An injury claim from an accident caused by lightning will need St Helens ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers
The town of St Helens is found in the Merseyside region in England and it has a population that is estimated to be just above 100,000 people. In the middle of June this year, the town was hit by a series of thunderstorms that battered houses in the area. The storms came with torrents of rain and fork lightning that crashed over large parts of St Helens. A storm that occurred on June 11 was particularly damaging with lightning from the thunderstorm hitting houses and started fires.
A house situated on Cumberland Avenue in Portico was struck by lightning and the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called out to attend to a fire which had been started by lightning in the upstairs bedroom. A spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Service said that the homeowners had been able to put out the fire themselves but they came to conduct a safety inspection in case of structural damage to the house. They advised that the utility companies check for damage to the water or electricity facilities and a structural engineer check over the house. In the town centre of St Helens, the lightning set off alarms in many of the businesses there and a function being held by the town’s mayor, Andy Bowden, was interrupted by the lightning.
This is not the first time that St Helens has been hit by strong weather conditions with the St Helens rugby league club having part of their stadium roof torn open by strong winds in 2012. This incident happened only 17 days before Langtree Park was to host the first game of the new season. The area torn off was cordoned away along with the club’s superstore for safety reasons and the capacity will be reduced by 2,000 for the first game of the season against Widnes.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by lightning then you could make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline and get access to St Helens ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers
St Helens ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers should be obtained if you are making a claim for an injury from an accident caused by lightning
A claim for compensation can be made with Accident Advice Helpline in St Helens by calling free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 17th October 2014
Author: David Brown