Accident Advice Helpline is the legal firm to call if you need to make a fuel station accident claim. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation.
Fuel station accidents
There are a number of possible hazards at fuel stations that the fuel company should take steps to avoid. Spills on the forecourt should be cleared to avoid slips, and the forecourt should be regularly inspected to make sure it is free of hazards.
In cold weather, grit should be laid down to keep the forecourt free of snow and ice that could cause slips, and if the floor of the shop becomes wet this should be mopped up and appropriate notices should be placed to make customers aware of hazards.
The fuel station should be well lit so that anyone visiting at night can be aware of potential hazards. The petrol pumps at the fuel station should be in good working order and petrol should always be securely stored. Accidents involving petrol can cause fire, cold burns and poisoning.
Making a claim
To start your fuel station accident claim call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you feel able after your accident. Claims must be started within three years of your accident. Your first contact with us will be with one of our friendly advisors. They will be happy to give you no obligation advice about making a claim.
If you proceed with a claim your details will be passed to one of our expert lawyers. They will gather the evidence needed to back your claim.
What evidence is needed?
It is important to have medical evidence when making a personal injury claim. After an accident you should always consult a doctor to ensure that you get the correct treatment.
You will need to make a statement about your accident. It is worth jotting down the details as soon as you feel able, while they are fresh in your mind.
Independent witnesses who can back your claim will greatly increase the chance of a successful claim. Try to get the names and contact details of witnesses, so your lawyer can speak to them.
A top legal firm
Making a fuel station accident claim is a legal process, but with the help of the expert lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline you may be surprised at how uncomplicated it can be.
Accident Advice Helpline was founded in 2000. Our aim is to ensure that making a personal injury claim is as straightforward as possible for everyone who is entitled to it. Over the years we have helped many people like you make successful compensation claims. We don’t want anyone to be put off making a claim by the thought of high legal costs. Our lawyers work exclusively on a no win, no fee* basis so you can feel comfortable making a claim whatever your financial circumstances.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to find out how we can help you.
Date Published: June 2, 2015
Author: David Brown