How an accident solicitor in Coalville could help you
Coalville is a relatively new town as it only began around 1833; it is situated in north west Leicestershire. Coalville’s name gives away the reason that rich industrial entrepreneurs were drawn there. The discovery of rich coal seams caused people like George and Robert Stephenson to lay down railway lines and other industrialists opened coal mines. Coalville grew out of the need for somewhere for the miners and their families to live.
Serious accident in Coalville
On April 2nd 1864, a miner from Long Row, Coalville met with a serious accident. He had been to receive his pay and was in the process of going over Snibstone Crossing on the railway line. He noticed a train approaching on the down line so he immediately got on the up line to allow the train to pass. He was knocked down by a coal train on the up line which he had not seen. The wheels passed over the man’s legs almost severing them from his body. He was released from under the coal train as soon as possible and taken to Leicester Infirmary in a dangerous condition. That was the second accident which had taken place within the last few weeks at almost the same spot. A railway worker, a plate layer, had met his death there too.
Legal help is at hand these days
The question is whether the accidents were the fault of the individuals or whether that was a particularly dangerous spot? Unfortunately, as those accidents happened in 1864, it is immaterial as we know that the families of the men who died would not have had the chance to have an accident solicitor in Coalville to help them receive compensation for their injuries and death. This is not so today. If you have had an accident within the last three years through no fault of your own it is highly probable that an accident solicitor in Coalville could get you compensation for your suffering and pain.
Finding an accident solicitor in Coalville
In 1864, it was very difficult for ordinary people to fight for their just rights. However, in 2000 Accident Advice Helpline was established to do just that. When you ring Accident Advice Helpline you will speak to a friendly adviser who will guide you through 4 questions which take 30 seconds to establish whether you have a valid claim. After that, a handy online calculator will work out approximately how much compensation you could be entitled to if an accident solicitor in Coalville takes your claim on. This will be on a no win no fee basis. It is as simple as that.
To find out if you qualify ring Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 6890 500 or from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th July 2013
Author: David Brown