Thinking of making an electric burn accident claim? At Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide you with free, no obligation advice. We can help you work out if you have a legitimate claim and we will sometimes be able to give you an idea of how much your claim could be worth. Our lines are open day and night on 0800 689 0500 so you can call us whenever it’s convenient.
We deal with people who’ve been injured in many different kinds of accident and we understand how electrical burns can affect people. You will need to have been treated by a doctor before you can claim, so that there’s a formal medical report on the state of your burns and what they are likely to mean for you. Taking photographs of your burns can help in making your case.
You will also need to make your claim within three years of the accident happening, and you will have to identify the person or organisation responsible for your accident. If you’re not sure who this could be, we may be able to help.
Different kinds of electrical accident
Faulty electrical appliances cause many of the accidents we are called about. In these cases, responsibility often lies with the manufacturer or the retailer. Quick legal action can potentially lead to the identification of inherent problems with a product, leading to its withdrawal and protecting other people from the risk of similar injuries.
Local councils are responsible for keeping electrical systems in a safe condition in most public buildings, and private individuals and companies are responsible for their property. If you are injured by an electrical fault in your own home, you may be able to claim against the electrician who last checked your wiring.
We can introduce you to a specialist solicitor with experience in dealing with electric burn accident claims. Your solicitor can then help you to build up your case by taking statements from any witnesses and tracking down other evidence to substantiate the claim.
No win, no fee
At Accident Advice Helpline, we work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that we don’t expect to be paid at all, unless we win your case. If we do, the other side often pays our fees, and the law ensures that you will always keep most of your compensation. You won’t need to have money up front in order to be able to make a claim and we will ensure that you get the best quality representation — after all, it’s in our interests too.
If your case is successful, compensation can make your life a lot easier. It can pay for any specialist burns treatment that you need but can’t get on the NHS. It can pay for counselling if your doctor thinks you need it, and many people find this can help them to cope with ongoing pain. It can also cover things like lost earnings, helping you to get back on your feet and live life on your own terms.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 12, 2013
Author: David Brown