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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    I was injured by a fire extinguisher, can I claim?


    You may be wondering, ‘I was injured by a fire extinguisher, can I claim?’ The answer may be yes if the accident you were involved in happened less than three years ago. Accident Advice Helpline provides legal advice for victims who have been injured by fire extinguishers. We can cover expenses associated with devastating eye injuries and other ailments. It is usually a simple process and there is no red tape or long forms to complete to start the claims process.

    Operating a fire extinguisher is not always an easy task. Did a fellow work colleague hurt you after using one incorrectly or did a pupil use it for a prank that went horribly wrong? Injuries caused by fire extinguishers can be claimed for if someone was reckless while using it. This can amount to negligence on their part and even on the part of their employer if they also played a role in the accident.

    What to do if you have been injured by a fire extinguisher

    Someone may be at fault even if they did not intend to hurt you. Pull, aim, squeeze and sweep is the standard process for using a fire extinguisher safely. If they failed to follow the instructions on the extinguisher then they could be to blame if a serious accident occurred. If you have been injured by a fire extinguisher, call our free, 24hour helpline and tell our advisors, step by step, what happened and they can confirm whether a third party was liable in some way.

    Eligibility requirements

    You will be eligible for a fire extinguisher claim if you received treatment for injuries that were sustained in an accident that was someone else’s fault during the last three years. All cases are different and claim times can vary, but our expert legal team will always do their utmost to maximise compensation. A successful claim can take time but you can be sure that we are always fighting for your cause. If you are interested in finding out about what a claim involves then text claim365 to 88010.

    There are several types of fire extinguishers that can be used depending on the situation. There are devices with dry chemicals, water and carbon dioxide inside. Operating these safely is very important, especially in pressure situations when a fire may be spreading. We can claim if someone did not follow health and safety procedures and you were injured by a fire extinguisher due to their negligence.

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    A no win no fee* claim can compensate you for the accident in the form of special and general damages. Special damages will cover costs such as any money you have lost due to taking time off work or any expenses paid out on medical bills, nursing care and travel fees. General damages will compensate you for the traumatic experiences involved. This can vary depending on the severity and will be supported by medical records. Get in touch with us on 0800 689 0500 if you have been injured by a fire extinguisher and get your accident claim started today.

    Date Published: June 15, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.