Firework injuries

Every year, despite excellent work by many public agencies promoting tips and advice on handling fireworks safely, hundreds of adults and children end their firework night fun with a visit to  accident & emergency.


Firework injuries compensation

Children account for over half of all firework casualties, suffering injuries such as burnt hands or feet, eye injuries and burns to the torso.

When money is tight and times are tough the option of buying cheap fireworks from unregistered sellers can look tempting. However fireworks bought from rogue traders – whether from the back of a van, from door-to-door sellers or from unregistered premises – can come at a much costlier price than mere pounds and pence.

Fireworks sold by rogue traders have no guarantee of either quality or, crucially, safety. In fact, they may be poorly made and may not conform to the standard BS 7114. They may also have instructions missing or include instructions which are not written in English.

Remember remember…

  • Fireworks burn at thousands of degrees °C.
  • Even a sparkler reaches a temperature of up to 2,000°C (20 times the boiling point of water).
  • Fireworks are fast with rockets reaching 150mph

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a firework-related accident through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation.

How Hugh James can help

Hugh James personal injury lawyers can help guide you as to whether you are entitled to compensation to help you cope with the effects of your accident.

We will help answer your questions such as:-

  • Am I entitled to compensation?
  • What will it cost?
  • What are my rights?
  • Is there financial help available?
  • Can I have more treatment?
  • Will this affect my job?

If you have been injured at in accident in a public place, you will be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a result of someone else’s fault.

Hugh James Personal Injury experience

Fault is not always obvious so let our experience guide you. Our expert solicitors are highly trained and experienced in applying the sometimes complex laws governing accidents in public places so that we can help people like you.

Hugh James has helped thousands of people to recover compensation after having an accident. We know having an accident can mean a really difficult time for you and your family.

We can explore other ways to help you whilst you get back on your feet including:

  • Seeking interim payments where possible
  • Exploring treatment and other rehabilitation options with insurers
  • Benefit advice
  • A free financial consultation
  • Financial planning

There are strict time limits in personal injury claims. Don’t delay and contact us immediately for free initial advice.

Our team of lawyers is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Let Hugh James help you! We are the personal injury experts who always have our clients at heart. Our expertise and experience in this area enable us to win cases which other lawyers would not pursue.



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