An electrician is exposed to potentially hazardous situations on a daily basis and if a person files for a personal injury claim for an accident at work then they will sometimes need electrician accident advice. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that their employees are placed in a safe working environment, and if the environment is not safe, then the potentially dangerous elements should be highlighted and the employee should be aware of health and safety regulations.
All the appropriate protective clothing should be worn, the correct tools should be working and regularly tested and maintained, and sufficient training should be provided to keep the employee up to date on all health and safety regulations.
At Accident Advice Helpline we are aware of all of the procedures and regulations expected of an employer and will help victims of accidents to successfully ascertain whether they have a solid case for a compensation claim. Sometimes the employee is unsure as to whether or not they themselves are to blame for the accident, but experience has shown us that unsafe working conditions, lack of health and safety procedures and faulty equipment are usually to blame for the incidents that can lead to injuries at work.
Discussing the case with one of our accident at work specialists will help the victim of the accident to clarify the situation and pursue the claim for compensation. Our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 is manned by helpful and friendly staff who offer support and free legal advice to anyone who needs help with their queries.
There are several levels of severity that an injury can take, from sprains and fractures to unconsciousness and even death. A minor injury does not affect a successful personal injury claim, and a person who has received medical attention for an accident at work should pursue their right to compensation. The after effects of an accident at work will also be taken into consideration, and if the incident was particularly traumatic then the victim could need to be referred for counselling for post-traumatic stress. Loss of earnings may also be a factor for the victim; in all and any cases Accident Advice Helpline will help a person to receive the maximum amount possible from their compensation claim.
You should immediately seek medical help, even if you feel that the injury is small. Be sure that the correct entry is made in the accident logbook, which, by law, is required of every employer. If possible pictures should be taken of the area in which the incident occurred, along with the address of the location. Any witnesses to the incident, either workmates or passers-by, should be asked for their cooperation in the matter and if they are willing to supply their names and numbers to help the case.
Date Published: January 12, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims