If you have been electrocuted in an accident at work and your employer was to blame, you may be entitled to compensation.

Workers regularly exposed to electricity, such as electricians and lighting technicians, stand a higher chance of sustaining a workplace injury from electric shocks and electrocution. Still, virtually all workers are at some degree of risk. Offices are jammed with electrical equipment like computers and printers, and just one faulty wire can cause pretty serious harm. Being electrocuted can leave you with burns, heart damage and breathing problems, to name but a few. In severe cases, it can even cause death.

Employers have fairly far-reaching legal duties to ensure your safety at work. For example, they must provide proper equipment and adequate training, and implement systems of work that do not require you to take unnecessary risks.

If your employer fails in their duties and you are electrocuted as a result, you may be able to bring a an accident at work claim against them. Your employer will likely deal with your claim through their employers’ liability insurance.