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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

    Injured by an electrical pylon – who do I claim against?

    Injured by an electrical pylon – who do I claim against?

    I was Injured by an electrical pylon – who do I claim against? In the absence of further information it’s difficult to give a clear answer to this, but there are several possibilities. We have a helpline that is open 24/7 that accident victims can call for one-to-one advice. Our highly trained staff will go through all the details of the situation with you to work out your best options. If you want them to, they can also provide a good solicitor who has the right expertise to handle your case.

    Do you have a claim involving an electrical pylon?

    The first thing that needs to be worked out is if you can make a claim at all. If you want to do so, it must normally be done less than three years after your accident. You must have received professional medical treatment for your injuries so that there is a formal record of them.

    How did the accident happen?

    It is not normally possible to claim for accidents related to your own dangerous behaviour, so if you were trying to climb a pylon, or were flying a kite near one, you may be out of luck. There are, however, some circumstances in which you might be considered only partially liable and may still be able to get some compensation. If you’re not sure, give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll see what we can do for you.

    Power companies are obliged to keep pylons safe by responding to faults as quickly as possible. If you were injured because the relevant power company failed to live up to this responsibility, you will have a good case for compensation.

    Electrical maintenance engineers and accidents

    If you are injured by an electrical pylon whilst working on it as an engineer, you may be able to make an industrial accident compensation claim. You would need a specialist solicitor to have a good chance of doing so successfully, but we will be able to provide one and, as we use a no win no fee* system, you don’t need to have lots of money to be able to afford it. Even though some risk is assumed in such a job, you are still entitled to protection. If your equipment failed, if you weren’t given the right tools for the job, or if you had not received adequate training for what you were asked to do, you could have a strong case for compensation.

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    Getting help

    At Accident Advice Helpline we can take you through the whole compensation process from start to finish, taking care of the paperwork and making sure that the case impacts your life as little as possible. You’ll be kept informed and of course, you’ll be consulted before any significant decisions are made. In many cases that we deal with, our clients are able to manage everything over the phone, so there’s no need to worry about having to travel. You can concentrate on your recovery whilst we work on your behalf to ensure you get justice.

    Date Published: April 16, 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.