Haddington in East Lothian, Scotland is on the banks of the River Tyne. There are several historic buildings in the area including mills which would have used the river water as a source of power. Corn milling was a thriving industry in this area up until the start of the last century.
These days, people of the town are much more likely to work in the retail sector or the public sector. The future is of course unknown, but with the River Tyne having a history of flooding in this area, it is possible that further flooding of the Haddington area may occur if climate change results in greater rainfall.
The characteristics of the employment and geography of the area influence the type of personal injury claims that injury claims solicitors in Haddington offices are asked to deal with. Personal injury claims are made by people who have been injured in accidents that were not their own fault. It is a legal process of claiming financial compensation from the person who caused the accident. Here is an illustration of some past, present and future injury claims in Haddington cases that a leading law firm like Accident Advice Helpline could handle..
Injury claims solicitors in Haddington – past cases
If a comprehensive legal system of personal injury compensation had existed prior to 1900, then it is quite likely that the work of the injury claims solicitors in Haddington would have been dominated by accidents at work. The large number of mills along the River Tyne would have employed a great many people and health and safety laws were not in existence.
As a result, many workers could have been injured in machinery and equipment-related accidents. They would not have been able to ring a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and get legal help and support to get the compensation that they deserved from the mill owner.
Injury claims solicitors in Haddington – present day cases
These days workers who have suffered injuries at work are perfectly entitled to claim compensation from their employer if the accident was their employer’s fault. In practice, the retail and public sectors give rise to mainly slips, trips and falls and to manual handling accidents. Workers are able to claim for their injuries and for the money that they have lost because they are often incapacitated. They are able to collect information about the accident in the form of photographs and diagrams and can collect the details of people who witnessed the accident. In practice, most compensation payments are now made out of an insurance policy.
Injury claims solicitors in Haddington – future cases
One possible result of the changing climate is increased flooding. If the River Tyne begins to flood on a regular basis then there may be personal injury claims relating to accidents during flooding. There are safety precautions that employers and people in control of public buildings have to take in relation to flooding. They include assessing the risk and evacuation procedures. Also, procedures for turning off gas and electrical supplies and a safe system of checking that buildings are safe to return to after the flood.
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Date Published: 23rd June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry