Do you need to contact Stirling accident claim solicitors after suffering burns?
If you’re exposed to flames or extreme heat, there is a high chance that you will experience burns. In addition to being an extremely painful form of injury, serious burns can also be life-threatening. If a fire is reported, it’s likely that the fire brigade will attempt to get to you as quickly as possible but it can only take minutes for someone to lose their life or to suffer serious injuries as a result of an unexpected fire.
Unfortunately, this type of incident can occur anywhere so it’s important to be vigilant at all times. House fires can be particularly dangerous so you’ll want to ensure that you have smoke or fire alarms installed in your property. Once installed, you may want to check them regularly to ensure that they’re working and replace the batteries as necessary. Whilst this may seem a slight inconvenience at the time, this small act could help to save your life and the lives of your family members if a fire was to break out.
Most commercial buildings do now have sprinkler systems installed. If they are triggered by smoke or flames, they will turn on automatically in order to try and put the fire out. Whilst they can work effectively, they may not be powerful enough to put a larger blaze so it is possible that a fire in a commercial building could go on to cause injuries and claim lives. One concern about fires in large commercial buildings, is that the heat of the flames will compromise the structure of the building. If, for example, the building is exposed to intense heat, the materials used to construct the building could warp or become weaker. Wherever the fire is in the building, it is essential that everyone is evacuated until the fire brigade confirm that the building is safe to re-enter. Whilst you may want to get out as quickly as possible, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t use lifts or escalators when a fire is occurring. It is generally much safer to use the stairs when vacating the building.
If you have been exposed to a fire and you have suffered burns, you may want to contact Stirling accident claim solicitors in order to make a compensation claim. If someone accidentally caused the fire, they could be held responsible and your Stirling accident claim solicitors could help you to obtain compensation form them. Similarly, if something malfunctioned and caused a fire to occur, Stirling accident claim solicitors could help you to obtain compensation from the manufacturers or the item.
To find out more about making a compensation claim with Stirling accident claim solicitors, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do our very best to help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 28th October 2014