The village of Heysham lies on the Lancashire coast, overlooking the famous Morecombe Bay, which is located in the Northwest of England. Heysham boasts a modern ferry port and is the end point for the gas pipeline that runs from Morecombe field in the Irish Sea to Heysham. The village is also the terminus for the Stanlow-Heysham oil pipeline and in the immediate neighbourhood there are two nuclear power stations with a third one already in the planning.
The terrible Italian cruise ship disaster of 2012 is still making headlines with its Captain being held by the police for manslaughter. In total, the cruise ship carried some 4,000 passengers and crew and 32 people perished when the ship capsized after its side had been ripped open by rocks lining the shores of a small island. It appears that human recklessness was at the heart of this particular tragedy. Within living memory, most ferry disasters either occurred because of human error or because of bad design – which is, of course, also a form of human error.
The unpredictable sea
Heysham port operates a ferry service to the Isle of Man and to Ireland as well as providing services for the eastern Irish Sea and Morecombe Bay gas fields. Morecombe Bay’s strong tidal movement is infamous after the tragic deaths of many Chinese workers who drowned when they were cut off from the land during their hunt for cockles. In an area such as this, where the weather can be unpredictable, where the shores are rocky and strong tides prevail, the person at the helm of any ship, let alone somebody running a ferry across to Ireland or the Isle of Man, must be highly skilled and responsible.
If you were involved in an accident that happened because somebody else was negligent in their duties and didn’t keep you safe, you can make an injury claim in Heysham, provided your accident occurred within the last 3 years. From accidents at work, on a ferry or on Heysham’s outdoor karting track to accidents in the street, where you might have tripped over defective pavement or slipped on a water spillage in the foyer of your local Town Hall, you can make an injury claim in Heysham with an accident solicitor.
Where can you make an accident injury claim Heysham?
If you want to appoint an accident solicitor offering no win no fee services, you may have to call quite a few law firms, especially if your accident injury claim in Heysham is for industrial disease or medical negligence, as such claims can be complex and time-consuming.Open Claim Calculator
It’s far quicker and easier to simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their advisers. Your call is free and lines are available 24/7. All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer no win no fee services.
Describe your accident and the circumstances that lead up to it and the advisor will give you an estimate of how much compensation you might be entitled to.