If you have been injured by a fire while visiting or attending a hospital, you may need hospital fire injury advice. Hospitals should be a place where you feel safe and seek treatment for your injuries, rather than somewhere you will sustain them. Although rare, fires are extremely unpredictable and difficult to contain and a hospital would be an extremely dangerous and flammable place if fire were to erupt.
Experiencing a fire can understandably cause victims psychological distress as well as any physical symptoms. Regardless of the scale of your injury due to a hospital fire – and the injury could be anything from smoke inhalation and burns to loss of mobility – you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on our free, 24-hour helpline for expert legal advice, or fill in our simple online claims calculator today.
Why should I call Accident Advice Helpline?
If you have been injured and are seeking prompt hospital fire injury advice, our friendly team of advisors here at Accident Advice Helpline will be more than happy to help. Regardless of the nature of your call, we will do our very best to answer your questions and can quickly determine whether your case is likely to make for a successful personal injury claim by asking just a few questions.
Our years of experience means that we completely understand the effects a traumatic hospital fire injury could have on you, so rest assured that your case will be treated with sensitivity and understanding. The expertise of our team of expert personal injury solicitors will give your case the greatest chance of success.
We are here to help you and we understand that, after sustaining an injury in a hospital fire, the last thing you need is worry about paying legal fees or spending your time seeking a solicitor. For this reason, Accident Advice Helpline is proud to take on all eligible claims on a no win, no fee* basis. The only thing you will need to worry about is getting better.
Hospital fire injuries
Although extremely rare, injuries due to fire can occur in a hospital. Whether you are an inpatient, outpatient or visitor, to prevent hospital fires and to keep yourself safe during one, bear the following points in mind:
- If the worst happens and there is a fire, always follow the instructions you are given by staff. They are trained to deal with this situation and ignoring their lead may compromise either your own or others’ lives.
- Respect the safety of others and remain as calm as possible.
- Try to familiarise yourself with the location of the nearest fire exits and fire extinguishers within your ward, surgery or clinic.
- Never do anything which could potentially cause a fire or an explosion – for example, do not smoke inside a hospital, do not touch or operate any machinery and never bring in any prohibited or dangerous items such as electronics or candles.
If you want to discuss your accident with an advisor then call us for free from your land line by dialling 0800 689 0500. Alternatively if you’d rather call via your mobile then dial 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: May 22, 2015
Author: David Brown