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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Fire engine accident claim

    If you’ve been injured in any way in an incident involving a fire engine, then you may want to consider making a fire engine accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in helping people just like you claim compensation for accidents and injuries that were caused by somebody else’s actions or negligence. If you’ve suffered a fire engine accident in the last three years, you may be entitled to a substantial sum of money. Use our free 30-second online claim calculator on our website to get an idea of how much you could receive. You can also call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to one of our friendly, trained advisors.

    Accidents you can claim for

    There are many different ways in which a fire engine accident could affect you. If you are a fireman and are injured in the line of work due to faulty equipment or the negligence of a colleague, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Similarly, if you are travelling in a fire engine and are involved in a road accident caused by the careless or illegal actions of another driver, then this might be a case we can help you with. Of course, responsibility cuts both ways – if you are injured by a fire engine as a motorist or pedestrian, and you believe that the engine was proceeding without due care, attention or adherence to the rules of the road (always bearing in mind the exemptions that apply to emergency vehicles), then that too could entitle you to compensation.

    Providing evidence

    The important thing to remember is that not only does the accident need to have occurred through no fault of your own, but also we need to prove that it was definitely the fault of another party. This could be the driver of the fire engine, another motorist, or possibly the fire brigade or the company that supplied equipment, depending on the nature of the accident. To prove this we will need statements from witnesses who observed the accident, as well as medical reports confirming the nature and cause of your injuries. Photographic evidence may also be useful.

    Why you should claim

    At Accident Advice Helpline, our expert lawyers all work on a strict no win no fee basis. This means that they will always do their absolute best to secure you the maximum amount of compensation that you’re entitled to, using all of their considerable skill and experience to deliver a favourable outcome.

    The money that you are legally entitled to through compensation is intended to cover the often considerable and unforeseen expenses of dealing with an accident, and to help you get back to normal as quickly as possible; but the possibility of having to pay compensation also encourages firms and individuals to behave more responsibly, leading to a safer environment for everyone. The fire brigade will have an insurance policy specifically to cover eventualities like these, so you can rest assured you won’t be taking money away from the emergency services, or hampering the valuable job that they do.

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    Date Published: November 15, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.