No one would ever want to be on the receiving end of an electric shock. Fortunately, most of us will go through life never knowing what it would feel like to be in this situation. However, rare occurrences do happen every year, and they can lead to mild or more serious injuries in the person who receives the shock.
One of the more common injuries sustained when a person receives a shock from any electrical source is burns. These can occur at the point where the electricity enters the body, and at the point where it leaves it. However, burns can also be unseen, occurring along the path the electricity takes as it passes through the body. Internal burns can be serious and potentially life threatening.
How did you receive an electric shock?
Some people are at potentially greater risk of receiving a shock than others. For example, an electrician will be working with electricity and electrical equipment all day. They will be trained to avoid such risks and dangers, of course, but accidents may still happen on rare occasions.
If you received a shock at work – regardless of the job you do – there is a chance you may potentially have been the victim of negligence. If so, you should find out whether there is evidence to back this up. Additionally, if you received a shock elsewhere, it may be because someone was negligent and did not protect people from the chance of receiving a shock.
Could you claim if negligence caused your injuries?
Anyone who receives an electric shock they believe was caused through negligence should seek medical help. If you only have minor injuries, a visit to your GP may suffice. However, if the shock was a significant one, emergency medical attention may be required. Either way, this will provide a record of your injuries and how and when you sustained them.
An electric shock may leave you with lasting injuries, depending on how severe it was and how bad the outcome was. Someone at Accident Advice Helpline can talk to you about what happened, and determine whether you could make a no-win, no-fee claim. All you need to do is to call us today on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Make sure you take action now to see if you might claim for an electric shock.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen