The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) receives information about around 1000 electrical construction accidents every year, including 30 fatalities.
Injuries can be caused by badly-maintained electrical equipment and work near power lines, electricity supplies and unsuitable electrical equipment used in explosive areas. Many fatalities from construction accidents come from contact with cables, both on the ground and overhead.
There are regulations in place designed to prevent workers suffering electrical injuries so if you feel negligence led to you being hurt, you can make a claim for compensation
Employers have a duty to protect their employees from such electrical accidents, both by ensuring the equipment is safe and by ensuring their employees are appropriately trained in the use of electrical equipment.
An employer must also take steps to protect employees from dangers on work sites from overhead and underground cables.
Employees also have a responsibility to act in accordance with their training, and to take appropriate steps to protect themselves and their colleagues from an electrical work accident. Unsafe practices should be stopped and reported to a manager, and any residual current devices should be regularly tested.
If you have been involved in an electrical work accident, and believe your employer or a colleague is at least in part responsible, then you could be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation toward the costs of medical treatment, damages, and lost earnings.
YouClaim can help you through what can be a complex process. We have years of experience handling industrial injury cases, and believe that the compensation process should be open to all.
For this reason, we offer a no win, no fee service, meaning that you are completely protected when you make a claim with us because, if your case is unsuccessful, you won't owe us a penny. It makes the process stress-free and risk-free.
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