Electric Shock at Work Compensation Claims
Electrical accidents at work are often caused by the negligence or malpractice of another person and if you have been injured as a result then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
The personal injury specialists at PSR Solicitors are renowned for providing first class advice and we believe everyone should be able to access an exceptional legal service.
We offer expert legal services for personal injury claims on a no win, no fee basis and can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case including how likely it is that your claim will be successful and how much you can expect to receive. For legal advice you can trust contact us today.
About electrical accidents
Electricity is an intrinsic and important part of our daily lives but if care is not taken it can be the cause of serious and sometimes fatal accidents. The risks of being involved in an electrical accident can increase at work, particularly if the correct health and safety procedures are not followed and implemented.
The most common causes of electrical injury in the workplace include:
If you are directly exposed to a live electrical current it can cause serious harm including heart and respiratory failure. The potential symptoms of an electric shock are wide ranging and can include everything from a mild, tingling sensation to muscle spasms, seizures and loss of consciousness.
Burns caused by an electric shock can be extremely painful and life-altering, often requiring surgery and skin grafts. Internal burns caused by an electrical current passing through the bones and deep tissue of the body are particularly serious and distressing.
These are particularly dangerous as they are often made worse by using water to try and extinguish them and can cause a subsequent electric shock. Most electrical accidents at work are the result of poorly maintained equipment, faulty or exposed wiring, contact with overhead power lines or inadequate training.
We have helped thousands of clients to successfully win their claims following accidents at work, so if you have been injured while carrying out your job and it wasn’t your fault then you need to speak to qualified solicitors as soon as possible.
Your legal rights at work
Employers have a duty of care to protect employees and visitors to their premises from accident or injury. This includes making sure that all electrical equipment is regularly checked, maintained and safe to use. If your employer has failed in these duties and you have been hurt as a result then you are able to pursue a compensation claim to cover your medical care, loss of earnings and additional expenses resulting from your accident.
Many of our clients are particularly concerned about pursuing action against their employer however and worry how this might impact on their job in the future. It is illegal for your employer to harass you or make life uncomfortable for you at work as a result of your claim and you are fully protected in this regard.
Your employer will have employer’s liability insurance to cover claims such as this so your compensation won’t impact financially on them or their business. We cover all areas of employment law as part of our legal service to you and will advise and support you throughout.
About compensation claims
If your accident has taken place in the last three years and was caused fully or partially by someone else, then you could be entitled to compensation. Your final settlement will depend on the severity of your injuries, the impact on your work-life and whether you are expected to make a full recovery.
Your compensation award is a justified financial redress for what has happened and is designed to protect you from any financial hardship resulting from your injury and to pay for the best medical care.
More specifically it will cover:
- Private healthcare
- Specialist equipment
- Loss of earnings
- Additional expenses
We are acutely aware of just how essential your compensation will be to your financial security and recovery and will work tirelessly on your behalf to achieve the best possible results and get your life back on track.
At PSR Solicitors, we guarantee that your claim will be handled by a fully qualified solicitor, which is why we achieve higher levels of compensation than our rivals. Not all legal firms employ qualified legal specialists for personal injury claims, often resulting in lost or significantly reduced settlements.
Our credentials speak for themselves. We have been accredited by the Law Society for our personal injury services and have received the Lexcel Practise Management Standard for excellent legal provision.
We find ourselves frequently recommended by others and pride ourselves in providing the very highest quality legal advice to each and every one of our clients.
We pledge to deliver a first class legal service to all of our clients and our priorities are to:
- Secure the maximum level of compensation possible.
- Arrange the very best medical care.
- Help you to access any specialist equipment that will make your life easier.
- Put interim payments in place to protect you financially until your claim is settled.
- Advise on any work-related benefits to which you may now be entitled.
- Help you to set up a personal injury trust to protect your final settlement.
You will find all members of the team here at PSR Solicitors to be professional, friendly and approachable and our aim is to do the very best job possible to help you move on from your accident and get back to your best.
Contact the experts
It is important that you don’t have to wait when pursuing a personal injury claim to ensure swift access to financial support and leading medical treatment. We will return any enquiry within one hour during the normal working day or during the next working day if you contact us out of hours. Since 2009, we have helped thousands of clients who have been injured at work and we can help you too so contact us today.
With offices in Wrexham, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Shotton (Deeside) and Ellesmere Port, PSR are a leading practice of Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Injury Solicitors in Cheshire. We regularly act for clients on electrical injury claims across North Wales, Cheshire, Liverpool and Merseyside. As a recognised injury claims specialist we can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We will respond to any query within one hour of normal office hours, or the next working day if you contact us during the evening or at the weekend.
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