Partner, Head of Employer's Liability - Serious Injury
If you’ve suffered an electric shock injury, you’ll know that the physical and mental impact on your life can be huge.
Our team have years of combined experience handling these kind of claims. We can offer a free claims assessment that will help us understand more about your injury and the impact on your life.
Our Serious Injury Team have years of experience helping people who have suffered physical injuries from electric shock, these include:
As well as some of the more immediate and visible symptoms, many people who have suffered an electric shock can go on to experience a range of psychological symptoms. This is sometimes referred to as Post Electric Shock Syndrome and can include:
A lot of people people who have suffered an electric shock also report ongoing chronic pain, especially if they’ve suffered a nerve injury. A common condition resulting from electric shock is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Because people often think they are going to die at the time they have an electric shock it is also common to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Sadly, in some cases an electric shock will be fatal.
If your loved one was killed by an electric shock, we can advise if you and your family can make a claim for the fatal accident and funeral expenses. We can also let you know if you can bring a dependency claim which will support the financial dependents of the person who has died.
At Simpson Millar we want to help you. We are proud of our track record and the comments from our clients which is at the end of the day why we do the work we do.
Our team are highly experienced and understand all the symptoms and the less visible injuries of an electric shock. We can ensure you receive the best possible advice, treatment and maximum compensation.
Our Solicitors are accredited by the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and some members of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).
We work with world-class clinicians, including doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and cosmetic surgeons who can recommend the very best and most appropriate treatment and care packages for you
We don’t believe in a ‘one service fits all’ approach, our experienced Serious Injury Team will provide a service tailored to your situation.
We can offer a free claims assessment, this can be done at your home, in hospital or over the phone if needed.
Our Serious Injury Solicitors will value your case based on your specific circumstances, so it fully reflects your individual needs. We’ll look at factors such as:
If you’ve been burned as a result of an electric shock, we’ll also consider:
We’ll also look at the financial consequences of living with the effects of an electric shock injury and make sure any losses are reflected in your compensation.
This will include everything from any loss of earnings you’ve experienced to the cost of travelling to and from medical appointments. We also take a look into the future and assess your ongoing needs with the help of medical experts.
One of our Serious Injury Solicitors will speak with you about what happened and how your life has changed, then look at how we can best help you
They will be your first point of contact and will work on your case throughout your claim
A letter will be sent to the employer or business responsible for your accident and ask them to admit responsibility
We can ask for this if the other side admits full or partial responsibility. This will help you financially while we settle your claim.
Medical experts will assess the impact of your injury on your life and help us find out how much rehabilitation you need and how much compensation you should get.
This will be used to help us support your claim
We’ll work to get your compensation as quickly as possible.
Electric shock injuries are rare, but the effects can be severe or even fatal. Our team of Solicitors are highly specialised and have years of experience dealing with different types of electric shock resulting from a number of different situations.
Electric shock can happen in almost any situation where there is electrical equipment involved, it occurs when someone has direct contact with a high-voltage current that then travels through the body. Common causes of electric shock include:
Not everyone will have the same experience and the level and type of injury from an electric shock can vary. We can look at your situation with you as part of a free claims assessment to set out how we can help you.
Experiencing a serious injury is life changing and can bring with it a large amount of stress. If we can help with your claim, we’ll put all our efforts into taking away some of this pressure so you can focus on your recovery.
There’s no single ‘one size fits all’ treatment if you’re recovering from an electric shock. This is because the symptoms can be so varied. But often people will benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach to a range of different treatments, including:
The earlier you can access treatment for the effects of your electric shock, the better the outcome is likely to be. If the other party accepts responsibility for your condition, we can ask for interim payments of compensation. This will mean you can access some of this necessary care and treatment before the case fully settles.
We don’t want you to have to wait until legal proceedings have ended before you get the support you urgently need, so you can rely on us to push for you to get it without delay.
Most of our Personal Injury cases are handled on a No Win No Fee basis, so you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless your claim is successful. Get in touch with our team for more details.
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