Barnsley is a town in Yorkshire which was listed in the Domesday Book as Berneslai in 1086. There is some dispute as to the origin of the name Barnsley, with some believing that it means the clearing (ley) of a man called Beorn, and others saying that its name comes from the Saxon word Berne meaning barn or storehouse and ley or lay meaning field. It was a staging post for travellers going from or to London from Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield and so hostelries sprang up in the town to accommodate them. A charter was granted in 1249 permitting the people of Barnsley to hold a weekly Wednesday market and an annual four-day fair. During the 18th and 19th centuries Barnsley was an important centre for the weaving of linen, and then later it was a centre of the coal mining industry and glass-making.
Do you need an Accident Lawyer in Barnsley?
If you had been travelling on a stagecoach and stopped off in Barnsley, you might have been the victim of an accident. Perhaps, for example, a cart ran over your foot, and you needed to rest for some time while it healed. In those days you would not have been able to find an accident lawyer in Barnsley to help you file a personal injury compensation claim against the person driving the cart, as there were none to file. Today, you might be able to locate an accident lawyer in Barnsley, but you may not be able to find a suitable one to help you file your potential claim. That’s because an accident lawyer in Barnsley, or elsewhere, only specialises in handling claims which arise from certain types of accident. You need to find one who is an expert in filing claims for people who have been injured in the same kind of accident as yours.
If you are unable to locate a suitable accident lawyer in Barnsley, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will do our best to put you in touch with a suitable expert who works on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Can I make a claim for injuries?
If you have been injured in an accident, you must be able to prove that you were not to blame for it in any way. By extension, you also need to prove that it was the fault of another person.
You should have received immediate medical treatment after the accident occurred and you medical report will be required if you are to file a claim for injuries.
If the police were informed of the accident, you will also need their accident report.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice, information about the claims’ process or assistance with your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or alternatively, call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now?