Despite safety measures being fitted to most appliances, a faulty or hot appliance can still cause a fire, particularly in a residential property. As we are using more electrical gadgets than ever before these days, many people are concerned that a faulty appliance or defective gadget could put them at risk of injury in Bryncoch.
Have you suffered an injury in Bryncoch involving a fire?
In order to safeguard our homes and families, most of us use smoke alarms. While a smoke alarm cannot prevent a fire from occurring, or put it out when it starts, it will alert anyone in the home that there is a fire, enabling them to leave the property unharmed.
Although smoke alarms can certainly be life-saving, their effectiveness depends on them working properly. If your smoke alarm doesn’t work properly or isn’t sensitive enough, it may not warn you of smoke or heat in the property, and you may not be aware if a fire breaks out.
As many smoke alarms run on batteries, people are generally advised to test them regularly and change their batteries when necessary. However, if you do this and your smoke alarm still fails to work when it’s needed, you could be harmed as a result.
If you’ve been hurt by an injury in Bryncoch which involved a fire, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be relieved to know that you could claim compensation for any harm that you’ve suffered. In the same way that your house insurance may enable you to claim compensation for any damage to your possessions and the property, making a personal injury claim could enable you to obtain compensation for any harm to you or your family.
However, following an injury in Bryncoch, it isn’t just your physical injuries for which you can claim compensation. As many people who are involved in a fire-related accident in Bryncoch can suffer emotionally afterwards, they may need help to overcome the trauma.
If you’ve been hurt by an injury, and you’re struggling to cope or you’re still in shock, you may want to ask your doctor for help. In addition to this, you may want to let your personal injury lawyer know, as they could ask that your compensation award is increased in order to represent the emotional harm that you’ve suffered.
If you’re considering making a compensation claim, we’d be happy to help you to find out more about the claims process and what’s involved.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile, to find out more or to make a claim today. Call now and we’ll do our very best to help you to obtain compensation!
Date Published: 26th May 2014