Slips, trips and falls are common household accidents. More often than not, they lead to minor injuries such as bruising or slight cuts. Yet, there are greater hazards around in the household, and knowing where to keep your cleaning chemicals can help minimise any risks in your home.
Where to keep your cleaning chemicals
Like many people, you may choose to keep your cleaning chemicals under your kitchen sink. This is a common cupboard of choice for cleaning chemicals, but is it a safe one?
If you have children, it is especially important to know where to keep your cleaning chemicals. You simply cannot rely on any childproof lids on bottles to prevent harm coming to your child.
With this in mind, it is best if you choose a cupboard out of reach of children. If you do want to keep your cleaning chemicals under the sink, you should fit a childproof bolt onto the door and ensure it is locked at all times.
Mishaps with cleaning chemicals can be fatal for children.
Claiming compensation for accidents in the home
If you have been involved in an accident at home, and you believe a third party, such as a manufacturer is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
When you buy a product in the UK, you do so in the belief that it will be safe to use, so long as you follow any guidance given with the product. In the case that a product is faulty, malfunctions, or is unfit for use, and as such causes you illness or injury, you could have a case to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whether you suffered a slip due to a boiler leak, a product-related accident, or something altogether a little more peculiar, Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
We offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we will discuss the basis of your claim. From there we can determine where liability is likely to lie, and if you have a claim that is worth pursuing.
Getting in touch with us
No matter if you suffered a fall at home or any other domestic accident, for more information on claiming personal injury compensation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.
Call us on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice