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    Power cables accident claim


    If you are the victim of an injury resulting from the unintentional misuse or poor maintenance of power cables, you may be eligible to make a power cables accident claim. If you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault, it could be time to seek legal remuneration.

    What is a power cables accident?

    There are a wide variety of different accidents that can occur in or around the presence of live power cables. Most often, these incidents involve vehicles accidentally being driven into or otherwise touching overhead power cables. As you can imagine, these kinds of incidents can lead to very serious injuries, and even fatalities in some cases. This is why it is vital that the correct safety measures and protocols are established in environments where live power cables are present.

    This kind of accident tends to result in electrocution and severe burns, but power cables accidents can also include trips, slips, and falls over loose cables. In the same way that it is extremely hazardous not to pass on vital information about the height and nature of overhead power cables, it can be just as dangerous to leave loose cables on the ground – unsecured and presenting a potential trip hazard.

    Can I make a compensation claim?

    If you would like to find out whether or not you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, call our friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline today on our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. If you are calling from a mobile phone, please call us on 0333 500 0993. You can also request a call back from one of our advisors by texting ‘claim365’ to 88010.

    In order to assess the viability of your claim, you will be asked a short series of questions. Your answers will determine whether you have a potentially successful power cables accident claim. You will be asked about the details of your injury including if you have had any medical bills or if you have had to take time off work. You will also be asked if you have any photographic evidence of these injuries, and the environment in which they were sustained.

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    Such evidence if not necessary, but it does help to build a solid case with a very good chance of success. If you are claiming that you tripped and sustained painful injuries because of loose power cables, you are much more likely to be awarded a financial reward if you can provide photographic evidence of the relevant breach of care.

    What is the next step?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we make compensation simple. With over 15 years of experience, we can help you seek compensation for medical bills and earnings lost due to time off work.

    Our solicitors will remain in touch with you throughout the process, and will work on a no-win, no-fee* basis in order to secure you the outcome that you deserve. In order to confirm your eligibility, call our advisors for a free consultation.

    Date Published: October 18, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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