Although some workplace accidents cannot be prevented, the vast majority are caused by employer’s negligence or breach of statutory duty. Faulty work equipment, insufficient health and safety measures, and inadequate Personal Protection Equipment are just a few examples of negligence or breach of duty. If an employer is at fault for a workplace accident, such as an electric burn, the injured party can file a compensation claim against that particular employer. The compensation award for an electric burn at work claim is calculated according to the severity of injuries, psychological trauma, and loss of income associated.
Can you make a claim?
Even if the risk of electrocution is an unavoidable hazard in your work environments, you can still bring a claim for compensation against your employer should you get injured due to his or her fault. In fact, workers file a considerable number of electric burn injury claims each year. But are these claims successful?
By law, employers must provide a safe work environment, appropriate training, and safety equipment to all workers. Further, the organizations that require their employees to handle electrical equipment must ensure that all equipment pieces comply with the EU safety standards. If your employer has failed in his or her duty of care, neglecting to replace or remove faulty equipment deemed hazardous to your safety, you have a legal right to file an electric burn at work claim against him or her. To find out if you meet the basic criteria for making such a claim, you can arrange a free consultation with one of our personal injury solicitors.
How much you can get
Based on the compensation awards for common injuries, an electric burn compensation claim can bring you:
- Between £8,700 and £11,250 for moderate injuries to the hands
- Up to £15,500 for burns to the hand/arm causing altered sensation
- Maximum of £18,250 for injury to ligaments or muscles
- Minimum of £36,000 for loss of use of one hand
Similar to other personal injury cases, the compensation award relating to electric burn claims depends on the physical and psychological suffering of the victim. You may also qualify for special damages, including loss of income and additional expenses directly attributable to your injury.
Reasons to approach legal specialists
Seeking expert advice and assistance is critical especially because only a personal injury solicitor with extensive experience in recovering compensation for victims of electric burns is able to handle your case professionally and obtain the compensation you deserve. However, since there is a three-year limit for filing a personal injury compensation claim, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible.
For immediate advice concerning your right to compensation, we welcome you to contact our friendly staff at Accident Advice Helpline. We ensure that you will receive the best support from knowledgeable liability specialists who are ready to explain to you everything you need to know about making a successful electric burn at work claim. Additionally, our no win, no fee* service guarantees that you do not have to pay us anything if your claim is unsuccessful.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.