Why choose us over an accident lawyer in Atherton?
There are some specialist cases that the team at Accident Advice Helpline deal with on a regular basis which an accident lawyer in Atherton might see only rarely, if ever. Accidents involving slips, trips and falls are very common. However, other types of workplace accidents are more rare. Accidents involving liquefied petroleum gas are one example.
It would be very rare for an accident lawyer in Atherton to deal with cases involving liquefied petroleum gas and so it is harder to find a lawyer with experience in this type of accident and the injuries that they cause. This is why it may be beneficial for a large law firm like Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim. They have a large team of personal injury lawyers so it is easy for them to allocate you an accident lawyer in Atherton or nearby with all the experience that you need.
Making a workplace claim for liquefied petroleum gas incidents
If you have been injured in a workplace accident involving liquefied petroleum gas that was not your fault then you may be able to claim compensation from whoever was at fault. There are many safety procedures that have been designed to make sure that the storage and use of liquefied petroleum gas is carried out safely. If a person or organisation has not followed these and there has been an accident, then it may be possible to show that they are at fault for your accident.
Liquefied petroleum gas safety precautions – bulk storage at small workplaces
In small workplaces, the bulk storage of liquefied petroleum gas is generally classed as the storage of up to four tonnes of gas. In most, but not all, cases the actual tank and its fittings are owned by the company that is supplying the gas and they may have taken the responsibility for maintaining it and making sure that it is in a safe condition. It is very important to establish clearly who has the duty to do this as the maintenance of the tank is a key safety measure.
In most cases it is the user of the tank that has the responsibility for making sure that it is sited correctly. There are rules for how close the tank can be sited to a boundary wall, a building or a fixed source of ignition (something that could emit a spark or flame).
Alterations are being made to workplaces all the time and whilst the tank may have been sited safely to begin with it may not have been safe at the time of the accident. Walls may have been added or buildings may have been erected in a dangerous position next to the tank. Trees and shrubbery may have grown up around the plant or may have been added. If this is the case then it is important to get them moved straight away. Sources of ignition such as electrical equipment may have been introduced on site and they may be too close to the tank.
Where to get help
If you’ve been injured in a liquid petroleum gas accident that was someone else’s fault, our friendly advisors are on hand to take your call and listed to your story. If they believe you have a strong case for compensation, they will put your case in the hands of a lawyer in Atherton from our large legal team, who will handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.
You can call us on 0800 689 0500 ( landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile)
Date Published: 14th December 2013
Author: David Brown