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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 faulty DIY tool injuries


    There are all kinds of jobs that can be done around the home that are made much easier to do with the right tools close at hand. You might use a saw to cut wood, a hammer to pound in a nail or a drill to drill holes to hang up pictures and similar items. Whatever you do you can be sure of creating the right look and finishing the job properly if you use some DIY tools.

    You may also be aware that injuries sometimes go hand-in-hand with using tools in the home. Faulty DIY tool injuries are not down to the person using them though. In fact there could be a perfectly good reason why someone is hurt using a tool like this.

    Are all tools made to the highest standards?

    This is definitely the case in the vast majority of instances. You can buy all kinds of tools to use in the home and very few of them would be difficult to use or faulty in any way. Reading the instructions before you attempt to use it would help matters, but you can still occasionally get problems even if you are doing everything correctly.

    The majority of tools are made exceptionally well but there can be manufacturing faults occurring too. Faulty DIY tool injuries are caused when the person uses the tool properly but is injured because it did not work in the way it should have done. For example a piece might shear off or it could fail to work with the safety guard in place as it should be.

    What kinds of injury might result?

    It all depends on the tool you are using and how it malfunctions. For example we’ve already mentioned the prospect of a part coming off and potentially hitting you. However, the tool could equally stop suddenly without any warning, and this might cause you to get a part of your hand caught up or otherwise coming into contact with a blade.

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    It is vitally important that you get as much evidence as you possibly can when an accident like this occurs. It could help the team at Accident Advice Helpline work out whether you are able to make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee** basis. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to see if this would work in your particular situation.

    Date Published: August 22, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Working with tools injury

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