According to Electrical Safety First, in 2015/16, electrical fires caused an average of 27 injuries a week and over half of England’s fires were caused by electricity.
Our leading claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered an electric shock due to someone else’s negligence or if you want to claim on behalf of a loved one, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
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Most of our electric shock cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Electric shock explained
Some of us might remember touching an electric fence as a child. It's reassuring to know that not all electric shock accidents are fatal. Depending on the appliance, the electric current, the voltage and the circumstances of the accident, an electric shock can lead to serious injury or death.
Every manufacturer has to make sure that their products are safe to use and there are various laws and standards, such as the machine directive and the low-voltage directive, to ensure consumer safety. However, due to product faults, accidents can still happen. If you or a loved one have suffered an electric shock due to a faulty product, you can claim compensation.
Most common causes and types for an electric shocks
All electric appliances can cause electric shocks, when defective or wrongly handled, for example:
- Power supplies
- Hair dryers
- Hair straighteners
- Extension cords
- Power tools and gardening tools
Common causes for an electric shock are:
- Defective power supply
- Defective appliance
- Insufficient or incoherent instructions
- Unqualified repair works
Symptoms after an electric shock can include the following:
What can I claim for?
If you or a loved one has experienced an electric shock, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Can I claim on behalf of a loved one?
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is one of the worst things that can happen and we want you to take time to grieve. However, if this loss has left you in a difficult financial position, seeking rightful compensation may be a necessity and if the accident was caused due to someone else's action, you may want to consider claiming for compensation.
We have the understanding and the experience to handle any claim with the utmost sensitivity. If someone else's actions or negligence were even partly to blame for your loss, please get in touch with us once you feel comfortable to do so.
Who’s to blame for my electric shock or electrocution of a loved one?
If your product is defective, you can claim compensation from the manufacturer. Even after your warranty run out, your manufacturer is still liable for the safety of the product during the entire product life cycle.
What might surprise you: the instruction manual is part of the product, if the instructions are misleading or incomplete and caused you an injury, you may be able to claim compensation from the manufacturer or his product liability insurance.
If it is a piece of work equipment your employer may be responsible for ensuring it is well maintained. Click here to read more.
How much can I claim for an electric shock or electrocution?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.