Taser gun injury claims

If you have been injured as a result of a Taser gun, whether the injury is physical or psychological, you may be entitled to launch a claim for compensation against the police if the Taser was used inappropriately. For advice from police complaints experts contact us on 0175 321 5096.

Police forces in the UK are able to use Tasers in the course of their duty, as long as they have received the relevant training. Whilst typically Taser guns do not result in lasting injury if you have suffered injury or harm through the use of a Taser you may be able to claim compensation against the police.

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When can a Taser be used by the police?

When Tasers were first issued to police they could only be used if faced by an armed attacker, however changes mean that they can now be used if faced with serious violence or the threat of violence. This brings the possibility of people involved in protests or who are seen to be resisting arrest having a Taser mistakenly used upon on them. 

Police officers are subject to strict rules about when they are permitted to fire a Taser. If these rules are not followed, then the use of this weapon on an individual may amount to an unlawful assault and battery of that person. If you would like to speak to a member of our team in relation to the use of a Taser call us on 0175 321 5096.

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