Firework Injury Compensation Claim. It’s that time of year again when we all don our winter wardrobe and head out to various organised events to celebrate all that Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, and New Year have to offer. Whilst we sit back and enjoy the fireworks we should spare a thought for the event organisers and the work and effort which is required to put on these types of events.
Don’t play with fire
Depending on the complexity of the event and whether or not any attractions could be considered risky or dangerous will depend on what actions the organiser will have to take to ensure the event runs safely and adheres to all health and safety guidelines. Whilst this could be voluminous, one of the big parts of running an event is to ensure your staff are well trained and aware of all the processes required during the running of the event in addition to their day-to-day job role.
Despite measures taken every year, there are still incidents whereby employees sustain an injury whether from an ill-prepared event or from some colleague who decides to engage in some tomfoolery!
Understand the risks
When asked to assist or supervise an event as part of your employment your employer should be making sure that you are fully trained to deal with the task provided to you, they are also obligated to ensure you understand the risks and to make sure your fellow employees are safe and competent.
If training has not been given and employees are not aware of the requirements of their role or if simply a colleague is ‘messing around’ and not called upon their actions then the employer could be held responsible for the negligent actions of their staff. Where an injury is sustained as a result of this negligence then the employee has every right to pursue a claim against their employer for personal injury and loss.
Imagine trying to run or work at a firework display or bonfire where a colleague is unruly and unsafe. We often hear of people throwing highly flammable items on a fire or setting off fireworks without any proper skill. Although the gunpowder plot was foiled had Guy Fawkes succeeded then a full-on catastrophe would have ensued!
The same can be said for an organised event, you want to make sure that you are safe whilst conducting your duties and this responsibility predominantly lies with your employer. If you are operating in an unsafe environment with untrained or unsupervised colleagues, especially when around hazards such as fire and fireworks this too could end in disaster and possibly injury.
If you find yourself in this situation ensure you speak up, and report issues to your superior immediately to try and avert any danger. If you are unsure of your job role and need advice then you should seek assistance. Remember it is their responsibility to train you and keep you safe.
How we can help with your firework injury compensation claim
If you have been on the receiving end of some negligent actions whilst at work and have suffered an injury we may be able to assist.
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Kelly Prydderch – November 2023