Faulty goods can be responsible for an array of more or less severe personal injuries. Here are a few examples of common accidental injuries caused by defective goods.
- Faulty washing machine
Flooding by defective washing machines is often the cause of injuries by slipping. Such injuries may range from bruises or cuts to broken limbs and even head or back injuries.
- Faulty ladders
Injuries by falling as a result of defective ladders, stepladders or play equipment, for instance, may involve bruising, broken limbs and back or head injuries of varying severity.
- Defective wiring
Faulty wiring and other faults on electrical or electronic appliances can result in injury by electrocution. There is also a risk of injury by explosion or fire.
- Hair styling equipment
Malfunctioning hair dryers, curling tongues and straighteners have been known to cause burn injuries to the hands, face or neck of unsuspecting users.
- Contaminated cosmetics
Badly formulated or contaminated cosmetic products can be responsible for skin blemishes and even serious skin conditions. In some cases, chemical burns may also be experienced.
Your rights as a consumer
Whether a faulty product caused you to sustain injuries by slips, trips and falls; suffer an injury by burning, scalding or electrocution, or affected your health and well being in any other fashion, the fact is that you may well be entitled to claim for personal injury compensation.
Making your claim
The best way to find out whether you are eligible for a compensation claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. You can initiate contact by calling the Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to a helpful, friendly advisor (calls are strictly confidential) or complete the 30-second test on the firm’s website. Once it has been confirmed that you are indeed entitled to claim compensation, you will be offered the no win no fee* services of one of the company’s in-house solicitors.
Backed by years of experience in the claims sector, our solicitors have the ability to deal with many aspects of your claim via the telephone. In many cases, claimants receive their compensation very quickly and without the need to attend court proceedings. This can, however, not be guaranteed, as every case differs significantly from the next. Depending on the circumstances, claims may take anything from a few weeks to several years to be settled. In a similar way, advisors and solicitors can only provide you with a rough estimate of how much compensation you may ultimately receive.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice