Abercanaid is a small village in the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil in Glamorganshire. Most of the village was built to house workers at the Waunwyllt pit which was first sunk in the early 19th century and whose name was subsequently changed to Abercanaid colliery. While it remained open many miners and boys were badly burned in gas explosions, and there are 33 recorded fatalities from accidents there from 1884 until 1899. The name Abercanaid comes from the Welsh words, ‘aber’ meaning the mouth of a river or stream and ‘cannaid’ meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, it would have been a quiet, rural area, dependent on agriculture.
Looking for an accident lawyer in Abercanaid?
In the past, when the mines were still open, an accident lawyer might have been kept busy, except for the fact that when the pits were still open, there weren’t any accident lawyers in Abercanaid because there were no personal injury compensation claims to file. Even today you may have a problem finding an accident lawyer in Abercanaid, although there will be a whole host of them in Cardiff and probably a few in Merthyr.
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to file a personal injury compensation claim, you have to be able to prove that you were not responsible for the accident in which you sustained your injuries. You also need to prove that another person was responsible for it. You will probably need an accident lawyer to help you do this.
Finding an accident lawyer
You may think that it is easy to locate an accident lawyer in Abercanaid or elsewhere to assist you, but it might not be as easy as you suppose. Accident lawyers specialise in different types of accidents and you have to locate one whose main area of expertise lies in handling claims for clients who have suffered the same kind of accident as you. It would be useless, for example, to hire one who specialises in road traffic accidents if you had an accident in the workplace.
If you encounter problems tracking down an accident lawyer, call us at Accident Advice Helpline, as we work with a team of expert accident lawyers and will probably be able to put you in touch with one of them who would work on a no-win, no-fee basis. They work all over the country and between them there will probably be at least one with the expertise you require.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time for information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, the number to ring is 0333 500 0993. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 5th November 2014