The town of Gainsborough lies on the River Trent in Lincolnshire, England, and is located some 15 miles north-west of the county town of Lincoln. It is within a comfortable driving range of Scunthorpe in the north and Rotherham and Sheffield in the west.
As one of the most important Anglo-Saxon cities in Mercia, Gainsborough once boasted the most inland port in England, trading goods with Hull and beyond, thanks to the River Trent forming a direct link with the Humber and the North Sea. The town was witness to the Danish invader Sweyn Forkbeard and his son Canute driving off King Ethelred in 1013 and received a mention in the Doomsday Book of 1087 as lands belonging to one Geoffrey de Guerche, for whom some 80 people, mainly farmers and villeins, worked.
If one of those farmer-tenants had been injured in an accident involving a team of oxen and a faulty hand-held plough supplied by their lord and master, Geoffrey de Guerche would have merely scoffed at the idea of paying compensation to such a farmer or his villein. Today an employer supplying a worker with faulty machinery would have to answer to the Health and Safety Executive – and quite possibly to an accident solicitor Gainsborough, if the worker was hurt in an accident.
Gainsborough was once the manufacturing base for a major boiler manufacturer in the mid-19th century. The steam engines manufactured in Gainsborough were exported all over the world for over a century. Building such heavy machinery was a serious feat of engineering and provided employment for an enormous number of people on the 16-acre site of the former Britannia Ironworks. From the middle of the 19th century onwards better protection was introduced, as legislation governing the employment of children in factories for example was tightened and more workers’ rights were introduced.
Accidents happened frequently in factories and far from getting compensation, many workers found they were deemed no longer fit to carry out any factory duties and were thus dismissed. Today an accident victim can claim compensation not just for their pain and suffering, but also for any loss of earnings, current and future, that arose because of their employer’s negligence.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident at work, speak to an accident solicitor Gainsborough and find out if you qualify for making a claim or visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website, where a simple 30-second test will tell you if you qualify.
Their compensation calculator works out how much compensation you might get, if an accident solicitor Gainsborough settles your claim successfully.
Where do you find a no win, no fee accident solicitor Gainsborough?
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their friendly advisers. All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners provide no win, no fee services, so claimants can start their claims process without having to make an upfront payment for legal fees.