Fireworks displays take place on and around 5th November every year, in memory of Guy Fawkes and his plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. However, fireworks can be used to great effect at other times of the year as well.
We have all seen and heard displays at midnight at New Year, as well as for weddings and other celebrations.
Thankfully most of these displays take place under strict conditions and are perfectly safe to attend and enjoy. However there have been some cases where people have been hurt by fireworks.
Injuries caused by fireworks
The injuries fireworks can potentially cause if they are misused in any way can be quite serious. Since these fireworks are designed to explode – albeit in the sky – they can lead to serious injuries if someone comes into contact with them at the wrong time. For example, burns are common.
These can be significant and affect different parts of the body depending on how the accident happens. If one firework happens to set off several others in close contact with one or more people, the injuries could be significant.
This is why health and safety rules must be followed whenever a display takes place. This holds true regardless of the size of the display and how many people are in attendance. It is very easy for something to go wrong when these rules are not followed.
Do you have a chance to claim fireworks injury compensation?
Injuries caused by fireworks can be very dangerous indeed. Facial injuries can be particularly serious, but any injury can be frightening, painful and debilitating to experience. The amount of fireworks injury compensation granted could well depend on the severity of the injury and the parts of the body affected. An experienced lawyer can help you determine the likely amount you might win if you have been injured in this way.
If you have, and if that injury happened within the last three years, why not think about making a compensation claim? Accident Advice Helpline could help. Just call on 0800 689 0500 now to learn more.
It won’t cost anything to call and our advice is provided on a no-obligation basis as well. You could make a no win, no fee claim too, meaning there is no risk to you to find out whether a compensation claim could work out for you.