Claiming compensation for an electrical injury
Accident solicitors in Kingswinford can help you claim compensation if you have been injured in an electrical accident. Electric shock injuries can occur in numerous ways:
- Faulty wiring;
- Defective products;
- Overloaded sockets;
- Water penetration; and
- Exposed power lines.
In most cases, the accident could have been avoided. If you believe your accident was due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else, then our accident solicitors in Kingswinford can help you claim compensation and provide expert legal representation.
Injuries caused by an electrical accident
- Nerve damage;
- Scarring and/or disfigurement;
- Loss or impaired use of the injured body part;
- Burns; and
- Cardiac arrest.
If the electric shock occurs when someone is working at a height, it can cause the person to fall and sustain further injuries. In some cases an electric shock can even cause death. If a loved one has died due to an electric shock, you may be able to claim compensation.
Seek medical attention
It is imperative that you seek medical attention after an electric shock. Visit your local emergency department or GP for appropriate treatment. If the accident has occurred at work then you should try to see your first aider.
Depending on the circumstances and where the accident occurred, report the accident to the appropriate authority. For example, if you were at work, then report the accident to your manager.
How accident solicitors in Kingswinford can help you to claim compensation
If the electrical accident occurred within the last three years, you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Children who have suffered an electric shock have a slightly different timeframe in which they can claim. Contact accident solicitors in Kingswinford if you are unsure.
Accident Advice Helpline and our accident solicitors will take on your claim and provide legal representation. You can relax in the knowledge that we have the experience, tools and expertise to successfully handle your claim. Most of the claim can be handled over the phone and paperwork is kept to a minimum. Most claims do not need to go to court, and in the rare event that it does you will usually not have to attend and your solicitor can represent you.
Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, and speak to one of our helpful and friendly advisors for more information and to get the process started. Lines are open all day, every day, and if we can’t answer your questions straight away then we’ll call you back. There is no obligation or pressure.
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown