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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

    Can I claim for a Chinese lantern injury?


    Chinese lanterns have become increasingly popular in recent years. The lanterns are lit before being released, and they can travel long distances floating in the wind. Longer-lasting than fireworks displays but just as stunning to look at, Chinese lanterns are often used at weddings or big celebrations. Sometimes, however, you can be injured by one of the lanterns. If this was the case, you may be wondering, ‘Can I claim for a Chinese lantern injury?’ If you are looking for advice about making an accident claim, the experts at Accident Advice Helpline can be of great help to you.

    Establishing culpability

    To make a claim for a Chinese lantern injury through Accident Advice Helpline, one of the first things to do is to establish who was to blame for your accident. You may have been at an event where the organiser’s set of damaged Chinese lanterns came down on you or caused a fire that burned you. Of course, Chinese lanterns can float for long distances, and you may not have been at the event at all. The lantern may have come down on your property, causing a fire, or it may have fallen on you when its fire went out.

    To make a successful claim for compensation, you need to be able to prove that a third party was at fault. You should try and keep as much evidence relating to your accident as possible. If you have the debris from the Chinese lantern that injured you, keep it to build the basis of your accident claim. If you attended an event, you should keep your invite from it, along with the details of who organised the event. You may also have photographs or video footage of the accident, or your friends or family may have seen it happen.

    Accident Advice Helpline was established to help people who were injured in accidents they did not cause themselves. If you think you have a strong case against another person, contact us today to see how we can help.

    How much could I claim?

    The value of your claim for compensation can depend on the nature of your injuries and your circumstances after your accident. If the Chinese lantern left you with severe burns and injuries, or your medical expenses were high following the accident, your compensation could increase in value. If you were severely injured, you may have had to take time off work or even resign. This is also taken into account.

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    How to contact Accident Advice Helpline

    You can call our free 24-hour helpline anytime on 0800 180 4123. You can also call us using your mobile on 0333 500 0992. If you would prefer to receive a call back from one of our advisors, you can text ‘claim365’ to 88010. If we think you have a valid claim, we will pass your details on to one of our expert personal injury solicitors who work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

    Date Published: November 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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