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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident claim in Leigh


    Compensation with an accident claim in Leigh

    Leigh is a town near Wigan in Greater Manchester. In 1886, a colliery explosion claimed 38 lives there. After the explosion, men went in to see if they could save anyone, but it soon became obvious that if a man had not made his escape he would be found dead. Body after body was found until all but two were accounted for and identified. The sights of mutilation were horrific, as limbs torn from bodies were found as well as heavily scorched corpses.

    The tales of last moments of life were left as evidence, as bodies of brothers entwined together were found obviously seeking the only source of comfort to be found – that they would die in the arms of loved ones. Men who were not with family members were discovered in a last dying embrace with workmates they had known since childhood.

    18 widows and 54 children left

    18 widows and 54 children were left without a main breadwinner. A public subscription was opened so that people could donate, although there was a Relief Society connected with the colliery and the widows and children would receive a regular sum of money. There was also money at hand to pay for the funerals.

    These days, it is very rare for such a huge accident to happen in a workplace, because we have more health and safety procedures in place. However, accidents do still happen, often because the person in charge has been negligent with their health and safety practices. If you find yourself injured whilst at work and your employer has not taken your health and wellbeing into account, then you might like to find out more about claiming compensation with an accident claim in Leigh.

    A 30-second test

    You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline, who are expert providers of personal injury compensation. A trained adviser will quickly determine whether you might be able to claim compensation with an injury claim in Leigh by putting you through a simple 30-second test. Once this has been established, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation with an injury claim in Leigh you might be able to receive if an accident solicitor takes your case on and wins. This would be on a no win no fee* basis.

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    If you have been in an accident within the past three years through no fault of your own and would like to find out whether you might be able to claim compensation with an accident claim in Leigh, call Accident Advice Helpline without delay. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 12th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.