Faulty wiring injury compensation claims

Updated: October 8, 2018

Introduction

Faulty wiring is dangerous and can lead to electric shock or fire. If you are affected by faulty wiring, what is the best way to claim compensation?

Accidents in the home resulting from faulty wiring are common but can be prevented by ensuring that any wiring is assembled and assessed by a qualified electrician. In the event of an injury caused by faulty wiring, compensation may be available if the claimant was not to blame.

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Do I have a claim for a faulty wiring injury?

If you have suffered a faulty wiring injury in the last three years and someone else was to blame, then we can help you make a compensation claim.

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Electric Shock caused by faulty wiring

Electric shock can be the result of faulty wiring, overloaded sockets, badly maintained equipment and water damage. Electric shock injuries can range from minor to severe and an individual could be left with permanent damage.

If a claimant has received an electric shock injury due to someone else's negligence, for example an electrician, it may be possible to make a personal injury compensation claim.

The amount of compensation available will be dependent on the severity of the injury and the overall effect of the incident i.e recovery time or inability to work. Compensation can also be claimed for medical expenses and any other costs incurred as a result of the accident.

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Fire caused by faulty wiring

A fire can leave permanent damage to a household and leave an individual with life changing injuries. If an individual has suffered a fire related injury that was caused by inadequate or dangerous electrical work made by another person then the claimant has every right to seek compensation from those responsible.

Again, the compensation payment will be dependent on the type of the injury and the overall effect of the incident.

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Calculate my faulty wiring injury compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our personal injury compensation calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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