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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Shocked by faulty electrical products? Why making a claim saves others getting burned


     

    If you incurred an injury through faulty electrical products within the last three years, there is a good chance that you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This does not necessarily mean an injury caused by home appliances. Many accidents at work are also caused by faulty machinery. Whether accidents occur at home or at work, retailers and manufacturers are liable for any damage or injury caused by their products, even if the product is no longer under guarantee. In short, if the injury or damage was not your fault, you have a right to pursue a faulty product claim to secure adequate compensation and recovery of potential treatment costs.

    Preventing further workplace injuries

    Claiming for compensation after work accidents is, however, not just about getting what is due to you. In addition to dealing with claims, in most cases, an investigation into why and how products caused an injury or damage to personal or company property is also launched. In other words, making a claim will ensure attention is drawn to potentially far-reaching issues involving possible negligence by retailers/ manufacturers, or unresolved manufacturing problems. Repeated claims involving a particular product, for example, typically result in product recalls, potentially saving others from being injured in a similar manner.

    Making a claim

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    The first steps to take after suffering accidents in the workplace – or at home – due to faulty electrical products include securing the product to prevent others from using it; collecting evidence of the incurred damages/ injury and seeing a doctor to get the injury treated.

    Your next course of action is to determine whether you are entitled to make a claim. This is done easily with the help of the compensation calculator, also known as the 30-second test, provided on Accident Advice Helpline’s Website. Alternatively, you can call their 24/7 free-phone advice line and speak to one of their friendly professional advisers. Conversations are treated with the strictest confidence and you will be under no obligation to proceed with your claim.

    About Accident Advice Helpline

    AAH is a law firm specialising in personal injury compensation following work or road traffic accidents, medical negligence, falls, slips, trips, and so on. In business for more than ten years, the company has a large team of specialist solicitors working on a no win, no fee* basis. Under the patronage of UK consumer champion and TV personality Esther Rantzen, the company offers advice and assistance with claims following injuries incurred within the past three years. The majority of claims by individuals injured by faulty products can be dealt with over the phone and claimants typically do not have to attend court.

    Date Published: September 24, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.