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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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    Redditch claims

    Some manufacturers use sachets of the fungicide dimethyl fumarate (DMF) when transporting and storing their goods, to make sure they do not come to any harm. Unfortunately though, DMF can cause severe allergic reactions in some people.

    Those affected can come out in the most terrible rash, similar to what one might expect with a chemical burn. The import of goods stored with DMF has been banned in EU member states since 2009, but sometimes it can enter the UK, most commonly with items such as sofas and the like.

    If you buy a product which turns out to have come into contact with DMF, and you suffer some form of allergic reaction as a result, there is a chance that you will be able to take some form of 100% no win no fee Redditch claims action against the retailer that sold the item to you, with the help and assistance of a top-class personal injury solicitor.

    DMF and Redditch claims solicitors

    The winter sales have rolled around and you’re in the market for a smart new sofa. With this in mind, you set out to peruse a number of out-of-town furniture stores, the type that can usually be found close to industrial estates. While looking for your new furniture item, thoughts of sustaining an injury don’t even enter your mind.

    You find a sofa that you like: a nice white leather number. You buy the sofa, filling in all the relevant paperwork, and arrange for it to be delivered to your home in a few weeks’ time. The sofa arrives on time, and you’re very happy with it indeed. On your first night with the sofa, you lay down on it and watch a film. After retiring to bed, you start to feel an itchy sensation on your legs. As the night progresses this gets worse, to the extent that you have little choice but to go to your local A&E department.

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    The doctor who sees you says it looks like you may have suffered an allergic reaction after coming into contact with something that did not agree with you. After a short discussion, your doctor suggests that the sofa you bought might well have been stored with DMF.

    The next steps to make a personal injury compensation claim

    If this were to be the case, and you could prove it, there would be a chance that a top-class 100% no win no fee Redditch claims law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, might well be able to sue the retailer that sold you the sofa and win you a substantial personal injury compensation payout for the suffering you have been caused. If you want 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.

    Date Published: 10th 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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