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A guide to electritian injury claims:
What are electrician injury claims?
When we think of electricians and the risks involved in the job role, our first and main thoughts are electric shocks. However, electrician’s have very varied job roles, working on a number of sites, and are at risk of a number of different injuries at work. One of the most common risks associated with electricians are building site accidents for those working at height and on scaffolding on building sites. Our accident at work solicitors know that electricians can be injured in a number of different ways, both in accidents involving electricity and other accidents.
If you have been injured in an accident at work as an electrician that was not your fault, then you could be eligible to make a no win no fee accident at work claim with our specialist solicitors, all on a no win no fee basis. Our team specialise in no win no fee accident at work claims, and can be contacted online here for a free no obligation consultation within one working hour.
What types of accidents are electrician injury claims often made for?
Whilst the most common, and most obvious accident that causes injury to an electrician is, unsurprisingly, being electrocuted, or suffering from an electric shock, electricians are often called upon to work on building sites, and there are actually a large number of different accidents that electricians can be involved in, in the workplace.
Heavy machinery injuries- Whether they’re working on a building site or any other work environment where heavy machinery is used, it is not uncommon for an electrician to be employed to work with these machines, fix them, and work alongside them at work. Still, even when they are not directly using them, heavy pieces of machinery pose a risk of injury to electricians, which should be minimised. This includes the employer or person in charge of health and safety on the site ensuring that machinery is properly maintained, and that electricians are adequately trained to work with specific pieces of machinery.
Falls from height- when working in particular environments, it is not uncommon for an electrician to be asked to work at considerable heights, and using ladders to complete electrical wiring and other jobs. When this happens, there is aways a risk of falling from height and becoming injured, and under the Work at Height Regulations (2005) it is up to the employer or person who has contracted the electrician to ensure that the electrician is safe when carrying out these high jobs, and to ensure that all necessary training has been provided, and all safety equipment is also provided.
Building site health and safety- when working on home renovations, or new build properties, it is very common for electricians to work on busy building sites alongside other construction workers, in a bid to get buildings and houses completed on time. With so much going on at building sites, it is important that the necessary health and safety measures are taken to prevent electricians and other workers from being injured. This includes carrying out regular risk assessments of the working environment, ensuring walkways are kept clear, and limiting the number of people working on the building site at one time.
If you are an electrician and have been injured, in an accident at work in any of the ways mentioned above, or in any other way, and are thinking of making a claim for injury compensation, do not hesitate to contact the no win no fee solicitors at MG Legal. To speak to a no win no fee solicitor specialising in a accident at work claims, within one working hour, simply contact us online here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How to make an accident at work claim as an electrician?
If you are an electrician who has been injured at work, in an accident that was not your fault, you could be eligible to make an accident at work claim for financial compensation.
The first step to doing this is to reach out to a specialist accident at work solicitor, such as MG Legal. Electrical accident at work claims can be complex, and require the help of a specialist solicitor as soon as possible.
When you reach out to our team, you will have a free, no-obligation consultation with an accident at work solicitor about your potential claim, and how much it could be worth. If we then accept your accident at work claim, we will do so on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, allowing you to make the claim at no financial risk, and we will get to work on building your claim the same working day.
Contact us online here and hear back from a specialist solicitor within one working hour.
Am I eligible to make an electrician accident at work claim?
In order to make an accident at work claim as an electrician, or any other type of claim, you must be able to meet the following criteria, and your solicitor must be able to prove so as part of your claim:
1. You were involved in an accident at work caused by the negligence of someone else
2. The accident directly led to your injuries
3. The accident happened within the last three years
When you first speak to an accident at work solicitor on a free, no-obligation basis, we will discuss with you how strong we believe your claim to be, and how much it could be worth.
Who can I make an accident at work claim against as an electrician?
When you make an accident at work claim as an electrician, there are a number of people that you could be able to make a claim against for your injuries. These include:
Building site manager- if you are an electrician working on a construction or building site, and your injuries were caused by inadequate training, lack of safety checks, or a lack of risk assessments being carried out on-site, you could make an accident at work claim against the manager of the building site.
Electrician company- if you are an electrician working for somebody else, or employed by a larger company of electricians, you could make an accident at work claim against your employer directly. This could be done on the basis that you were not given adequate training, not provided with necessary PPE, or given defective equipment to work with.
Contractor- if you are not employed by someone else directly, but are working as an electrician contracted to a job or company on a long-term, official basis, then the contractor who has taken you on has a duty of care to keep you safe when working on that job or site. If this legal duty of care is broken in any way, and you are injured in any way, you could make an accident at work claim against the contractor directly for financial compensation.
As can be seen above, the way in which you are working or employed as an electrician will determine who your accident at work claim can be made against, and who is at fault for your injuries.
If you still have more questions about making an accident at work claim as an electrician, and who the claim should be made against, contact our accident at work solicitors online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
How much is my electric shock at work claim worth?
The financial value of your personal injury claim will depend largely on your injuries, and how severe they are. Your claim will be broken down into a number of damages, including special damages which are worked out on an individual basis. In terms of the compensation for pain and suffering fo the injuries alone, our solicitors have put together the following table outlining compensation for different injuries.
Description of injury
Financial compensation available
Severe back injuries- with damage to the spinal chord and nerve roots
Moderate back injuries from an electric shock at work
Minor back injuries caused by an electric shock at work
Arm injuries- such as fractures of one or both arms
Simple fractures of the forearm
Serious compound or comminuted fractures of the leg
Fracture with serious soft tissue injuries
What type of injuries are most common from electric shocks at work?
There are a variety of injuries that can occur in electrician accidents ay work, although some of the more common ones are detailed below:
Muscle spasms as the electrical currents travels through the body
Irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath
Cardiac arrest can occur in serious cases
Whilst the above lists the most common type of injuries sustained from electric shocks and electrician injuries at work, MG Legal’s specialist personal injury solicitors see a huge variety of injuries sustained to our clients, and we know that no one case is exactly the same as another. With this in mind, if you believe your injures were caused by negligence on the part of your employer, get in touch with our expert accident at work personal injury solicitors for a no-nonsense, no obligation discussion about how we can help you, all on a no win no fee basis.
How is electricity in the workplace regulated?
Under UK Health and Safety legislation, your employer must ensure the safety of all employees in the workplace. This means ensuring adequate safety checks and maintenance of equipment, including regular PAT tests for electrical appliances and equipment.
As a part of the government’s effort to prevent electricians from being injured at work, and reduce the risk of this happening, The Electricity at Work Regulations were introduced in 1989. Under these regulations, which form part of the larger and more well known Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all work and job roles that involve working with electricity must be properly regulated, with risk assessments and suitable designed working practices in place.
Electrical burns at work claims:
When the human body comes into contact with electricity, and an electrical current passes through the body, the tissue in the affected area is heated and can cause deep-rooted tissue burns.
This can be extremely painful, and can require major surgeries to fix. These electrical tissue burns are more common with higher voltages that electricians might come into contact with on building sites and other large projects, but can occur from domestic electricity supplies if the current is flowing for more than a second.
If you are an electrician who has been injured at work, and believe that you have suffered from electrical burns as a result, you should seek medical attention right away.
Loss of muscle control from electrical accident claims:
If you have suffered from an electric shock at work as an electrician, you might have experienced muscle spasms as a result, and could even have suffered from broken or dislocated bones as a result of these spasms.
The other concern with these muscle spasms from electric currents is that when affected, you do not have control of your body, and can often fall if working at height, or be thrown into a nearby object, causing further injuries.
Fatal electrician accident at work claims:
When working with high voltage electrical currents, and exposed electrical wiring, electricians are always under some risk of injury at work. When accidents occur to electricians at work, there are also some instances when electricians can tragically pass away as a result of their injuries.
Between 2010 and 2016, 26 electricians lost their lives in the UK due to accidents at work, with the installation of electrical systems being one of the most dangerous jobs to carry out. This is a high number of fatalities in comparison to most job occupations, making an electrician a dangerous job role.
If you have lost a loved one due to an electrician accident at work, our specialist accident at work solicitors could help you to make a fatal accident at work claim.
Our solicitors have over 30 years of experience in making fatal accident at work claims for clients just like you, and work with empathy and compassion to achieve you and your family the financial compensation that you deserve.
We know that no amount of financial compensation can help to bring your loved one back, or make up for your loss, but it can help you to rebuild your life and remove the financial burden of your loss.
Thermal burns from electrical accident at work claims:
Aside from electric shocks, one of the biggest risks when working with electrics is that of shorted electrical equipment or faulty electrics. When this happens, it is common for electrical equipment to become extremely hot, and even explode in some instances.
These electrical explosions can be very dangerous, and can pose a huge risk to electricians working closely with electricity and faulty electrical appliances. They can cause serious thermal burns to electricians, and can even cause fires and explosions in the workplace.
Electrician injury statistics:
Many of the electrician accidents at work that take place across the nation happen on building sites or construction sites, where electricians are carrying out the installation of large electrical systems. In 2020, 39 workers died in the construction industry.
The most common type of fatal accident at work is falling from a height, something that is a large risk for electricians working on building sites. Of those killed in fatal accidents at work between 2015 and 2019, 3% of these were directly caused by contact with electricity, and another 3% by explosions.
These statistics clearly show the risk posed to electricians and those working closely with electricity. If you have been injured when working as an electrician, in any way, and the accident was not your fault, you could make an electrician accident at work claim with our specialist solicitors, and achieve financial compensation for your injuries.
What kind of financial losses can you claim in an electrician accident at work claim?
In addition to the obvious compensation for your personal injury, you are also entitled to claim for other financial losses, known as Special Damages, in your accident at work claim, which commonly include the following:
Lost Earnings: Any time off work following the incident, either as a direct result of your injuries or future absences due to the injuries you have sustained, can be included in a claim against the fault party.
Treatment Costs: Treatment which improves your prospects of recovery can be included in your claim for damages. Commonly this is in the form of physiotherapy, but can extend to any recognised medical treatment which is recommended to improve your recovery.
Care Costs: This includes direct care, such as a relative, friend or professional looking after you whilst you are recovering but also for performing other tasks such as shopping, gardening or cleaning until you are able to do so yourself again.
Travel or Transport Costs: If you need to go to appointments or for treatment, you can claim for the cost of the attendance such as mileage, parking costs etc. Alternatively, if you utilise public transport including taxis you can include the fares in your claim.
Future adaptations/needs: Should your injury be more severe, or require longer term treatment, you can include this in your claim. Examples include simple items such as, say, insoles for your shoes or costs of camouflage treatment for minor scars up to major adaptations such as fitting stair lifts or modifying/replacing your car.
Speak to our friendly accident at work solicitors at MG Legal to discuss all potential options and we will ensure that the maximum possible compensation is recovered for youin yuor electric shock accident at work claim.
How long have I got to make an electrician accident at work claim?
Subject to the Limitation Act 1980, if you have been injured as a result an incident involving an electrical incident or electric shock at work, you have three years to pursue a claim for personal injury. There are exceptions for those under 18 years old at time of the injury. Minors have three years from their 18th birthday within which to make a personal injury claim. If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts for further advice.
Why choose MG Legal for my electrician injury claim?
At MG Legal, our accident at work solicitors take a genuine interest in each and every one of our personal injury cases. Our team is well versed in the ‘small-print’ within the relevant Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 or the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 for employees, as well as having extensive experience of dealing with all types of injury and settling claims successfully at all stages of the process. We believe that our confidence in our own ability is demonstrated by the fact that every personal injury claim we accept is on a no win no fee agreement, which means that if we do not succeed for our client, they do not owe us any money whatsoever.