We all come into contact with static electricity – when leaving a car, for example, and you might feel a brief snap called an ‘electrostatic shock’. Although the voltage involved here can be more than 10,000 volts, the current does not flow for long enough a time to be a danger to us. However, the human body is a perfect conductor of electricity so when the body is in direct contact with an electrical object with a large electric charge, an electric shock will follow.
A high percentage of all electric shocks happen in the workplace where it is an employer’s duty to protect their staff. Where you have suffered from an electrical injury as a direct result of the negligence of another person, you are in a position to make an electric shock claim for compensation.