Working with electricity can be a dangerous job, it’s true. But there are health and safety regulations in place to protect workers from the dangers of electricity, such as the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. Your employer has a responsibility to ensure that you’re safe at work, whether you’re working on-site or carrying out work at another location. Projects should be risk-assessed before work commences, so that risks to employees can be minimised.
If you have been involved in an accident at work involving electricity, then you’ll know that burns to electricity workers can resolve in permanent disfigurement, pain and suffering. Serious burns may need skin grafts or reconstructive plastic surgery, and can have a psychological as well as a physical effect. If you have suffered burns after an electrical accident at work, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, to find out if you could claim personal injury compensation. Our personal injury lawyers offer a 100% no win, no fee* service, so you have nothing to lose.
How serious are your injuries?
Burns to electricity workers can be incredibly serious and severe burns can be life-changing. You may be in constant pain, and operations may be needed to minimise scarring and repair burned skin on your face or body. Being burned in an electrical accident may have left you permanently disfigured, which can affect your self-confidence and quality of life. We’ll take this into consideration when working out your personal injury settlement, and the amount you’ll receive will also cover any medical expenses incurred and loss of earnings due to time off work. Our team of personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so to find out more about how you could make a claim, just get in touch.
Should you claim?
We don’t believe you should suffer in silence if your employer has breached health and safety regulations. If somebody else is responsible for your accident and subsequent injury, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Deciding to make a claim for personal injury compensation is a big step, and we’ll support you throughout the claims process – it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court, but if you do, we’ll be there for you. Pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown