Contact the personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline if you need plug socket injury advice because of an accident that was not your fault.
We all use plug sockets every day – at home, at our work place and on holiday. When something is so much a part of our daily life it is easy to forget how dangerous they can be if not properly used and maintained.
What injuries may I be able to claim for?
A plug socket can cause a variety of injuries from the very minor to the very serious. The most common plug socket injury is obviously an electric shock. Even a mild electric shock can cause the body to jolt, increasing the risk of a head injury or a broken bone from a fall. A severe electric shock is even more serious. Potential injuries can include abnormal heart rhythms, a brain injury and damage to the nervous system. Burns can occur both on the skin and internally, causing scarring and possible permanent disfigurement.
A faulty or overloaded plug socket is a common cause of fires in premises; with death, severe burns and injuries from smoke inhalation often being the sad result. Even a perfectly working plug socket is not hazard free, as trailing wires may pose a trip hazard or cause an electrical appliance to fall on you. Whatever the injury, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your personal injury claim.
What to do after a plug socket injury
If you suffer a plug socket injury you should seek medical advice if the injury is serious. Some plug socket injuries can be life threatening and need urgent medical attention. Medical documentation of your injuries is also useful evidence if making a personal injury claim. As soon as you are able, record as many details about the accident as you can and try to get names and contact details of any witnesses. If you or someone else can take a photograph of, for example, an overloaded socket or exposed wiring then this too can be used as evidence. Keep receipts for medical treatment and record any other expenses you may incur as a direct result of your plug socket injury. These may be able to be claimed as part of your compensation package.
When should I claim?
Ideally, make your claim as soon as possible after the plug socket accident. The sooner our expert solicitors can start working on your claim, the sooner you receive your compensation. However, understandably after a serious plug socket injury your main focus is likely to be your physical and emotional recovery. Claims can be made up to three years after you suffered your plug socket injury.
Not sure if you are entitled to compensation? You have nothing to lose from picking up the phone and calling our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our advisers will be happy to discuss your injury and give you free plug socket injury advice about your claim and how much you may be entitled to.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown