The best lawyers for an accident claim
Bonfire Night is coming up and this means lots of fun with firework displays but sometimes displays can go wrong! In this instance, you may need to make an accident claim in Blaenau Gwent.
You can choose to have your own display in a garden, and this will mean you can pick all your own favourites. If you like to have all Catherine wheels you can have just Catherine wheels, or if rockets are your favourite you can just have your own private rocket show.
You can also light your own bonfire, and roast potatoes in the ashes or enjoy watching it with some bonfire toffee and toffee apples in hand.
The alternative is to go to a fireworks show in your local area. Some are free and some have a small fee. The advantage of this is that there is less risk to yourselves, as fireworks are all lit by trained officials, and there will be a much wider choice of fireworks and the display will go on for much longer than your home one.
There can also be food stalls, music, and other entertainments. Watching fireworks in a crowd can have a great atmosphere.
The disadvantages are that it can be expensive, the show might start quite late, making it unsuitable for children, and the crowds can be too busy.
Take careful precautions
If you are having a show at home make sure that you light fireworks with a taper, and stand well back. Never hold them in your hands and light them.
Don’t let children light the fireworks, and keep the unlit ones in a box well away from the bonfire and the firework lighting area.
If your bonfire won’t light, don’t throw petrol or lighter fluid on it. It can roar up to a great height, burning you if you’re bending over it. Lots of people have lost eyebrows this way! Or received worse burns.
If you are at a public display, don’t try and get any closer to the bonfire or to the fireworks than you’re supposed to. And be careful in the crowds. If it’s too hot or you feel dizzy then go to a quieter area.
If the accident is not your fault make an accident claim in Blaenau Gwent
If you have taken great care but still get injured on bonfire night then call us.
We have a free phone number for you to call from a landline.
It’s 0800 689 0500 or you can call us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
An accident claim in Blaenau Gwent could be because your fireworks are defective, and go off too early. They might go off in your hand, causing your hand to be blown off. Or they may not shoot into the sky but instead go sideways, and burn you that way.
If you are at a public display, you could get crushed in crowds or burned by a too hot toffee apple. Or the bonfire might collapse on the crowd, setting you all on fire.
These are just some examples of why you might want to make an accident claim in Blaenau Gwent.
Date Published: 3rd October 2014
Author: David Brown