Lying the heart of Kent in the south of England, the borough of Tonbridge and Malling is steeped in culture, history and nature. Traditional English country gardens and picturesque old villages dot a landscape dominated by magnificent castles and stately homes. With a history stretching back thousands of years to the Neolithic era there is much to discover in the many pre-historic burial chambers, dwellings and stone ruins.
Tonbridge Castle, overlooking the River Medway, boasts a rich history over 900 years old and has a changing programme of free events and activities such as musical events and theatrical performances. Another majestic building, Penshurst Place built in 1341, boasts 2500 acres of impressive parkland for walking and cycling in and beautiful gardens within its ancient grounds.
Spending time at historic landmarks is a great way to connect with British traditions and history but sometimes health problems may occur and you may need the advice and help of Tonbridge and Malling no win no fee* solicitors.
How can Tonbridge and Malling no win no fee* solicitors help me?
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What injuries can Tonbridge and Malling no win no fee* solicitors help me claim compensation for?
Due to their design, building materials and age, historic country houses, castles, churches and other old buildings can be hazardous for visitors, especially if risks haven’t been properly assessed. Lead based paints or asbestos are toxic substances which can be harmful if ingested or inhaled. Buildings should be thoroughly checked for both materials and dealt with accordingly to protect members of the public, staff and volunteers. The types of situations where Tonbridge and Malling no win no fee* solicitors may pursue compensation on your behalf for health issues including:
- Cancer – loose asbestos can be found in lagging and insulation and, if it becomes airborne, the floating fibres can cause a real risk to health when they are inhaled. Those working and volunteering in such environments may be exposed and, over time, develop mesothelioma with typical symptoms including shortness of breath, weight loss or bowel problems.
- Poisoning – lead can be absorbed through the ingestion or breathing in of dust particles. Lead was used extensively in paintwork and pipes before 1978 and poisoning can lead to damage to the nervous system, brain, kidneys and stomach. Children are particularly susceptible to lead poisoning if they have touched the metal or put it in their mouths.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown