Is it possible to make a compensation for electrocution on a construction site?
It is possible to claim compensation for electrocution on a construction site, although there are a number of criteria which must first be met before you can take legal action against your employer in order to recover compensation for a construction site injury.
The first requirement is that you must have sought professional medical care for your injury not only to safeguard your health but it will also ensure your injury is recorded in your medical history which will allow you to pursue compensation.
You will only be entitled to claim compensation for electrocution on a construction site if it can be established and proven that the accident was the fault of management. This does not mean that you would not be entitled to make a construction site injury claim if another colleague was responsible for your injury only that you will need to demonstrate that their carelessness lead to your injury.
The reason for this is that there must have been a failure in a duty of care in order for you to make a compensation claim for electrocution. Failing to identify a hazard or causing an accident through negligence would be reasonable grounds for you to make a compensation claim for electrocution on a construction site due to the carelessness of a colleague. However your claim will still be made against management as they are ultimately responsible for the conduct of staff.
The best way to ensure that a strong case can be built against your employer is to seek legal assistance from a personal injury solicitor. A solicitor is in the best position to confirm if a claim for compensation is possible and, if so, to collect the necessary evidence to support your claim.
Without further information about the cause of the accident, your injuries, and the actions immediately afterwards we cannot tell you if you will be entitled to recover compensation for electrocution on a construction site therefore you are advised to speak with a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.