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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Rutland law firm


    Rutland is the smallest county in England. It shouldn’t be too hard to find a good Rutland law firm within its confines, which at their longest, measure 18 miles (North to South), and 17 miles (East to West). To track down a solicitor who deals with injury claim law, you’ll have to search in the 2 main towns of Oakham (the county town), and Uppingham.

    The level crossing at Deeping St James

    For all its small size, Rutland County remains a busy place to live and work in, although residents near Deeping St James are not too pleased, and are pretty angry at the way they perceive themselves to have been treated by Network Rail. The crossing will be closed from 5pm until 7am every day to enable necessary maintenance to be carried out.

    Residents are complaining that this will effectively cut their village in half when the crossing is closed; and to divert around the closure means adding another 10 miles to their journeys. They will have to journey via Deeping St Nicholas to get to the shops and other services in Market Deeping. Work started in early July and is scheduled to go on for 4 weeks.

    Health and safety comes first

    The problem is that from a health and safety perspective, railway crossings are dangerous places. Any sort of malfunction can create accidents causing serious injury, loss of life, and loss of personal property.  There are almost 8,000 level crossing here in the UK, the great majority of which (approximately 6500) are owned by Network Rail. The other 1500 are owned and operated by heritage and industrial railways.

    Reducing risk is the key

    According to Network Rail, the network of level crossings here in the UK are responsible for almost half of the catastrophic rail accidents that take place. They maintain that safe design, and proper management and operation of these crossings, helps to lower any risks, and has a significantly positive effect on user behaviour.

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    Using a Rutland law firm for level crossing accident injuries in Rutland

    If anybody was to suffer an injury at the Deeping St James level crossing, they would have the option of choosing a Rutland law firm based in either Oakham or Uppingham. Anyone injured on a crossing in any other part of the country could use one of the many specialist injury claim solicitors advertised online, like Accident Advice Helpline for example.

    Valuing accident injury claims

    Like many dedicated accident injury claim lawyers, Accident Advice Helpline offers a free, interactive, online compensation calculator for valuing clients claims. Accident Advice Helpline’s is referred to as their HOW MUCH calculator, and takes just 30 seconds to use.

    The advantages of using one of the UK’s favourite injury claim solicitors

    As one of the U.K.’s leading specialist injury claim solicitors there are many benefits to working with Accident Advice Helpline. These include:

    • Our no win, no fee’ service
    • Our industry-leading customer support
    • Free 24/7 helpline – 0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobiles
    • Accident Advice Helpline’s services are unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen

    Date Published: 19th July 2014

    Author: Howie

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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