Have you suffered a fire in your home?
People unfortunately suffer traumatic events throughout their lives, and dealing with a fire in your home can be one of the most difficult things with which to cope. Obviously, if a fire breaks out while you’re in the home it can be life-threatening, so it’s imperative that everyone leaves the building as quickly as possible in such a situation.
Although it may be tempting to try and grab your personal possessions on your way out, people are generally advised to leave everything and ensure their safety. Losing your possessions in a fire can be devastating, but many people concede that they are not worth risking your life over.
The fire itself can be deadly, but it is often the thick black smoke from the fire that can cause people the worst injuries. As the smoke envelops the inside of the house, many people can suffer breathing difficulties or find it difficult to see through the smoke.
For people with existing medical problems such as asthma, this smoke can make it extremely hard to leave the house, and you may be forced to rely on other people for help. The fire service do a fantastic job of helping people affected by fire, but they are unable to save everyone, and sometimes people do suffer serious injuries as a result of a fire.
In general, every house fire is thoroughly investigated to determine what caused it, how it started and where it started. While some fires are started accidentally, some are caused by faulty products or even started on purpose.
Starting a fire on purpose is considered a criminal act, and if caught it is likely that the perpetrator would be charged with a criminal offence and tried in a court of law. In addition to being prosecuted in this way, you could also make a civil claim against them for compensation, with help from a solicitor in Lavenham.
Can I make a claim with a solicitor in Lavenham following any type of fire?
If you suffer injuries because of a fire that wasn’t your fault, it’s likely that an injury solicitor in Lavenham will be able to help you to make a claim for compensation. Although this can include fires which have been started intentionally, it can also include other types of fires.
If a faulty product overheats and causes a fire, for example, a personal injury solicitor in Lavenham could help you to make a claim against the manufacturers, and they could be forced to pay you compensation.
If you want to find out more about how an injury solicitor in Lavenham could help you, why not contact us? Our dedicated team are available around the clock, so you can always contact us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile. Call today to find out more about obtaining compensation with help from a solicitor in Lavenham.
Date Published: 15th April 2014
Author: David Brown