Are you thinking about having a party? Many people throw parties at various times of the year, and sometimes, the occasion calls for something a little special. Fireworks often provide that little extra “bang” (quite literally) – whether it’s Bonfire Night or New Year’s Eve.
Be careful on Bonfire Night
Fireworks cause injuries, and they’re often serious. Every year, an accident solicitor in Torridge at Accident Advice Helpline will deal with claims for compensation that have come about because of fireworks-related incidents.
These injuries usually happen because someone did something that was, quite frankly, stupid – or because they failed to do something to prevent it.
Don’t let your party turn into an unhappy event – follow these guidelines.
Guidelines for firework use
1) Keep the box closed. Open it to take out one firework at a time, and close it afterwards. Also keep the box away from naked flames – and don’t smoke when you’re near it.
2) Follow the instructions on the firework to the letter. The instructions are there for a reason – adhere to them and you will avoid the prospect of someone claiming against you through an accident solicitor in Torridge!
3) Light each firework with a taper, and do it at arm’s length. Don’t stand directly over it.
4) Don’t point any rocket fireworks towards the people watching, and make sure there are no obstacles in its path. Use a torch to make sure you’ve secured the rocket properly and that it’s pointing the correct way.
There are more things that you can do, of course, and if you have a look at the RoSPA website, you will find out a lot about fireworks.
The best idea of all is to go to an organised event, where there will have been risk assessments carried out, and where there will be First Aiders present.
You might still need an accident solicitor in Torridge
You can do everything right, and there still might be a problem that arises and causes you an injury. It might be down to poor planning on the part of the organiser of an event, or poor manufacturing or storage of fireworks before they come into your possession.
If an accident like this happens, you could be eligible to claim compensation, so why not call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an adviser? They will take your details and pass the information to a ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor on the legal team if you are eligible to claim.
Get in touch anytime, 24/7, via our hotline, which you can reach from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
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Date Published: 27th October 2014
Author: David Brown