Sadly, one of the common reasons for searching for a lawyer who works for no win no fee* on Purfleet fatal accident claims is electrocution from underground cables. The family of the deceased person can contact a reputable law firm like Accident Advice Helpline and ask one of the lawyers who work for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Purfleet fatal cases to take on their claim. All Accident Advice Helpline lawyers will deal with the matter sensitively and efficiently.
A compensation claim is made when a deceased person has been killed in an accident that was not their own fault and it can be shown that it was someone else’s fault. Fatal accidents involving underground cables are usually suffered by contractors and builders who have to dig up the ground and are therefore more likely to come into contact with underground cables. There are several laws in place to protect workers who have to carry out this type of work. Some of the recommended precautions are summarised here.
Lawyers who works for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Purfleet fatal accident cases – preventing the accident
Far fewer people would have to look for a lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Purfleet fatal accident cases if work tasks were planned out correctly. The first step is to have a careful check of the area around the location of the work task. If there is electrical equipment in the area this could indicate that underground cables are present. A quick check is not enough – it is likely that the organisations that own this equipment will have to be contacted and plans of the exact location of cables will have to be obtained. A representative from the organisation may have to visit the site and accurately locate them. A careful risk assessment and plan must be carried out before ant work task is started and cables may need to be disconnected if needed.
Fewer people would have to look for a lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee*’ on Purfleet fatal accident cases if plans of buried cables were properly consulted. However, the symbols on all buried electrical cable plans are not standard. For this reason it is still very important to contact the organisation that drew up the plans.
It is important to note that plans should only ever be regarded as an approximate location for cables and their exact location will need to be established using a cable locating device. This has to be done before work starts and at regular intervals when the job is being carried out. Safe digging practices should be carried out at all times and this will require a trial hole or holes to be dug using hand tools to confirm the location of cables before the power tools are used. Even the hand tools should be insulated. The first holes should be made to the side of the expected cable location rather than directly above it.
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