If you work in electrical maintenance, and you have to visit either domestic and/or commercial sites to carry out your work, and you suffer an electrical injury in the process, you might want to launch a claim for accident at work compensation in Bassetlaw, if indeed that’s where you sustained your injury. Accident Advice Helpline employs over 200 specialist injury claim lawyers, and electric shock injuries are something we know a great deal about.
The risk of electric shock injury when maintaining electrical apparatus
The biggest danger electrical workers are exposed to when carrying out testing is the possibility of receiving an electric shock. If you accidentally touch a live conductor carrying a dangerous voltage, and part of your body is connected to earth, you will get an electric shock. You could also receive burn injuries.
Other factors that exacerbate injury
Depending on the size of the electric shock you receive, the resulting injuries can be serious and even fatal. It’s not just the electric shock itself causes injury either. Injuries are often caused by other unwittingly touching or falling into another hazard, such as exposed moving componentry of factory equipment, or a pan of boiling water.
Carrying out remote on-site risk assessments
As with any other sort of work, it is advisable to carry out risk assessments before undertaking the task. Risk assessments entail a study of the work area and the methodology to be used, and this helps to focus minds on identifying any possible hazards that may be encountered during the maintenance and/or repair process. This is particularly important when working on remote sites because it will help to identify any potential anomalies or variations that do not conform to electrical best practice.
Claiming accident at work compensation in Bassetlaw
If you receive a serious injury following an electric shock incident through no fault of your own, and you wish to instigate a claim for accident at work compensation in Bassetlaw, the experience we’ve gathered here at Accident Advice Helpline could make all the difference in helping you to obtain the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Using Accident Advice Helpline’s HOW MUCH compensation calculator
You might like to start by visiting our website and seeking out our interactive HOW MUCH compensation calculator. This device is very simple to use and will forecast within 30 seconds just how much compensation you could be due to receive.
What no-win, no-fee means
Accident Advice Helpline process all personal injury claims via our no-win, no-fee protocol. This guarantees not only that you do not have to pay any money upfront, but also that should your claim fail, (unlikely though that may be, especially if you have an estimate from our HOW MUCH calculator), you will not have to pay our legal fee.
To find out more about our personal injury claim service, as highly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen, chat to one of our experienced advisers via our helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 3rd October 2014