Household Appliance Injuries

Harrisburg Product Liability Lawyers Ready to Fight for Justice

People may have a tendency to take their household appliances for granted. We expect them to work for us, not injure us. But injuries caused by large and small household appliances occur all the time. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there are about 900,000 emergency-room treated injuries and more than 400 deaths each year caused by household appliances.

If you or a loved one was injured by a household appliance, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, medical expenses and pain and suffering, among other possible damages. Turn to Metzger Wickersham for experienced legal assistance.

Defects in Household Appliances May Lead to Severe Injuries

Common injuries from household appliances include fires caused by appliances with faulty wiring or other defects. Defects in appliances such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and paper shredders have led to severe injuries, such as limb amputation.

Other common household appliances that could cause injuries if defective include:

  • Water heaters
  • Stoves and ovens
  • Exercise equipment
  • Toasters
  • Curling irons
  • Portable fans