Fireworks and pyrotechnic displays can be great fun and an entertaining spectacle to watch. However, they can also be dangerous if proper safety procedures are not followed. If you have been injured by a firework in an incident that was not your fault, then you may be able to claim firework accident compensation for your injuries at Ashley Ainsworth.
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On average, around a 1,000 injuries are caused by fireworks in Britain every year. Their use has grown over recent times to include occasions on top of the traditional bonfire night. It is common to see fireworks at New Year celebrations, weddings, birthdays and sporting events too. Accidents and injuries can happen in a variety of different situations some of which are show below.
- Private party displays
- Semi-public displays (e.g. at a local club)
- Large public displays
- Fireworks illegally set off in the street
- Indoor fireworks
Who is liable if you suffer injury in any of these situations? The organiser of a display has a duty to prevent injury to audience members by ensuring all safety procedures are followed. If you have been asked to light fireworks, the organiser of the event should make sure you have the correct equipment and training to do this safely. If they have failed in their duty, you may be able to claim firework accident compensation.
It is illegal to set off fireworks in the street and if you have been injured by someone doing so it is important to report the incident to the police. It may then be possible to claim compensation for your injuries through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, who compensate innocent victims of crime.
Common injuries suffered
Burns are quite obviously the most common injury sustained in firework accidents. Fireworks are explosive and can burn at very high degree temperatures. Burns to the hands and arms are most common although face and eye injuries occur frequently too. These can have long term effects for the victim including loss of sight, scarring and psychological issues.
Making a firework injury compensation claim
Making a firework injury compensation claim is simple and easy at Ashley Ainsworth. We can help get you the maximum compensation possible.
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