Rainhill on Merseyside has strong ties with the growth of the railway, as in 1829 a number of locomotives were tested to find out which design would be best suited to be used on the then-new Liverpool and Manchester railway. George Stephenson’s Rocket was the winner of the competition at that time, and this became the first ‘modern’ locomotive. There is also an annual model railway exhibition held in Rainhill to which visitors from all over Merseyside and beyond flock in February.
If you are seeking personal injury solicitors in Rainhill, you may have had an accident which you can prove was not your fault. For example, if you were travelling to Rainhill by train to see the exhibition, you might slip, trip or fall either on the station premises or on the train. This could happen if liquid or food had spilled onto the floor and not been cleared up, or perhaps because there was ice or snow on the station which had not been cleared.
If you have this kind of accident, you and your personal injury solicitors in Rainhill may be able to prove that the negligence of railway employees had caused the accident. You may then be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the owners of the station or the train, depending on where your accident occurred.
Of course, if two trains collided you presumably could not be held responsible for the accident if you were a passenger, so you would in theory be able to make a personal injury compensation claim with the help of personal injury solicitors in Rainhill.
You may also be seeking the services of personal injury solicitors in Rainhill if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused as a result of another person’s negligence. You would have three years in which to make your claim.
No one can tell you how much you may be awarded in compensation for an illness or an injury with absolute certainty. Your personal injury solicitor will be able to give you an estimated figure after they have done research into past awards for injuries such as yours and consulted the Judicial College’s guidelines, which detail amounts of compensation which can be given for injuries depending on their severity. You can claim for a variety of things such as loss of earnings, as well as medical treatment and expenses relating to the injury or illness (if you have the receipts).
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to file, call us here at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice and help. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now to find out how we may be able to help you file your claim?
Date Published: 27th February 2014