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    Injury solicitors in Earls Court


    Injury solicitors in Earls Court

    Smoking has been banned in enclosed public spaces in England and Wales since 2007. This has meant that smokers have had to go outside to indulge in their deadly habit whenever they are at work, in a bar or restaurant or anywhere else that can deemed as public. Although this may be an inconvenience for tobacco enthusiasts, many concur that, on balance, it’s a good idea that makes public places more pleasant to be in.

    But if you are a smoker who is forced to go outside for your fix of nicotine, as well as damaging your health with the evil weed, you might also run the risk of becoming injured in an accident that was not your faulty while out having a puff. If this were to happen to you, you might be able to use the services of a decent injury solicitor in Earls Court to sue the person or organisation that was responsible for you being hurt.

    Smoking-related injuries and injury solicitors in Earls Court

    Say you work on the second floor of an office block. Your employer allows you take a break on its balcony to enjoy a cheeky smoke during the day. During one break, you make your way out to the balcony and close the door behind you. You spark up a cigarette and lean on the side of the balcony structure, only for it to buckle and fall to the ground, taking you with it. Under these circumstances, you might be able to use an injury solicitor in Earls Court to seek a pay-out from your employer because of the faulty balcony.

    If you were staying at a hotel and decided to make your way to an outside area via the lobby to have a quick fag, you could have a personal injury claim if a careless hotel worked knocked a vase from a window above you if it hit you on the head, knocking you unconscious. In either of these circumstances, the fact that you were a smoker would not count against you if your case made it to court. Smoking is still legal in this country, and you have the right to spark up outside without fearing being hurt in an accident that was not your fault

    Seek advice

    If you have been hurt when exercising your legal right to enjoy a smoke outside, you should call a personal injury firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out if it might be able to provide you with one of its first-rate injury solicitors Earls Court solicitors on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Call free on 0800 689 0500.

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    Date Published: 13th December 2013

    Author: David Brown

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