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When you work with MG Legal's personal injury solicitors, you get:
Free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor
The maximum financial compensation in your firework injury claim
A designated solicitor with up to 30 years of experience
A guide to firework injury claims:
Am I eligible to make a firework injury claim?
When you are making a firework injury claim, just like with any other personal injury claim, your no win no fee personal injury solicitor will be aiming to establish two things, so that we can help you with your claim for injury compensation:
1. that your injury was caused by the negligence of somebody else
2. that this act of negligence directly lead to your injuries
When you speak to our no win no fee personal injury solicitors for your free, no-obligation consultation, we will discuss with you whether or not we believe that you could have a successful firework injury claim, and accept your claim on a NO WIN NO FEE basis if we do.
Contact our team online here, or by email at email@example.com and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
Six year old girl injured after being hit by a firework in Runcorn:
The dad of a young girl who was hit by a stray firework at a firework display is seeking legal action for the firework accident. The girl was one of multiple people who suffered injuries when the stray firework fell from the roof of a community centre during a firework display event by the local authority.
Despite the event, the dad revealed that the community centre decided to carry on with the event and firework display, even though a number of spectators were injured. His daughter suffered burns to the legs and was very traumatised from the event.
There is now an investigation underway with the Health and Safety Executive, which will reveal whether there was any act of negligence involved with the incident.
52 year old man dies in Oldham after being hit by a firework:
A 52-year-old man was struck by a firework while attending a vigil for the tragic death of two men who lost their lives in a road traffic accident the week before. The firework accident took place on November 19th, when police responded to calls of the incident.
The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but sadly lost his life one week later. This is a shocking reminder of the dangers associated with fireworks, and how serious firework accidents and firework injuries can be.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a firework accident, or you have lost a loved one in a firework accident, you could be eligible to make a no win no fee firework injury claim. To speak to a specialist solicitors about making a no win no fee firework injury claim, simply contact us online here for a free, no obligation consultation within one working hour.
What is a firework injury claim?
There is no denying that there is an element of personal safety responsibility when it comes to using fireworks. However, if you have been injured or burnt by a firework due to somebody else’s carelessness, or a defective product. Our firework injury solicitors work with clients who have been injured while attending organised firework events, or using fireworks in their own home. Here at MG Legal, we accept all firework injury claims on a no win no fee basis, allowing our clients to make a claim at no financial risk.
Read on to learn more about firework injury claims, or contact us online here to speak to a solicitor about your potential firework injury claim within one working hour, on a free no obligation basis.
Making a firework injury claim for an organised event:
If you have suffered from burns or injuries while at an organised firework display or event, you should be able to make a personal injury claim against the company or local authority in charge of organising the event.
As part of their responsibility with organising the event, these people have a legal obligation to meet strict health and safety regulations, and take all necessary steps to keep people safe.
Therefore, if you have been injured as a spectator at a firework display, and the accident was not your fault, those in charge of organising the event could be liable for your injuries, and you can make a personal injury claim against them with our NO WIN NO FEE injury solicitors.
If you or your child has been injured while at a public firework event, you should always report it to the event organisers as soon as possible, and file an official complaint, ensuring to get recognition of this complaint or the name of the person you spoke to, for future reference.
NHS Digital figures reveal that almost 4,000 people received treatment at their local A&E between 2015 and 2019 for personal injuries related to fireworks and bonfires, with bonfire night being one of the busiest nights of the year for the fire and rescue services in the UK.
Injuries to children make up a large number of these, with over 550 children under 16 being taken to A&E in the four weeks surrounding bonfire night alone.
Fireworks burn at almost 2000 degrees Celsius, and can travel at speeds of up to 150mph, making it quite clear why they can cause serious injuries to those who make mistakes, or don’t act safely when using them.
Our personal injury solicitors specialising in firework burns and injuries know all too well how devastating these injuries can be for children and families, and have put together a simple guide to staying safe this bonfire night, and avoiding accidents and injuries, while still having fun for all of the family.
To learn more about making a firework injury claim against an organised event or local authority, contact our personal injury solicitors online here for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your potential claim.
Making a firework injury claim for a private firework display or event:
In recent years, fireworks have become much more readily available, and a much more common part of family celebrations, birthday parties, and private firework displays held in back gardens on bonfire night.
However, with this, comes a huge risk of accidents and injuries, with fireworks being let off in small areas, with no safety regulations in place, and by people with no training, and often after having alcoholic drinks.
When people attempt to let off fireworks they might run into problems with the fireworks and come to find that the product is faulty, or that there are not adequate instructions with the fireworks informing of how to use them safely.
This can result in fireworks not going off properly, or taking too long to go off, and this, in addition to fireworks being let off when it's dark, and we can't always read the instructions, is what increases the chances of people becoming injured as they try to solve the problem.
If you have been injured in any way at a private firework display due to faulty fireworks, or even at home, due to the inadequate instructions on how to ignite the fireworks, make sure to keep the receipt and packaging for the product, and contact our firework injury solicitors about making a personal injury claim for financial compensation.
Our personal injury solicitors have more than 30 years' experience in settling all types of personal injury claims, on a no win no fee basis, and are well experienced in making defective product personal injury claims, and you can learn more about these here.
Criminal Injury firework claims:
Unfortunately, every year our firework injury solicitors hear of people being injured from others setting off fireworks in public places, or throwing fireworks at others. When this happens, you could be able to make a legal claim for financial compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (‘CICA’).
Here at MG Legal, our specialist criminal injury solicitors are well experienced in guiding our clients through the CICA process, and ensuring that they achieve the financial compensation that they deserve for their injuries.
To learn more about the CICA claims process for criminal injuries, see this here. Or, to speak to a specialist solicitor about your potential claim for criminal firework injuries, simply contact our solicitors online here, for a free, no-obligation consultation within one working hour about obtaining the financial compensation you deserve.
Making a firework injury claim for injuries sustained in your own home:
If you or your child has been injured while letting off fireworks in your back garden, or on your own property, you could be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries from your home insurance policy, if this covers injuries.
This can be a complex process, and one that can require the help of a specialist solicitor, such as MG Legal. To learn more about claiming firework injury compensation through your home insurance policy, contact our personal injury solicitors today and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
Can I make a firework injury claim for my injured child?
Yes. If your child has been injured because of a firework accident that was not their fault, you can make a firework injury claim on their behalf for financial compensation.
What does the law say about firework safety?
There are a number of legislations in the UK that are in place to regulate the use fo fireworks, and prevent firework accidents. the main pieces of relevant legislation are the Fireworks Regulations 2004, and the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015. Under these legislations, different fireworks are categorised for the hazard that they present to health and safety, and the level of noise that they create.
Depending on the category within which a specific firework falls into, there can be further regulations on their use, as follows:
Category 1- these fireworks represent a very low hazard or risk of injury and are intended for safe use in confined areas. Some examples include party poopers and sparklers.
Category 2 and 3- Adult fireworks are categories 2 (garden) and 3 (display), and it is illegal to supply these to those under the age of 18.
Category 4- are more dangerous and can only be purchased by trained professionals.
Under the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015, there is also a specific responsibility placed on firework manufacturers to ensure that fireworks are designed and manufactured in accordance with essential safety requirements, and must comply with labelling requirements. Where manufacturers do not take the necessary safety precautions for their products, and as a result people are injured by the fireworks, they are open to having a firework injury claim made against them.
To learn more about the safety regulations involved with firework use, and whether you are eligible to make a firework injury claim with our specialist solicitors, simply get in touch with us online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour.
What can I claim for in a firework accident claim?
When you make a firework injury claim with MG Legal, you are entitled to make a claim for two different types of compensation that relate to your injury.
The first of these, known as special damages, will be calculated on an individual basis, based on how much your injuries have impacted your daily life, ability to work, and any extra costs they have caused you. Special damages are usually things like lost earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses, and so forth; or in more serious claims for personal injury compensation, they can be claimed for future loss of earnings, loss of congenial employment, or even for round the clock care.
The other part of your firework injury claim, known as general damages, is compensation for the pain and suffering that your injuries have caused. This head of damages relates to your personal injury claim, and we will seek a report from the best experts in their field to ensure that no stone is left unturned, in our journey to obtaining you, our injured client, the injury compensation you deserve.
When you choose to work with MG Legal, and we accept your NO WIN NO FEE firework injury claim, you will be assigned a designated personal injury solicitor to act on your behalf, who will go above and beyond to accurately calculate the value of your claim, and win the maximum amount of financial compensation for you.
Why are firework accidents so common?
In our recent blog on firework safety, our personal injury solicitors discussed the fact that fireworks can burn at up to 2000 degrees celsius, and travel at speeds of up to 150mph. This makes it possible for them to cause serious injuries, and even be fatal.
Some of the most common causes of firework injuries include:
Incorrect setup and letting off of fireworks
Failing to leave enough space between yourself and fireworks
Children using sparklers without proper protection and supervision
Event organisers throwing unused fireworks on the bonfire
Make a NO WIN NO FEE firework injury claim with MG Legal:
If you have suffered from firework-related injuries, such as burns, bruises, or damage to your hands, eyes, or any other part of your body, and want to make a personal injury claim for financial compensation, on a no win no fee basis, then MG Legal are here to help.
Our specialist personal injury team have over 30 years' experience, and have successfully won compensation for a number of clients just like you.
When we accept your firework injury claim, we will do so on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, as we do with all of our personal injury claims. Our team are able to do this with confidence, thanks to their success rate of over 99% across all kinds of personal injury compensation claims.
If you’ve suffered firework injuries, do not hesitate, and contact us today, here, to get your claim started the same day.
How long do I have to make a firework accident claim?
The general rule for personal injury claims established the 1980 Limitation Act, is that you will have 3 years from the date of which your firework injury occurs to claim for financial compensation.
There are exceptions to this three-year time limit to make a firework injury claim. These are:
Claiming for someone with lack of mental capacity- if a loved one lacks the mental capacity to make a claim on their own behalf, there is no time limit for how long you have to make a claim on their behalf
Making a claim for a child- you can make a firework injury claim for your injured child at any point until they turn 18. At this point they have 3 years to do so on their own behalf
To learn more about the time limits involved, contact our specialist solicitors online here and speak to a solicitor on a free, no-obligation basis within one working hour.
How much is my firework accident claim worth?
The special damages included in your claim, as discussed above, will be worked out on an individual basis, by your designated solicitor. In terms of general damages, these are calculated using the relevant guidelines, and are based on the type and severity of your injuries. Our personal injury solicitors have put together the following table using common firework related injuries:
Facial scarring- where the disfigurement is substantial and there is a significant psychological reaction
£16,860 to £45,440
Less significant scarring- where there is but one scar that can be camouflaged and covered up
£3,710 to £12,900
A single noticeable scar, or several superficial scars.
£2,220 to £7,350
Severe prolonged pain- where symptoms persist after treatment period, and affect a patient's ability to work.
£39,530 to £59,110
Moderate pain disorder- ranging from cases where symptoms are ongoing but to a lesser degree than above, to where a recovery, or near recovery, is made up to a few years after.
£19,770 to £36,120
More minor injuries where a full recovery is able to be made within three months.
£1,290 to £2,300
Minor injuries in which a full recovery is possible within 28 days.
£650 to £1,290