Blairgowrie is in Perthshire, Scotland, and a burgh with a twin, Rattray. They became twin burghs in 1928, with Blairgowrie being the larger of the two. The area has been inhabited since Neolithic times, as archaeological evidence shows. The textile mills erected in the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution brought an influx of workers and their families into Blairgowrie, but life in those days was tough. Workers had to contend with poor working conditions which were both dangerous and hazardous to their health. They could not file a personal injury compensation claim against their employer as there weren’t any such claims to make, and anyway, there would have been no injury solicitors in Blairgowrie or elsewhere to go to for advice about employment laws.
Why seek solicitors in Blairgowrie?
There are many reasons why you could be looking for a firm of solicitors in Blairgowrie, or one based close to where you live. They can be useful if you wish to move house, make a will, or act as executors. You may need personal injury solicitors in Blairgowrie who would be able to help you make a personal injury compensation claim for an injury sustained in an accident that was not your fault. Solicitors in Blairgowrie, for example, could help you prove that the accident was the fault of another person. They could also help if you had been diagnosed with an illness caused by another person’s negligence. They could help you build a case to prove that the negligence of another person caused it.
Accident while fruit picking?
Blairgowrie is a centre for soft fruit-growing, and specializes in strawberries and raspberries. Although picking soft fruit is not as hazardous as picking fruit from trees, it can be dangerous. The fruit is usually grown inside long plastic tunnels on ‘grow bags’ and an irrigation system is usually used to water the fruit. The ground underfoot can become very muddy and slippery, so , although you can’t fall off a ladder or fall out of a tree, you can fracture a limb if you slip and fall. You should wear boots which give you traction on soft ground, but if you slip and fall, it could be because of your poor working conditions and the negligence of your employer. To make a successful personal injury compensation claim in such a case, you would need to be able to prove that your employer’s negligence towards your safety was responsible for your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline if you have any queries regarding a potential personal injury compensation claim. Call one of these freephone numbers at any time: 0800 689 0500 (for landline calls too), or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call now for legal advice from the claims’ experts?
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown