The village of Gomersal lies in West Yorkshire, the North of England, and is quite close to the River Spen.
Perhaps one of the most traumatic experiences that the village’s inhabitants have ever had to endure happened in 1812, when locals rose in protest against power looms, a new invention that threatened the cottage industries that sustained many local communities across the country. With the textile industry moving out of people’s homes and into large-scale manufacturing in factories based in cities like Bradford or Manchester, a whole way of life that had lasted for many centuries was being threatened.
The authorities quashed the uprising most brutally and many of the rioters were injuries, some of them fatally so. The leaders of the protests were later executed at York.
Textile mills in the early part of the Industrial Revolution employed mostly young girls and children, as they were deemed to be docile and easily managed. Such a young workforce could be forced to work excessively long hours, made to work under terrible conditions and paid a pittance. If a child was injured in an accident, the mill owner would simply throw out the child and hire somebody else. The first labour laws to protect children working in such factories did not emerge until several decades later.
Fortunately, times have changed and employers now have certain obligations to their employees to see that they are safe and well trained. Anyone involved in an accident at work today would be able to make an injury claim in Gomersal against their employers, if they could prove their employer had been negligent in their duty of care. If you suffered industrial illness or disease and would like to make an injury claim in Gomersal with an accident solicitor, where do you find one in such a small community?
Where can you make an injury claim in Gomersal?
There is a simple solution! Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to one of their friendly experts. Lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week.
Once you have outlined the circumstances of your accident, the adviser will be able to tell you if you qualify for making an injury claim in Gomersal with one of Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners. You will be given an estimate of how much your claim will be worth in terms of compensation.
All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer their services on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis; this means claimants won’t be asked to make an upfront payment for legal fees or pay anything during the claims process. Legal fees are typically settled at the end, when the injury claim has been settled successfully.
If you’re not sure you qualify for making an injury claim in Gomersal, you can visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a simple test. It takes just 30 seconds and will give you an estimate of how much your claim is worth at the end.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown