Hiring tools is a great way to get hold of expensive power tools for a one-off job, without the need to invest in your own tools. It’s also a great option for anyone starting up a new business, and contract tool hire firms often hire out a wide range of equipment. You should be confident that the equipment you’re hiring is in good condition and safe to use; but what if the worst happens and you’re injured by a faulty tool? Claiming tool hire injury compensation, within three years of your accident, is something that you should definitely consider, and Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve – on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Common tool hire injuries
The type of injuries you could sustain after hiring a faulty tool will obviously depend on the type of tool you have borrowed – a power tool, for example, could cause more serious injuries than a basic hand tool. Here are a few examples of the types of injuries which could lead to a claim for tool hire injury compensation:
- Electric shock from a faulty power tool
- Loss of limbs, fingers or toes from a faulty chainsaw or other sharp blade
- Injuries to your feet and toes from a faulty lawnmower
- Lacerations, bumps and bruises from faulty tools
- Facial or eye injuries from faulty tools – for example loose parts or a loose blade flying out and hitting you
If you’ve sustained an injury, you’re probably feeling pretty shocked. After all, the tool hire company should ensure the tools they’re renting out are safe for you to use, right? You’re perfectly within your rights to make a claim for personal injury compensation, as the tool hire firm has been negligent and should be held liable for your accident.
How much compensation will you get?
It’s hard to answer this question without knowing the extent of your injuries. Obviously, a life-changing injury, such as the loss of a finger, will attract a larger personal injury settlement than a minor laceration. But you could find out right now how much you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to see if you have a viable claim. From gardening injuries to building site injuries, we have seen it all before and our team is here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton