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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Disposing of coal barbecues


    Slips, trips and falls are common summertime accidents, as we blow up the paddling pools and indulge in a tipple at the back-garden barbecues. Yet, in addition to the common summertime slips and falls, barbecue burns are also a high-risk hazard. Correctly disposing of coal barbecues can greatly minimise the risk of barbecue-related burns and fires.

    Correctly disposing of coal barbecues

    By disposing of coal barbecues properly, you not only minimise the risk of burns, you also reduce the chance of an outdoor household fire.

    A selection of contemporary barbecues are powered by electric or gas and so do not present the same burn risk as coal barbecues. Correctly disposing of coal barbecues is a key factor in owning this type of appliance.

    First and foremost, it is important to note that you should not attempt to dispose of ashes while they are hot. Wait until the ashes have completed cooled and then transfer them into kitchen foil and wrap. Put this into your wheelie bin for collection.

    Ashes from coal, being carbon, are also a good fertilizer. Seek advice from your local council if you plan to use your coal barbecue ashes in this way.

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    Claiming compensation for summer accidents

    While you are in control of correctly disposing of coal barbecues, at times summer accidents occur, which you have no control over.

    If you suffer injury or illness due to a summertime accident, such as a poolside fall or barbecue food poisoning, and this incident was caused by someone’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

    Everyone’s personal experience is unique, which is why at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to both determine where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.

    From there, you can decide whether to pursue your claim for compensation. Our team of specialist solicitors work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis, taking any financial pressure out of the equation.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.

    Our freephone helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you are able to get in touch at whatever time is most convenient for you.

    Start your claim journey today. Call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, head over to our website where you can complete our quick and simple 30-second eligibility test.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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