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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim if you have been burnt by electrical goods breaking or catching fire


    Many electrical products have faulty wiring and can break and it’s uncommon for them to catch fire except under extreme circumstances but if this does occur, you are within your rights to claim compensation. Suffering burn injuries can leave lasting scars on your body and might even require skin grafts to recover fully. Operations to repair skin are both painful and extremely expensive with time off work, leaving you depleted in more ways than one.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we look to help you claim compensation from individuals and organisations that have compromised your ability to work, have inflicted pain upon you and damaged your appearance.

    When am I eligible if I’ve been burnt by electrical goods breaking?

    • If the fire or accident wasn’t your fault and rather the fault of the manufacturer, supplier or deliverer, you can start the process of claiming for compensation.
    • In order to claim, you will need to have seen a doctor for your injuries. You will need to prove this with records.
    • The accident needs to have happened within the last three years to claim.

    What types of accidents make you eligible?

    Anything from microwaves and toasters catching fire to your radiator catching fire could result in very serious burns. Skin grafts are not uncommon for victims who have suffered from very serious burns from fires and steam from kettles. You could also suffer from respiratory injuries in the aftermath of a fire. While respiratory injuries might not be evident immediately it could have very grave consequences for the way your life is lived afterwards. Lungs are often damaged by smoke in fires as they fight to find oxygen but are clouded by burning materials. When plastic and metals are melted, toxic fumes are released. These fumes are potent for human beings and even the smallest amount can affect a person terribly.

    Call us to claim for your injuries

    If you have been burnt by electrical goods or suffered any injuries by faulty electrical goods, call for help. We have two numbers that you can reach us on. You can call our helpline, which is reachable 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and you can call us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our staff highly experienced, having been helping with personal injury claims for 16 years. We would love to bring you the help you need when claiming for injury. You can also take a 30-second test on our website to quickly ascertain if you’re eligible for compensation.

    Date Published: February 19, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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