Despite their frequent usage, household appliances can cause injury, and may require the help of a home appliances product injury lawyer. In the United States, we fill our homes with appliances that often we do not think of the risk they pose. From ovens, to microwaves, to fans, and even our air conditioners, appliances like these have become so common to us. We rely on machines like our stoves to cook food and maintain the standard of living that we have become accustomed to. In short, household appliances have become necessary in the American way of life.
With this in mind, it is not uncommon for injuries to occur from household appliances. Because many use some form of electricity or high levels of heat, there are serious risks posed to the consumer. A home appliances product injury lawyer can help if someone suffers physical damage from any one of these appliances. Although not discussed a lot, home appliance injuries occur in high numbers every year. For example, according to a recent study, 11,721 injuries per year are caused by kitchen appliances. Of these injuries, the body parts most damaged were fingers (30%), hands (10.4%), face (9.54%), and feet (7.34%).
While almost all household appliances can cause serious harm, there are some that pose more risk than others. The type of home appliances that cause the most injuries annually include electronics, heating units, and kitchen appliances. A home appliances product injury lawyer is an expert when it comes to knowing these types of appliance groups and the common injuries that come with them.
Electronic appliances include our cellphones, tablets, televisions, computers, and music-playing devices. While this group of appliances poses various threats to safety, the most severe injury they can cause are electrical injury or fire. If there is a malfunction in their wiring or they come in contact with foreign substances such a water, there is a high risk of serious damage.
Heating units include many different appliances including furnaces, electric space heaters, and gas-fired ones. These appliances are prone to causing fire damage, which may result in permanent injury. A home appliances product injury lawyer is trained to deal with situations like these to find the facts for fair compensation.
Kitchen appliances include many of our day-to-day appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, blenders, ovens, toaster ovens, electric knives, coffee makers, and microwaves. Because of the variety of sizes and uses, kitchen appliances pose the most variety of threat. The sharper objects such as an electric knife can cause serious skin damage. Those that operate at higher temperatures such as the oven can cause burn damage, and may vary depending on the level of heat. Lastly, heavier objects could fall and potentially cause bone breakage or severe bruising.
A home appliances product injury lawyer can help with all of these cases. No matter how small or large an injury, everyone deserves their fair compensation. It is the responsibility of the companies who manufacture these home appliances to ensure the safest and most effective products. Nobody deserves to suffer an injury in the safety of their own home.
If you or your loved one has experienced an injury from a household appliance, don’t hesitate to call Cohen & Cohen, P.C. Our team of skilled attorneys will be happy to work with you to make sure we find all the facts for your case. Call today and we will be happy to set you up with a home appliances product injury lawyer on our team.