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There are certain activities in and around the home which carry a risk. Whilst it is highly unlikely that watching the television could lead to injuries, especially if you were sitting down as doing so, the likelihood of an accident befalling you in the kitchen as you prepared a meal is far higher.
To prepare even a small meal, it’s likely you would need sharp knives, hot implements and the oven or cooker. The more implements and sharps you add to the situation the more likely that an accident could happen.
In many cases, an accident in a kitchen is purely an accident for which there is no blame to be attributed to any third party. However, in some cases, there can be an underlying problem such as a fault with an appliance which caused the accident which led to your injuries. If this is the case, no win no fee* Trafford solicitors could seek compensation for those injuries.
If you can’t stand the heat …
Although various kitchen appliances tend to drift in and out of fashion, steam cookers for vegetables have managed to remain popular since the 1970’s because of the quality of the result they are able to produce.
However, they can also be dangerous. Steam can cause nasty burns, scarring and even long term tissue damage for which skin grafts may be required. In addition, burns can also cause psychological trauma including shock.
In many events, kitchen accidents can be attributed to the person in the kitchen being in a rush or focusing on a number of tasks at any one time. In this case, no win no fee* Trafford solicitors would not be able to seek a claim for compensation because there would be nobody to blame for the accident.
The reason for this is that the compensation can only be awarded if it can be shown that a third party was responsible, either directly or indirectly for the injuries which occurred. Therefore, if the scald in question occurred because the lid was taken improperly from a steam cooker without the user allowing the steam to properly escape, it would be unlikely that there would be a case to answer. However, if no win no fee* Trafford solicitors could demonstrate that a scalding incident occurred because of a fault with the appliance which was the result of poor quality work by the manufacturer, then it is likely that compensation would be awarded.
Seeking Compensation through No Win No Fee* Trafford Solicitors
A steam burn could not only be painful but could also see you needing urgent medical treatment and potentially long term care as you recovered. If this is the case, and the incident which led to the injury was not your fault, it is the opinion of no win no fee* Trafford solicitors that you should not suffer unduly. A 30 second test by Accident Advice Helpline could quickly establish whether you’re able to make a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: David Brown