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Electrician Injured At Work

Electrician injured at work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Electricians injured at Work


No Win No Fee Claims for Electricians injured at Work


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.


What sort of accident at work injuries can electricians claim for?


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:


  • Claims for burns and shocks
  • Claims for chronic injuries at work (eg repetitive strain injury (RSI), back, neck and spine injuries)
  • Claims for serious injuries at work (eg crush injuries, fractures)
  • Claims for industrial disease or work-related illness (eg asbestosis, mesothelioma)
  • Claims for minor injuries at work (eg strains, sprains)
  • Claims for life changing or catastrophic injuries at work (eg brain injury, amputation, tetraplegia).


Making a claim for fatal injuries in the workplace


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.


How long does an Electrician Injured at Work have 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.


How much compensation can I claim as an Electrician injured at Work?


Compensation for electricians injured at work includes:


  • 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 or even lifelong care is needed.
  • 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. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.


Who pays compensation to an Electrician injured at Work?


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.


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 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.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best claims solicitor for Electricians Injured at Work


  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting injury at work as an electrician can be – we believe in putting you and your family 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 compensation claim for injury at work as an electrician is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts accident and injury at work claims for electricians 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 injuries sustained at work as an electrician – 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 accident and injury at work claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your work injuries as an electrician.


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.

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