Using a shaver in the shower can be convenient and hygienic. However, it can also be potentially dangerous. Accidents with shavers are one of the most common accidents in the home. Whilst it’s a normal, everyday activity, shaving requires the same level of attention every time.
Shaving in the shower takes on an extra level of danger because of the threat of slips, trips and falls. A slippery floor, a sharp razor in your hand. It’s a recipe for disaster.
What are the most common accidents whilst using a shaver in the shower?
Shaving in the shower is better for your skin. The hot water and steam help open your pores and leave less irritation on your skin. It also makes cleaning up afterwards easier. However, there are also a number of potential accidents. The most common include, but are by no means limited to, the following:
- Shaving cuts
That’s right. Using a shaver in the shower doesn’t make you immune to the most irritating of all shaving accidents. Shaving cuts are annoying for a couple of reasons:
- They seem to bleed forever
- They are as unsightly as they are painful
One careless moment can ruin all your careful grooming. Using a shaver in the shower doesn’t change this fact.
- Slips and falls
The threat of slips and falls is greatly enhanced in the shower. Soap, shower gels and water combine to make a hazardous floor. As with all everyday activities, your mind can drift whilst showering. Before you know it, you’re in a heap and badly injured.
- Electric shock injuries
Shavers are designed and made to be fully compatible with use in the shower. However, the simple fact is that electricity and water never mix.
One of the other causes of accidents and injuries from using a shaver in the shower is the gadget malfunctioning. If this happens, you may have a case for personal injury compensation.
How will you know if you’re eligible to claim? Ask yourself the following three questions:
- Did the accident occur within the last three years?
- Was it the fault of someone else or caused by negligence?
- Can a medical professional confirm the accident caused the injuries?
If you can answer yes to the above, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. You can reach our expert advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice