Today, most people searching for a law firm in Rochdale are doing so because of a slip, trip or fall accident that has caused an injury they believe they should be compensated for; an accident which was someone else’s fault!
The town of Rochdale grew with the industrial revolution
Rochdale is a town that owes its growth to the industrial revolution and the fact that it was once one of the U.K.’s major “mill towns” with a flourishing cotton and wool trade. Coal was another major local industry and the development of the Rochdale Canal provided a shipping medium for distributing cotton, wool, and coal products all over the UK.
Slip, trip and fall accidents in the retail trade
The coal, cotton, and wool industries have long since petered out, and Rochdale is now mostly residential, its biggest economic employment sector being the retail trade; in fact it is the birthplace of the cooperative movement, a vibrant and important section the retail sector, a sector which has its own fair share of slip, trip and fall accidents and injuries.
The most common cause of slip, trip and fall accidents
The single biggest cause of slip, trip and fall accidents and injuries is floor contamination. Floor contamination basically covers anything that falls on the floor; things such as ordinary rainwater, oil, grease, and even cleaning materials became if floors are not carefully dried and/or cordoned off once they’ve been cleaned. More contamination can come about through every day weather conditions, or as a result of some process taking place in a factory.
Hazards brought about through bad housekeeping in the home and workplace
A significant proportion of slip, trip and fall accidents (approximately 50%) are caused through bad housekeeping, by trip hazards being left in place. This sort of hazard can however be easily eradicated, or drastically reduced, through appropriate training and the adoption of best practice.
Seek out a law firm in Rochdale with an interactive compensation calculator
Whether your injury happened in the workplace or at home, in order to be able to claim financial compensation, the cause of the injury has to be attributable to a third party. If that is the case, then you can seek out a law firm in Rochdale, and in the process find one that offers an interactive online HOW MUCH compensation calculator, just like the one we at Accident Advice Helpline have on our website. It’s very user-friendly and takes only about 30 seconds to answer 4 simple questions and to obtain an estimate as to how much compensation you could be awarded.
AAH’s free helpline
As one of the nation’s favourite injury claim specialists, AAH offers a no win no fee service, recommended by Esther Rantzen. To find out more about how we can help you with any injury claim you may be considering making, call our free helpline and have a chat with one of the customer service team. You can access our helpline via any landline on 0800 180 4123, or via any mobile on 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 30th July 2014