Help is available for claiming after a Deganwy accident
If your home tends to get hot during the warmer summer months, you may use fans to try and cool the place down. In addition to having fans placed downstairs, many people also use fans in their bedrooms in extremely hot weather so that they’re able to sleep at night.
However, as most people don’t use their fans all year, you’ll want to ensure that they are safe before you use them. For example, you may need to change a fuse or clean the fan before you’re able to use it safely. If you store your fan away in the winter, it may have collected dust which could lead to it overheating if it’s used for a long time in the summer. If an electrical appliance overheats, it can cause a fire to break out so it’s very important to ensure that the fan is working safely, particularly if you plan to leave it on overnight.
Fortunately, most newer fans do have cut-off switches so even if you fall asleep with the fan running, it will turn itself off which could help to prevent a Deganwy accident from occurring. In addition to this, most fans have safety guards placed around the fans so that people can’t cut their fingers on the blades when the fan is in use. Without these guards, it’s likely that you would suffer a Deganwy accident so it’s important that they are securely fitted to the appliance.
If you’ve recently purchased a fan, it should be in good working order. However, in some instances, a manufacturing fault may affect the way the fan operates. If the safety guards haven’t been fitted properly or a cut-off switch fails to work, you could be at an increased risk of a Deganwy accident.
If you do suffer and you believe that the fan, or another electrical appliance may be to blame, it could be possible for you to have the item independently tested. If it is shown to have caused accident, the manufacturers may be held liable for your injuries and you could make a compensation claim against them.
How to start a claim
If this is your first compensation claim, you may not know much about the claims process or what to do next. If you’d like to find out more without getting stuck paying expensive legal fees, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re always happy to provide free no-obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to know without paying costly sums of money.
If you’d like to learn more about making a claim for a Deganwy accident now, why not contact us? Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and our personal injury team will be happy to help you. Call now to get your claim started!
Date Published: 22nd June 2014