Nowadays we use more electronic items than ever before, from smartphones and tablets to hair straighteners, e-cigarettes and digital cameras. But just because your brand-new item comes with a 12-month warranty (or 3 years, if you’re lucky), doesn’t mean that things can’t go wrong. Exploding electrical devices and chargers have the potential to cause serious injury, and we’ve all heard a story or two on the news about somebody who has been injured in this way – we think it will never happen to us. If you have been unlucky enough to be injured by a faulty device or charger, you should consider claiming exploding electronics compensation.
Injured by a faulty charger
Ever noticed how hot your smartphone charger gets when it’s charging your phone? If things go wrong and a battery charger or charging plug overheats, the result could be an explosion which could cause damage to your device and injury to you. Exploding electronics have the potential to cause serious injury – it could be that your smartphone has exploded whilst you were checking text messages whilst it charged, causing lacerations from the broken screen, facial and eye injuries and serious burns.
Or perhaps you were styling your hair with your hair dryer or straighteners when they exploded? There have been cases where hair straighteners (some of which can reach up to 230 degrees centigrade) have exploded in the user’s hand, bursting into flames and causing serious burns. Exploding hair dryers are also fairly common, and you could suffer an electric shock or burns if your hair dryer is faulty.
The good news is that if you have been injured, you could claim exploding electronics compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis with Accident Advice Helpline. You should be able to rely on your electrical devices to function properly, without leaving you injured, and the manufacturer could be held liable for your injuries if you have suffered as a result of a faulty device or charger.
How to make a claim
We’ll need to prove that the device was faulty, which will usually involve us liaising with experts to gather evidence in support of your claim. We’ll also request access to your medical records so that we can assess the extent of your injuries. If you’ve taken time off work to recover from lacerations, burns or a serious eye injury, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim personal injury compensation for your loss of earnings – just ask one of our friendly advisors for more information on a no-obligation basis. It’s free to call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you could make a claim after your accident.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton