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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

    How to claim power tool injury compensation


    Angle grinders, nail guns, electric drills, power screwdrivers, saws – there are loads of different power tools out there, designed to make your life easier. Whether you work in construction, have a job as a handyman or are just into DIY, chances are you’ve used a power tool at some point in your life. Whether you rent a power tool from a tool hire company or purchase it new from an independent or chain DIY store, you’re unlikely to stop and think, “Is this safe to use?” We rely on the manufacturers and retailers to check that these tools are fit for use, and most of us will buy them for use at home or at work without a great deal of thought for our personal safety.

    Are power tools dangerous?

    Power tools which are functioning properly and used correctly don’t pose a particular risk to your safety – provided you know what you are doing. It’s when tools are faulty or have been poorly maintained that you run the risk of injury. You could make a claim for power tool injury compensation if you’ve been injured due to a faulty power tool, and Accident Advice Helpline could help you. We’ve been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, and have a great track record of success over the years.

    A faulty power tool could easily cause serious injuries, such as:

    • Eye and facial injuries from loose parts or blades striking you in the face
    • Hand and finger injuries from sharp blades coming loose or faulty tools
    • Electrocution from a faulty power supply
    • Loss of fingers after serious lacerations

    Claiming power tool injury compensation isn’t just open to those who have sustained serious injuries though – it might be that you’ve needed time off work for more minor cuts and bruises. You could still be eligible to make a claim – after all, the retailer and manufacturer are at fault for your accident.

    How difficult is it to make a claim?

    It’s less complex than you might expect to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Most claims are processed over the phone and it’s unlikely that you will need to go to court, unless the other party denies liability. This means you could receive a personal injury settlement, on a 100% no win, no fee** basis, without any additional stress. Why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and see whether you have a viable claim? Our team of expert advisors are here to offer you confidential advice.

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    Date Published: October 28, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Working with tools injury

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.