Fireworks are a great way to celebrate something special and a good firework display can be truly amazing to see. Unfortunately, fireworks can also be dangerous and cause injury or even death. If you were injured by fireworks through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to make a firework injury claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline to find out how to make your firework injury compensation claim.
The dangers of fireworks
It is important to understand that fireworks pose a real threat to your health and safety. For instance, a simple sparkler burns at 2000°C and an average rocket firework can travel at up to 150 miles per hour. Some simple common sense can help prevent the majority of the hundreds of injuries caused by fireworks every year.
Statistics show that the most common firework injuries are as a result of rockets, air bombs, and sparklers. Around half of all firework injuries are to children under the age of 16 and burns are the most frequent injury. Depending on the degree of burns suffered, this type of injury can also cause nerve damage, tendon and muscle damage and permanent scarring. The victim may also be left with emotional and psychological problems.
United Kingdom law
Due to the safety hazard that fireworks can pose, the UK has some strict laws that need to be adhered to. These include the following:
- It is illegal to sell bangers.
- Retailers need a licence to sell fireworks all year round.
- No fireworks may be set off between 11pm and 7am, except on certain dates.
- No fireworks may be sold to persons under the age of 18.
- It is illegal to set off fireworks in a public space.
Making a fireworks injury claim
If you have sustained a firework injury that was not your fault, you could claim for compensation. Some examples of situations where you may be able to make a firework injury claim include the following:Open Claim Calculator
- A firework injury that occurred at an organised display.
- A firework injury caused by a negligent individual at a private party.
- A firework injury caused by faulty fireworks.
For the best advice on your firework injury call Accident Advice Helpline. Our free legal helpline is available 24 hours a day. One of our consultants will ask you a few questions about your firework accident before providing an honest assessment of whether you have a strong fireworks injury claim. If you have a sound case, you will be referred to the best personal injury lawyer for your claim. All of our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis so starting your claim will not cost you anything either.
If you are wondering what your firework injury claim could be worth, try our quick test at the top of the page. It only takes 30 seconds to complete.
A claim could compensate you for pain and suffering as well as loss of earnings and medical expenses. So call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You have nothing to lose.