Working at height – whether you are a telecoms engineer repairing a carrier pole, a driver delivering feed to a farm silo or a construction worker using scaffolding – carries with it risks, including falls from height and injuries from overhead cables. If overhead power cables are in the area you’re planning on carrying out work, a risk assessment will need to be carried out, and it may be that you need to adapt the equipment or machinery you are using to avoid the risk of coming into contact with high-voltage cables.
If you have been injured by overhead power cables, you could claim compensation from your employer if they have been negligent. We have helped hundreds of customers to claim compensation after sustaining injuries from overhead cables, and our team of personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, whatever your circumstances. Serious injuries could mean that you’ve suffered loss of earnings as you have taken time off work to recover, but it won’t cost you a penny upfront to claim with us as we work on a 100% no win no fee* basis.
How have you been injured?
Injuries from overhead cables could include:
- Cardiac arrest;
- Heart murmur;
- Broken bones after a fall from height;
- Electrical burns; and
- Brain damage.
As you can see, some of these injuries could be life-threatening or life-changing and you may suffer ongoing symptoms or require care and medical treatment in the future, which could be expensive. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you receive adequate training in order to carry out your job safely and mitigate risks to ensure that you’re safe at work. If they have been negligent, get in touch with us to find out if you’re eligible to claim compensation. With over 15 years’ industry experience, we can help you to get the compensation that you deserve.
Pain and suffering
An accident at work could lead to injuries which impact not just you but your family too; if you have been seriously injured, this could affect your family emotionally and financially. The aftermath of an accident is a difficult time, but don’t suffer in silence. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim. It’s free to call and you’ll speak with an expert personal injury advisor who can tell you more about the claims process.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Electric shock injury claims