Accident Advice Helpline has a team of expert solicitors to make a fire pit accident claim on your behalf. If you are recovering from serious burn injuries caused by a fire pit, then you may be owed money to cover any losses if the accident was not your fault and it occurred within the last three years. All of our expert solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis, so that there are no upfront fees required to file your claim. Call our free 24-hour helpline now to see if you are eligible.
Duty of care
A fire pit in the home or outdoors can add to a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere during the summer and winter months, but there are serious consequences if something goes wrong. The person or organisation using the fire pit has a duty of care to those around them and should follow stringent health and safety procedures to ensure that no one else gets hurt. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Common injuries can range from superficial scars and sores to third- and fourth-degree burns. If you have been injured and someone else’s actions attributed to those injuries, then you should seek compensation so you can pay for the medical care and support that you need to recover.
Third party negligence
A third party can be negligent in a number of ways when handling fire pits. For instance, they may have used incendiary liquids which are extremely dangerous and may have led to a fire spreading dangerously out of control. A person could also have placed the fire pit in an area where trips or falls were likely or within close proximity to children or groups of adults. Another important factor they may have failed to notice was the weather; high winds can have a huge impact on the safety of the general public. Whether you were at a restaurant, at a friend’s house, or at a bonfire night arranged by the local council, if the accident could have been prevented, then it is likely that someone was at fault for what happened.
How we can help
We can seek a monetary sum to cover the losses you have incurred provided that there is enough evidence to support your case. Witness accounts are vital to fire pit injuries as the accident is likely to have occurred in public. Our expert solicitors will work with you to build a case, so any additional evidence such as photographs or financial records to show income losses and medical bills are extremely useful.
The physical and mental toll of burn injuries can be difficult to deal with in the aftermath of the accident. A claim will not return you to full health immediately or ease the pain of sores and scars, but it will provide a means of moving forward. Let us use our expertise and professional and efficient service to make your life better.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on our free 24–hour helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: October 17, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims