Compensation for Firefighters

When it comes to working on the frontline, we commonly think of soldiers and people going to war, but there are many other people that work on the frontline every day and these include police, firefighters and other public servants. Being a firefighter can be an incredibly challenging, yet rewarding job but it is also one that requires a great deal of training and if you don’t receive the correct level of training or if you are working with negligent team members then you could be injured as a result.

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What could I make a claim for?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim as a firefighter there are many situations where you might look to make a personal injury claim, these include:

  • Training – if you have been put on the front line of a fire without the correct level of training then you could be eligible to make a claim
  • Equipment – if you have been given faulty equipment to use or your equipment malfunctions while you are using it then you could make a claim
  • Colleagues – if your colleagues are negligent towards you and you are injured as a result then you could be eligible to make a claim
  • Building – if the building you are working in collapses or there are structural problems which have not been correctly identified then you could be eligible to make a claim.

What injuries could I receive?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation, you could claim for a wide range of both physical and emotional injuries including:

  • Injuries associated with smoke inhalation, this could lead to potential brain or lung damage
  • Head and neck injuries through a fall or falling debris
  • Burns, especially severe burns which you could suffer from as a result of the fire
  • Potential death.

Who could I claim against?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim, you can claim against anyone who you feel has been negligent towards you. This could include your supervisor or manager if you have not received the correct training, the equipment manufacturer if you have problems with your equipment while you are using it or a colleague if you feel their negligence has led to you receiving an injury.

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim we understand how difficult it can be and that’s why the team at Manners Pimblett want to make your personal injury claim run as smoothly as possible.

Bringing together a wealth of knowledge and experience we can work with you throughout the injury claim process to ensure that you are guided along, every step of the way.

For more information or to start the process today contact Manners Pimblett on 0845 077 0772. 

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