National Accident Helpline Applauds Payouts to Toxic Sofa Victims

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National Accident Helpline welcomes the landmark announcement that 'toxic sofa' victims are to receive an estimated £20m compensation for their injuries.

National Accident Helpline welcomes the landmark announcement that 'toxic sofa' victims are to receive an estimated £20m compensation for their injuries.

Victims bought leather sofas made in China containing the anti-mould chemical DMF (dimethyl fumarate) and subsequently experienced medical conditions including skin irritations and asthma-like symptoms.

Beth Powell, consumer director at no win no fee accident claims company National Accident Helpline, said: "We have dealt with a hundred enquiries from people affected by toxic sofas in the past two years. We know how much anxiety consumers have experienced, both over their injuries and how to seek justice.

"The announcement that compensation will be available shows that consumers don't need to suffer in silence. Seeking help not only paves the way for possible compensation for injuries but also sends a challenging wake-up call to manufacturers and their retailers to consider their liability and responsibilities and review their practices."

National Accident Helpline provides information on toxic sofa claims on their comprehensive website.

As well as accessing information online, enquirers who feel that they or someone they know has been affected by toxic sofas can call 0800 279 8263.

Notes to Editors:

National Accident Helpline (NAH) was founded in 1993 to help accident victims claim the compensation they need for their recovery and for what they are entitled to.

NAH is the UK's leading free advisory service for people who have suffered an injury as a result of an accident and who are looking to claim compensation.

NAH is authorised by the Ministry of Justice in respect of regulated claims management activities and is a registered company, incorporated in the UK.

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