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 claim for accidents and injury at work compensation if you are an electrician who has been injured at work.
Electricians have to work on a wide range of sites and each job can present its own challenges – including working at height or in confined or dark spaces.
Working on old or period buildings may present hidden risks such as fragile floorboards, unsafe stairs or even hazardous materials like asbestos.
Electricians are usually working to tight schedules and the risk of electric shock or failures in health and safety on construction sites can result in serious and even permanent injury or a fatal accident for an electrician.
Injuries which electricians can claim for include:
In the case of fatal injuries in work accidents, the dependants of an employee fatally injured in a work accident can make a claim for compensation, if the employer is liable.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors can advise families who have lost a loved one in a fatal work accident as an electrician on how to make a claim.
Accidents and injury at work claims for electricians 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 accident and injury at work compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.
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 are injured in an accident at work as an electrician.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured at work as an electrician and is still recovering in hospital.
Compensation for electricians injured at work includes:
Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.
Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.
However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident at work or work injury compensation if you are employed as an electrician – or the insurer of whoever is liable for your injury or accident if you are a contractor or sub-contractor.
Many work injury claims are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim for accident or injury compensation as an electrician will cause problems for you when you return to work.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most claims for accidents and Injury at work compensation involving electricians 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 and accident or injury work claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims for contractors such as electricians.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for injury at work as an electrician by calling 020 7923 4020.