If you have been injured in an open fire accident, call Accident Advice Helpline for expert advice on how to make an open fire accident claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in personal injury claims. We believe that no one should suffer financially for an accident that was caused by the negligence of others. In the past, only the rich were easily able to make personal injury claims. High costs with no guarantee of success made it too risky for most people, especially if they were already facing financial problems as a result of their accident. Accident Advice Helpline was founded in 2000 and our lawyers work exclusively on a no win, no fee* basis, meaning that personal injury claims are possible for everyone, whatever their financial circumstances.
Open fires are a comforting sight in the depths of winter. But if they are not correctly supervised and maintained they can quickly become very dangerous. For example, if chimneys are not kept clean there is an increased risk of chimney fires. Open fires should always be put out if they are not being supervised as fires left to smoulder, particularly overnight, are a common cause of house fires. If incorrect fuel is burnt there is also the risk of sparks injuring those sitting nearby.
Injuries that may occur as a result of open fire accidents include burns and smoke inhalation, which can be life threatening.
What to do
If you are injured in an open fire accident you must seek medical assistance. Burns and smoke inhalation are both injuries that should be checked even if they do not seem serious. Even a minor burn can become dangerous if it later becomes infected. If you are making an open fire accident claim it is also important to have medical documentation of your injures as evidence.
As soon as you feel able, make a record of the accident and any costs that have arisen as result of your injuries, including receipts for any money you spent. These costs might include cost of treatment, transport to medical appointments and loss of income. If there are witnesses to your accident get their contact details and, if possible, it is useful if you or someone else has photographs of the accident site.
When to make a claim
Ideally you will make a claim as soon as possible. However your first instinct may well be to focus on your physical and emotional recovery. If that is the case, do not worry. You should keep receipts and records so that you can make a claim in the future as claims can be made up to three years after your accident.
How to make a claim
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is easy. Call our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our trained advisers will explain the claims process to you and confirm if you are eligible for compensation. We have a large team of expert lawyers who specialise in all injury types and are committed to completing your claim as quickly as possible. Do not suffer financially for an open fire accident that was not your fault. Call us today and start the claim process now.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown