If you’ve suffered an electric shock in the workplace for which your employer is to blame, rather than looking for solicitors in Forest Hill, why not look further afield and find an injury claim solicitor who specialises in this sort of injury? Someone like us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
The effects of an electric shock
Electric shocks can occur with either an AC or a DC supply. The effects can be catastrophic and depend on several factors:
- The size of the voltage;
- The size of the current;
- The duration of the shock;
- How damp the shock victim is; and
- What part of the body is involved.
It’s possible to sustain a shock from a voltage as low as 50 volts. This can interfere with the electrical signals within the human body that pass between the brain and the muscles, causing several possible reactions:
- It can interfere with the way your heart beats;
- It can prevent you from breathing; and
- It can cause your muscles to spasm.
In worst case scenarios, muscle spasms can be so severe that they break your bones, and if the shock passes through your heart it can stop it beating altogether.
Electric shocks can also burn your flesh. This is more common with larger industrial supplies, but it also possible to sustain burns with a domestic supply shock if the duration of the shock is long enough, sometimes only more than a few fractions of a second. Burns follow the path the shock takes through the body, and when deep enough may require major surgery, and can even result in permanent disability.
Because an electric shock causes an unavoidable knee-jerk reaction, this can lead to injury if this involuntary reaction causes a part of your body to come into contact with a moving machine part.
Looking for solicitors in Forest Hill?
If you’ve been injured by an electric shock in the workplace for which you believe your employer to be responsible, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Using our no win no fee solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline may improve your chances of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest time.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Forest Hill we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Forest Hill look no further than our expert service.
The simple way to pre-check your claim’s potential value and validity
The easiest way to check how much compensation you could be awarded is to go to our website and use the compensation calculator that you’ll find on the homepage. It takes no longer than 30 seconds on average to supply the information needed to allow it to check the likely validity of your claim, and to issue you with an estimate.
Using our helpline
To learn more about the no win no fee services of our solicitors, as recommended by well-known consumer crusader Esther Rantzen, call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile.
Date Published: 26th March 2014
Author: David Brown