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Electric Shock Injury Compensation Claim

Electric Shock Injury Compensation Claim


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Electric Shock Injury Compensation Claims


No Win No Fee Claims for Electric Shock Injury Compensation


Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee Electric Shock Compensation Claim if the injury occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence.


Making an Electric Shock Injury Compensation Claim


Electric shock injuries – known as electrocution – are a hazard to many professionals in their work, including:

  • Catering staff
  • Cleaners
  • Construction workers
  • Electricians
  • Firefighters
  • Hairdressers
  • Hospital/care home staff
  • Maintenance workers
  • MoD staff
  • Office staff
  • Theatre production staff.

Employers have a legal duty to employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to ensure employees do not suffer electric shocks at work.


Employees at risk of electric shocks should be supplied with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) by their employer.


Electric shocks can also be caused by Faulty Products such as

  • Computer equipment (plugs, laptops, chargers, computer peripherals)
  • DIY tools (electric drills, chainsaws)
  • Kitchen or home equipment (kettles, irons, sewing machines, sunbeds)
  • Personal care products (hairdryers, electric toothbrushes, razors)
  • Sports equipment (electric golf trolleys, electric bikes)
  • Toys (electric train sets, electric cars)
  • White goods (washing machines, tumble dryers)

Electric shocks can also result from Accidents at Home involving negligent building work in homes – often causing catastrophic or even Fatal Injuries. Freeholders also have a duty to ensure that electrical wiring in properties they own is safe, checked regularly and protected from water ingress.


Holidaymakers can be injured in Holiday Accidents abroad involving poor electrical wiring in hotel rooms or holiday apartments – if the holiday was booked as a package with an ATOL certificate issued at the time of booking, a an electric shock injury compensation claim can be made under the Package Travel Regulations 1992.


Accidents in Public Places involving electric shocks can be caused by faulty wiring in a leisure centre, shopping centre or wash room – in these cases, Public Liability Claims can be made for compensation.


Injuries as a result of electric shocks can be catastrophic and life changing – and fatal electric shock injury can sometimes be the result of arc-blast explosion, which is short circuit flash between exposed conductors resulting in a brief but intense burst of heat.


Injuries caused by electrocution and associated muscle spasms include:

  • Amputation/loss of limb
  • Brain injury/traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Burns
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Dislocation injuries
  • Fractured bones/broken bones
  • Mummification (fingers)
  • Muscle/nerve damage
  • Paraplegia/quadriplegia/tetraplegia
  • Scarring
  • Spinal injury
  • Tissue necrosis.
Fatal Electric Shock Injury Claims


The dependants of a loved one fatally injured as a result of electrocution which was the fault of an employer or other party may be able to claim compensation.


Duncan Lewis will be able to advise further on making a claim for Fatal Injury compensation.


How long do I have to claim for Electric Shock Compensation?


Claims for Electric Shock Compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.


Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for compensation.


Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – and minors have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim.


Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you wish to make an Electric Shock Injury Compensation Claim.


Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been seriously injured after an electric shock and is still recovering in hospital, or has been fatally injured.


How much compensation can I claim for Electric Shock Injury?


Claims for Electric Shock Compensation include:

  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment such a skin grafts or even lifelong care is needed in the case of life changing electrocution injuries.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items and clothing. Ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included in the event of catastrophic electric shock injury.
Who pays Compensation in Electric Shock Claims?


Electric shock injury compensation is paid by the insurer of the party liable for the injury, such as an employer’s insurance company – or the insurer of a package tour operator in the case of electric shock injuries sustained on a package holiday.


Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.


Most electric shock compensation claims are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.


But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


Compensation paid to minors for electric shock injuries has to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court – the child and their “Litigation Friend” (usually a parent or guardian) have to attend this hearing.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Electric Shock Compensation Claims
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how serious electric shock injuries can be – we believe in putting you first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a claim for electric shock compensation is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts claims for electric shock compensation on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from serious electric shock injuries – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your electric shock compensation claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in no win no fee claims, including:

  • Accident and Injury at Work Claims
  • Children’s Injuries
  • Fatal Injury Claims
  • Faulty Products Claims
  • Holiday Illness & Accidents Claims
  • Public Liability Claims.

Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making an electric shock compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.

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