While most common pastimes carry risks such as slips, trips and falls, when you choose firebreathing as your hobby, you face a whole new realm of health and safety risks.
The dangers of firebreathing
Usually, firebreathing is an act reserved for the Big Top, on stage performances or street carnivals.
It’s an impressive sight to say the least, and the technique behind breathing fire is relatively safe for those who have mastered the art form. That being said, for those who haven’t, the stunt can be extremely dangerous.
The act itself requires the careful synchronisation of breathing a fine vapour of fuel over an open flame. When you attempt firebreathing at home, you are at risk of firebreathing-related injuries and illnesses, generally caused by use of unsuitable fuels and lack of proficiency in terms of the technique required.
As well as the basic pops, which usually create the illusion of a small ball of fire, there are multiple other firebreathing stunts, including the carousel, volcano and campire, which professionals spend years upon years perfecting. This shouldn’t be underestimated. To attempt this skill at home is simply a risk to you and your home.
The majority of recorded firebreathing-related accidents are due to untrained performances and incorrect fuel usage, including alcohol.
Common firebreathing injuries and illnesses
Some of the more common firebreathing injuries and illnesses, include, but are not limited to:
- Mouth and throat cancers
- Dry cough
- Severe burns
- Tropical heat burns
- Respiratory problems
- Fuel poisoning
- Headache and dizziness
- Nausea, stomach ache and vomiting
- Cotton mouth
Claiming for personal injuries and illnesses
If you have been involved in an accident, be it a trip, fall, or any other activity-related incident through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability and prove your medical ailment, it is likely that you will have a case eligible to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whether you fell at an event or suffered a firebreathing accident, all injuries are unique, and as such Accident Advice Helpline offer a free initial consultation to both help determine liability and assess whether your claim is likely to be successful if pursued.
For more information speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice