How to claim for fire accidents


A fire can devastate a family or a community. Fires are capable of causing death, severe injuries and substantial damage to property. When a fire is the result of an accident, it may be possible for the victims of the fire to receive compensation from the party found responsible for the fire.

Accidental fires can be started in many different ways. They can occur as the result of a technical fault in a piece of equipment, or as the result of carelessness, such as an iron left on by accident. Fires can be started by a candle left unsupervised, or when a car is involved in a accident. The injuries that are caused by a fire are often serious. They include burns of all degrees, smoke inhalation (which can lead to breathing problems) and carbon monoxide poisoning. Fractures often occur during fires as a result of an escape attempt, or when part of a burning building collapses onto a person. If an injury is suffered as a result of a fire, and the fire was caused by someone else, a personal injury claim can be made for compensation. Compensation can cover the medical costs resulting from an injury, and can also cover loss of earnings. In some cases, compensation will be awarded in light of the pain and suffering caused by an accident.

Property, for example houses and cars, will be covered by insurance for damage caused by a fire. However, if the fire was caused by another person as a result of an accident, an accident compensation claim can be made to recover the cost of the damage from them.

If you have suffered an injury or damage to your property as a result of a fire, accident compensation may be available for you. A solicitor specialising in accident claims will be able to determine if you have a valid claim for compensation. Caven can recommend a local specialist accident solicitor local to you.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on fire accident compensation claims, Caven can put you in touch with a local personal injury / accident solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local personal injury / accident solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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