Firefighter Injury Compensation Claims Information
There’s no doubt that working as firefighter is one of the most dangerous careers in the UK. Almost every day, firefighters are asked to involve themselves in hazardous situations which can put their health, and even their lives, at risk. Burning buildings, explosive materials and collapsing structures are all extremely dangerous. It’s no wonder that so many firefighters are injured every year, through no fault of their own. In addition to immediate physical injuries, it is also possible for firefighters to suffer long-term health conditions.
These conditions can prevent them from working and cause lifelong conditions which can seriously and negatively impact their overall health. If you’ve been injured while working as a firefighter, through no fault of your own, get in touch with the experienced no-win, no-fee team at Tylers Solicitors today.
What Kinds of Firefighter Injury Could I Claim For?
While working as a firefighter, you may be able to claim for any injury you’ve sustained which wasn’t your fault. For example, if you’ve been given faulty equipment, or have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should be able to claim compensation. Whether you’ve suffered a relatively minor injury, or something more serious and life-altering, you still have the same right to claim for compensation. If you aren’t sure whether you’re eligible to claim for compensation, we are here for you.
Can I Claim for Long-Term Firefighter Injuries, including Respiratory Issues & Cancer?
If you’ve suffered long-term health conditions caused by your career as a firefighter, you should still be able to claim compensation. Over time, smoke inhalation and exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals (such as asbestosis) can lead to long-term health concerns. Firefighters are often afflicted with lung cancer, asbestosis or other conditions later in their lives. If you’ve suffered a long-term condition related to your career as a firefighter, you may be able to claim firefighter compensation. IF you’re unsure, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today!
I’ve Been Injured by a Firefighter: Could I Make a Claim for Compensation?
If you’ve suffered any kind of injury due to a firefighter’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation. In some cases, you can become injured due to a firefighter taking risks where none needed to be taken. It is also possible that you become injured as a result of faulty firefighter equipment, including hoses and protective blankets. You might also have been led out of a building by a firefighter before they should have done, leading to injuries like burns or broken bones.
In most cases, firefighters behave responsibly and effectively to protect people from fires and other health hazards. However, if they’ve acted negligently towards you, or you’ve been injured due to faulty equipment, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Why Should I Choose Tylers Solicitors to Represent My Firefighter Injury Compensation Claim?
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we have years of experience when it comes to helping people get the compensation they are entitled to. Our legal team will do everything we can to get you the money and justice you need to move on with your life. Our experienced legal team can work with you to help you understand whether you’re entitled to receive compensation following your injury.
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Firefighter Compensation Claims Amounts
As with any kind of personal injury case, the amount of compensation you might receive depends on the severity of your injuries. The more life-altering your injuries, the more compensation you could receive. The level of negligence displayed may also have an impact on the compensation that you receive. Curious about how much compensation you could be entitled to? Use our simple compensation calculator below or get in touch with the Tylers’ team today!
Burned While Working as a Firefighter Compensation Amounts
If you’ve been burned while working as a firefighter, you may be able to claim compensation. This will depend on the circumstances of the burn, including the failings of any safety equipment you were provided with. The amount of compensation will depend on the severity of your burns and their location on your body.
£1,890 to £91,910
Injured by Faulty Firefighting Equipment Compensation Amounts
If you’ve suffered any kind of injury due to faulty firefighting equipment, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This could include injuries caused by improper safety gear, damaged breathing apparatus, hoses and other equipment. As part of this injuries, you could suffer anything from burns to broken bones, head and brain injuries or even the loss of limbs.
Up to £307,000
Smoke Inhalation / Cancers Caused by Firefighting Compensation Amounts
Although rarely reported on, smoke inhalation and exposure to harmful chemicals can cause a great deal of health problems for firefighters. These can not only cause short-term respiratory illnesses but can also cause cancer later in life. The amount of compensation you receive depends on the severity of your illness and how life-altering its symptoms are going to be.
£1,760 to £119,210
Wrongful Death as a Firefighter or Due to Firefighter Negligence Compensation Amounts
In the most extreme cases, firefighter negligence can lead to a wrongful death. If the wrongful death was caused by a firefighter’s negligence, or a firefighter died due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim for compensation. You are only able to claim compensation for a family member or spouse. While no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back, it can help you to deal with funeral costs, bills and other essentials. The amount of compensation will depend on the age and health of the deceased, in addition to their role in your household and the circumstances of their death.
Up to £307,000
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Tylers Solicitors Provide a No-Win, No-Fee Firefighter Injury Compensation Claim?
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee firefighter compensation claims. Our experienced legal team can provide no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee legal service, anyone can claim for the compensation they deserve. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team of no-win, no-fee legal experts today.
How Long Do I Have to Claim Firefighter Injury Compensation?
As with any kind of personal injury compensation, you have up to three years from the date of your injury to start your claim. If you’ve developed a long-term condition, such as cancer or respiratory illness due to consistent exposure to harmful chemicals, you may be able to claim from the date of the diagnosis. If you’re wondering whether you’re able to start a claim for compensation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today.
What Kinds of Firefighting Equipment Can Prove Faulty & Cause Personal Injuries?
Firefighters rely on all manner of equipment to reduce their health risks and deal with fires, collapsing buildings and explosive materials. If any equipment they rely on proves faulty, it can lead to a range of serious issues. Some of the equipment which could prove faulty includes fire blankets, hoses, fire axes, helmets and protective clothing, generators and high-performance fans.
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