Electrical Accidents at Work
Coming into direct or indirect contact with electricity can be lethal in the workplace. Every year there are roughly thirty fatalities in the workplace involving electricity as well as one thousand less serious incidents. This risk is increased for those who work outside or in wet conditions, but any persons working with electrical appliances are exposed to some level of risk.
Employers’ duty of care and Electrical accidents at work
Employers should take steps to look after their employees by ensuring that electrical equipment is safe to use and that staff are trained to use it properly.
RIDDOR, Workplace accidents and electricity
- Accidents that result in a fatality or injury that is serious enough to warrant at least three days of absence from normal work.
- Any work incident that involves electricity and causes a serious accident.
Employees have a duty to report any electrical overload or short circuit that leads to an explosion or fire (regardless of whether it causes any injuries or fatalities).
Making an injury claim against your employer
If your employer has acted in a negligent manner you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation against them. Contact one of our specialist solicitors to check if you have a valid claim with a free initial consultation.
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OTHER ACCIDENT AT WORK CLAIMS
At Jefferies,we deal with a wide range of types of accident at work claims, including factory accidents, construction accidents and commercial kitchen accidents. If you’ve been involved in another kind of accident, we may be able to help you. Please get in touch with our solicitors on 0800 098 8089 or via this website.
Start your compensation claim with Jefferies Solicitors today. You can either call us free on 0800 098 8089 or enquire online and one of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your potential personal injury claim in more detail, on an informal and confidential basis.
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