If you need to ask, ‘Can I claim for an accident at a fuel station?’ call Accident Advice Helpline now. To be eligible to make a claim for compensation, the accident must have happened in the last three years. We will need to prove that the accident was caused by the negligence of others and that it caused you to lose out financially.
The fuel company has a duty of care to make sure that everyone who visits the fuel station can do so safely. If they fail in this you may be entitled to compensation.
One example is if some spilled oil on the forecourt causes you to slip and maybe break a bone or injure your head. In this instance the fuel company failed in their duty to keep the forecourt clean and safe for customers.
Fuel stations are open all year and sometimes 24 hours a day. They should be kept safe in all these circumstances. Grit may need to be laid down in winter to prevent slips on snow and ice. The fuel station should be well lit at night so that any hazards such as kerb edges can be easily seen.
Petrol and other fuels are dangerous substances. They are highly flammable and can cause injuries if they come into contact with skin or are inhaled. The company must keep their pumps in good working order and keep the fuel securely stored to avoid accidents. This list is by no means exhaustive.
Making a claim
Your first contact with us will be with one of our trained advisers. They will listen to the details of your accident and confirm if you are eligible for compensation. We understand that the aftermath of an accident can be a difficult time and there will be no pressure to proceed with a claim before you are ready.
To proceed with a fuel station accident claim you will be put in touch with one of our expert lawyers who specialises in your injury type. They will work on a no win, no fee basis and will be committed to successfully completing your claim.
You can use our 30-second compensation calculator to find out how much you are likely to receive. It is important to keep receipts and records for all the financial costs of your accident. You should do this even for small amounts like the cost of a taxi to a medical appointment. These costs can soon add up to a significant sum. As well as the money you have to pay out, also keep a record of money you lose from not being able to work.
If any further costs arise during the claims process make sure you keep your solicitor updated so that these can be factored into your compensation package.
If you have been injured in any accident at a fuel station call Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you are eligible to claim. Calls to our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 are free so you have nothing to lose from finding out.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown