When you’re using power tools you’ve purchased at your local DIY store or hand tools you have hired from a tool hire company, the last thing on your mind is probably your personal safety. Provided you know how to use them and they are not faulty, most tools are fairly safe to use – but it’s when tools are damaged or faulty that you could be at risk of being injured in an accident. So is there anything you can do if faulty tools have left you suffering? Making a claim for faulty tools injury compensation is an option that’s open to you, but you’ll need to contact Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident, to find out if you have a viable claim.
What sort of injuries could faulty tools cause?
Faulty power tools could cause serious, life-changing injuries such as hand and finger injuries, facial and eye injuries or even electrocution. If you’re rented a power tool from a tool hire company, you’re relying on them to ensure that the equipment is safe to use – if it is faulty then they could be held liable for your injuries. But it’s not just power tools that could leave you injured. Even faulty hand tools purchased at a DIY store could leave you at risk of being injured.
For example a hammer with a faulty handle that isn’t attached properly could cause facial injuries, or a faulty saw could buckle, causing serious lacerations or facial injuries. If you’ve suffered life-changing injuries, making a claim for faulty tool injury compensation will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Who is at fault?
You might not be sure who is at fault for your accident. But if the tools you’ve hired or purchased are faulty, then the tool hire company, retail store or tool manufacturer could be to blame for your injuries. That means they could be ordered to pay you personal injury compensation. Why not head for Accident Advice Helpline’s website to take our 30-second test and find out how much compensation you could claim?
Or why not give us a call on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice and to see if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim? Our expert advisors have years of experience in the personal injury industry, and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Working with tools injury