Electricity can be a lethal ingredient in a work accident. Each year, there are approximately 30 fatal accidents at work involving electricity as well as around 1000 less serious incidents. The risk is higher for people working outside or in wet conditions, but with electrical equipment, no matter where you are, there is an element of risk.
Employers have a duty to protect their employees from such electrical accidents. They should both ensure the equipment is safe and train their employees appropriately in its use.
I’ve never been in an accident before. I was hesitant about making a claim but First Personal Injury sorted it all out and explained everything.
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Under RIDDOR regulations, there are a number of electricity-related workplace incidents that must be reported, including:
What’s more, employees should report any electrical overload or short circuit that causes a fire or an explosion, whether or not it results in an injury to anyone.
If you’ve had an electrical accident at work due to your employer’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury. To begin the claims process, contact a personal injury lawyer who will advise you on whether you are eligible to claim.
If you have been involved in an electrical accident at work that wasn’t your fault they may be entitled to accident compensation. Our expert personal injury solicitors are here to help with your potential accident or injury compensation claims.
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