Some Rutland accident claims are more common than others. Accident Advice Helpline (a leading UK law firm) would deal with many Rutland accident claims following car accidents. They deal with thousands of these from all over the UK every year. Then there are the more unusual Rutland accident claims like those arising from barbecue accidents.
Rutland accident claims from barbecues are certainly very seasonal! Barbecues are only viable in the UK for a few months of the year and are often rained off in the summer! However, for a few weekends a year, the UK enters a barbecue frenzy.
Many of us attend an organised barbecue at catering establishments such as restaurants and here, many members of staff are required to operate the barbecue as part of their job. This presents risks to both members of the public and employees and people can get hurt in barbecue accidents that were not their own fault.
Rutland accident claims from barbecue accidents
Statistics from UK Accident and Emergency departments have revealed that up to 1800 people a year suffer a barbecue related injury. The most common type of injury is burns or scalds and this is followed by cuts from sharp edges. Some people are not aware that they may be able to make a personal injury claim if they are injured in a barbecue incident that was not their own fault. Accident Advice Helpline can help injured people to do this.
How do people become at fault for Rutland accident claims from barbeques
An individual or an organisation can be at fault for a barbecue accident if they do not take reasonable precautions to protect members of the public and their own employees. There are comprehensive safety guidelines for the safe operation of a barbecue and these specify precautions such as:
- Choosing a barbecue that is suitable for the purpose that it is intended to be used for. Not all barbecues are appropriate for all jobs! Always choose a barbecue that will not topple over.
- Maintain the barbecue so that it is in good working order. They are stored over the winter months and during this time their condition can deteriorate. They must be checked thoroughly and parts that are broken or worn must be replaced.
- The location of the barbecue is very important to ensure that it can be operated safely. It should be sited on level and stable ground to make sure that it does not fall or topple over as it is being used. It should be away from fences and sheds which could catch fire and away from overhanging trees and shrubbery.
- The person operating the barbecue must be appropriately trained to do so and must be provided with the correct protective equipment.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.