20th March 2020
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The human body is an excellent conductor of electricity.If the body comes into direct contact with an electric current it can cause severe scarring, burns or injury. Electric currents are very serious occupational hazards and many workers suffer electric shocks or electrocutionsin their workplace.Usually careless usage of electricity and unsafe installation of electrical devices are the main reason forelectrocution. Direct contact with electricity can cause fatality, serious muscular problems, burns and scarring, a fall from a height.
If you have sustained an injury due toan electric shock in the workplace as a result of your employer’s negligence then call us on 08000 430 430 to make a personal injury claim of compensation or complete our online enquiry form for a call back.
It is essential to handle electricity carefully to avoid the risks associated with it. There are several different reasons behind electric shock occurring in public places and workplace. Some examples include:
Persons exposed to electric shock can suffer from different harmful effects which may include;
Every employer should be aware of the possible risks within the workplace caused by electric current, faulty devices, improperly maintained power tools etc. Training and supervision of employees by the employer can also avoid the risk of accidents. Employers should also ensure safe work practices through regular inspections of devices, disconnecting the use of faulty equipment, availability of personal protective equipment and proper maintenance of electric appliances and installations. If an employer fails in their duty then they will be responsible of any resultant electric shock and injury.
If the negligence of your employer caused an electrocution accident causing injury or death then the employer would be responsible and you could claim compensation for the injury. You can also claim any out of pocket expenses, medical expenses, loss of wages or payment for the care provided by a loved one.
Inappropriately designed household appliances and products such as hair dryer, juicer, blender, and other electric tools can also cause serious injuries. In this case you are eligible to make product liability claim against the product manufacturing company, designer or distributor.
If you have suffered from an electric shock which was not you fault – then make your claim today consult our experienced solicitor by calling us on 08000 430 430 or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back.