If you have been burned, you may want to know more about injury lawyers in Milnathort
Milnathort is a village in Perth and Kinross in central Scotland. If you have bought Christmas lights and they have set fire to your tree and you have suffered from burns because of it, you may want to find out more about claiming compensation with injury lawyers in Milnathort. You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to find out what your next step should be.
A ‘no win, no fee’ basis
If you are worrying about making that initial call you can rest assured that you will be in the hands of a trained adviser. First of all, your trained adviser will help you through a 30 second test which will determine whether injury lawyers in Milnathort are likely to take your case on.
After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you might get if injury lawyers in Milnathort take your case on and win. This would be on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so don’t wait about if you want to know whether you might be able to claim compensation with injury lawyers in Milnathort; you should call Accident Advice Helpline without delay. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993
If lights have been the cause of your injuries, you will probably be very aware of them and maybe a little cautious also. However, they were much more dangerous in the 19th century. Rushlights were often used then. They were simply rushes dipped in drippings or other greasy substances and then set alight. They were probably the most well used form of lighting in England before the coming of gas. The reason for this is that the poor could make them for free.
A tax on candles
There was a tax on candles which was one penny a pound for tallow candles and three and a half pennies a pound for wax candles. For those who lived in the countryside, the sheep fat needed to make tallow candles could be utilised for soap or cooking instead. Furthermore, when making candles, wicks were needed which were made from either cotton or linen; that was a further expense.
At the end of the day, what you used for lighting all came down to how much money you had. Those who were better off used tallow candles but the wealthy would use beeswax candles because the tallow ones would give off an aroma of sheep. Tallow candles also had to have their wicks regularly cut or snuffed but the wax candles did not.
Date Published: 13th December 2013
Author: David Brown