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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."

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    The kitchen and bathroom are two of the most dangerous rooms in the house. For the most part, this is because this is where the water in the house is kept, these rooms tend to have the sharpest edges and the least padding, and in the case of the kitchen, is where you will find the knives and fire sources as well.

    Even as an adult, it is worth looking back over your knowledge about safety in the kitchen, so that you can be sure that you know what you are doing and how to be safe in your own kitchen or someone else’s. Whether it is from a household kitchen or a public kitchen, kitchen injuries shouldn’t be taken lightly.

    • Check your electricals. Make sure that you check your electricals on a regular basis, to ensure that cords are not frayed and that everything is working the way it should be. If you suspect that your electricals are faulty, turn them off and don’t use them again until they have been checked.
    • Don’t walk away from cooking. Unless you have something safely in the oven, you should never walk away from anything that is cooking, so that you can keep an eye on it and avoid fire hazards.
    • Turn pot handles away. Your pots and pans should always have the handles turned away from the front of the stove. Even without children around, it is possible for you to injure yourself by catching a sleeve or other item on a pot handle which is facing outwards.
    • Clean up spills. Spills are common in the kitchen, but won’t cause problems if you clean them up right away. Wet floors are a common hazard for slip and fall accidents.
    • Keep the kitchen clean and clear. Keep your kitchen tidied up and free from clutter to avoid causing accidents.

    Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline

    If you are injured in someone else’s kitchen, or even in your own, due to the negligence of someone else, it may be worthwhile looking for the best lawyers in Aberystwyth who can help you make a claim for compensation. A law firm is the best way to claim compensation, as they can offer you experience with the law and help you put together a case which has a better chance of being successful.

    For the best lawyers in Aberystwyth, you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline about your case. The helpline will be happy to offer you advice and support, and take on your claim if they feel that it has enough evidence. You can call the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find out more about making a claim and get started.

    Date Published: 25th July 2014

    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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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