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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

    DIY store accidents: cuts from exposed blades


    DIY stores provide people with ample freedom to be creative and beautify their homes. There is no limit to how much or how little you can get, whether it’s purchasing paint to redecorate your entire interior or just getting some replacement screws for a small shelf. However, from time to time, accidents such as slips, trips and falls can and do happen at DIY stores.

    DIY accidents can happen when you least expect them

    While the vast majority of DIY products are perfectly safe when used correctly and according to their instructions, mistakes can occur. Exposed blades on products that should have been packed or sealed, for example, could lead to a serious injury such as a deep cut and extensive scarring. If you have suffered an injury from an exposed blade at a DIY store and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.

    Have you suffered an injury that was someone else’s fault?

    You can claim financial compensation for many types of accidents that were not your fault. For example, perhaps you have sustained an injury following any work accidents or slips and trips, or maybe you have been seriously injured in a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else’s dangerous driving.

    How you can make a claim

    You can contact Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your claim is successful, we will be able to let you know how much compensation you could be awarded. The deadline for submitting a claim is 3 years following the date of trip or fall or any other accident, although this deadline can be extended in certain circumstances such as injuries in industrial settings or injuries involving a minor.

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    All of our lawyers operate under a 100 per cent no win no fee* policy, which means even if we can’t approve your claim, you won’t be required to pay any fees.

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    Accident Advice Helpline has been serving customers across the UK since the year 2000. Our helpful, experienced team has processed thousands of claims over the years for all kinds of incidents, whether it’s accidents at work, a repetitive strain injury claim or helping people make a claim for work accident compensation.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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