Although most people understand the devastating effects that fires and explosions have on residential and public areas, many do not understand how their actions can help prevent fires and other accidents from occurring. It is important to practice safety at home, in the workplace, and in public, and understand the dangers of fire hazards in each place.
In the event of an explosion or fire, persons who live, work , or are in the area may suffer serious burns, projectile injuries, and other wounds. Fires may not only cause burn injuries to those exposed to the flames, but may also ignite unstable or flammable compounds and create disastrous explosions.
Fires can be caused by hazards found almost everywhere. Unfortunately, people rarely notice the presence of these hazards until something goes wrong. Some of the most common fire hazards include:
- Fire Hazards in the Home: Although home explosions are relatively rare, fires are not. Some of the most common fire hazards in the home include improperly wired electrical systems, improperly installed machines (including dryers) electronic malfunctions and improper use or installation of heaters.
- Fire Hazards Outdoors: The outdoors can be full of fire hazards, like dry foliage or chopped wood that can easily lead to extremely dangerous situations. Although outdoor fires can be prevented, this doesn’t always stop these dangerous fires from occurring. Unfortunately, when an outdoor fire happens, those caught in its path could be seriously injured.
- Fire Hazards in the Workplace: Depending on the workplace, a person may encounter a variety of fire hazards. These hazards may be responsible for starting a fire, or may worsen one started by someone else’s carelessness. If a fire breaks out, many buildings are required by law to have fire containment or extinguishing systems in place to limit the potential scope of the damage. However, if these alarms, sprinklers, or other devices fail, the individuals who are reliant upon them for their workplace safety may be gravely injured as a result.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE INVOLVED IN A FIRE?
If you or someone you know is involved in a fire, seek immediate medical attention. Once you have been cleared by a medical professional, take photos of the scene and identify witnesses.
Next, select a lawyer who has experience with fire cases. Discuss your legal options with your attorney and take legal action if it is warranted.
HOW CAN HABUSH HELP?
If you or someone you love has been affected by a fire, you may be entitled to compensation. You and your family should not be made to suffer unduly because someone else failed to act responsibly.
Our attorneys have years of experience dealing with personal injury cases involving fires. We can answer your questions about fire cases and explore your options.
The experienced attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are here to help you with your fire hazard claim. To discuss the details of your case, contact us at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874) today.