How much is my electric shock claim worth?
Electric shocks can cause terrible injuries, and even kill. So if you - or a family member - have been hurt by an electric shock, you may be entitled to compensation. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim for my injury?
We specialise in No Win No Fee claims so you never have to pay any money up front. We only get a fee when we win compensation for you. Most of our customers see this as the most convenient way of doing things, which is why we handle around 98% of cases as No Win No Fee claims.
Will I have to have a medical for my electric shock injury claim?
If the electric shock you received has caused burns or other injuries, we would ask you to see a doctor near you, at our expense, so they could see how serious your injuries are. This allows them to provide us with the evidence we would need to claim the right amount of compensation for you.
Will I have to go to court for an electric shock injury claim?
In most cases, our lawyers deal directly with an insurance company on your behalf, to negotiate the right amount of money for your injuries. You don't even have to come to a lawyer's office to make your claim if you don't wish to; and we often help people via telephone and by post.
What sort of electric shock injuries can I claim for?
The most visible injuries caused by electric shocks are burn marks at the point the current entered your body, and the point it exited. Unfortunately, a high voltage flowing through the body can also cause damage that is harder to see, including:
- Tissue damage inside the body
- Organ damage inside the body
- Broken bones due to muscle spasms
- Damage to the spine
- Cardiac arrest
- Breathing problems
Because these injuries can't all be seen from the outside, it's important to seek medical help as soon as possible after receiving an electric shock. You should also speak to an expert lawyer about claiming compensation for your injuries. Electric shocks can also kill, so if a loved one has died from an electric shock, find out how to claim for fatal accidents here.
What can I claim for?
If you have been hurt by an electric shock that was someone else's fault, you may be able to claim compensation for things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Plastic surgery
- Medical expenses
Even if you don't feel that your electric shock was very serious, it's important to get checked by a doctor, to make sure you haven't suffered internal damage. It's also important to talk to an expert about seeking the compensation you deserve.
Who's to blame for my electric shock injury?
Electricity is dangerous. That's why every electrical appliance you buy in the shops has to meet strict safety standards. It's also why every electrical appliance in your workplace or any public place has to be regularly tested to make sure it is safe. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen, making all of these people especially at risk:
- Café workers using kettles and boilers
- Hairdressers using hair-dryers and tongs
- Builders using pneumatic drills
- Cleaners using hoovers
- Theatre workers rigging lighting
- Office workers using printers and computers
But many other people are at risk of electric shocks from dangerous equipment, even from faulty products in their own homes. So if you have suffered an electric shock injury that wasn't your fault, talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.