Many of us are lucky enough to have gas cookers in our homes – and gas can be much quicker and more efficient to cook with than electric, as it heats up quicker and is easier to control. But gas cookers can come with their drawbacks, and there have been situations where people have been seriously injured or even killed by defective gas cookers. If someone you love has been killed or injured, or you yourself have been left injured after a cooker accident, why not find out if you could make a gas cooker injury compensation claim?
Gas cooker injuries
A gas cooker which is faulty could leak, which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide, known as ‘the silent killer’ is a colourless, odourless gas which is very hard to detect without a carbon monoxide detector. A defective gas cooker could release this gas into the house which could lead to serious illness or even death.
Then there is the risk of explosions. A faulty gas cooker could explode, which could cause serious injuries including burns. A massive explosion could cause a roof to cave in, leading to crush injuries, broken bones or even fatalities. Then there is the risk of burns whilst using a faulty gas cooker. Flames shooting out of the hob could cause burns to your face, hands or arms. Many people who suffer serious burns are left with scars which will never fade, affecting their confidence and leading to anxiety and depression. Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation not only for your pain and suffering but for the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life, as well as any loss of earnings you have experienced.
Could you make a claim?
It’s all very well sitting around wondering if you’re eligible to claim gas cooker injury compensation after your accident, but the only way to actually find out is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. There’s a three-year time limit to make personal injury claims, so give us a call on 0800 689 0500 after your gas cooker accident and we’ll be able to let you know if you have a viable claim. If you do, you’ll be pleased to hear that our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service. Whether you have suffered minor injuries or life-changing ones, you’re entitled to compensation from the cooker manufacturer if a defective product has caused your accident.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton