If you’ve tripped, find out how to get legal help in Seascale
Seascale is a village on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in the north west of England. If you are out and about in the area and you end up with your arm in a sling because you trip over a badly maintained pavement, you may be able to claim compensation with injury solicitors in Seascale. You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to find out how to get legal help in Seascale.
A 30 second test
Most claims can be processed by telephone. First of all, a trained adviser will guide you through a 30 second test which will identify whether injury solicitors in Seascale might take your case on. After that, an online calculator will work out approximately how much compensation you might get if injury solicitors in Seascale win your case. This would be on a no win no fee basis.
If your terrible trip happened within the last three years and was due to the negligence of someone else and you wish to know more about claiming compensation with injury solicitors in Seahouses then you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline straight away. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 05000800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Lumps, bumps and holes
We expect paving to be maintained well enough these days to prevent us from having accidents but what was it like in the middle of the eighteenth century in the capital? Things were certainly different. For instance, it was the legal duty of every citizen to pave the street up to the middle line of the street in front of his own home. It is not difficult to imagine how many lumps, bumps and holes there were on those pavements.
The pavements were so bad that a visiting Frenchman remarked that it was difficult to find a place to put one’s foot down. We can imagine a chap stepping out with his pristine white stockings on. He puts his foot down onto a loose stone in the pavement which has water lodged underneath it. As his weight goes onto the stone, the water beneath squirts up the sides and all over his white stockings. This was such a frequent occurrence that it was given the name of beau-trap.
If any chap took care with the pavement outside his home and made sure that it was level, he could be sure that the water companies would soon mess it up again. They were the only public utility in the eighteenth century and the New River Company alone had four hundred miles of wooden pipes under the streets. Being wooden and dealing with water meant that they were always being repaired. The water companies were supposed to make good their excavations but somehow they always ended up worse off than how they started. Talk to us today to learn how to get legal help in Seascale.
Date Published: 20th March 2014
Author: David Brown