How to prevent a house fire – personal injury lawyer in Merseyside
One of most people’s biggest nightmare is the worry that they may lose their home to a house fire, or even wake up to find that their house is on fire. If you are safe and careful all of the time with flammable materials and electrics then you should always be safe from the threat of a house fire, but it is impossible to promise 100% that the threat is completely gone. Sometimes house fires happen simply because of bad luck, or the negligence of someone outside your own family. Here are some tips for taking care of your home and preventing a house fire.
- Check all of your electric systems. Remember that air conditioning and various heating types are electrical as well, not just your appliances. You should be able to check that cables are still in good condition, that appliances and lights aren’t suffering from power surges and so on. If you do not know how to inspect a certain device then contact the manufacturer to find out how.
- Check the gas. If you have gas coming into your property then you want to make sure that this isn’t leaking or coming through any faulty pipes or gaps. Check for loose fittings and faulty pilot lights, as well as dust and debris building up around these systems.
- Be careful with heaters. Space heaters and any other portable heaters are very dangerous if left unattended in a room for any period of time. Always check the cables and wiring before you plug them in, and unplug them when you leave the room to ensure that they are as safe as they can be.
When to find a personal injury lawyer in Merseyside
If you have suffered a house fire and it was brought on by the negligence of someone outside of your family then you are entitled to find a personal injury lawyer in Merseyside and make a claim for compensation. Making a claim for compensation can help to get you the money you need to replace anything which was damaged in the fire, and anything you lost altogether, as well as compensate you for injuries you may have suffered.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Merseyside who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve, making the process a little easier for you, and offering you support and advice throughout. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about what has happened, and get help making your claim. Your personal injury lawyer in Merseyside will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to process your claim, and will keep you updated as it progresses.
Date Published: 23rd February 2014
Author: David Brown