Middlesbrough is a large town in the south bank of the River Tees in the county of what was North Yorkshire. The first documented mention of the town, spells its name as Mydilsburgh; this dates back to Saxon times. ‘Burgh’ means settlement and in this case it could have been a fort constructed before Saxon times. ‘Mydil’ is believed to be a reference to the town’s geographical position between Durham and Whitby, two Christian settlements in Anglo-Saxon times. There seems to have been a monastic cell or chapel in the area which belonged to the abbey at Whitby. In 1829 the population of Middlesbrough was 40 but by 1829 it had grown to 7,600 and by 1851 it was replacing Stockton as the major port on the Tees. The town became prosperous when iron ore was found in the Cleveland Hills in 1850 and the following year saw the opening of Teeside’s first blast furnace. Such industrial structures must have seemed like Hell for the workers who were employed in the iron industry, and of course, conditions were awful.
Workers had no recourse to an accident lawyer in Middlesbrough
In the 19th century workers who were injured in accidents at work had no accident lawyer in Middlesbrough to help them file a personal injury compensation claim; there were none to file. Working conditions were far from ideal, so there would have been illnesses arising from these, but again, no accident lawyer in Middlesbrough could help a worker who was suffering from a work-related illness or an occupational disease.
An accident lawyer in Middlesbrough may be able to help you
Of course, today, things are different and you are able to claim compensation from an employer who can be proven to have been negligent towards you. Employers are legally obliged to protect the health and safety of workers, so if you have an accident at work, it may be possible, with the help of an accident lawyer in Middlesbrough, to prove that it was caused by negligence on the part of your employer. Perhaps a thorough risk assessment had not been undertaken (for example) before you were asked to begin a new job.
If you are diagnosed with an illness which can be proven to have been caused by your working conditions, then you may be entitled to file a personal injury compensation claim against your employer. If you need a suitably experienced accident lawyer to assist you with your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
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