Everyone knows, from an early age, that electricity is dangerous. Cast your mind back to childhood and you will remember being told to be careful with electricity – and you might have been forbidden from using anything electrical until you were deemed “old enough”. If you have younger siblings, you might even remember covers being put on the plug sockets.
Adults suffer electrical accidents, too
Yet when we get older, we’re also at risk of electrical accidents. Injuries sustained because of electricity are often dealt with by Accident Advice Helpline, so if you need an accident solicitor in Waveney, why not call us now? Our lines are open 24/7 and you can talk to an advisor straight away.
Before you do, you might like to learn a little more about electrical accidents.
How common are electric shock injuries?
You may be surprised to learn that 2.5 million people in the UK get a shock from the mains supply each year, and of these 350,000 get seriously injured. So you’re not alone, by any means.
The reason you got a shock, and thereby got injured, could be because the product you were using was faulty – and if that’s the case, you could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident solicitor in Waveney.
Electrical fires are also a problem
Electricity also causes fires, and the fire can cause injury. Government figures show that in 2011-12, almost 1500 people were injured because of a cooking appliance fire.
In the same year, over 200 people got injured in a fire caused by something to do with the electricity supply – wiring, cabling or plugs. Washers and dryers, lighting and dishwashers also caused injuries through electrical fires.
It’s no wonder that an accident solicitor in Waveney will process many claims every year that relate to electrical injury.
Get in touch with an accident solicitor in Waveney
It’s important not to delay in contacting a no win no fee solicitor to start your claim, because you have just three years from the date of your accident to do so.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and you can talk to an advisor whenever you like – our lines are open 24/7.
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
What happens next
If you qualify to claim, an accident solicitor in Waveney will process your claim, with the aim of securing you a sum of money in compensation for your accident and injuries. Part of the payout will cover any expenses you have incurred, too.
You can check whether you qualify for compensation by going to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and taking the 30 second test. While you’re on the site, have a look at the client testimonials and watch the video featuring our patron, Esther Rantzen.
We look forward to hearing from you – and helping you.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown