Known as the ‘Gateway to Wales’, Abergavenny lies only a few miles from the English border, in Monmouthshire. The busy market town is a thriving centre of commerce, history and culture. It offers a packed itinerary of festivals and events year round. Several imposing castles, all dating from the end of the 11th century, dot the landscape. The seven hills surrounding the town provide a breathtaking and dramatic backdrop.
Ramblers on the the three castles walk can reconnect with history, and view the impressive architecture of nearby Skenfrith, Whitecastle and Grosmont up close. The ruins of Abergavenny Castle itself form the focal point of the historic scenery. The museum set within its grounds offers a packed schedule of exhibitions, collections and activities. These provide entertainment and education for all ages.
The Castle Meadows offer a stunning natural space for viewing wildlife. The peaceful river walk allows visitors to relax and recuperate from the strains and stresses of life. Being outdoors can be therapeutic. However, what happens if you happen to fall and trip and injure yourself, when exploring areas and buildings of historical interest? Abergavenny no-win, no-fee* lawyers are on hand to provide help and advice on a range of personal injury issues.
What kind of issues and injuries can you discuss with Abergavenny no-win, no-fee* lawyers?
Older buildings can present a significant safety risk to visitors, especially if stonework is loose or the building is structurally unsound. Proper inspections and risk assessments are therefore required. If not done properly, the result can be Abergavenny no-win, no-fee* lawyers claiming compensation on behalf of those injured. If the building is undergoing restoration work, there may be a risk of falling scaffolding, or other building equipment. This can cause serious injury and sometimes fatalities. Inadequate barriers, warning signs, lighting or paving all increase the risk of accidents and injuries. The following types of injuries can occur at areas of historical interest:
- Head and brain injury – falling debris, such as unsecured tools or brickwork, can cause serious head trauma including facial lacerations, skull fractures, concussion, coma and paralysis.
- Slips and trips from a height – falling from a height due to lack of adequate fencing or hazard signs can cause multiple injuries including broken bones, spinal damage, head trauma and internal injuries.
Can Abergavenny no-win, no-fee* lawyers deal with your claim?
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you are entitled to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has a large in-house legal team to ensure you get the right advice for your circumstances. You can call 0800 689 0500 to speak to our expert team or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using a mobile. Alternatively, complete their 30-second test online to see what damages you may be entitled to. However, it is important to note that this figure is just an estimate.
Date Published: 30th August 2014
Author: Emma Matthews