Do you need to contact accident claim solicitors in East Dunbartonshire after being hurt by an electric heater?
With winter approaching, many people are beginning to turn their central heating on for the first time this year. Unfortunately, many people may find that their heating system isn’t working as it should or that it isn’t heating their home effectively. As most people don’t have their heating on during the summer months, it is during autumn and early winter that they first realise that there is a problem. This means that energy companies and plumbers can be particularly busy at this time of year and you may need to wait a few days or weeks until someone is able to fix the system.
Until then, you may rely on an electric heater to warm up specific rooms in your home. Indeed, many people prefer to use an electric heater, rather than their whole heating system, if they only need to heat one room.
Fortunately, most newer models of electric heaters do have in-built safety systems. For example, your heater may have an automatic cut off switch which turns the unit off if it gets too hot. If you were to forget to turn the heater off or if you went out and accidentally left it on, the automatic cut off switch should work and could prevent the unit from overheating and potentially causing a fire.
Of course, the in-built safety features will only work if the unit is reliable and has been manufactured properly. If there has been a fault during the manufacturing process, or if the unit hasn’t been designed well, it could potentially malfunction and it could cause someone to suffer an injury.
If you have been hurt in this way, it may be possible for you to have the unit inspected to determine whether or not it is responsible for your injuries. If it is, accident claim solicitors in East Dunbartonshire should be able to help you to make a compensation claim against the manufacturers. If they accept liability, accident claim solicitors in East Dunbartonshire could help you to obtain a significant amount of compensation from them.
If you’re considering making a compensation claim with accident claim solicitors in East Dunbartonshire, you may be eager to find out more about the claims process and how it works, particularly if you’ve never made a claim with accident claim solicitors before. Unfortunately, some accident claim solicitors in East Dunbartonshire can charge costly upfront legal fees for providing advice and information. Rather than paying out unnecessary sums of money, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline for free no obligation advice instead?
If you want to find out more about making a compensation claim today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to resolve your queries and to help you make your compensation claim.
Date Published: 11th November 2014