After shelling out a considerable amount of money on a new dishwasher, tumble dryer, or other large kitchen appliance, you’ll have a right to expect it to last you a little while. This is why new items come with a warranty, which ensures that if your machine breaks down within a specific time frame (typically only a year), its manufacturer will provide you with a new unit free of charge, or at least pay for yours to be repaired.
Faults might come about due to the fact that the one machine you bought had been poorly put together, or if there was a design fault on the model you purchased. If a design fault simply caused your appliance to stop working this will be annoying, but will not pose a risk of doing somebody an injury in an accident that was not their fault. Under these circumstances, you would be able to get in touch with the unit’s manufacturer to make a claim under its warranty.
But what if a design fault was a little more dangerous? What if a design fault on an appliance you had purchased could actually pose a fire risk? If your unit was to spontaneously combust, and you were to suffer an injury as a result, there will be a possibility that you find yourself in a position where you are able to take some form of 100% no win no fee Poole claims action against the manufacturer of the appliance.
Appliance faults and Poole claims
From time to time, stories about appliance makers issuing product recall notices over faults on their products appear in the media. Often, these will be related to a fire risk. In July 2014, a major European white goods manufacturer issued a major recall after 18 fire-related “incidents” with some of their models were reported. Any people who were injured as a result of any such “incident” might well find themselves in position where launching some kind of 100% no win no fee Poole claims action is a possibility.
The amount a person could win in this type of situation would be very much dependent on the severity of their injuries, but it doesn’t take a firefighter to imagine what could befall a person whose dishwasher caught fire downstairs while he or she was in bed.
If you’ve been injured by a faulty appliance, or any other type of product for that matter, you would be wise to contact a top 100% no win no fee Poole claims law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, to find out if you might qualify for legal representation. To discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.