Microwaves are incredibly handy to have in the kitchen. You can cook or heat so many things in them, from baked beans to whole dinners if you know how to do it. Having a little knowledge definitely comes in handy when using a microwave, especially if you are using it on a regular basis.
It’s good to realise that microwave injuries are fairly uncommon, thanks to the high quality machines they are. The manufacturers have a duty of care to make sure every machine that leaves their factories is in good condition and is safe to use. They will follow all the health and safety rules and make sure their manufacturing processes are safe and efficient. This will reduce the chances that anything will go wrong at this stage.
Of course we all realise that the odd item will be faulty, whether we’re talking about microwaves or televisions. However, there is a big difference between finding the TV doesn’t switch on when we unpack it and plug it in to discovering there is something wrong with the microwave that causes us to suffer an injury.
Microwaves use a form of radiation to cook food. They are designed so we cannot be injured while the microwave is operating with the door shut. However, if you suffered a burn due to a microwave not being properly made, this could point to negligence on the part of the manufacturer. You may be able to prove something similar if you are injured because some part of the microwave was sharp and cut you, or if it caused you to suffer some other kind of injury.
Do you need advice for your microwave injuries?
There could well be a reason why you have suffered injuries of this kind that are nothing to do with you. If the microwave was faulty or badly-made, you could be entitled to be compensated for any injuries you suffer as a result. For instance, if the manufacturer knows the microwave is faulty and has not recalled it, you would certainly have a strong case to make.
To find out whether this might be the case, you can call Accident Advice Helpline. We welcome your calls on 0800 689 0500 and there is no charge to use this number either. It is by far the best way to find out whether you could claim any compensation.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead