When we work with electrical tools, we are aware for the most part that the work we’re doing carries some kind of risk. Electric shocks can be excruciatingly painful and can lead to long term health conditions which means that in the event that the shock was the result of someone else’s actions, we can be left feeling extremely victimised. In the case that you have received an injury related to an electric shock from an accident you haven’t caused, you have the right to seek compensation by employing Mold accident claim solicitors.
Explaining electric shock
The majority of us have felt a static shock in our lives. Sometimes we may get these from touching metal or plastic or another person. A static shock occurs when the object we touch has built up a charge of electricity and by touching that object we allow the charge to escape by passing through us.
In the case of static, the shock itself is momentary meaning that we receive little or no injury. However, in some cases, a similar shock may be felt as the result of a fault to a piece of machinery or wiring, where the object in question cannot safely hold the charge it has and must release it.
The difference between this and static is that the actual shock itself lasts for a much longer period of time, As a result has the potential to do much more harm. In the case that the damage caused was due to someone else’s actions or negligence, then the injured party may contact Mold accident claim solicitors to seek compensation.
When they happen, electric shocks can cause extremely painful and serious injuries. In addition to burns which are the most common type of injury (either from the charge entering or exiting the body), there can be muscle spasms which can be extremely painful.
Furthermore, shocks tend to have the after effect of throwing the person away from the object they have touched. This could cause them further injury as the place they are at the time may be hazardous in itself.
Seeking a compensation claim through Mold accident claim solicitors
Under UK law, everyone has a responsibility to themselves and others to take all reasonable precautions and steps towards health and safety. This is known as a duty of care. As part of that duty of care, organisations, manufacturers and business owners have a similar duty to the people in their employ, their customers and members of the public. Should they fail in that duty of care then Mold accident claim solicitors can seek a claim for compensation.
So, for example, if you have received an electric shock through someone else’s actions or negligence, Mold accident claim solicitors can seek a claim for compensation on your behalf. By way of a 30-second test, Accident Advice Helpline could quickly establish the validity and likely success of your case and will proceed from there to gain the compensation you deserve. Call now on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call us today!
Date Published: 13th October 2014
Author: David Brown