It is an employer’s duty to ensure that the correct measures are in place to protect anyone who works with electricity. This includes providing sufficient training, covering live wires adequately, providing personal protective equipment (PPE) and carrying out regular risk assessments. If you have suffered an injury due to your employer’s negligence, then you may be able to make a claim.
To find out if you’re entitled to compensation following an electric shock or electrocution, get in touch with Lupton Fawcett today. Our expert solicitors will investigate your claim and provide advice on the best way to handle your case. You can contact us either by calling 0333 323 5292, or by filling in our claims form and letting us know how you were injured.
Which industries are more at risk of electrical hazards?
Any employer that does not keep the risks of electricity to a minimum in the workplace will leave their employees at risk of suffering from an injury. However, there are some sectors where staff are more likely to suffer an electric shock. These include:
- Care home staff
- Catering staff
- Construction workers
- Hospital staff
- Maintenance workers
- Office workers
- Theatre production staff
Employer’s duty of care
The law requires employers to understand how to implement electrical health and safety measures to keep all employees safe while they are at work. Responsibilities include:
- Assessing the risks which may cause an injury
- Keeping hazards to a minimum
- Providing appropriate PPE, tools and equipment
- Providing clear and understandable instructions
- Ensuring all staff are trained to a suitable level
If you have been injured due to an electric shock that was caused by the negligence of your employer, you should contact us today to see if you are entitled to compensation.
How can we help?
Our experienced personal injury lawyers have helped many people who have been injured as a result of hazards in their workplace, and understand the difficulties that can be faced by such damage. We will help you get financial support to help cover the cost of lost and potential future loss of earnings, rehabilitation, travel expenses and adaptations to the home.
We can also help you claim general damages for the pain and suffering caused. This is estimated according to the severity of your injury and how long it takes for you to recover.
Contact us today
To find out if you or a loved one are entitled to compensation for an electric shock injury, please get in touch with us today by calling 0333 323 5292. Alternatively, let us know about a claim by completing our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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