I suffered an electric shock at work where I received minor burns despite this it has been quite expensive treating them and I think I am entitled to claim for an electrocution on a construction site, however I am worried about facing my employer in court. What should I do?
It is important to remember that your claim for an electrocution on a construction site will have a different set of circumstances surrounding it in comparison to another claim for an electrocution. No two work injury claims are the same and it is highly unlikely you will end up facing your employer in court over your claim for an electrocution on a construction site.
It is quite common for employees to worry about making a compensation claim as they feel it may negatively affect their position in the company, future job prospects and their relationship with management. However please bear in mind that your compensation claim is made against your employer’s insurance company therefore it will provide compensation if your claim is successful and not your employer.
Employers have a duty of care to provide you with a safe environment to work in and adequate equipment in order to do your job and while many are genuinely upset when member of staff is injured in the workplace they may be liable for your injury if they failed to provide one of the above either through a lack of funds or an inadequate knowledge of safety regulations.
Of course if your employer’s insurance company believes that its policyholder is responsible for your injury it may approach you with an early offer of compensation for your claim for an electrocution on a construction site. Although you are advised to be wary of such an offer, as it is unlikely to be a reasonable offer in comparison to the potential value of your claim, overall it should be welcomed as it shows the insurers are prepared to accept liability for your injury.
Your personal injury lawyer should handle all correspondence with the negligent party’s insurance as your lawyer will ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your claim for an electrocution on a construction site.