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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."

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    Faulty wires accident advice


    If you need faulty wires accident advice, our team at Accident Advice Helpline can help. Whether the problem is with a product you’ve purchased or the wiring in your home or another building, if you’ve been injured, you could be entitled to compensation.

    Because many people experience small electric shocks that don’t do more than produce a jolt, they often don’t realise how serious a larger one can be. Our team has dealt with people who’ve suffered serious burns, had heart attacks and even dislocated limbs. We’re always ready to listen, so call us when you feel up to it—at any time of day or night, any day of the week—and we’ll discuss your legal options with you.

    The rules of claiming

    In order to have a chance of getting compensation for a faulty wires accident you’ll normally need to bring your case within three years. There’s an exception if you’re a child at the time, in which case you can bring it in the period between your 18th and 21st birthdays. In either case, you will need to have been treated by a doctor so that there’s a medical record of your injuries.

    If you have altered or repaired the wiring that led to your electric shock yourself, especially if no professional has looked at it since, it is unlikely that you will be able to claim. In order to claim, it needs to be clear that the fault lies with somebody else. This could be a repair company or a property owner. If you are injured in rented accommodation, it’s likely to be the landlord who is liable.

    If faulty wiring in a device causes your injury and you haven’t tinkered with it yourself, it could be a repair company, the retailer or the manufacturer who is legally responsible. We can help you to work out whom. In the majority of cases you will still be able to claim for an accident like this even if you owned warranty on the item that has now expired.

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    How it works

    If you decide that you would like our team at Accident Advice Helpline to help you claim, just let us know. If we agree that you have a legitimate case, we’ll put you in touch with a solicitor experienced in faulty wiring cases. Your solicitor will then be able to help you build up a strong legal case. You won’t need to deal with lots of paperwork and we’ll keep everything as simple as possible for you. Claiming doesn’t need to take lots of time out of your life.

    We only take on cases on a no win, no fee* basis. This means there’s nothing to pay up front and nothing to pay at all if your case is lost. Since that means we don’t get paid, you can be certain we’ll work hard to secure compensation for you—and the law makes certain that you will always keep most of this.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: January 4, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.