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 due to an electric shock, you may be able to claim compensation. Maybe you suffered an injury at work, had a shock from faulty equipment or maybe it was due to the negligence or oversight of an electrician?
Whatever the cause, if you have suffered an electric shock injury, The Compensation Experts may be able to help you claim compensation for damages.
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 that comes with making an electric shock injury claim.
What is an Electric Shock Injury?
An electric shock injury can occur when somebody comes into contact with an electrical current. This electrical energy then flows through part of the body, causing a shock. This can result in burns, nerve damage, or even death. In some cases, the victim is 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 large amounts of force. This throws the victim away from the electrical current.
Types of Electric Shock Injury Claims
Electric shock injuries can occur for a variety of different reasons. Some of the most common electric shock injury claims include:
- Faulty wiring in a building or an office
- Failure to provide adequate training or equipment when working with electrical equipment
- 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 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 electric shock that has resulted in injury you may be able to make a claim. In order to make a claim, the 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. They will then determine whether your claim is likely to be successful if pursued.
What is the Time Limit to Make an Electric Shock Injury Claim?
In electric shock injury cases, the victim generally has 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim. In some circumstances, 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 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 a compensation claim. If so, we will carefully match you with a personal injury solicitor, who will be best able 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. Consequently, 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. 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 injury.
The Compensation Experts offer a free, no-obligation consultation. This is so you can find out more about your options before you make a decision. Our clients prefer to eliminate expensive up-front legal fees by taking 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 compensation.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more