Tools can be incredibly useful in a variety of situations. Some people use them at work. Others use them for DIY jobs around the home. Some hire tools to use whenever required instead of buying them, while others invest in their own.
The one thing all these situations have in common is the need to use the tools safely and in accordance with instructions. If you are at work, you should rely on your employer to provide tools that are safe to use and are replaced or repaired whenever required. If you hire them, the onus is on the person hiring out the tools to ensure they are fit for purpose. Even if you buy them, you trust in the manufacturer to provide tools that are safe and ready to use. You do still have to use them while following the instructions, of course, but they are at least safe to use.
Being injured by a faulty tool is not a pleasant experience. Imagine if a drill, a hammer or a chainsaw develops a fault of some kind. Injuries could range from severe ones to those that are far less troublesome.
Regular maintenance can prevent anyone being injured by a faulty tool. If a tool cannot safely be maintained or repaired, it should be discarded safely and replaced with a brand new one. Your employer has this responsibility, as does anyone who hires out tools or sells them brand new.
Seek professional no-obligation legal advice now
If you have been injured by a faulty tool, it might be worth looking into the incident in more detail. For example, you may want to consider whether you have a right to make a claim to seek compensation for your injuries. This may depend on how serious your injuries are. However, any injury that was caused through no fault of yours, and instead was caused through negligence of some kind, could warrant a claim to be made.
To find out whether you could make a claim of this kind, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our free enquiry line is available around the clock, so you can call whenever it suits you best on 0800 689 0500. Remember, you have a three-year period dating from the time you had the accident to begin with a claim. Get started today by calling us now.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead