Has your fireplace caused an accident in East Northamptonshire?
Although many people now use electric fires, or even digital fireplaces, they still need to be used with care. Providing they are installed correctly, these items are unlikely to cause an accident in East Northamptonshire, but if they are installed incorrectly, you could be at risk of suffering an injury or an accident in East Northamptonshire.
If you simply purchase a unit which needs to be plugged into a mains adaptor, you should be able to use it with relative ease. However, if you simply purchase the separate components and plan to build the fireplace yourself, you may want to access specialist help in order to try and avoid an accident in East Northamptonshire.
Although electric fireplaces have become more common, many people still opt for gas fires or even wood or coal burners. Whilst gas fires can be used safely, it’s essential to take great care around them, particularly when lighting the fire.
You’ll also want to ensure that you check it for safety regularly to try and avoid an accident in East Northamptonshire occurring. For example, you may want to ensure that the gas output is within governmental guidelines. Furthermore, you may want to have alarms installed in your home which could warn you if the fire were to leak gas or potentially toxic fumes.
Whilst many people like the aesthetics of a wood or coal burner, these can be extremely dangerous, particularly if there are children in the home. Unfortunately, some people leave the fire to burn itself out which can sometimes end in an accident in East Northamptonshire. If you choose to install this type of fireplace into your home, you’ll want to ensure that everyone uses it appropriately and that smouldering coals are never left unattended.
If you’ve suffered an accident in East Northamptonshire in your home because of a fireplace, it may be possible for, or those affected, to claim compensation for your injuries. If there is a fault with the fireplace itself and it caused an accident in East Northamptonshire, you could make a claim against the manufacturers. Alternatively, if the fireplace wasn’t installed correctly and this led to an accident in East Northamptonshire, you may be able to make a compensation claim against the installation company, providing you can prove that the accident in East Northamptonshire was their fault.
Call us for help claiming compensation
If you’ve been harmed because of this type of incident and you’re considering making a claim for compensation, you may want to find out more about the claims process and how it works.
If so, we’d be happy to help. We’ll even offer free no obligation advice so you won’t have to pay a penny to find out more about making a claim for an accident in East Northamptonshire.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more now.
Date Published: 17th June 2014