Claiming compensation for electrical burns at work

The workplace is often full of electrical appliances that can result in you receiving electrical burns, whether it’s through faulty appliances or broken fuses, but you shouldn’t have to suffer if you have been left with injuries such as this. It is the responsibility of your employers to ensure that all electrical items are fit for purpose, so if you do find yourself in this situation then you could look to make a compensation claim to cover any potential costs that you have incurred.

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Cases such as this most commonly occur in industrial businesses such as construction sites, engineering or electricians, as employees are constantly exposed to equipment which could result in an electrical burn. The severity of injuries caused by electric shock burns can vary greatly and each instance can make you eligible to claim for compensation.

Where might an injury such as this occur?

Your safety is one of the most important things in the workplace and if this isn’t upheld then you could be able to make a claim for compensation. Some common examples of where electrical burns may occur include:

·         Injuries caused by faulty appliances

·         Injuries caused by faulty electrical sockets

·         Injuries caused by faulty electrical connections

·         Claims against a failure to provide adequate safety equipment

·         Claims if you have been left with permanent injuries

Who could I consider claiming against?

In general any compensation claim that you make should be directed at a person who has displayed negligence towards you and has therefore put your health at risk. Cases involving electrical burns however are a lot more serious and could even result in death in some instances, so it should be the responsibility of the company or the manager to ensure that the correct safety precautions are in place to safeguard against instances such as this. If this is not the case, then you could be entitled to make a claim against them, although you must be able to prove this in court in order to be successful.

Can I work with Manners Pimblett on my claim?

Dealing with an injury such as this is never easy, but if you have been the victim of negligence and you have received major burns as a result, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This can be quite a stressful process, especially after suffering such a traumatic injury, so seeking professional help could be your best option as the team at Manners Pimblett are here to help you. Our team of specialists have years of experience in dealing with claims such as this and we will do all the hard work for you to make it run as smooth as possible.

For more information on how we can help you, simply contact one of our professional’s today on 0845 077 0772 and find out how we can help you! 

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