Can you imagine how painful it would be to be burnt by an electric blanket? When you buy one of these blankets you do so with the intention of using it to keep you warm at night. If you hate getting into a cold bed you can instead buy an electric blanket and turn it on just before you intend to retire for the night. This way, once you get into bed it will be lovely and warm for you to use.
While electric blankets are designed to be safe, some of them become less so over time. If you are burnt by an electric blanket it can be extremely painful and the burn may take some time to heal. In extreme cases a faulty blanket can start a fire in a property, causing a hazard to life and the prospect of damaged surroundings as well.
If there is proof that negligence was to blame for the sale of a faulty electric blanket, you may have cause to bring a claim against the company responsible for the sale or production of the blanket. It would not help repair your burn but it would provide you with some comfort.
How serious can burns be?
A burn could be anything from a fairly minor loss of skin to a major burn that requires hospital treatment. Since a faulty electric blanket can spark a fire, there is also the possibility that someone could be trapped inside a property that has been set on fire as a result of using such a blanket. In this case – the worst-case scenario – severe injuries or even death could occur. Indeed this has happened in the past. This is why it is important to get your electric blanket checked by a professional from time to time to determine whether it is still safe to use.
Could we help you bring a no win, no fee* claim?
If you are considering claiming compensation as a result of being burnt by an electric blanket, you can come to Accident Advice Helpline for assistance. We are able to provide you with no-obligation advice to determine whether you could claim compensation after your experience. We have a free 24/7 enquiry line you can use to speak to one of our professional injury compensation lawyers. Call now to determine where you stand today. If you do have evidence of negligence you could be entitled to compensation soon.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown