How to contact us
It might be that you’ve suffered electric shock injuries at work and are ready to make a claim for compensation. Or perhaps you have some questions you need answers to after your accident. That’s ok – we’ve been helping people claim personal injury compensation since 2000 and our expert personal injury advisors are here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice. We’ll discuss your accident and injuries with you and let you know whether you’re eligible to make a claim; you could even find out how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you can contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim – it’s free to call our helpline.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton