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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

    Bonfire night injury advice

    Accident Advice Helpline can give you important bonfire night injury advice and information on how to make a personal injury claim.

    Bonfire night is such a magical time of year. Wrapping up warm and heading out into a crisp autumn night to enjoy a bonfire and watch the fireworks exploding overhead can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. However, accidents on bonfire night are very common. Whether you are going to an official event or a more informal gathering, the person organising it has a responsibility to make the event run as safely as possible.

    Each year many people suffer severe burns on bonfire night. Some will need extensive medical treatment and may lead to permanent injuries such as blindness or disfigurement. These might have been caused by an out of control bonfire or from fireworks. There are many reasons why these accidents happen. Someone might have used an accelerant to get a fire going, but which leads to it going out of control. With bonfire parties becoming so popular it is possible that the person responsible for the bonfire or the fireworks may have been drinking alcohol and therefore was not as careful as they normally would have been.

    It may be cheaper to buy fireworks from a temporary stall, but if they do not have BS711 written on the box then they do not conform to British safety standards. Fireworks that go off too quickly, too slowly or at an unexpected angle can all cause serious bonfire night injuries.

    What to do

    If you suffer a bonfire night injury then seek immediate medical attention. Be sure to save any medical documentation of your injury, as it will be important evidence if you make a personal injury claim.

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    As soon as you can, record all the details about how the accident occurred and get the contact details of any witnesses. It is possible that someone was taking photographs or even filming the event. If so, this may also be used as evidence. Keep receipts and records of any expenses you incur or money you lose as a result of your injury.

    Making a compensation claim

    The law says that if you are injured because of the negligence of others you are entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in making personal injury claims. We believe that no one should suffer financially for an accident that was not his or her fault. We have a large team of solicitors with expertise in all injury types. They all work on a no win, no fee* basis so there are no further upfront costs for you to worry about.

    Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is easy as you can call for free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our trained advisers will give you bonfire night injury advice and information on whether you are eligible for compensation as well as how much you may be able to claim. Alternatively, try our 30-second compensation calculator and find out almost immediately how much you may be entitled to.

    Date Published: October 18, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Event claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.