Most people would accept that becoming a firefighter is a potentially-dangerous job. There is a real chance a fireman could face all kinds of dangerous situations, not least of which are fires, of course. The training procedure for firemen is intense and only the very best ever get into the service. Once there, the training goes on to ensure everyone is able to act in the proper manner and take the right actions whatever they might be faced with.
Things can go wrong and in some cases a fireman could be injured. It is the nature of those injuries and how they occur that might determine whether or not that individual can make a fireman injury compensation claim.
Health and safety
The importance of health and safety cannot be denied, no matter where an individual happens to be working. This holds true with the fire service as well. Thankfully those in charge take every precaution to ensure health and safety measures are always in place. This vastly reduces the odds of anyone being injured.
Things can potentially go wrong during training exercises though, just as they can in a real-life situation where someone needs to be rescued. Training exercises should be planned in advance and assessed for risks so they are safe to take part in. If negligence is present in the case of an injury to a firefighter, there could be a possibility of making a fireman injury compensation claim. Additionally, if someone is injured while attending the scene of a call-out, there is a possibility this could have been avoided. If so, and if proof exists of negligent behaviour, there could be a possibility of making a claim.
Learning whether your injuries warrant any compensation
Making a claim in good time is very important. Make sure you have the chance to speak with a professional lawyer as soon as you can, simply by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Regardless of how and why your injuries occurred, you could have a chance to claim compensation if you can prove someone else was responsible.
This might be easier to do once you call us on 0800 689 0500. The team at Accident Advice Helpline has extensive experience in dealing with all manner of claims, even those relating to firefighters. If you think you could claim, why not give the team a call today to find out for sure?
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead