You may think that sparklers are a bit of harmless fun, but actually, they can be very dangerous. If you’ve sustained injuries caused by sparklers, you’ll understand the damage sparklers can do. Call now if your injury was the fault of someone else.. If you were injured, and you weren’t to blame, you may wish to consider claiming compensation.
The most common injuries caused by sparklers
The most common injuries caused by sparklers are burns. Sparklers get incredibly hot once they are lit, and if they come into contact with the skin, they can cause nasty burns. If you have young children, it’s essential to supervise them at all times. Ideally, sparklers should not be given to children under the age of 5 years old. Sparklers don’t just cause burns when they’re illuminated. They can stay hot for a long time after they’ve gone out, so be careful when disposing of them or touching them. You can injure yourself with a sparkler, but you’re more likely to injure another person. Most of us like to wave sparklers around to make words and shapes with the light, and if you’re not looking what you’re doing, you could hurt somebody around you.
Safety tips for sparklers
If you’re using sparklers, be very careful. Supervise children at all times, and hold the sparkler well away from your body. Look around you before you start waving the sparkler in the air, and make sure nobody is close to you. If you have children, avoid dressing them in floaty fabrics and roll their sleeves up before they use the sparkler. You don’t want their clothing to catch fire. Seek medical attention if you do have a sparkler injury. If the skin is burned, submerge it in cold water, and don’t attempt to remove clothing that is stuck to the skin.
If you’ve been injured at a fireworks display and you weren’t at fault, you could consider claiming personal injury compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline if you’ve been injured by a sparkler and somebody else was to blame, to find out more about claiming for a sparkler accident. We have more than 15 years of experiencing in handling personal injury claims, and we’re here to make the process of claiming compensation hassle-free. We have a reputation based on professionalism and reliability, and we’ll do everything we can to increase the chances of a successful outcome for your sparkler accident claim. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: March 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice