You might be forgiven for thinking that Langport is on the coast, but it isn’t. Langport, which probably means long port or long market place, is situated on the banks of the River Parrett in Somerset.
On the 10 July 1645 the Battle of Langport was fought here between the Royalists and Parliamentarians when the Royalist field army was all but destroyed, making it clear that the victors would be the Parliamentarian forces.
You may find it difficult to find a firm of injury lawyers in Langport, and if you do have trouble locating ones who are specialists in the type of accident, injury or illness which you have, or have had, then contact us at Accident Advice Helpline so that we can help you with any potential personal injury compensation claim you may have.
Injury lawyers in Langport
Injury lawyers in Langport can help you file a personal injury compensation claim if you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. You usually have three years in which to file a claim if the accident occurred in the British Isles.
You may be seeking injury lawyers in Langport or elsewhere because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. Such an illness could be a work-related one, for example, and you and your injury lawyers in Langport, for example may be able to prove that your employer’s negligence was the direct cause of it.
Work-related illnesses and injuries
You may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer (who should have public liability insurance cover which would pay for such claims) if your illness or injury came about because you had not been given adequate training to perform a specific task. It could be that you injured your back while attempting to manually lift a heavy object. If you had not had training in how to do this with minimum risk of injury, you could prove that your employer had been negligent in his or her duty to protect your health and safety.
If you continuously used high-powered drills (for example) but were not given ear defenders or protective gloves to wear, and did not have the appropriate rest periods, and you were diagnosed with vibration white finger (VWF) for example, or you became partially deaf, then you could probably be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer because he or she was negligent.
If you had an accident due to your employer’s failure to carry out a thorough risk assessment of the job to be done, you could also file a claim against him or her.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you require any help or advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers, for expert legal advice.
From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or, for a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now?
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown