Every year we head towards November 5th, the most typically British event of the year: Bonfire Night. Ah…the crackling of flames, the flowers of colour illuminating the sky and the sweet delight of glitter fluttering down from the sky. Yes, we warm our hands and our hearts as we watch Rockets, Catherine Wheels and Fountains explode into greens, blues, reds and yellows highlighted by those quirky noises from the explosions and loud cheers of the crowd…so invigorating we often come away feeling quite renewed. As long as karma doesn’t come back and frost bite us, it can be a wonderful experience. But we want those memories of November 5th to be happy ones…we do not want to “Remember, remember the 5th of November” with sorrow as accidents do happen even at controlled displays.
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If something bad does happen, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible. Take photographs, gather testimonies from people who witnessed the incident along with any CCTV footage which may be available. As it was Bonfire Night, people would have been filming the event on video camera’s or their phone so be sure to ask around.
Injury lawyer in Westerham: A swirling disaster…
Whilst it is cheaper, safer and more exciting to attend an organised display, there is still an element of risk as fireworks are unpredictable. Six year old Matthew from Westerham attended such an event with his family. As he was enjoying the fun, a rocket plummeted from the air at tremendous speed and hit him in the forehead. He was rushed to hospital where he required an emergency operation.
Ten years have since passed and at sixteen, Matthew is still reminded every single day of that firework display at his local school. His parents sought the advice of a personal injury lawyer who made a through investigation into the incident.
It was concluded that the firework in question had been manufactured incorrectly which resulted in its failure to plummet to the ground. Matthew’s personal injury lawyer issued a claim for compensation to the UK importers of the firework. The company admitted liability and settled to the sum of £13,000. Matthew now receives Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help him cope with his physical and emotional wounds.Open Claim Calculator
Injury lawyer in Westerham: When sparks start to fly…
If you have been the victim of a freak firework accident, there is the possibility that you may be able to work with a personal injury lawyer to seek firework injury compensation. Discuss your accident with Accident Advice Helpline and if they feel you have grounds for taking matters further then you will be assisted every step of the way to ensure that you receive the highest possible pay out. Simply call: 0800 689 0500 or ring from your mobile on: 0333 500 0993. If you prefer to send a message key: Text “claim365” to 88010