If you have been injured in a fire started by a cigarette, particularly if it was not your fault, then you may be looking for some cigarette fire injury advice. As well as wanting the best treatment for your injury, you may be wondering whether you have grounds for a compensation claim, and if so how to proceed. At Accident Advice Helpline we have years of experience in untangling the threads of complex legal matters involving personal injury, and once we take on a case we have a strong track record for getting positive results. If it seems that you have grounds for a compensation claim as a result of your cigarette fire injury then we will certainly be prepared to take your case on, and hopefully get you the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
Cigarette fire prevention
It is said that prevention is the best cure and the measures you took to prevent a cigarette fire from happening could be a crucial deciding factor in making a compensation claim if a fire happened despite your best efforts.
In your own home you should never smoke in bed; always make sure you have working smoke alarms that are tested regularly, and always make doubly sure that cigarettes are properly extinguished and ashtrays emptied at the end of the night. It is when cigarette fires start at work or in a public place, however, that you are most likely to be injured through no fault of your own, and therefore, have grounds for compensation.
These days smoking is banned in most public places and workplaces, and anyone who knowingly allows smoking where it is forbidden could be considered culpable in the event of a fire. Similarly, employers, managers and landlords are required to meet strict standards of fire safety. If you have been injured in a cigarette fire, you might want to ask whether these regulations were complied with, and if you conclude they were not, then you may decide that you have grounds for compensation.
How to make a claim
At Accident Advice Helpline we take cigarette fire injuries very seriously. If you think you might want to make a claim, call our free, 24-hour helpline to speak to one of our friendly trained advisors for cigarette fire injury advice. Based on your account, they will tell you if they think you have a claim worth pursuing. If this is the case then they will offer to put you in touch with one of our team of expert lawyers, all of who work on a strict no win, no fee* basis.
You will need to provide evidence to support your claim, such as photographs of the scene of the accident and your medical records, which will detail the full extent of your injuries. It will also help us if you can provide contact details of any witnesses so we can contact them for eyewitness accounts.
Cigarette fire injuries can be painful and debilitating, but at Accident Advice Helpline we will always do our best to get you the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. If you would like cigarette fire injury advice following your accident call us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: May 27, 2015
Author: David Brown