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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    I was electrocuted when using a computer, can I claim?

    It is not something we hear every day, but a question like ‘I was electrocuted when using a computer, can I claim?’ is not unheard of. The truth is that anyone using electrical equipment is in danger of electrocution. It is the responsibility of the management of the workplace to make sure that all electrical equipment is safe to use.

    PAT testing is required in the workplace now and all companies should have it done regularly to make sure that their equipment can be used with no danger. It should be part of health and safety procedures, and you should be able to tell if a piece of equipment has been tested as there should be a sticker on it somewhere that shows when it was tested and when it is due to be tested next.

    Any equipment that does not pass this test should not be in use. In addition, any equipment that is suspected of being faulty should not be used. If it is used the chances of a worker being electrocuted are much higher.

    What do I do if I want to make a claim?

    You need to have a good law firm on your side if you want to make a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline has been in business since 2000 and only employs the best advisors and personal injury solicitors. We deal solely with personal injury cases and will be able to guide you expertly through the process if you decide to go ahead.

    All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call. We have a free 24-hour helpline so that you can contact us when it is best for you. Make sure you have all the details that we might need. We will want to know about your injury and accident and will also need information on your workplace.

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    Why should I make a claim?

    One of the main reasons for making a claim is for financial compensation. You cannot continue to pay bills if you have suffered a loss of earnings as a result of your accident. However, when the accident is not your fault then it is unfair for you to have a loss of earnings. This is why is it is so important for you to make sure that you pursue justice.

    There is also the fact that you making a claim could mean that other people will not have to go through the same thing that you did. An accident like an electrocution will mean an investigation and the outcome will mean that other people will be able to use safer equipment in the future.

    Getting your life back on track is essential and Accident Advice Helpline is well placed to help if you have been electrocuted when using a computer. All you have to do is pick up the phone to one of our team and give your details. Let us help you answer the question, ‘I was electrocuted when using a computer, can I claim?’

    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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