Coffee machines are the first appliance of choice for many people waking up in the mornings. If you love coffee you’ll no doubt go to your coffee machine to make a brew to get you started. You might also head for the machine at work or one that is in a café or restaurant if you need a refill.
The good thing to know is that coffee machine injuries are quite rare nowadays. The machines – whether designed for the commercial or home market – are tested and manufactured to be absolutely safe. This means they can be used and enjoyed time and time again without incident.
Burns and other similar injuries
Of course we all know we should leave the machine to do its magic when we have set it to brew some coffee. However, in some isolated cases it might be possible that liquid might leak from the machine while it is brewing the coffee. This could be scalding and lead to burns or scalds taking place.
Alternatively if the machine hasn’t been made properly there could be the potential for sharp bits to point out from the machine. If this is the case coffee machine injuries might be sustained if you end up touching the relevant part and cutting yourself. Thankfully other injuries – such as those caused when a commercial coffee machine exploded in a supermarket café some time ago – are rare.
Have you been hurt by a coffee machine?
If you follow the instructions to the letter there should be no reason why a coffee machine might end up with you sustaining injuries of some kind. However, if you are using it properly and something goes wrong – perhaps the machine malfunctions for example – this might have the potential to happen. If there is a known fault with a coffee machine the company that created it should be in a position to recall it or provide a free repair kit to everyone who has bought it. If this does not happen there could be a potentially-greater chance that you might be able to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide the information you might need in this situation. All you have to do is call 0800 689 0500 to see whether you have a chance to make a compensation claim of this nature. If you do, you can count on our support all the way.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead