Fire extinguishers can make all the difference to the outcome of a fire. When used correctly, an extinguisher can swiftly put out a small fire, preventing it from growing into anything bigger and more dangerous. It may also keep back the spread of a bigger fire to allow one or more people to escape to safety.
Even if you know which extinguisher to use and how to use it, you have to assume it will work when you need it to. Just imagine for a moment how you might feel if it fails to work correctly. In some situations this could make the difference between life and death, or at least the difference between being burned and escaping without injury.
The importance of regular maintenance
Maintenance is vital in so many different situations. Proper maintenance of fire extinguishers will ensure they are usable when they are required. Annual maintenance is required by the British Standards. These standards cover the fire safety guidelines so they are relevant in this case. In order for this maintenance to be done properly, it must be done by someone who is trained and qualified to do so.
If you have been hurt in a faulty fire extinguisher accident, you should consider whether the facts point to negligence as the ultimate cause. If this is the case, or you even suspect it might be, you should think about getting some legal advice to determine if you are correct.
Physical and mental injuries
Being close to a fire can be a frightening experience. Even if you get away without being burned you might suffer from smoke inhalation. You may also suffer the mental effects of feeling trapped and feeling as if your life is in danger.
All of this can be taken into account if you want to try and claim faulty fire extinguisher accident compensation. You could be supported by a professional injury compensation lawyer if you call Accident Advice Helpline and we think you have a good case. To find out if this is true for you, call 0800 689 0500 now.
Our service has been established for 15 years, so you can take advantage of the wealth of knowledge we have on subjects of this nature. Seize this moment to make that call and learn whether you can make a compensation claim for the injuries you have.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead