In the 13th century, the monks of Lindores Abbey were given permission to cut peat from a peat bog, which the monks called Our Lady’s Bog. This was shortened over the years to Ladybog, and when the railway was built through the village the station was given the name Ladybank, as it was thought this was more salubrious. With the advent of the station, Ladybank became a Scottish industrial centre in the latter half of the 19th century.
If you live in Ladybank, you may be searching for injury solicitors in Ladybank either because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, or because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove you contracted because of the negligence of another person.
Injury solicitors in Ladybank
If you are unable to find any injury solicitors in Ladybank, contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We work with a team of expert personal injury solicitors who are based all over the country, all of whom work on a no win no fee basis.
The dangers of peat smoke
You may believe that burning peat is better for your finances and the environment, but it is probably not good for your health, so before you buy a peat-burning stove consider the dangers. A study conducted in the US has shown that peat wildfires can increase the risks of serious respiratory and cardiovascular problems. In areas where peat is naturally occurring, wildfires can smoulder in the ground without being detected for months. These, if they spread, can be extremely difficult to extinguish. Peat is vegetable matter which has only partially decomposed, and can be found in wetland areas.
Peat smoke is different from smoke emitted by other materials such as wood, as other chemicals are present in it. It has been found that people who suffer from pre-existing lung and heart problems may be at risk if they are subjected to peat smoke. Those who own land on which there are peat bogs are responsible for limiting the effects of peat wildfires, and those who burn peat as an alternative fuel should take care to have well-ventilated rooms.
A local authority which could not control a peat wildfire could be sued for damages if the public found that they developed respiratory illnesses because of such a fire. Injury solicitors in Ladybank could help you to file a claim for an illness caused by peat wildfire smoke.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to file, but need expert legal advice and help to do so, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us right now for expert legal advice about your potential claim?