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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

    Fireman accident advice

    Every fireman who has been injured at work should seek fireman accident advice. While it is commonly accepted that working as a fireman is a dangerous job, that’s no comfort to know if you can’t work after an accident. You may wonder what will happen if you can never return to your job, and how it will affect your family. Another possible outcome is having to take a different sort of position you’re not accustomed to, which can be hard on a fireman.

    Whose fault is it?

    One thing that many people injured on the job don’t realise is that the accident could be their employer’s fault, provided all safety rules were adhered to. All employees in the UK are subject to certain safety regulations that help protect their well-being on the job. In many cases, these types of accidents, such as those that involve malfunctioning fire fighting equipment, are due to negligence. These are just as bad as accidents through no one’s fault, because they could have been avoided.

    Unsafe conditions a fireman may encounter

    There are certain situations that ought to be avoided at all costs, no matter how risky the job is. If any of these situations occur, they may lead to you having grounds for an injury claim that Accident Advice Helpline may assist you with.

    Faulty equipment is a particularly dangerous situation when a fire is being fought. For example, poorly serviced oxygen equipment might be fatal in a smoke-filled building. All equipment in use by firemen needs to be kept in top condition at all times.

    Poor training has been responsible for many accidents. A fireman needs to have the training to cope with virtually any situation before working out in the field. When poor training is involved, this also jeopardises the safety of anyone trapped by a fire or other emergency.

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    Some of the chemicals that firemen are exposed to in order to put out fires are hazardous to the eyes, skin or lungs. Improper training in how to handle these chemicals can result in severe injuries. There are often cases, too, where workers exposed to certain chemicals have been known to develop cancer.

    Many accidents that occur among firemen happen because of carelessness on the part of a co-worker. This might include reckless actions that result in an injury, as well as superiors giving orders that result in harm. Many fail to see how their careless actions may impact others.

    What to do if you’ve been hurt

    You could have a legitimate claim if you were hurt on the job in the last 3 years. If you were badly hurt and have been unable to work as you wish, filing a claim is a worthwhile idea. Our staff can help you through each step of the process and make the appropriate referrals to a solicitor. All our lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis. You have less to lose and more to gain when you choose this option, so do contact us today on our helpline number – 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: December 13, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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