Most people would assume that their washing machine is a harmless bit of kit. However, you’d be wrong. In some cases, washing machines can be dangerous. A leaking washing machine can result in fatal injuries. If you’re eager to avoid injuries at home, follow these guidelines.
How can a leaking washing machine be fatal?
You may think that there’s no risk attached to doing your washing, but the truth is that there are dangers associated with using most electrical appliances. The main dangers of leaking washing machines are house fires and electrical injuries. When electricity and water are combined, there is always a risk of electric shock and a leaking washing machine could increase the risk of a fire.
Electrical injuries can be very serious. In some cases, they can even be fatal. If you come across somebody who has sustained electrical injuries, call 999 and wait with them until the ambulance service arrives.
If you think you may have a leaking washing machine, call the experts. Don’t attempt your own repairs. If you’ve noticed a leak at work, notify the manager on duty. If you try and repair the problem yourself, you may increase the risk of being involved in a work accident.
Claiming compensation for a leaking washing machine
If you’ve used a faulty washing machine at work and you sustained injuries as a result, you may be able to claim work injury compensation.
Should you find yourself with a leaking washing machine, there may be a simple solution. You may not have to buy a new machine. Often, there is an issue with the hose, which a trained engineer may be able to repair without any problem at all.
If you think your washing machine may be defective and it’s under guarantee, contact the manufacturer or the retailer. If you’ve been injured as a result of using defective equipment, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
If you’ve been injured as a result of using a faulty washing machine or you’ve been injured at work, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a work injury compensation claim.
If you can prove that you were not at fault for an injury sustained in the last three years, our experienced personal injury lawyers could help you to secure a no-win, no-fee* payout. Call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice