Gosforth is an upmarket neighbourhood of Newcastle upon Tyne, a large city located in the North East of England. Gosforth lies to the north of the city centre and is popular with commuters working in the city.
It seems almost inconceivable today, looking at the smart houses, chic shops and trendy cafes in Gosforth that this was once the location for several collieries in the 19th century. Coxlodge and Gosforth Collieries employed a large number of men, women and children.
Today Gosforth’s residents are largely employed in a huge local business complex, the Regent Centre. Here organisations like HM Revenue & Customs are major employers.
Gosforth has become the location for Newcastle’s great new park development. The entire project is envisaged to last for some 15 years and Newcastle Great Park is currently in year 8 of the construction phase to build a new suburb or village.
Construction sites are dangerous places. Virtually every day their layout may change and pedestrians walking past the usual wire-fencing on their way to work often get so used to seeing the familiar boundaries that they are quite thrown by the removal or relocation of such fencing. Owners of a construction site have the legal duty to make such sites safe and to prevent the general public from straying onto the site.
If you walked home from your bus stop after a long day at work and had seen a fenced off area week after week, you’d be so used to walking a certain route that you’d probably not realise in the dark that a new ditch had been dug where only in the morning a perfectly good stretch of pavement ran parallel to the fence. Without lighting or warning signs, the ditch is virtually invisible until pedestrians have fallen into it.
Anyone injured in such an accident could hire an accident solicitor and make a compensation claim in Gosforth.
Where do you make a compensation claim in Gosforth?
You could try several law firms in Newcastle upon Tyne, or save time and call Accident Advice Helpline free on: 0800 689 0500.
Lines are available every day of the week, 24 hours a day. Explain the circumstances that lead to your accident and why the other party’s negligence is to blame.
The adviser will be able to tell you if you have a valid claim and will provide you with an estimate of how much compensation you might be entitled to.
All their legal partners offer no win no fee services. If you’re using a mobile phone, just ring: 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their friendly experts who will give you honest advice.
As long as your accident was the result of somebody else’s negligence and the accident happened within the last 3 years, you should be entitled to make a compensation claim in Gosforth.