The incidents that a personal injury lawyer in Chorley deals with can be divided into common compensation claims and unusual compensation claims. Accident Advice Helpline can deal efficiently and professionally with both of these types of compensation claim. They have teams of personal injury lawyers who can provide an excellent service on a no win no fee basis – that means no huge up front legal fees for you! Here are a few examples of the most common and the highly unusual cases that a personal injury lawyer in Chorley may deal with.
Common cases dealt with by a personal injury lawyer in Chorley
A personal injury lawyer in Chorley would spend a large part of their time dealing with road traffic accident claims. Unfortunately, accidents on our roads are all too common and many of us get injured in accidents that were not or own fault. The accident is often caused by someone else’s driving error. Perhaps they lost concentration or were distracted by a mobile phone going off. May be they were trying to open a packet of crisps! Some drivers cause accidents by driving too fast or because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The most common injury following a road traffic accident is whiplash although, of course, just about any other injury can be caused as well including broken limbs and brain injuries.
Unusual cases dealt with by a personal injury lawyer in Chorley
A personal injury lawyer in Chorley would not expect to spend a great deal of their time dealing with explosion injuries from a woodwork shop – these do not happen very often. When they do happen they are very serious and the consequences for the workplace and for the employees can be catastrophic. Employers can be found to be at fault for the accident if they did not take precautions to prevent the explosion in the first place. This can be a complex area to understand but some of the precautions are actually just common sense. Wood dust should always be assumed to be explosive unless it has been proved that it is not with an explosion test. Most wood dusts will be explosive because of the size of the individual particles and the concentration of the dust. If an activity like sanding is carried out then this produces a very fine dust which is very likely to be explosive. Hardwood produces more dust when it is sawed than soft wood does and the dust is nearly always explosive.
If there has been an explosion then there must have been an ignition and in explosions in wood workshops this can be naked flames, faulty electrics and impact sparks. For example, sanding a piece of wood that has some metal in it (a nail or screw) can cause a spark which can ignite the dust cloud with terrible results.
Date Published: 25th January 2014
Author: David Brown