Gas appliances in the home and at work need to be serviced regularly to ensure they remain safe. A faulty gas appliance or one which has been serviced by an unqualified engineer is at risk of causing an accident such as a fire or explosion. There is some good news though – if you have been injured in a gas explosion in the home or at work, you could find yourself eligible to claim gas explosion compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of customers claim compensation for a gas explosion in their home or at their workplace, and whether you’ve suffered minor injuries or been seriously hurt, we could help you.
What causes a gas explosion?
A defective boiler or one which has not been regularly serviced could easily explode – often boilers are not connected properly which leads to a gas leak that could potentially ignite, causing an explosion or fire. It could be that your boiler has been serviced by an unqualified or negligent gas engineer, in which case the company the engineer works for could be held liable for your injuries. If you have been injured after an explosion at work (for example, in a factory or office block) then your employer could be found guilty of negligence if they have not maintained the gas boiler to a safe standard.
Members of the public making a claim for gas explosion compensation have often suffered serious burns (which could leave them scarred for life), carbon monoxide poisoning, respiratory difficulties, head injuries, broken bones or crush injuries. In some cases they will never make a full recovery from their injuries and may need care and treatment in the future to enable them to carry out everyday tasks. Accident Advice Helpline takes all these factors into account when working out personal injury settlements, so you’ll be awarded compensation based on the severity of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.
Will you have to go to court?
Most personal injury claims with Accident Advice Helpline can be settled over the phone, so whilst there are no guarantees you won’t have to go to court, it’s unlikely. The claims process is simple and straightforward, and you’re entitled to make a claim if somebody else is liable for your accident. If you’ve been injured in a gas explosion, give our freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 today to get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of advisors. Or why not head for our website and take the 30-second test to see how much compensation you could receive?
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton