Broseley, as a small settlement, was in existence in 1086 as it is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It can lay claim to having the first wooden railway, which was probably built in the 16th century for the transport of coal. In 1779 the world’s first iron bridge was built to link Broseley with Coalbrookdale and Madeley, and it was this that led to the development of the Ironbridge Gorge (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the town of Ironbridge. The coal and clay found in this area meant that it was at the centre of the Industrial Revolution, with mining and iron-working being the principle industries. However, clay pipes were also made in Broseley as were bricks, china and porcelain and tiles (among other things).
Solicitors in Broseley
During the Industrial Revolution there was a marked difference between the houses of workers and those of the ironmasters. Workers tended to have large families and these were housed in small rooms, sometimes with three of four families sharing what is today a four-storey house where one family lives. Living conditions were as poor as working ones, and if a worker contracted an illness which was due to the conditions he worked in, there would have been no solicitors in Broseley to help him make a personal injury compensation claim. Equally there could have been no solicitors in Broseley who could have filed a compensation claim for an illness caused by damp living quarters.
Today, solicitors in Broseley can help you file a personal injury compensation claim for an illness caused by another person’s negligence, as well as for injuries sustained in an accident that you can prove was not your fault.
Accidents at work
There used to be quite a few coal mines in Broseley and accidents in them seemed to have been due to asphyxiation and naked candle flames accidentally igniting charges. There was no Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to oversee Health and Safety at work regulations and these would only have been very rudimentary.
Now, if you have an accident at work, you should make sure that you report it to the appropriate person and that the details are logged in the accident book. After that you should seek immediate medical attention. All accidents at work should be reported to the HSE, but, if you believe your employer will not report your accident to them, you can report it yourself.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our freephone lines are always open and we are here to give you expert legal advice about any part of the claims’ process. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?