Why taking a train journey could mean that you need an accident solicitor in Clutton Hill
In 1874, a train was travelling along the Bristol and North Somerset railway line at Clutton Hill. Four men were plate laying on the railway line and working off a trolley. At the same time, a train was coming along the line. The railway line issued its workers with a book of rules and regulations, however rules were broken and two men were killed.
A stopped watch
At the inquest, the coroner asked if the ganger had looked at his watch to check what time the train was due so that the men could leave the line safely. Unfortunately, the ganger’s watch had stopped. The coroner said that men should not rely purely on their watches. He asked to see a copy of the railway safety rules and regulations. The rules stated that a signal man should follow the trolley a mile behind with a red signal flag. When cross-examined it turned out that no signal man had been following the trolley. The coroner delivered a verdict that the men had been killed through their own fault.
When we read about accidents from the past, they seem to belong to another world. This is not so and many of us use the railways lines regularly. For most of the time, we enjoy flashing through the countryside at top speed enjoying beautiful flashes of meadows and sheep grazing. However, if a line has not been properly maintained then an accident could happen. If you are flung across the train, whilst having to stand, as is a regular occurrence these days, you could end up with damage done to your neck. In a case like this, it is not your fault.
You might need to make an injury claim with an accident solicitor in Clutton Hill
Problems with your neck can cause agonising pain down your arm. When pain is this bad, it is virtually impossible to do anything. Pain killers do help to ease the pain but physical pain is not your only worry. If you can’t work, the stress from not being able to cover your living expenses could make your life a misery.
Perhaps because of all the pain and worry you decide to make a personal injury claim. However you cannot find a suitable accident solicitor in Clutton Hill to help you. This is where Accident Advice Helpline is indispensable. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because Accident Advice Helpline understands that when you are in a lot of pain, even making a telephone call can be like climbing a mountain.
Once it has been established that you have a viable claim through a 30 second test, your adviser will be able to work out how much your claim could be worth through an online calculator.
To find out more, telephone Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile 0333 500 0993