You may need to hire the services of a local Ruthin law firm of injury claim solicitors if you’ve been hurt as the result of a fire that was started through no fault of your own here in the Welsh town of Ruthin, in Denbighshire.
Fire at a Bakery
Fires can happen anywhere, anytime; for example earlier this month (July 2014), a large broke out at a Bakery here in Ruthin. The fire began in the wee hours of the morning, and fire-fighting crews got to site at 6:59 AM. The blaze caused considerable damage to the inside of the building, and many of the front windows were smashed. As well, as local fire-fighters from Ruthin, fire crews and appliances were sent from nearby Denbigh. Luckily, no one was injured.
Considerable heat and smoke damage
According to a spokeswoman for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Services, investigations have revealed that the fire was started because of an electrical fault in one of the refrigerator units. The blaze caused significant smoke and heat damage. .
Smoke causes more deaths and injuries than flames
Fire is an indiscriminate killer, but in actual fact it is the smoke rather than the flames themselves that is the most frequent cause of death and serious injury. Smoke can incapacitate people remarkably quickly rendering it impossible for them to escape the fire itself
Many of the synthetic materials that are commonplace in homes and workplaces today can produce toxic fumes when they burn.
The various components of smoke
Smoking is actually made from various components, each of which can be deadly in its own specific way. Particles (unburdened, partially burned, or completing burned), are often so small that they are able to penetrate filters and become lodged in the lungs. Some particles are actively toxic, while others cause injury to the eyes, and sometimes people’s digestive systems.
Smoke can also contain vapours rather like drops of fog. Vapours are poisonous and can be either inhaled or even absorbed through the skin.
Toxic gases are another component of smoke, one of the most common being carbon monoxide, which is a frequent killer of people in domestic situations as a result of a faulty or poorly maintained appliances.
Using a Ruthin law firm to claim injury compensation
If you live and/or work in Ruthin and you’ve been injured in a fire, (either in your home, or at your place of work), for which someone else is to blame, you may want to consider hiring the services of a good Ruthin law firm to help you to claim appropriate compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Victims of fires outside Ruthin often commission us at Accident Advice Helpline to help with their claim and to benefit from:
- Our no-win, no-fee service, as recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen
- Use of our 30 second, interactive, 30-second test compensation calculator
- Use of our free 24/7 helpline – 0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobile phones (mobiles may be charged).
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today and benefit from the expertise of our Ruthin law firm.
Date Published: 19th July 2014