The most common type of injuries caused by falling fireworks is, of course, burns. Extremely painful, these injuries can have long-term results. Injuries can cause:
- Muscle, tendon and/or ligament damage
- Nerve damage and/or permanent scarring
In extreme cases, injuries caused by falling fireworks can be fatal. In addition to the physical damage, victims of firework accidents may also suffer from emotional and/or psychological problems.
Preventing injuries caused by falling fireworks
Purchasing quality fireworks, using them in accordance with instructions and observing a few simple safety rules help to prevent accidents involving fireworks.
Public firework displays
Organisers of public firework displays have a duty of care to prevent members of the public being injured by fireworks. If they breach this duty and you are subsequently injured by a firework accident, you could be eligible to claim for compensation.
What to claim for
Personal injury claims may include claiming compensation for the:
- Physical pain and suffering your injury caused you
- Emotional and/or psychological problems caused by your firework accident
- Any expenses or loss of income you incurred because of your injury
To make a successful claim, you must provide evidence of:
- Your injury, its extent and any treatment/medication you required
- Receipts for your expenses and wage slips and/or bank statements (loss of earnings)
Statements from witnesses and/or attending medical professionals/first aid personnel will also be useful.
You will also need an experienced injury solicitor to support you throughout your claim. We, Accident Advice Helpline, are a law firm with a nationwide team of solicitors with over 16 years’ experience in handling claims like yours. Unlike claims management companies, we do not pass your case on to someone else but conduct all claim processes ourselves.
What this means to you
This means your claim will be handled by a highly skilled, experienced solicitor in the most effective, efficient and hassle-free manner possible. Your claim will also be handled under a conditional fee agreement.
Commonly referred to as a no-win, no-fee* claim, this means you pay nothing until your claim has been concluded. Once your case has been settled, a percentage will be deducted from the awarded compensation to cover legal and other expenses incurred during the claim process.
Get your claim started by calling us on 0333 500 0993 or 0800 689 0500 from your mobile or landline now.
Date Published: March 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice