There’s nothing like a barbecue during the summer months – burgers, sausages and chicken chargrilled to perfection. Many people invest in a gas BBQ as it is a far more convenient option than buying charcoal and firelighters, but are there any risks involved in owning a gas BBQ? Well, if the BBQ you have purchased develops a fault, claiming gas BBQ injury compensation could be possible, and Accident Advice Helpline has handled several claims for injuries caused by BBQs since we were established in 2000.
Staying safe whilst barbecuing
Of course, it’s important you read and follow the instructions when setting up and using your gas BBQ – in particular the instructions for changing the gas bottle, which you must always ensure is properly connected. But you could be injured through no fault of your own due to a defect with your BBQ.
Burns are amongst the most common injuries caused by a faulty BBQ – loose connections could cause a gas leak which could ignite, leading to an explosion which can cause serious burns, lacerations and facial/eye injuries from flying debris, even a fatality. But you could also be injured by inhaling leaking gas or burning yourself when a gas BBQ sparks unexpectedly. Serious burn injuries could require treatment in hospital; even surgery and skin grafts in some cases, and they can have a massive impact on your quality of life, particularly if you are left scarred.
Accident Advice Helpline wants you to enjoy BBQ season, so if you have been injured by a defective BBQ, get in touch with us to see if you’re eligible to make a claim for gas BBQ injury compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Who’s at fault?
If a fault develops with a product that leads to an accident and injuries, the product manufacturer could be held liable. It’s a good idea to try and take photographs of any injuries that you or anyone else has sustained due to a defective BBQ, as these could be useful when it comes to making a personal injury claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll tell you whether you could make a claim. You could even take the 30-second test on our website right now, for an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to receive. Our expert advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton