A good fireworks display can draw crowds from miles around to see the spectacular efforts laid on by experienced organisers. Certainly, many people don’t worry about buying their own fireworks to use at home. Instead, they buy tickets to go to a display that has been put on by a professional company.
There are many advantages to doing this, not least the fact that it is typically much safer than it would be to let off fireworks at home. Display organisers must conduct a full risk assessment to ensure that the fireworks display will not cause potential injury or put anyone in any danger. However, here at Accident Advice Helpline we remember cases where this has not occurred, or where the risk assessment has not been sufficient. This may amount to negligence on the part of those planning the display.
Are fireworks injuries serious?
It depends on what happens. In some cases, if a firework does not detonate in the way that it should, it might lead to debris being showered over the crowd. Sometimes people may suffer burns to their faces and hands, but there is also the potential for injuries to be worse than this in some situations.
Anyone who has been through fireworks display injuries should find out from specialists whether a no win no fee* claim could work. If proof can be found which proves that the organisers were negligent in their actions, this could be promising for those seeking compensation for their injuries.
Are organised fireworks displays safe to attend?
It is important to note that for the most part, these displays are perfectly safe. Indeed, they can often be far safer than trying to set off fireworks at home. Most of us have little to no experience of doing this. By going to a fireworks display we can see more fireworks, bigger displays and also rest assured that they are run and managed by experts who have conducted a risk assessment.
However, if you have been unlucky and been injured by a firework at this type of display, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help. The number to call us on is 0800 689 0500. It’s a free 24/7 advice line, so you can always call whenever it suits you to do so. Make sure that you make that call now to see where you stand.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Event claims