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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 dispose safely of your faulty washing machine

    When moving bulky items in the home, there is always a risk of domestic accidents, such as slips, trips and falls. Knowing how to safely dispose of your faulty washing machine can mean that you are both protecting the environment and your own health and safety.

    How to correctly dispose of a faulty washing machine

    There is legislation in place throughout the UK to assist with the recycling of harmful electrical waste including your faulty washing machine.  The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, first introduced in 2007, has made it far simpler for everyone to recycle harmful electrical waste, of any size.

    Thanks to the WEEE Directive, you now have three options when considering how to dispose safely of your faulty washing machine. You can either:

    1. take your item to your nearest recycling centre. Have a look at the Recycle Now website for information on your most convenient locations.
    2. use the collection or take-back service provided by the retailer of your new washing machine.
    3. get in touch with your local council and ask if they have a collection service available for electrical products. Some only collect small products, so may not be able to pick up your faulty washing machine.

    Claiming compensation for a faulty washing machine

    If you have been injured in the home due to a faulty washing machine, and you believe a third party is liable, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.

    You may have slipped due to a leaking washing machine, or perhaps you suffered an electrical injury? Whatever the situation, Accident Advice Helpline are here to assist you.

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    Thanks to our 15 years’’ experience in the industry, we understand that all accidents are unique. As such, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we aim to uncover where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information on claiming personal injury compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.

    No matter whether you suffered a slip or something more severe, we are always here to help. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Call us on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice


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