Compensation for Firework Accidents

When it comes to celebrations, one incredibly popular option is to light up the night sky with a wide array of brightly coloured fireworks. A popular option, especially on Bonfire Night, fireworks can make a great end to any night out and they are used widely around the country as a form of celebration. 

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In many situations you need a permit to set off fireworks and this is due to the potential risks that they can possess when people try to use them without the correct training. Using fireworks should only be done by a professional and if the correct precautions are not taken then you could be injured as a result. 

In some situations, the incorrect use of fireworks can also cause injuries to people who may be nearby or potential visitors to a fireworks show. 

What are Fireworks?

Fireworks or pyrotechnics as they are commonly called are incredibly simple devices created from different arrays of gunpowder. This gunpowder is moulded into a rocket shape and then fired into the air with an ignition, once the firework reaches a certain height it explodes into an array of bright lights. Depending on the type of firework a number of different colours and shapes can be formed. 

Another popular type of firework is a sparkler and this works in a similar principle but it is a handheld device and far less volatile. This type of firework produces a continued spark until it runs out of fuel. 

How can I be injured by a Firework?

When it comes to fireworks there are a number of ways that you could receive an injury and therefore make a compensation claim, some of these include:

  • Faulty products – if you are working with a faulty firework it could explode prematurely leaving you with severe injuries and burns as a result
  • Improper training – if you have not received the correct training when it comes to releasing the firework you could be injured
  • Spectators – if you are watching a firework display and the display has not been professionally set then you could be hit by an errant firework and injured as a result.

What injuries could I claim for?

When it comes to making a claim, some of the common injuries that we deal with include:

  • Burns as a result of firework explosions
  • Scarring to the skin surface
  • Loss of limb as the result of an explosion
  • Potential death. 

What should I do next?

If you have been injured while working with or watching fireworks as the result of negligence on behalf of another person then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. At Manners Pimblett our team is very experienced in dealing with this type of personal injury claim and we can work with you through every step of the process to help ensure a successful outcome.

For more information or start a claim today contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772. 

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