A personal injury lawyer in Redcar can help you claim compensation if you have been injured by an e-cigarette
When electronic cigarettes first emerged a few years ago, many hailed them as miracle products that had the potential to help people kick the evil weed. Subsequently, questions have been asked about the long-term health effects of inhaling a mist containing nicotine in what is a largely under-researched and unregulated market.
Nevertheless, there is little doubt that using e-cigarettes is healthier than smoking the real thing, as long as you’re using a reputable brand that’s been well made. Unfortunately though, as the market is fairly loosely regulated, it’s possible to buy electronic cigarette brands that are less well put together than others. In some circumstances, this could result in a user becoming ill if they use a defective e-cigarette.
If this were to happen to you, there will be a chance that you might be able to sue the manufacturer of the product or the retailer that sold it to you for a personal injury compensation pay-out with the help and assistance of a top 100% no win no fee personal injury lawyer in Redcar.
Defective e-cigarettes and personal injury lawyers in Redcar
Imagine you’ve managed to swap the fags for electronic cigarettes. You’re saving a small fortune and have started to reap the health benefits. You don’t get out of breath walking up steep hills and your sense of taste and smell are returning. However, you’re conscious of the fact that the brand of e-cigarettes you use are considerably pricier than some of the alternatives. As such, you decide to switch.
You order a cheaper brand online and wait for it to arrive. When your e-cigarettes are delivered, you charge up the battery and get puffing on a nicotine cartridge. When you do, the battery ignites while in your mouth, causes serious burns to your lips.
This type of scenario could well put you in a position to take some form of personal injury action. You might also have a claim if some of the liquid in a nicotine cartridge were to leak while you were using a cigarette and make its way into your mouth. This could make you seriously ill. In February 2014, it was widely reported that a dog died after chewing on an e-cigarette cartridge, raising serious questions about what sort of effect the liquid could have on a human if accidentally ingested.
If you’ve come off worse for using a defective electronic cigarette, touch base with one of Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly and professional claims advisors on one of the phone numbers at the top of this page to find out if the firm might be able to offer you a personal injury lawyer in Redcar.
Date Published: 4th March 2014
Author: David Brown