When you buy a brand new kitchen appliance you wouldn’t expect it to be faulty. Of course, sometimes an appliance doesn’t work in the way you would think and it will be exchanged for a replacement item. However, there are cases where people have sustained kitchen appliance injuries. Maybe they caught their fingers in the door as it slammed. Perhaps they were hurt when they received a shock off the item.
The nature of kitchen appliance injuries can vary depending on the appliance and how it works. For example a dishwasher will have drawers that pull out for you to load up with your dirty crockery. If one of these drawers breaks because the appliance is faulty, it could fall onto your feet together with all the crockery. You could receive cuts and bruises as a result, and possibly broken bones in your feet.
Are these incidents common?
Very few people will ever be hurt as a result of a faulty kitchen appliance, regardless of its type. In reality kitchen appliance injuries are a rarity, but if you went through this experience you might wonder whether it was your fault. Obviously if you are using the appliance in a manner for which it has not been intended, it could be down to you. However if the fault was due to poor manufacturing processes or bad design, you may be in a different situation.
There are experts working at Accident Advice Helpline who spend their day hearing stories from people who have been unfortunate enough to suffer kitchen appliance injuries and similar incidents. They may be rare but they are still important to those who suffer them.
Could this include you?
If you’ve been hurt while using a kitchen appliance and you think the design or construction of that appliance led to the injury, it is definitely worth finding out more. You might be in a position to make a compensation claim if you have ample evidence to back it up.
The team working at Accident Advice Helpline is in a good position to make sure this can happen. Our experts can assess the circumstances of your claim to see whether you might be entitled to a compensation payout. All you need to do is to phone 0800 689 0500 and see whether you have the chance to claim any compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead