Faulty and defective products can cause injury in multiple ways. However, faulty and defective electrical goods that use a live current may be particularly hazardous, not least because they can cause electric shock, electrocution and electrical burns.
At Thompsons Solicitors Scotland, our personal injury team can help you make a claim to provide compensation for any pain, suffering, lost earnings, medical expenses and other costs you have incurred as a result of an injury sustained because of a faulty or defective electrical product.
Both the manufacturers and retailers of electrical products owe a duty of care to consumers to ensure that the products they produce and sell meet a reasonable level of safety and are fit for the purposes for which they are intended.
When you make an electrical accident consumer injury claim with us, you will have to prove that the manufacturer or retailer concerned failed in this regard and that you or someone close to you has sustained an injury as a direct result.
Electrical Consumer Injury Claims
Thompsons' specialist consumer injury solicitors can help you make a claim for an electrical accident involving any of the following types of electrical product:
- White goods such as washing machines, fridges, freezers and tumble dryers
- Smartphones and tablets
- Hairdryers, curlers and other electrical haircare products
- Electrical chargers for smartphones, tablets and laptops
- Electrical items powered by faulty lithium-ion batteries
- Faulty electrical components
- Faulty thermostats
- Faulty microwaves
Personal Injuries Caused by Electrical Fires
In some cases, faulty or defective electrical goods may lead to a fire and cause damage to property and, crucially, burn injuries. If you have sustained burn injuries in these circumstances, our consumer injury lawyers can help you claim compensation for the following:
- First degree burns: burns that affect only the epidermis (the first layer of skin).
- Second degree burns: burns that affect the epidermis and dermis (the first and second layers of the skin.
- Third degree burns: severe burns that damage the epidermis, dermis and the tissue beneath the skin.
Consequences of an Electric Shock
Although high voltage power items are the most dangerous, even a 50 V charge can cause personal injury and may result in the following electric shock symptoms:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle spasms
- Electrical burns
- Cardiac arrest
- Diminished respiratory function
The level and severity of symptoms will depend on a number of factors including the health of the person affected, the level of electric voltage involved, the duration which the injured person was exposed to current flow and whether any water or other fluids were involved in the electrical accident.
Electrical Accident Solicitors
If you have suffered personal injury in an electrical accident that involved a product you believe was faulty or defective, you may be able to claim compensation.
Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland can help you negotiate the consumer claims process and can assist with medical treatment, care and rehabilitation. We offer a No Win, No Fee funding model that protects you from all possible costs and fees unless you win your case.
For more information contact us online or call on 0800 0891 331.