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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

    Why you should never leave a shaver in the reach of a child


    If there’s one parenting safety tips all dads know, it is to never leave a shaver in the reach of a child. At best, you could find everything within reach shaved. This includes their own head, any pets and anything else they can get their hands on. At worst, they could suffer a nasty, serious accident at home.

    When it comes to safety in the home, child-proofing it is top of the list for families. Accidents with shavers can be painful for adults, never mind children, so be smart and be safe.

    What might happen if you leave a shaver in the reach of a child?

    As mentioned above, if you leave a shaver in the reach of a child, the best you can hope for is some mild destruction. More seriously, they could all too easily cut themselves. Do this on the wrong part of the body, and they could cause a serious personal injury.

    Of course, the most serious threat to safety posed by shavers is electrical. Electrical injuries in the home can be extremely painful and seriously distressing.

    Your home should be your safe haven from the world. A serious accident at home, particularly if it involves a child, can ruin all of that.

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    How can I avoid shaver accidents with children?

    Quite simply, treat your shaver like any other item you don’t want your child to get their hands on. Child-proofing your home goes a long way to prevent accidents and injuries at home.

    So, take your shaver and put it somewhere out of reach. Bathroom cabinets are perfect as they present two barriers – height and doors. For extra peace of mind, you can even fit a lock on the cabinet doors.

    Of course, no matter how many safety precautions you put in place, accidents at home can, and do, still happen. It’s particularly galling when they happen through no fault of your own. For example, if an electrical gadget malfunctions.

    Making a claim

    Should this accident happen, then remember that you may be due personal injury compensation. If you’re not sure you’re eligible to claim, Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test will tell you. It’s unique to the industry and the perfect place to start your claims process.

    You can also call our expert advisors for a no-obligation consultation before making a decision over proceeding. You can reach them on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: May 2, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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