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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

    Product tester injury advice


    One of the situations in which you might require product tester injury advice is if you have suffered an electric shock or burn. If this has happened to you in an accident that was not your fault, we at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you.

    Electrical incidents

    The majority of electrical incidents occur in the home. However, with increasingly strict regulations across many industries, there is always going to be a risk to people who work as product testers – in either an industry role or a consumer organisation role – for electrical goods.

    Unlike for the more common slip, trip, or fall accidents, statistics on electrical incidents are a little harder to analyse. However, just because fewer people are injured in this manner does not mean that the injuries should be taken less seriously.

    ESQCR

    The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations of 2002 provides a framework of legislation under which accidents caused by “contact with electricity or electrical discharge” can be reported.

    In the year 2012/2013 – the most recent year for which revised statistics are available – there were 20 fatal injuries reported under the ESQCR. In addition, there were 401 serious (non-fatal) injuries and a further 10,619 “other events.” This is more than three times the number of “other events” that were reported in 1999/2000.It is not clear whether this is due to a rise in the reporting of incidents or an increase in the number of actual incidents, however.

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    Types of electrical injury

    We have all experienced tiny electric shocks caused by static electricity. Sometimes the voltage of these can even be quite high, but the duration of the contact is so short as to render the shock minimally painful. Whilst you can be injured from an electric shock, even these small amounts of static electricity can be dangerous. If there is a static discharge within certain atmospheres – for example, those caused by paint fumes – it can cause fire or an explosion.

    Any injuries that you have sustained as the result of an accident like this can take time to heal, and you might be out of work or out of pocket as a result. If this is the case, then you may want to seek out expert product tester injury advice and possibly pursue a claim against the person or persons responsible for your accident.

    Where to get the best product tester injury advice

    When you are recovering from an injury – and some electrical burns can be permanently disabling – you will want to get the best product tester injury advice.

    At Accident Advice Helpline we have 15 years of experience in providing our clients with personal injury advice. We can help you to assess whether you will be entitled to any compensation, and if so, how much.

    Get started today by completing our unique 30-second test to see if you might have a claim to pursue. For personalised product tester injury advice you can call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline. If you are calling from a mobile, the number is 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: November 26, 2015

    Author: Lee Tadd

    Category: Faulty product claims

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