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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

    Compensation for DIY tool accidents


    Most DIY tool injuries occur because we simply aren’t using the tools in the way we should be. We might grab a hammer and use it without holding it properly or looking to see where our other hand is positioned. We might use a saw without securing the piece of wood we want to cut in the right way. We might also end up drilling into a wall without making sure the drill is properly positioned and that our other hand is out of the way.

    Even though injuries like these will be suffered by some people who don’t take the right precautions, there are other situations in which DIY tool accidents happen purely because there is a fault with the tool being used.

    A rare situation

    We should make it clear that incidents like this are very rare. Manufacturers know how important it is to design and produce tools that are safe to use and incur very little risk of injury. However if some aspect of the process goes wrong, there could be the potential of being hurt in a way that may not have happened had the tool been of excellent quality.

    It’s difficult to work out whether a tool could be faulty. When you have suffered an injury you won’t be wondering whether the tool was at fault. You will be thinking about your injury and whether you need medical help to treat it. You won’t be wondering if the manufacturer released a faulty item that led to DIY tool accidents.

    Product recalls

    When a manufacturer is made aware of a fault with a particular tool, it is important to recall the item before it has a chance to cause accidents or injuries. Alerting the manufacturer to an injury you have suffered could therefore, prevent others from being hurt in a similar manner.

    Open Claim Calculator

    Accident Advice Helpline can help you work out whether a compensation claim could be launched on your behalf. We have a wide variety of professional injury compensation lawyers with a great deal of experience. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 we can look into your case to determine whether a compensation claim might be worthwhile making in your situation. Don’t be left wondering whether you could have claimed when it is too late. Call as soon as you can. It is a good way to make sure you know whether you’re entitled to a payout.

    Date Published: August 22, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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