Working around electrical equipment can be very dangerous, which is why those who are involved in this type of work have to follow very strict rules and regulations to keep them safe at all times. If you have an accident and are seriously injured when working with electrical equipment, you may be entitled to claim Bury accident at work compensation, as long as you are able to prove that someone else was at fault for your accident, whether this is your employer or a colleague.
If a loved one has had a fatal accident involving electrical equipment, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf, as long as it can proved someone else was to blame. Here are some of the things you can claim for after an accident at work involving electrical equipment.
Broken or old equipment
Your employer needs to ensure that all electrical equipment is regularly serviced and either repaired or replaced if it needs it. If you are working on machinery which has not been checked in a long time, or is not safe to use, then any accident you have is the fault of your employer. Negligence of this nature is often because of the costs in maintaining equipment or machinery, but you cannot put a cost on someone’s life.
Someone else not using it safely
If someone who is using the equipment with you, or who has used it before you, isn’t using it safely, you should be able to make a claim for any injuries sustained by this equipment. Your employer would still be liable, as they should make sure your colleagues do not behave in an unsafe manner.
Not being provided with the correct equipment
If you haven’t been given the correct equipment to use for the job that you are doing then you are far more likely to have an accident and be able to make a successful compensation claim from your employer.
Claiming Bury accident at work compensation
If you decide that you probably have quite a good case for Bury accident at work compensation, following an accident involving electrical equipment, you should try to find yourself an experienced lawyer who is able to work with you and on your behalf to put together a strong case for you.
This will allow you to relax during the compensation process, and focus on your recovery. Not only this, but an injury lawyer can help you to put together the strongest possible case for compensation, which has a greater chance of success. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile or text “claim365” to 88010 to make a start on your claim right away.
Date Published: 30th August 2014
Author: David Brown