The popularity of e-cigarettes has flourished over recent years – along with the number of injuries caused by them – leading to a need for e-cigarette injury advice.
An estimated 2.1 million people use e-cigarettes regularly in the United Kingdom – often as an aid in stopping smoking. As with all electrical appliances, there is some risk of malfunction and injury. For those who have invested in an e-cigarette under the premise that this will make them healthier, such an injury can be pretty difficult to come to terms with.
If your injury is proven to have been caused by the negligence of others – such as irresponsible vendors or a company manufacturing faulty products not fit for purpose – you may have a valid personal injury compensation claim. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call today, for expert legal advice.
Why call Accident Advice Helpline?
If you need e-cigarette injury advice then our friendly team at Accident Advice Helpline can help. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500.
We understand the effect that personal injuries can have on people, physically and psychologically, so, if your case is eligible for financial compensation, you can rest assured that, with our expert solicitors, it will have the best chance of success. We want to help you get your life back on track, both financially and health-wise, and, to give you time to relax and concentrate on getting better, our solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis.
Your personal injury claim
Some injuries in life are inevitable and purely down to bad luck. However, if you were using your e-cigarette correctly before the accident, your injuries are likely to have been caused by negligence on the part of either the manufacturer or the stockist. Take photos, seek medical attention promptly (even if you feel all right at the time) and, if anyone else saw what happened, for example. a family member or friend, document their version of events as you may rely on these statements during the course of your claim.
Staying safe with e-cigarettes
There has been a recent surge in accidents which have occurred as a result of exploding e-cigarettes. In order to minimise the risk of injury, take the following tips into account:
- Never leave an e-cigarette charging for a prolonged period of time (e.g. overnight). Keep a watchful eye over the cigarette at all times and never leave it unattended. If you need to leave the house, unplug it first.
- Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer with regard to batteries and charging – make sure you use the correct voltage charger.
- When purchasing your e-cigarette, choose one with the CE mark which indicates that it complies with European Safety standards (this applies to the charger too).
- Read the accompanying leaflets or instructions that come with your product and heed any warnings they may contain. For example, few people realise that over-tightening the screwed connection to the rechargeable battery can cause mechanical damage which can lead to possible failure and heat problems. This massively increases the risk of injury to yourself and others.
Date Published: May 27, 2015
Author: David Brown