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Firework injuries: compensation and the law

Every year thousands of people need hospital treatment for firework related injuries. These injuries are not restricted to bonfire night, although the numbers do increase in November.

Fireworks can cause a range of injuries, most often to the eyes, head or hands. Sometimes the burns are so severe that people can be left with visible scars for life.

Many are injured at private or family events where the risks have not been properly assessed.

Fireworks and the law

It is illegal to set off or throw fireworks, even sparklers, in the street or any public place. Fireworks must not be set off after 11pm, except on bonfire night when the cut off is midnight. On New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year the cut off is 1am.

For some useful tips and guidance see the RoSPA website Firework safety – RoSPA

How we can help

If you are unfortunate enough to be injured in a bonfire incident or as a result of fireworks and believe it wasn’t your fault, we can help you claim compensation.

Our personal injury team has experience in handling these types of claims and will be there every step of the way to support you.

You can be certain that our expert team has the skills needed to make sure you are properly compensated for your losses and your claim for compensation is settled as quickly as possible whilst providing you with support and empathy.

If you would like more information or just want to chat about your options, contact our team today – call 01302 320621.

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