We rely on plumbers to carry out a range of tasks in our homes, from installing water heaters and central heating systems to carrying out routine maintenance – even coming to our rescue in an emergency when pipes burst during the wintertime. Whilst most plumbers are professionals, taking pride in their work and ensuring the customer is left satisfied, mistakes can happen, which could have serious consequences.
Just because a plumber has made a mistake, does not automatically mean they have been negligent, but if there is evidence of negligence, you could be eligible to claim compensation against your negligent plumber. Whether they have installed a water heater incorrectly, failed to fix pipes which have burst and caused water damage to your home and personal injury, or have been negligent in some other way, a personal injury lawyer should be your first port of call if you think you have received a sub-standard service from your plumber.
Claiming compensation for personal injury caused by plumbing
Plumbers have a responsible job, which is why they need to train for years before being qualified. Here are a few examples of the types of negligent plumbing work which could cause personal injury:
- Failing to install pipes or a water heater correctly could cause a leak, which may take months to spot – damp conditions could cause mould to grow under the carpets/floorboards which is hazardous to health
- Installing a toilet incorrectly could contaminate drinking water with waste or cause waste products to enter the house, leading to illness
- Faulty installation of a water heater or boiler could lead to burns or scalds due to water temperature not being properly regulated.
- Explosions or burst pipes could cause injuries
If you or someone in your family has been affected by work carried out by a negligent plumber, it’s important to establish whether or not negligence has actually occurred. A personal injury lawyer can gather evidence to prove (or disprove) negligent work, and there is usually a time limit in place to make a claim.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer
When choosing a personal injury lawyer to claim compensation for negligent plumbing work, make sure you choose a reputable firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline. Because we’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and have over 14 years’ experience in the industry, you know we can be trusted to provide a professional, reliable service. You can call our freephone helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice, and if you do decide to make a claim for negligence, our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Why not call us today to explore the options available to you, however you have been injured?
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown