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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Claiming fatal accident compensation

    Claiming fatal accident compensation

    Claiming fatal accident compensation with a law firm

    Sadly, one common reason for claiming fatal accident compensation is electrocution from underground cables. A deceased’s family can contact a respected law firm like Accident Advice Helpline, who have great experience in handling fatal accident claims. They deal with such matters sensitively and efficiently. Claiming fatal accident compensation is a possibility for family members if the deceased person was killed in an accident that was not their own fault but can be shown that it was someone else’s.

    Fatal accidents involving underground cables and fatal accident claims involving electrocutions are often linked with employment. Contractors and builders who have to dig up the ground are most likely to come into contact with underground cables. There is legislation (law) in place to protect workers who are carrying out this type of task. Some of the precautions designed to prevent fatal accident claims for electrocution from underground cables.

    Plans should only ever be regarded as giving an approximate location for cables. The exact location needs to be determined using a cable locating device. These should be used before the work starts and at regular intervals once the work is underway. The person who is operating the device must have had the correct training and instruction. Also, the device must be working properly – it should be checked and maintained regularly.

    Safe digging practices – Safe digging practices should be carried out at all times during the excavation work. Trial holes should be dug using hand tools to confirm the location of cables. The hand tools should be insulated. Dig to the side of the expected location rather than directly above it and then excavate horizontally towards it. Hand tools can be controlled more effectively than mechanical tools.

    In all of these things, a comprehensive risk assessment and safety first policy must be in place before any work is carried out.

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    Give Accident Advice Helpline a call today to discuss claiming fatal accident compensation on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 24th May 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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