Craven Arms in south Shropshire is a small market town, close to the Welsh border. The name Craven belonged to the lords who owned Stokesay Castle which is located near the town. In 1656 Craven Arms was called Newton, and it is a relatively new town for Shropshire. It grew because of the advent of the railway in the 19th century. Stokesay Castle is really a fortified manor house, built in the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, who was, at that time, one of England’s foremost wool merchants. By 1641 and the outbreak of the English Civil War, it was owned by the Craven family. It passed through a variety of hands after that until the 19th century when it was once again owned by the Earls of Craven, though now it is in the hands of English Heritage.
Solicitors in Craven Arms
The area around Craven Arms is farming country, and a market is held in the town every Saturday. Farmers and farm workers have difficult jobs, and some are injured, sometimes fatally during the course of their work. If you have been injured while at work and can prove that you were not to blame for your accident, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. Solicitors in Craven Arms or elsewhere may be able to help you build a case to prove that you were in no way responsible for the accident.
You may also require the help of solicitors in Craven Arms, for example, if you have (or have had) an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence towards you.
Solicitors in Craven Arms will also be able to inform you about how long you have to make a claim for your injuries, as there are different time frames for claims arising from injuries.
Accidents at work
If you have any type of accident, you should have immediate medical treatment. If you have an accident at work, you should inform the appropriate person and have them write down the details, plus the names and contact details of any witnesses in the accident book. If for any reason, you believe your accident won’t be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), you can report it yourself, as this body is the one that investigates accidents and their causes. The number of days you are off work because of your injuries should also be reported to the HSE.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever the time, if you need information, help or advice about any type of personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers which are:- 0800 689 0500 for landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Don’t delay; call us now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 1st June 2014