Falkirk in Stirlingshire, Scotland, lies in the Central Lowlands in the Forth Valley. It is located roughly half-way between Edinburgh and Glasgow and has a resident population of around 35,000 people.
Thanks to the construction of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, Falkirk prospered as a centre for heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution and became an important site for the steel and iron industries.
Today, Falkirk’s economy relies more on tourism and retail, but still has enough international companies locally to provide employment. The UK’s largest bus manufacturer is based in Falkirk and the country’s second largest regional publisher is also based here.
Tourists and locals enjoy the walks and cycle paths in the area, the parks and various attractions such as the Callendar House and Falkirk Wheel.
The Falkirk Herald, Scotland’s most popular weekly newspaper is printed in Falkirk. Since Johannes Gutenberg’s movable printing press invention in 1450, the publishing industry’s technology has gone from strength to strength with much being done digitally today, allowing us to have print on demand books and online newspapers. We often forget that the hand-operated Gutenberg-style printing press was only replaced in the 19th century, when steam-powered rotary presses enabled us to have mass production.
The noise in those printing houses must have been unbearable. Today, employers must provide workers with protective clothing and other devices to keep them safe, from goggles and safety-glasses, masks to cover a worker’s mouth and nose to protection for their ears to avoid loss of hearing.
No accident solicitor in Falkirk would have been able to win compensation for printers working in the hellish environment of a Victorian print house. Today, an employer who does not adhere to health and safety regulations must face the consequences and pay compensation, if an employee loses their hearing.
Where can you find an accident solicitor in Falkirk?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to a friendly advisor, who can allocate your claim to an accident solicitor in Falkirk or other legal specialist. Lines are available every day of the week, 24 hours a day.
All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners provide no win no fee* services. For the last 13 years they have assisted non-fault accident victims to receive compensation for their pain and suffering, their loss of income and expenses they were forced to pay as a result of their injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline’s patron, TV presenter and consumer rights champion Esther Rantzen, hopes that in the future more accident victims will avail themselves of their right to claim compensation and get justice in the process.
Date Published: 1st August 2013
Author: Emma Matthews