Used to clean anything from cars, paths and other surfaces to tools, pressure washers are a common sight in service stations, other commercial settings and even people’s gardens. A combination of electricity, water under high pressure and heat does, however, mean the risk of getting injured whilst using pressure washers is significant.
The dangers of pressure washers
If, for example, the powerful jet should accidentally hit a person, resulting injuries can range from minor bruises to serious facial or eye injuries. In a similar fashion, excessively hot water could cause potentially serious injuries by scalding. Poor maintenance could lead to injuries by electrocution, fire or explosions.
Preventing someone getting injured whilst using pressure washers
Using pressure washers safely and maintaining them in good, safe working order is, therefore, imperative to prevent anyone getting injured whilst using pressure washers. Service station owners and employers have a duty of care towards customers and employees to prevent injuries. This includes keeping pressure washers in safe working order and ensuring training in safely using them is provided.
Right to compensation
If you were injured using a pressure washer at a service station or at work, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation if your injury was caused by:
Improper use due to lack of training
Another person’s improper behaviour while using a pressure washer
You can get helpful, no-obligation advice on when and how to make a work injury or public liability claim by calling our freephone helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are a law firm with a nationwide team of highly skilled, experienced legal professionals specialising in personal injury claims. Operating on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, our in-house solicitors are dedicated to helping people get compensation for injuries they sustained through no fault of their own. Boasting over 15 years’ experience and an impressive success record, we can help you get compensation for your accidental injuries, too.
If you were injured whilst using pressure washers at service stations or at work and someone else was responsible for your accident, call our advice line today. Any details you are asked to provide will be kept confidential and all calls are obligation-free. The number to call from a UK landline is 0800 689 0500. If calling us from a mobile, the number you should call is 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, you can check out whether you qualify for compensation by using our online compensation calculator.