Buying a new kitchen appliance is an exciting prospect. If your old washing machine, dishwasher or fridge freezer was causing trouble and you decided to buy a new one, you’ll probably be thrilled to get something that works. It’s fair to say you wouldn’t expect to be the victim of a kitchen appliance accident.
You may wonder what might cause such an accident to happen. While the vast majority of appliances rolling off production lines are built to very high specifications, there are situations in which they may not live up to the standards you would expect. For example you may find the design of your fridge freezer makes it potentially dangerous to use. It may be faulty due to some issue with the manufacturing process.
Could you avoid a
kitchen appliance accident?
You could, but if you are reading this the chances are good that you’ve already suffered one. Injuries of all kinds might occur if you have an accident involving a kitchen appliance. You could end up catching your fingers in the door of an appliance. It might be unstable and fall on you in extreme circumstances. You might even receive an electric shock if you have an appliance that is faulty in some way.
Very few people will ever suffer any injuries or accidents that are caused by a kitchen appliance. However, if you should end up with an injury like this, you might have cause to claim compensation.
How can you do this?
Evidence is very important in this sense. If you seek advice from your GP regarding the injuries you suffered, this will provide a record of what happened. Photographs and of course the appliance itself can also help in this way. The more information you have to support your case, the easier it could potentially be to try and make a claim.
You would still need to seek the advice of a professional injury compensation lawyer however. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of professional advisors who will take all of your details and let you know what will happen next. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 now, you can find out more about your particular situation and whether there is a likelihood of making a compensation claim. You can take advantage of a no win, no fee* claims process to ensure you have a chance of winning.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead