Is it possible to claim for an electrocution on a construction site if suffering the injury meant you had to take an extended period of time off work?
You may be able to pursue a claim for an electrocution on a construction site if you are able to prove that someone other than yourself was at least partially to blame for your injury. As you employer holds a ‘duty of care’ to you and your co-workers, they are the most likely person against who you will be eligible to claim for compensation. This may be the case even if one of your co-workers was directly at fault for your injury.
In order to determine whether or not you are entitled to claim for an electrocution on a construction site, you will need to explain the details of your claim to a solicitor at the first available opportunity. Before that however, it is imperative that you ensure you have visited the Accident and Emergency department of your nearest hospital to have your injury treated. Not only is visiting the hospital essential to safeguarding your health (no amount of compensation for an injury on a construction site will be able to make up for the consequences of suffering a serious injury), it is also essential to being able to procure a medical record of your injuries — a document which may be of importance when you claim.
If you have not already visited an Accident and Emergency department, you either do so at the first possible opportunity or make an appointment to see your local GP.
In order to claim compensation for being electrocuted, your solicitor will need to compose a ‘letter of claim’ on your behalf: this letter will contain all of the evidence you have gathered to support your clam, including CCTV evidence, photographs, witness statements and accident reports. After sending the letter to the person from who you wish to claim compensation for being electrocuted, they will have twenty-one days in which to reply, and a further ninety days in which to decide whether or not to admit liability.
If they decide to admit liability, your solicitor will enter into negotiations with the aim of procuring your maximum possible entitlement to compensation for an injury on a construction site. If not, your solicitor will issue court proceedings.
Whether or not you needed to take an extended period of time off work is irrelevant to your claim — if you were injured in an accident which was not your entirely your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation for being electrocuted. If you were not paid for part of your leave and are concerned about the price of legal representation, you should note that many solicitors in the UK now offer free initial consultations to potential claimants. In order to find out if you qualify to claim for a claim for an electrocution on a construction site, speak with a personal injury claims solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity.