Have you been injured whilst working as a firefighter?
Although firefighting is a very respected profession, most people are aware of the inherent dangers the job involves. When called out to a fire or an explosion, firemen and women routinely risk their own lives in a bid to help and protect others. In addition to dealing with fires and explosions, firefighters may also be required to be present at bomb sites or when urgent first aid is needed.
Proper safety equipment
Due to the dangers associated with the job, firefighters are required to wear specialist equipment. This may include breathing apparatus which can enable them to breathe whilst in smoky environments. In addition to this, they often wear uniforms made out of special material which can withstand high temperatures.
Whilst the job may never be considered safe, the use of this equipment can help to make it as safe as possible and certainly helps to protect firemen and women from suffering injuries whilst performing their duties.
Due to this, it’s absolutely essential that their equipment is in a good working order and that it is free from defects. Although the budget cuts aimed at the emergency services aren’t designed to threaten their safety, there are concerns that financial cuts will put the safety of firefighters at risk.
Unfortunately, sometimes equipment can malfunction and cause injury, illness, and even death can occur as a result. If you’ve been injured whilst working as a fireman or woman and it was due to an equipment failure or management error, you may be able to claim compensation for the injuries that you’ve had to endure.
Can specialist solicitors in Wearhead really help me?
Due to the nature of the role, if you have been hurt at work there is a high chance that your injuries will be relatively serious. Although you may want to contact specialist solicitors in Wearhead and make a claim, you may feel unable to do this straightaway. There’s no need to panic if you aren’t able to making a claim with injury solicitors in Wearhead immediately after the incident as they are often able to help claimants for up to three years after the incident has occurred.
However, if you’d like to find out more about injury solicitors in Wearhead and how they operate before you move forward with your claim, we’d be happy to assist you. At Accident Advice Helpline we always offer free no obligation advice so that potential claimants can find out anything they need to know about obtaining compensation with help from injury solicitors in Wearhead.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
If you’d like to learn more now, why not contact us on: 0800 689 0500 or: 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile? We’re available at any time and our personal injury team are always happy to help potential claimants with any aspects of their claim.
Don’t risk missing out – call now to find out more or to make your claim today!