Whether you are a member of the public or a fireman, fire engine injury advice is applicable to any accident sustained by or when travelling in a fire engine. Fire engines frequently travel at high speeds through dangerous traffic, heading for risky and volatile situations, and injuries are always a possibility. If you have been injured in an accident involving a fire engine that you feel was the fault of another party, then you may want to make a claim for compensation with a reputable law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
Fire engine safety
When around a fire engine in any capacity, you should always behave responsibly and with a full awareness of the risks involved. As a member of the fire crew you will have been given full training in how to travel in a fire engine, and how to fulfil your role in operating the vehicle with your own and others’ safety uppermost in your mind at all times. If you are a civilian driver, always give way to fire engines as soon as possible – if practical, pull over to the side of the road and remain stationery until the engine has passed. Never step in front of a moving fire engine, even if it is still some distance away or if it appears to be your right of way at a pedestrian crossing. At a fire or other situation in which a fire engine is involved, stand clear and allow the fire crews to do their job.
When accidents happen
If you have taken all of the precautions mentioned above and have still suffered a fire engine injury, then you may be entitled to compensation. Of course, the first thing you should be thinking of is getting appropriate medical treatment for your injuries, so stay calm and make someone aware of your accident. However, if possible you should also appeal to any witnesses who would be prepared to testify that your accident was not your fault, and that it could have been prevented if another party had acted differently.
Proof of blame is the crux of any compensation claim, and witness statements and other evidence are crucial to your success. At Accident Advice Helpline, all of our expert lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis, and will apply all of their skills and experience to get you the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. However, to a great extent they rely on the evidence that only you can provide. This will also include medical testimony from your doctor, or other trained medical practitioners who attended to your injuries.
Call our free 24-hour helpline today to speak to one of our friendly and efficiently trained advisors about your fire engine injury. They will be able to tell you whether your claim has a good chance of success – and it is still entirely up to you if you want to continue. Our website has a 30-second online claims calculator which can give you an idea of how much you may be entitled to receive.
Date Published: November 2, 2014
Author: David Brown