Safety in a house fire
One of the worst things you can imagine is if your house catches on fire, and it is something that you should do everything you can to avoid at all costs. Make sure your wiring is checked regularly and that you don’t leave appliances switched on. Make sure you smoke outside or put out cigarettes properly before you go to bed, and have your boiler serviced every year. However, if a fire does occur, here are some of the things you can do to ensure that yourself and your family get out safely.
- React immediately. If you hear the smoke alarm go off, even if you are asleep in bed, try to react as soon as you hear it. Many people will lie there quietly for a while trying to work out what is causing the alarm, but the sooner you react, the better chance you and your family have to get out safely.
- Try all of the doors. The safest way to exit the house is to go through the doors. If you see smoke coming through under the door then you shouldn’t use it, but if your way is clear then you should use every door you can to get out of the house.
- Get low on the ground. Smoke rises, and this is a major cause of death in house fires. Get as low to the ground as you can to get out of the house, and make sure everyone else does as well. Only get up from the ground to exit the house.
- Keep the smoke out. If you are unable to exit the house then you should wait for the emergency services, but try to keep the smoke out of any room you are in by covering any vents and putting something over the crack under the door.
Finding solicitors in Hanwell
If you are injured in a fire which was not your fault, and you know who the fire was caused by and have evidence of this, then you can use solicitors in Hanwell to claim compensation back for any damage and injuries you may have sustained.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the customer service team about your situation, allowing them to talk you through what has happened and what a compensation claim might involve.
This will help you to decide whether or not you want to go through the claims process, and find out whether or not your claim is likely to be successful. If you do have a good case, you will be passed over to some of our solicitors in Hanwell, who can work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis on your claim, in order to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors in Hanwell will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 1st April 2014
Author: David Brown