To make a home Jacuzzi accident claim you must be able to prove that your accident was the fault of someone other than yourself, and in most cases this will be the manufacturer of your Jacuzzi or the company that fitted it. If this is the case, Accident Advice Helpline will try to get the best possible compensation package from those responsible on your behalf.
Most home Jacuzzis are perfectly safe, and are manufactured and fitted to a high standard. Safety regulations within the industry are naturally high and are rigorously enforced, and the majority of firms supplying Jacuzzis, hot tubs and whirlpool spas for home use comply with them. Nevertheless, faulty goods can still occasionally slip through the net. Common faults could be to do with the electrical wiring in your Jacuzzi. Of course, electricity and water can be a potentially lethal combination, and even if not fatal or serious enough in its own right, an electric shock can cause paralysis, which in a Jacuzzi could prevent you from getting help. This could even lead to you slipping under the water and drowning.
Cracked or damaged surfaces could also lead to cuts or falls, and a fault in the heating system could cause scalds or burns if the water becomes too hot. Over-heated parts may also become exposed. If the drains are not properly covered or protected as required by law, hair, clothing or other body parts can get sucked in, causing you to become trapped or leading to injury and mutilation. All of these accidents, if caused by an improperly manufactured or fitted home Jacuzzi, could be justification for a compensation claim.
Making a claim
Any home Jacuzzi accident claim will stand or fall on the evidence provided, and it is largely up to you to provide this. Witnesses to your accident are crucial – they are the ones who will be able to say exactly what happened, and should be able to testify that it was not your fault. A medical report from your doctor or another professional medical practitioner who has examined you should also confirm your injuries, the treatment required and received, and the probable cause. Finally, if a manufacturing or fitting fault caused your accident, then it follows that a professional examination and report on your home Jacuzzi may also be necessary.
This may all sound complicated, but by calling our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123 you’ll be able to speak to one of our friendly trained advisors who will tell you all you need to know – including whether you have grounds for a successful claim. If you decide to proceed, the next step is for them to put you in touch with one of our expert lawyers who all work on a strict no win no fee basis. They have years of training and experience in representing personal injury cases just like yours. If you can supply the evidence they need, they will do everything necessary to secure you the full compensation package that you are entitled to in your home Jacuzzi accident claim.