Are you seeking advice from specialist accident solicitors in Stevenage? If so, we can find you one. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the UK, and as such, we can advise you on all aspects of making your claim, however your injury was caused. To qualify for compensation, your accident must have been caused by someone else, and you must be able to prove they were either responsible for it, or negligent in some way. In October and November, we must all take special care to guard against accidents at bonfire parties and firework displays.
The night started with a bang
Do you enjoy annual fireworks celebrations for time-honoured traditional festivals such as Bonfire Night or Diwali? As you watch all that cash spent on whizzy Catherine wheels, racy rockets and Roman candles go up in smoke, do you wonder how fireworks are made? The ancient Chinese invented them, as early as the 7th century, while western societies were still rubbing two sticks together for a fire to chargrill the mammoth steak. But what exactly are fireworks and how are they made?
An explosion of colour
For projectile fireworks, the manufacturer creates pyrotechnic stars. These are pellets containing a mixture of metal powders, salts and compounds. An ingredient will have a lifting charge, or an igniting charge, or burn with a specific colour. A variety of colours is produced by different compounds. For example, strontium and lithium burn red, calcium burns orange, sodium burns yellow, potassium and rubidium burn two different shades of violet, and copper burns blue. This is not an exhaustive list. Other compounds and gases are used for sound effects. Some of these compounds are poisonous. For safety reasons, it’s always wiser to attend and enjoy a public display than do your own. Besides, they’ll have a bigger budget and a better show because of it, and you can always go home for a potato baked in the bonfire and a can of beer afterwards. If the weather turns, you can dive indoors quickly and park in front of the telly.
Specialist accident solicitors in Stevenage
Burns to the hand or arm is the commonest accident from handling fireworks – especially from hand-held sparklers. A victim of burns may have a claim for compensation, if the accident turns out to be the fault of a third party which was responsible for the safety of the individuals involved. If you believe you are such a victim, you may be looking to make a claim for compensation through specialist accident solicitors in Stevenage. Contact our telephone team of friendly advisers to see if your claim qualifies, and how much you could win if your case is successful. From your mobile, contact us on 0333 500 0993, or reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline. Our solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, and if successful on your behalf, you’ll have a handy cash lump sum to help you get better. Contact us now.
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Date Published: 28th October 2014