Bonfires tend to make you think of two things. They will make you think of 5th November, when Guy Fawkes’ Night takes place, and they will also make you think of general bonfires that are lit to get rid of garden rubbish and similar items.
Both involve fire of course, so there is an opportunity for accidents to happen if the fire is not monitored and lit in a safe manner. If you attend any site that has a bonfire present, you have a right to expect to stay safe in this situation.
If you are burned because the fire goes out of control, or because some items are placed in it that should not be there, you have a chance to claim compensation as a result.
What about garden bonfires?
If a neighbour lights a bonfire they should do so in a safe manner. They should also make sure there is nothing in it that might cause an explosion or for the fire to rage out of control. If you are in your garden and something happens to their bonfire to cause you injury, you have a right to claim bonfire injury compensation.
The most important thing is to get no-obligation advice from a professional lawyer. This is better than going it alone to try and work out whether you could make a compensation claim. An experienced lawyer will be able to assess the situation and the facts surrounding your injury far more easily than you will.
Is it time to claim bonfire injury compensation?
However your injury was caused by a bonfire, you should find out more about claiming compensation as quickly as you can. You should do this within three years of your accident so you know whether you can make a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to support the process of making a no win, no fee* claim if you have strong evidence. Call us on 0800 689 0500 now so you can find out if you have a chance to claim.
The amount you could win will depend on the severity of any injuries you suffered, so be sure you have a good case and grab the support of a professional injury compensation lawyer now so you know whether you could claim or not. Don’t leave it a moment longer to get the answers you need.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Event claims