The vast majority of kitchens have a kettle. We use it daily without even thinking about it most of the time. We’ll boil the kettle for tea or coffee, or maybe to provide hot water for a recipe we are tackling. Whatever the reason might be, we would certainly notice if it wasn’t there.
Thankfully it is quite unlikely that you would ever suffer from any kettle injuries. With that said though, since you are reading this you may already have been unfortunate in this way and suffered an injury of some description. For example you might have hurt your hands or suffered a burn or even had an injury caused to your face.
How can kettle injuries occur?
There are all kinds of problems that could potentially crop up with a kettle. Thankfully most of them are workable in theory and don’t happen often in practice. For example you would probably agree that burns and scalds are the most likely accidents to happen in conjunction with a kettle. There are few chances of anything else happening. We all know we have to be careful and only pick up the kettle by the handle provided. However, if we do this and we suffer a burn because the handle is hot too, we might have cause to consider compensation.
All kettles should be made with full attention paid to health and safety matters. There should be very little chance of an accident taking place because a product has not been designed or manufactured in the proper manner. If an accident occurs and someone suffers from kettle injuries, there could be a chance they might be able to claim compensation.
Electric shocks and other injuries
We all know it is important to use any appliance in relation to the instructions given. However, if you have used your kettle in the proper manner and you receive a shock off it, or some other injury as a result of using it properly, you might have a chance to make a compensation claim.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline might be able to prove the kettle was faulty in some way. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and speak to us on our free enquiry line as soon as possible. We can consider the facts and determine whether you’d have a good chance of claiming compensation for the injuries you suffered.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Faulty product claims