A gas explosion injury claim is not very common, primarily because a gas explosion is thankfully not an everyday occurrence. Gas explosions are catastrophic events that cause extensive damage to life and property. Accident Advice Helpline, one of the UK’s premier personal injury helplines, works on a no win no fee basis, and we can help establish if the explosion was an accident or on account of third-party negligence.
Explosions that occur indoors are often due to improper installation, lack of maintenance, unsafe usage practices or equipment failure. Explosions that occur outside can be even more devastating and are often the result of negligent or careless work by the private or public utility provider. These explosions can affect a much larger area. In 2010, a gas explosion occurred in Shrewsbury; the explosion seriously injured 11 people and the blast could be heard 5 miles away. The blast closed parts of the town centre for a month. National Grid and BT paid out an undisclosed amount to the 11 injured individuals. Payouts from ten thousand to several hundred thousand pounds have been recorded.
Gas explosions cause severe burns and internal injuries. Extended hospitalization, the possibility of permanent scarring or disability, coupled with high medical costs and the cost of repairing the property all add up to significant damages. Our legal experts at Accident Advice Helpline are well versed in dealing with personal injury claims across a wide spectrum of injuries, including a gas explosion injury claim. A call to our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 will allow our trained staff the opportunity to walk you through the event and establish relevant facts. If there is a case of probable negligence, we assign a solicitor from our in-house team who will file your claim. Of course, there are no charges for filing a claim.
In the case of a gas explosion injury claim, some insurance companies do not cover the entire range of medical expenses. They cover only lost wages and rehabilitation bills. This coverage is inadequate. At Accident Advice Helpline, we calculate your claim based on the consolidated impact to your life and property.
Accidents are a part of our daily lives. In the case of serious accidents like gas explosions, it is critical to have professionals undertake an accurate cause analysis. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are in constant touch with accident experts and professionals in the field of fire and emergency services. This allows us to tap into a large knowledge and experience base while establishing negligence. This helps to strengthen your case.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we believe that your gas explosion injury claim should be handled in a prompt and transparent manner. If there is probable case of negligence, then you must file a claim. As a last word, Accident Advice Helpline strongly believes that prevention is better than the cure. Make sure you are using your gas-based appliances appropriately and make sure that all gas appliances are checked by competent authorities at least once a year.
Date Published: August 11, 2014
Author: David Brown