The summer is almost here, and for many of us, there’s nothing better than enjoying a catch-up with friends over a cool drink on a sunny afternoon. As the temperatures drop, you can make the most of the long summer days at pubs and restaurants that offer covered outdoor seating areas or patio heaters. If you’ve got a bit of warmth on your skin, you can take advantage of every drop of sunlight and enjoy a great day out. That is unless you come across a faulty heater. If you have been burnt by faulty outside heaters, you may be thinking about claiming compensation.
Can you claim if you get burnt by faulty outside heaters?
If you’re eating or drinking in a public place, such as a pub, a café or a bar with an outdoor area, the last thing you expect is to encounter faulty equipment. The owners of establishments that are open to the public are required to ensure that any equipment that is used meets safety standards and complies with health and safety regulations. If you’ve been burnt by faulty outside heaters, and you have proof that you weren’t to blame for your injuries, you have every right to consider making a public liability claim. You may also wish to consider claiming compensation if you’ve used heaters at home, and you’ve sustained burns as a result of buying a defective patio heater.
If you are using outdoor heaters in your garden at home, always ensure that the heater is secured firmly, and follow the instructions. Don’t use a heater in high winds and keep away from the unit when it is in use. If you touch it, even if you don’t mean to, you could end up with serious injuries.
How do I make a claim?
If you’re thinking about claiming compensation for a patio heater accident or you’ve suffered burns while out at a pub or bar, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have an expert team of personal injury lawyers, which will handle every aspect of your case. We will keep you in the loop at every stage of the process, but you won’t have any additional stress to worry about. The majority of our clients never go to court, and we can consult with you over the telephone. If you’re considering making a no-win, no-fee* claim following an accident in a public place or a garden accident, call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: April 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice