Christmas is a time of year that most people look forward to, and when families get together and enjoy each other’s company for an extended period of time. However, with all of the lights, alcohol and decorations, Christmas can also be a dangerous time of year for everybody, if you are not careful from the start to make sure that everything is safe. Here are some tips for enjoying a safe Christmas with your family.
- Place candles carefully. Never place a candle somewhere that it could fall, or be brushed up against by something else. Remember that a candle is a naked flame, and can easily set a fire if not looked after properly. You should also make sure lit candles are only in the room with other people, and never left unattended.
- Keep indoor lights indoors and outdoor lights outdoors. Christmas lights are labelled indoors and outdoors for a reason and should be kept where they are supposed to be to avoid accidents. Remember that Christmas lights are still run on electricity and that this can be dangerous.
- Keep your tree away from the fireplace. Although it looks beautiful to have your Christmas tree by the fireplace, it also poses a much larger fire hazard. Try to keep the tree to one side of the fireplace, far enough away that even if there are sparks from the fire they cannot reach the branches or ornaments.
- Be careful with artificial snow. Artificial snow is made of chemicals, and in an enclosed space this can be toxic if used to liberally. You should also be careful of children and pets around artificial snow, and not place it low enough for it to be licked or touched by small children or animals.
Finding solicitors in Hampshire
If you have had an accident at Christmas that was caused by someone else, then you may want to claim compensation for your injuries. It can be difficult to decide whether or not you actually want to claim compensation in some cases, as you will probably be claiming back from a friend or family member, and this can be hard.
You should speak to personal injury solicitors first to understand whether you have a good case for compensation, and whether it is likely to be successful. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your accident and whether or not you should proceed with a claim.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Hampshire we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Hampshire look no further than our expert service.
You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial phone call but, if you do decide to go ahead, you will be passed over to our in house solicitors who will be experienced and professional. Your solicitors in Hampshire will work on a 100% no win no fee basis, and will keep you updated as your claim progresses. Your solicitors will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown