At Accident Advice Helpline we assist people injured in all kinds of circumstances, including giving laundrette injury advice. If you have been hurt and the accident was not your fault, call us for an assessment of your situation and we will be able to let you know your legal options.
In some circumstances, we may also be able to estimate how much compensation you could be eligible for, which will help aid in your decision on whether or not you would like to make a claim.
Typical laundrette injuries
The most common laundrette injuries we deal with include the following:
- Slips, trips and falls due to objects being left on the floor.
- Skidding on a wet floor caused by a leaking machine.
- Being struck by items falling off or out of the machines.
- Being injured by laundry that is too hot when it comes out of a machine.
In any situation, you have a degree of responsibility for your own safety, but if you follow all available rules or instructions and exercise reasonable care yet still get injured, you could well be entitled to compensation. Even if your injury is minor, you should see a doctor as soon as possible because this will keep open the opportunity for you to claim. You will normally have to file an injury compensation claim within three years of the accident, though you may have longer if it was a child that was hurt.
How to claim
At Accident Advice Helpline we use a no win, no fee system, so claiming with us can be a practical option even if you do not have much money. We know that compensation can be all the more important in order to help you cope with any financial losses associated with your accident, such as the cost of having to take time off work. We pride ourselves on providing a first rate legal service to all our clients, as long as they have legally valid claims.
If our advisors agree that it is possible for you to claim, we can introduce you to one of our expert solicitors. We are pleased to be able to do this more quickly than most companies, and we will always do our best to find you somebody who has dealt with similar cases in the past. Our solicitors are happy to work over the phone, sparing you the hassle of getting to meetings, and they will take care of all the complicated work in your case.
If you feel up to it and are not too severely injured, you can help your solicitor by collecting evidence. This could include collecting the contact details of people who witnessed your laundrette injury as it happened, taking photographs of your injury along with photographs of the laundrette, with close-ups of any details – such as faulty doors on machines – that are important to the case.
If you pass these things on to your solicitor they could increase the chance of a successful outcome. Then you can relax and let us do the rest of the work on your behalf.
For more laundrette injury advice, contact us today on our free, 24–hour helpline at: 0800 689 0500.