Many people prefer to do home improvement projects themselves as a way to save money and spend time with loved ones. By creating your own furniture or tidying up your own garden, you serve to place more sentimental value around that which you build, repair or grow. It’s often a very nice way to save money and spend time with family. That being said, given the nature of building furniture, a lot can go wrong with the presence of high-powered tools in the hands of people who don’t always know how to control them. We have made a list of the most common DIY injuries. If you have suffered at the hands of someone else, call us now to claim compensation.
The dangers of DIY
- Inexperience can lead to bad accidents, resulting in serious injuries or damage to private property.
- Unwatched children or pets can overturn expensive equipment, costing you a fortune to fix or replace.
- Lack of instruction on safe use of tools can cause injuries due to using products in the wrong way.
Most common DIY injuries
- Finger injuries. Without the proper instruction or gear, power tools can cause serious injury. Kickbacks from table saws are very dangerous and catch those who are inexperienced off guard. Nail guns are also extremely dangerous and have been known to penetrate the hands of inattentive DIYers.
- Head, back or spinal cord injuries. Falling from a ladder is as dangerous as it sounds and can pose a serious threat to your health. Being careful on a ladder when cleaning or fixing a roof is so important as one mistake can mean hospitalisation and injuries that could see you in a wheelchair for the remainder of your life.
- Eye injuries. Wearing the correct protective gear can protect you from injury and when cutting wood with a saw, it’s advisable to wear goggles to avoid chips of wood shooting into your eyes or even chemicals causing injury to your eyes.
Am I eligible to claim for compensation?
If you suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault in the last three years and would like to claim, then you need to receive medical attention for your injuries.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to claim today
If you have sustained an injury at the hands of someone else you may be eligible for compensation. Injuries can cause serious problems to the way you live and can have long-term lasting effects. Call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss starting a claim with a friendly and helpful advisor or by taking our 30-second online test.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Accident Advice