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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for accidents involving power lines

    Compensation for accidents involving power lines

    Have you ever worked on a job where there were overhead power lines present? For construction work, telecoms engineering and any other work which will be carried out underneath overhead power lines, risk assessments must usually be carried out, and if there is a risk of electrocution occurring then the power may need to be switched off whilst work is carried out. Accidents involving power lines can have serious or even fatal consequences. If you’ve been seriously injured, you could find out how much compensation you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website today.

    Accidents involving power lines can lead to serious injury such as:

    • Cardiac arrest;
    • Brain damage;
    • Broken bones (after a fall from height);
    • Electrical burns; and
    • Ongoing problems such as irregular heartbeat.

    Whether you have been injured or someone you love has been hurt in this type of accident, there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim – get in touch with us and we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim. Our expert personal injury advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice.

    The claims process

    Deciding whether or not to claim personal injury compensation can be tough. First, there are those legal fees to think about. With Accident Advice Helpline, there are no upfront fees as all of our lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis. You’ll also need to consider whether you’re willing to go to court. The good news is that most claims can be processed over the phone, so it’s unlikely that you’ll need to attend court. Employers will have liability insurance in place to protect them in the event of a claim, and if you have been injured whilst working for a negligent employer then you’re well within your rights to make a claim for personal injury compensation – after all, the accident wasn’t your fault.

    Choosing the right lawyer

    Choosing the right personal injury lawyer can often be a challenge, but pick a firm with experience handling personal injury claims. This means they’ll be best placed to advise you and support you throughout the claims process, and if you opt for a 100% no win no fee* service then you won’t even need to worry about legal fees.

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    With over 15 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, Accident Advice Helpline’s team of professional personal injury lawyers and expert advisors are here to help you. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about how to make a claim.

    Date Published: May 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Electric shock injury claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.