Electricians are skilled professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience – most train for years before becoming fully qualified and able to work unsupervised. Whilst most electricians complete electrical work to a high standard, there is the opportunity for negligence to occur. We rely on electricians to fix issues such as faulty wiring or power shortages, and electricians should have professional liability insurance in place (or be working under the scope of an employer with liability insurance) to protect them in the event of somebody making a claim for compensation. Here are a few examples of the types of things which could go wrong if electrical work is carried out to a poor standard:
- House fire
- Loss of electricity which could mean no heating or lighting
- Financial loss – families may have to move to alternative accommodation whilst repairs are carried out
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
If you or a member of your family has been the victim of a negligent electrician, why not consider claiming personal injury compensation? A personal injury lawyer will usually be able to tell you quickly whether they consider you to have a viable claim.
Next steps to claiming compensation for personal injury
So, negligent electrical work has left you or a member of your family injured? It’s important to establish straight away whether there is actual evidence of negligence, and a personal injury lawyer can help with this. They will investigate the circumstances surrounding your claim, to determine whether negligence actually occurred. In the case of situations such as house fires, other experts may be called upon to provide a professional opinion and assess evidence. There is usually a three-year time limit in place to make a claim for compensation, so it’s a good idea to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the negligence has occurred, to explore your options.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
If you’re looking for a firm of personal injury lawyers with over 14 years’ experience in the industry, Accident Advice Helpline should be your first choice. Whether you have been electrocuted as a result of sub-standard electrical work or been injured in a house fire, we can help. Our team will usually be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether or not you have a viable claim, and we offer confidential advice, with no obligation to proceed with a claim. You may be feeling upset, angry and frustrated, but our friendly team of professional injury lawyers will help you to get the compensation you deserve, so call us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accidents at home