This village in West Yorkshire is also known as Hartshead Moor Top, and as a hamlet it may not have too many offices of injury lawyers Hartshead Moor to choose from. These days that’s not a problem, since anyone with access to the internet can research legal experts to help them make a compensation claim. Simply key in injury lawyers in Hartshead Moor and you’ll get a landslide of results, not necessarily matching the search term exactly, but you will find what you need within a reasonable proximity. However, it might surprise you to know that up to 10 million people in the UK cannot do that.
The Digital Divide in Britain
Astonishing as it may seem to those who take the internet for granted, and given the impression made by rapid increases in broadband infrastructure, 1 in 3 households in the UK does not have an internet connection and a staggering 10 million people do not have access to it. Around 40% of these are from poorer backgrounds and a significant percentage is elderly, people less likely to have computer skills or experience with using an online environment.
Not all is lost, in that more and more libraries (the ones that escaped the austerity cuts) offer a screen and internet access at a reasonable charge. More worrying however is the lack of availability to people who find it difficult to go out or who don’t know how to use a computer.
The moral of this story is that if any of us have friends, neighbours and acquaintances who don’t or can’t use the net, or don’t have broadband in their homes, maybe we can provide that little service for them and help them out, for the essential services such as utilities, contacting their local council, or legal expertise, whatever it is they need to do.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our primary access to clients needing to start a claim is through our online portal, from which point a claimant can find the information they need to know if their claim is eligible and to ask how to get the ball rolling. We can recommend injury lawyers in Hartshead Moor or anywhere in the country for that matter. Simply call our advisors on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. If you’d like someone to call you back, text “CLAIM365” to 88010. And if you do know of someone who needs to research anything on the internet, you could do your good deed for the day by helping them out.
Date Published: 2nd November 2013
Author: David Brown