Parents of kids who get injured at school through no fault of their own, sometimes turn to a law firm in Rugby when it was a Rugby School, in which the child was injured. Rugby is of course famous in literary terms as being the name of the public school where Tom Brown went when he was remorselessly hounded by the bully boy known simply as Flashman.
The basis of the novel Tom Brown’s Schooldays
The novel “Tom Brown’s Schooldays” was written by novelist Thomas Hughes in 1857, and is allegedly based on Hughes’ own experience when he went to school at a Rugby private school between 1834 and 1842. Back in those days health and safety was something that was hardly ever considered.
Children working underground in coal-mines
Coincidentally it was the same year that Hughes finished his schooling, (1842), when a law was passed making it illegal to employ women and children under the age of 10 working underground in coalmines. Before this law was passed, children usually began working underground from the age of 8, although some started at the age of 4. It was not unusual for whole families to work underground in the mines.
It wasn’t until 1891 that another law was passed by parliament lifting the minimum age for children to be employed underground in coalmines from 10 to 12. The law also addressed ventilation in coal-mines for the first time.
Children were also forced to work in textile mills
Coal-mining wasn’t the only industry to employ child labour in Victorian times; textile mills were infamous for the practice too. Mills weren’t perhaps as forbidding as coal-mines, but they nonetheless caused thousands of injuries and fatalities to small children who were regularly hurt by the unguarded machinery. Diseases were rife too.
Using an expert law firm in Rugby to pursue local claims
It’s a far cry from the health and safety regimes in place today, to say nothing of the injury compensation process. Today, if a child is injured at a school in Rugby, parents can elect to use an expert law firm in Rugby, or anywhere else for that matter, to pursue a claim for compensation. Many people from all corners of the UK work with us here at AAH because we are easy to find online and we serve the country as a whole.
Follow Esther Rantzen’s advice and recommendation to use our expert law firm in Rugby
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s most used injury claim specialists. Many people follow the great recommendation that people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen gives us when she says, “Take my advice you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to look after you.” When people decide to work with us they benefit from many advantages which include:
- Our no win no fee service
- Use of our free 30 second online HOW MUCH compensation calculator
- Our industry leading customer support service
- Our freephone 24/7 helpline – 0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobiles