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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Is it safe to burn candles in wooden houses?


    Contrary to popular belief, not all homes are made of bricks and mortar. If you live in a wooden lodge, or are planning on travelling and going back to basics, you may wonder if you can burn candles in wooden houses.

    Candles create a lovely ambience, calming and relaxing. Yet, it is important to know the dangers involved when your burn candles in wooden houses. After all, fires can lead to extremely severe injuries, far worse than typical domestic accidents such as slips, trips and falls.

    The dangers when you burn candles in wooden houses

    It is safe to burn candles in wooden houses so long as you treat the candles with caution. It is important to remember that wood does burn if it is exposed to high enough temperatures.

    Wooden houses will be treated so to reduce their flammability, however if you decide to burn candles in wooden houses you should follow some basic safety guidelines.

    Here are five tips to follow if you plan to burn candles in wooden houses.

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    1. Never leave a burning candle unattended 
    2. Keep candles out of reach of children and animals
    3. Do not light candles near to flammable items, such as curtains or bed linen
    4. Make sure your candle sits on a heat-resistant, non-flammable surface 
    5. Never use a candle as a bedtime light 

    Claiming compensation for domestic accidents

    If you have suffered an accident at home through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.

    No matter whether you suffered a slip or a fall, or a candle-related accident, Accident Advice Helpline are here to offer you guidance.

    Thanks to our 15 years’’ experience, we understand that all claims are unique. This is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury, whether you suffered a simple trip, or something a little more severe.

    During this initial consultation we will discuss the basics of your case. This will help us determine both where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Call us on freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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