As a leading personal injury law firm in the UK, we at Accident Advice Helpline are often asked, “Can I claim as a fireman?” The answer to this question mostly depends on the circumstances surrounding your accident.
Firemen are exposed to numerous dangerous situations as part of their work. The most common accidents they are involved in include:
- Accidents associated with faulty equipment.
- Training exercise injuries.
- Workplace accidents.
- Road traffic accidents.
- Operational accidents that happen when responding to emergencies.
The injuries sustained during these accidents can vary from minor to very severe. Some accidents can result in permanent disability or even death.
Who to claim against
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can assist you to figure out who is responsible for your fireman accident. You should keep in mind that there would be no legal recourse for you if the accident were of your own making.
Proving liability for an accident is not as clear cut as it may appear. In most circumstances, investigations need to be carried out first. Different people may be responsible for various accidents and once again, this is dependent on your individual case.
For instance, if you can prove that your personal injuries were caused by training exercises or faulty equipment provided by your employer, then you can sue them for compensation. Road traffic accidents, on the other hand, may be caused by negligent drivers.
When bringing a claim against your employer, you need to prove that they failed to uphold the duty of care they owed you, leading to your accident. Your employer should have employer liability insurance in place to cover such claims.
Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that the case is settled as quickly and delicately as possible, so you need not fear victimisation from your employer.
How much can I claim?
The personal injury solicitor we will assign your case to will help you calculate the payout you can expect from your claim. This amount varies with every case and is dependent on the injuries you sustained and the effect these had on your life. The solicitor will also consider the compensation paid out for similar cases in the past.
However, you can get an estimate of the amount you receive by using Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator. You simply answer a few questions giving details of your accident and this innovative tool will give you the average amount your claim is worth.
Contact us today
For more information on how to proceed with your claim as a fireman, do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 180 4123. One of our professionally trained advisers will be on hand to discuss the details of the case with you and to advise you on the next steps to take. We offer you a free no-obligation consultation where you will be under no pressure to pursue your case.
Accident Advice Helpline can also assure you that your claim will be handled confidentially and we will make the compensation process as simple and hassle free as we can.
Date Published: January 12, 2014
Author: David Brown