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In the run up to Halloween, you’re probably wondering whether to dress up as a scary witch or a ghostly ghoul and not thinking about the possibility of an accident to either yourself or your children.
Halloween costumes are great, they’re fun to dress up in for all the family, but you must check if they’re fire resistant. Be sure to check all labels on costumes to see if they’re fire resistant before you buy them.
Similarly, with props such as witch brooms, devil forks, cat tails and pretend weapons, be sure to check they are not faulty and keep an eye on your children if they are playing with them to make sure they don’t become a hazard for your children or anyone around them.
If you or your children are using face paints to compliment your costumes, ensure neither of you are allergic to any of the components within the paints. Otherwise, you could end up with a rash, a burning sensation on your face or another form of reaction. If this happens, seek immediate medical attention.
Before “Trick or Treaters” arrive on your doorstep you should check to see that there isn’t anything on your footpath that could cause visitors to slip and injure themselves on your property. If your footpath is icy, you should make sure it is safe to avoid any potential injuries. If someone falls and injures themselves on your property, you may be liable should they make a personal injury claim.
Make sure you take all the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe regardless of if you are at a party indoors or out on the streets ‘Trick or Treating’.
Most of all though, enjoy yourself and don’t eat too many sweets!
If you or a member of your family have been injured through a faulty product, the expert personal injury lawyers at Claims Direct can help.
Halloween should be fun, not a night spent in A&E. Call us for a free No Win No Fee consultation on freephone 0808 175 7900 or start your claim online and we will be happy to help you.
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