Dangerous fire accidents
Accidents involving fire can be life altering both through potential injuries sustained and due to damage to property or belongings. Hopefully you won’t have to deal with the aftermath of a dangerous fire accident in your lifetime but it’s useful to know where to turn if you ever need help from the experts.
Fires can leave devastating emotional and physic scars. In these difficult circumstances Accident Advice Helpline can offer you invaluable support.
There are many instances in which a dangerous fire accident could have occurred and some of them are through no fault of your own such as:
- You may be in a restaurant when a fire starts because of a problem in the kitchen
- You may have a faulty product that has caught fire
- If you’ve had workmen out and they didn’t fix something correctly it could cause a fire including gas pipes or your cooker.
Time limits for dangerous fire accidents claim injury applications
Time limits apply for making a dangerous fire accidents claim just like any other injury claim which is three years. Failure to launch a court action in that three-year period means that the claim for personal injury compensation becomes time-barred, or statute barred, stopping you from claiming your fair compensation. Take our 30-second test to get a fast answer on whether you can claim for compensation.
Exclusions to the three-year limitation period
The court, in extraordinary conditions, might be convinced to exercise its discretion to consent to the matter to continue outside these time limits but this is always unpredictable and seldom granted.
Accident Advice Helpline can advise you on all you need to do in building a claim for compensation for an accident that was not your fault.
If you want to start a claim because of a fire, or any other injury caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, calls are free and lines are open 24 hours a day.
Date Published: 19th March 2013