Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you were involved in an accident at a fuel station and would like to receive fuel station injury advice. If the accident was caused by the negligence of others we can help you make a personal injury claim.
Fuel station accidents
Flammable liquids, moving vehicles, people in a rush – it is hardly surprising that accidents can happen at a fuel station. If you have suffered an accident and you call us the first thing we will need to determine is whether a third party is at fault.
The most common accident will be a slip or fall, causing a range of injuries from sprains to broken bones. This might be on a spilled liquid or on a wet or icy surface. There are steps the fuel company can take to avoid this. The forecourt should be regularly checked so spills can be cleared away, and the forecourt should be well lit at night so you can be aware of any hazards that could cause a trip.
In the winter the fuel company should use grit, if necessary, to keep the forecourt clear of snow and ice. If melting snow comes into the shop this should be mopped up and appropriate warning notices should be posted if the floor remains wet.
Petrol is a dangerous substance. It can burn if it comes into contact with your skin and can be poisonous if inhaled. The fuel company must make sure that petrol is correctly stored, that the pumps are in good working order and that any petrol spills are cleared up.
If you have been injured in one of these or any other circumstances at a fuel station call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now to find out if you are eligible for compensation.
After an accident
If you have been injured at a fuel station you should seek medical advice. Some of these injuries need immediate medical attention. If you make a personal injury claim medical records of your injuries will be needed as evidence.
As soon as you can, record as much information as possible and find out the names and contact details of any witnesses. If possible use your mobile phone to take photographs of the hazard that caused your injuries. If there is CCTV footage your lawyer may obtain a copy.
Starting a claim
If your accident results in you needing costly treatment or losing income from being unable to work you may need to make a personal injury claim to recover these costs. Look no further than Accident Advice Helpline. Calls to us are free and our helpline is available 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500.
Our trained advisers will always be happy to give you any fuel station injury advice that you need with no obligation to proceed. If you do make a claim it will be handled by one of our large team of expert lawyers who will be committed to successfully completing your claim.
Claims must be made within three years of your accident so do not delay. Call Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a public place