Electric shock accident on railway line causes psychological injury
Accident at Work
This psychological injury compensation claim followed an accident sustained during repair work to a railway line.
Our client was using a drill while working on the railway. Of course, the current should have been switched off before any work was carried out … but this hadn’t been done.
So when the drill came into contact with the live rail, the inevitable happened and our client suffered a very nasty electric shock.
The result of this – apart from the physical injuries – was that he started having nightmares and flashbacks.
At this point he contacted Dominic Goward & Co. as it was clear that only a specialized Personal Injury Solicitor would be able to ensure that he received the compensation he was entitled to.
We obtained expert medical evidence on the long-term effects of electric shock, and a report from a Consultant Psychiatrist detailing the psychological injuries our client had suffered.
As a result – despite the initial objections of the railway company – we were able to negotiate a settlement of £30,000.00 on our client’s behalf.