Electric Shock Compensation Claim: No Win, No Fee
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Electric Shock Compensation Claim: No Win, No Fee
Sustaining an electric shock can lead to many different types of injuries. Electric shock injuries can be severe, and many have the potential to become life-threatening. Have you been injured as the result of an electric shock? If so, you may be entitled to make an electric shock compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. Contact Beacon Law today to find out of you could claim compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of Electric Shock Accidents
Beacon Law have dealt with many types of electric shock injury claims, most of which have been the result of someone else’s negligence. The most common causes of electric shock accidents include:
- Accidents at work caused by faulty electrical equipment have been the cause of many electric shock incidents. Your employer has a duty of care to minimise the risk of injury due to untested or faulty equipment by carrying out regular checks and ensuring that all equipment is safe for use by employees. Contact us to find out more about making an electric shock at work claim.
- Workplace injuries sustained by those who work with electricity as part of their job are another common accident. An electric shock could be caused by lack of training, insufficient PPE, inadequate instruction, negligence of a colleague, or defective equipment.
- Accidents in rented accommodation due to faulty or untested electrical equipment are common. Your landlord has a duty of care to ensure that the risk of injury caused by an electric shock is reduced by taking reasonable steps, such as regular PAT tests on all provided electrical equipment and carrying out repairs within a reasonable period.
- Electric shock accidents caused by defective consumer products. The manufacturer and retailer have a duty to ensure that all products are safe before the sale of products.
- Electric shock injuries caused by defective equipment when receiving medical treatment.
If you have suffered an electric shock as the result of an accident which has not been listed above, you may still be able to make an electric shock compensation claim. We review all claims on a case by case basis, and we will let you know if we think you have a claim.
Electric Shock Compensation Claim: Common Injuries
A wide range of injuries may be caused as the result of an electric shock accident. The main types of injuries in electric shock accident claims which we have dealt with include:
- Major and minor burn injuries, often leading to scarring.
- Nerve damage and damage to the nervous system.
- Muscle spasms, some of which may result in broken bones
- Heart problems, such as an irregular heartbeat or cardiac arrest
- Breathing difficulties
- PTSD, anxiety and other mental health issues may arise as a result of injuries sustained in this type of accident.
If you have suffered any type of injury as the result of an electric shock, you may be able to recover electric shock injury compensation.
Am I Entitled to Make an Electric Shock Compensation Claim?
If you have been injured in an electric shock accident which wasn’t your fault, you are likely to have grounds to make a personal injury claim. You may be required to provide evidence to back up your claim. The type of evidence required will depend on the type of accident which you sustained.
What Should I do After Sustaining an Electric Shock Injury?
If you were injured due to a defective product, you should take photographs of the product which caused your injuries. You should also keep the receipt for the product and take photographs of your injuries. If there were any witnesses to your accident, we might need you to provide their contact details so that we can obtain a witness statement.
If your injury happened at work, you should report the accident to a supervisor or manager and ensure that the incident has been logged appropriately in an accident report book.
If the electric shock accident did not happen in work, you should report the incident to the person or company who you believe is responsible, for example, if it happened in your rented property, you should report it to your landlord.
You should seek appropriate medical attention for your injury from a GP or hospital. If the injury is severe, seek urgent attention at a hospital. Your medical attendance notes will also be used as evidence of the accident and your subsequent injuries.
Take photographs of your injury as soon as it happens and take photos to document your recovery and any resulting scarring.
Keep receipts for any medical treatment which you have had to pay for so that you can recover the expenses if you decide to make a claim.
If you would like to make an electric shock compensation claim, or if you would like some legal advice on your case from personal injury solicitor, contact Beacon Law today using the contact forms on our website, or call us on 0330 1332 857.
You should be aware that there is a strict time limit of 3 years from the date of the accident for making a personal injury claim. This can be extended in special circumstances; however, we would advise that you start the claims process as early as possible to avoid your claim becoming statute barred.
How Much is My Electric Shock Compensation Claim Worth?
Compensation for an electric shock injury will be split into two categories: general damages and special damages. General damage refers to the compensation payment you will receive for the pain suffering and loss of amenity you sustained as the result of your injuries.
The amount of general damages compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the amount of time it will take for you to recover from your injuries, and the extent of any scarring. The body part affected will also be taken into consideration when calculating the valuation of your injuries.
Special damages refer to any additional losses incurred, such as care and assistance, travel expenses, loss of earnings and treatment costs.
You may be required to attend an appointment with an independent medical expert who will advise you on any further treatment or investigations required. They will also provide a detailed medical report on your injuries, providing a prognosis period which we will use to provide you with a valuation on your injuries.
We will disclose the medical report to the Defendant when we are ready to settle your claim, and we will negotiate a settlement based on our valuation of your injuries and additional losses.
How Long Will the It Take to Settle My Electric Shock Compensation Claim?
The amount of time taken to settle an electric shock compensation claim will depend on many different aspects and complexities within the case, making it difficult to estimate how long it will take to settle.
The majority of cases can last anywhere from six months to 2-3 years to settle. Less complex claims, with less severe injuries, usually take less time to settle.
We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim so that you are always aware of the next steps.
Why Choose Beacon Law to Handle your Electric Shock Compensation Claim?
Beacon Law is a Manchester-based Personal Injury law firm with a great reputation for providing exceptional service to all clients. Our specialist solicitors and legal professionals have vast experience in handling all types of personal injury claims. We have experience in dealing with electric shock compensation claims sustained as the result of many different types of accident, including accidents at work, accidents in rented properties, defective products and occupiers liability claims.
We offer our assistance on a no win, no fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay our fees. If your claim is successful, our fees will be deducted from your compensation on the conclusion of your case.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We will provide assistance throughout your case and act only within your instructions in progressing the matter.
If you require our assistance or wish to discuss your case based on its individual facts, please do not hesitate to contact us by completing the online contact form on our website, and a specialist Solicitor will contact you. Alternatively, you may call us on 0330 1332 857 to discuss your potential case.