Accident Advice Helpline believes that the best gas explosion injury advice is “prevention is better than cure”. A gas explosion is a catastrophic event that occurs when an inflammable gas such as butane, propane, methane or natural gas is exposed to an ignition source. In less than a fraction of a second, temperatures rise to over 500 degrees and the explosion and heat can cause serious burns and extensive internal injuries. Fatalities are common in accidents involving explosions. We are constantly exposed to devices that run on gas, so regular maintenance of these devices is vital. These devices include space heaters, gas ovens, generators and even the humble barbeque.
Accident Advice Helpline is the UK’s premier personal injury helpline, working on a no win no fee* basis. We help in establishing if your accident was just that, or the result of someone’s negligence. Gas explosions are infrequent but serious events. Very often, these are caused by negligent and careless work done by private or public gas companies.
A quick call to Accident Advice Helpline will go a long way towards establishing the probable cause of your explosion. We assign an expert solicitor to you from our experienced in-house team and keep you updated at all times. As mentioned at the outset, prevention is better than the cure, and here are some basic tips on gas explosion prevention:
- Get your gas appliances checked and serviced regularly, at least once a year.
- Have your house assessed for potential risk by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
- Get the furnace checked for leaks of carbon monoxide.
- Ensure that all vents, chimneys and flues of gas based heating devices have proper ventilation.
- If you detect a leak by the smell of gas, evacuate everyone from the house immediately, call the utility company and notify emergency services. No equipment should be turned on or off.
Gas leaks in and around the house can cause explosions resulting in extensive damage to property and serious injury to those around the explosion. At Accident Advice Helpline, we believe that a gas explosion is a very serious event and a proper and professional cause analysis is necessary. We are in constant touch with professionals like fire and emergency personnel, accident investigators and others who can help with this cause analysis. A quick call to our 24-hour helpline, and our trained personnel will walk you through the event to establish facts. If the facts suggest probable negligence, we help in assigning a solicitor and file your claim free of charge.
This article on gas explosion injury advice focuses on both prevention of the event as well as managing the aftermath. All gas explosions must be properly investigated to establish proper cause. All explosions have the potential to cause serious damage to life and property. Accidents happen, but if the event is caused by someone’s negligence or carelessness then you are due both justice and compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you with this process. Over the years we have helped thousands of innocent consumers who have suffered because of negligence.
Date Published: August 11, 2014
Author: David Brown