People living in rural areas like Auchterarder in Scotland are very familiar with the use of liquefied petroleum gas as a fuel source. It is popular in homes and businesses where a mains gas supply is not feasible. There are inherent risks associated with the use of liquefied petroleum gas, as with all other fuel sources. These risks sometimes manifest themselves as accidents in which innocent people are hurt. Innocent victims of accidents in the can claim compensation through a claim with injury lawyers in Auchterarder.
There is a strict system of preventing accidents involving liquefied petroleum gas and therefore preventing accident claims with injury lawyers in Auchterarder. There is also a system for making accident claims with injury lawyers in Auchterarder should the worst happen.
Some aspects of both are explained here
System for preventing liquefied petroleum gas claims with injury lawyers in Auchterarder
The siting of a liquefied petroleum gas tank greatly influences the risk that it presents, and therefore how likely an injury is to take place. The tank should be sited away from boundary fences and walls and should not be close to buildings. The surrounding vegetation must be removed or cut back, and must be continually maintained. It is also important not to have a source of ignition near the tank. This is something that could be the source of a spark or a flame and could ignite escaped gases.
There should not be any drains or gullies near the tank unless they have a water trap in them. There is a very good reason for this. Liquefied petroleum gas is heavier than air. It is possible that some gas could escape when the tank is being filled. The tank or its pipework may also develop a leak and this can seep out and accumulate in untrapped drains or gullies. Liquefied petroleum gas that has collected in drains presents a risk of explosion.
The tank should not be painted a different colour to the colour in which it was supplied. This is often white. Other colours could affect the amount of heat that the tank absorbs. If the tank is at risk of impact from vehicles, then an impact protection barrier should be erected.
System for making liquefied petroleum gas claims
This system is activated by the person who has been injured making a call to Accident Advice Helpline. We are a personal injury legal firm who are highly experienced in all forms of compensation claims, including those involving liquefied petroleum gas. The system begins with a phone call to our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500. The client has the opportunity to speak with a highly trained, professional claims adviser about their particular case.
An Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will then help the client through the whole claims system. This will primarily be done over the telephone, although it is likely that there will be one appointment locally to get a medical assessment report completed. At the end of the claim, the injured person will be awarded their compensation.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown