Blackwood is a town in the Sirhowy Valley in the county borough of Caerphilly in South Wales. It was founded in the early 19th century by John Hodder Moggridge, a pit owner, who attempted to build a model village. However, the dreadful working conditions in the mines led to the founding of the Welsh Chartist movement, and the leaders, John Frost and a local man Zephaniah Williams regularly met at one of Blackwood’s hostelries, The Coach and Horses, to plan the march to Newport in the Newport Rising of 1839. John Frost, William Jones and Zephaniah Williams, the principal leaders of the march were convicted of high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. This harsh sentence was eventually commuted to transportation for life.
Looking for an Accident Lawyer in Blackwood?
In the 19th century conditions for workers were indeed harsh and there wasn’t an accident lawyer in Blackwood (or elsewhere) to be found. The working classes had no recourse to compensation if they were injured while at work, and the bosses’ word was law. Nowadays things are different, and you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against an employer if you have been injured in an accident at work that can be proven not to have been your fault. If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease, an accident lawyer in Blackwood may be able to help you file a claim against your employer if you contracted the illness because of your employer’s negligence towards your health and safety.
However, you need to find an accident lawyer in Blackwood who has the experience and expertise you need. Accident lawyers in Blackwood (and elsewhere) tend to specialise in one or perhaps two areas of the claims’ law and so you need one who usually works for clients who have had the same type of accident or illness as yours. If so far, you have been unable to locate a suitable accident lawyer in Blackwood, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will do our best to put you in touch with an appropriate legal expert.
How long do I have to file my claim?
If you have been diagnosed with an illness which was caused by another person’s negligence, you have three years from the time you were first diagnosed with it to file your claim. If your accident occurred within the UK then you also usually have three years to make a claim. However, sometimes accidents have shorter limitation periods, so find out from us at Accident Advice Helpline just how long you have left to file your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline now for information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim? Our freephone lines are always open, twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, ring us on 0333 500 0993.