Electric Shock Injury Claims
We specialise in helping victims of electric shock injury claim compensation
Electric Shock Injury Claims for Compensation
If you have suffered an injury from electric shock, whether it was an injury at work, from faulty equipment, or due to the negligence or oversight of an electrician, you may be able to claim compensation. Whatever the cause, The Compensation Experts may be able to help you claim electric shock compensation.
Working with some of the country’s leading personal injury solicitors, we have a wealth of knowledge to help you with your electric shock injury claim. We even offer a No win, no fee* arrangement (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page), to take away the financial risk of claiming electric shock compensation.
What is an Electric Shock Injury?
Electric shock accidents can occur when somebody comes into contact with an electrical current. This electrical energy flows through the body, causing a shock, which can result in burns, nerve damage, or even death. Some electric shock accident victims are left with permanent scarring and limited mobility.
Electric shocks can also contribute to secondary injuries such as lacerations, fractures, and dislocations. This is because electric shocks can generate such a large amount of force that a victim can be thrown off the ground.
Types of Electric Shock Injury Claims
There are a variety of different reasons that electric shock accidents might occur, with the most common claims including:
There are a variety of different reasons that electric shock injuries can occur, with some of the most common claims including:
- Faulty wiring in a building or an office
- Failure to provide adequate training or equipment when working with electrics
- Not undertaking maintenance of electrical equipment
- Instructing employees without the necessary training or qualifications to carry out electrical work
- Faulty electrical products
One example of an electric shock injury claim we have dealt with involves someone who was injured at work. Whilst changing a lightbulb in a security system, a worker was thrown off a ladder due to electrocution. Prior to the electric shock, the worker had reason to believe the power circuits were off. However, the light in question was wired into a different circuit and had incorrect markings. His lawyers successfully sued for damages of nearly £110,000, after negotiations.
Can I Make an Electric Shock Injury Claim?
If you have had an injury from electric shock, you may be able to make a claim. In order to make a claim, however, the electric shock accident must have occurred as a result of somebody else’s negligence.
The easiest way to check if you are able to make an electric shock injury claim is to get in touch with The Compensation Experts. An expert advisor will discuss the details of your case with you, before determining whether your claim is likely to be successful.
What is the Time Limit to Make an Electric Shock Injury Claim?
In the case of electric shock injuries, the victim generally has 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim. In some circumstances, though, you may not realise you have a lasting injury until later down the line. For example, a loss of mobility may not be connected to the electric shock accident until a later date. If this is the case, you will generally have 3 years from this date to make your electric shock injury claim.
The deadline may be extended in extenuating circumstances, however this will be at the discretion of the courts.
Claiming Compensation for Electric Shock Injuries
After contacting The Compensation Experts, the first thing our advisors will do is talk to you in detail about the circumstances surrounding your electric shock injury. In doing this, we are able to confirm whether you have grounds to make an electric shock compensation claim. If so, we will carefully match you with a personal injury solicitor best placed to pursue your claim.
For your claim to be a success, your lawyer will seek to prove your injuries were genuine and that they were the direct result of another party’s negligence or mistake. It can take several months to gather this evidence. However, the more thorough you make your case, the greater the likelihood of a speedy resolution. No one wants to go before a judge unless it’s absolutely necessary, and the lawyers we work with resolve most of their claims out of court.
We will look at the way your injuries have affected your life. For instance:
- Have you lost earnings through being unable to work?
- Is your physical damage permanent?
- Do you need corrective treatment, such as plastic surgery for scars, but are not eligible for it under the NHS?
Compensation is not about being greedy; it’s about receiving a payment that enables you to do what’s necessary to get on with your life after an electric shock accident.
The Compensation Experts offers a free, no-obligation consultation. This is so you can find out more about your options before you make a decision. Similarly, our clients prefer to eliminate expensive up-front legal fees by taking up our No Win No Fee* agreement (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page).
Contact The Compensation Experts now and let us see if we can help you claim for your electric shock accident.
Am I eligible?
If you have experienced injury from electric shock in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you might be eligible for electric shock compensation. The main exception to this is if you were a child at the time of the electric shock accident, in which case you may have longer to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
Not all electric shock accidents are the same, so the amount of compensation paid out can differ between cases. Varying factors lead to the final figure, including the extent of your injuries, your loss of earnings, and estimated future losses.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much electric shock compensation you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
When making a claim for electric shock injuries, it’s important to know what to expect from the process. That’s why we’re always as transparent & clear as possible, and will guide you through every step.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and let the negligent party know that you wish to begin claim proceedings. Your solicitor will negotiate your claim on your behalf, and you’ll be kept up to date every step of the way.