A blender is a useful tool to have in the kitchen. Some are stick blenders that you simply pick up and put into your bowl of ingredients to blend them together. Others are jug blenders that sit on a base. In this case you can whizz up shakes, smoothies and batters in record time.
The one thing you would expect from any and every blender you buy would be a safe item that is easy to use. You certainly wouldn’t assume you’d end up suffering from a blender injury. This could happen if you don’t take care to follow the instructions that come with it. It is uncommon for accidents to happen because of negligence, poor construction or faulty products, but they are not unheard of.
Blender injury examples
The most obvious place for a blender injury to occur would be to the hands or fingers. However, if a part of the blender flew off as you tried to operate it, it could potentially hit you in the face.
The most crucial thing however, is to consider how and why the accident happened. Were you at fault? If not, and you followed the instructions to the letter, the machinery itself could be at fault. If it was poorly made or broken when you received it and you weren’t aware of this, you could end up being hurt even though you did everything you should.
Considering a claim
Of course your initial feeling will probably be one of shock in a situation like this. Once you have treated your injury you may then wonder how the incident happened in the first place. You might start to inspect the blender to see if there are any obvious problems with it. If you do spot something you should take pictures to help any compensation claim you might then decide to make. Take photos of your injuries too as these can also assist with a claim.
You’ll probably need some professional information and advice at this stage. If so, do make a call to Accident Advice Helpline. This is the best way to speak with an advisor with experience in cases just like yours. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you have a good claim to make. Once you have professional no-obligation advice you have a chance to see whether a claim might bring you compensation.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead