Need an accident solicitor in Dalkeith?
The town of Dalkeith lies on the River Esk in Midlothian, Scotland, and sprang up around a 12th century castle, which is known as Dalkeith Palace today. The Palace replaced the ancient castle in the latter part of the 16th century and was rebuilt once more two hundred years later. It is the seat of the Duke of Buccleuch.
Dalkeith had its own iron works dating back to the early 19th century. Here iron ore is smelted and fashioned into steel or heavy iron products. There would have been blast furnaces and possibly a foundry, highly dangerous places where fatal accidents involving burn victims were not uncommon.
Corn silos are dangerous places to be – one slip and a worker could plunge headlong into the corn to be buried and crushed by its weight or suffocate in the fine dust. Working on the railways was equally fraught with danger and all sorts of accidents happened to those who laid the heavy sleepers that would eventually carry the steam engine locomotives across Scotland and beyond. Even if you were just one of the men up- and unloading sacks of grain every day, you’d still be prone to back injuries and repetitive strain.
Today employees are protected by stringent health and safety regulations; although there were already some laws in place in the 19th century that aimed to protect workers’ safety, the concept of claiming compensation from your employer is a thoroughly modern one.
If you have suffered injuries in an accident that occurred at work in the last 3 years and you were not to blame for that accident, contact an accident solicitor. You may qualify for making a personal injury claim and get compensation.
Do you qualify for making an injury claim with an accident solicitor in Dalkeith?
Visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete their simple 30-second test. You’ll only be asked 4 easy questions before a compensation calculator will give you an estimate of how much compensation you might be entitled to, based on your particular injuries.
If you are struggling to find an accident solicitor in Dalkeith you could use a national specialist. For more information speak to an advisor at Accident Advice Helpline – lines are available 24/7 and call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer no win no fee* services, which allows you to go ahead with a claim right away without the need to make an upfront payment for legal fees.
Date Published: 1st August 2013