Rossendale is a borough in Lancashire which comprises various historic mill towns. In mediaeval times, Rossendale would have been at least partially wooded as it was a designated hunting reserve. Hamlets and small villages were established and by the reign of Henry VIII, in the Renaissance period, there was farming in the area as well as a cottage industry of spinning wool and making woollen cloth. It wasn’t until the development of the mill towns in the Industrial Revolution that Rossendale’s population expanded. The area became known as ‘The Golden Valley’ during those years, although it was ‘Golden’ only for the mill owners; the workers had a hard time of it. There were no health and safety laws and no recourse to the law if a worker suffered a whiplash injury in Rossendale, or if one died as a result of an accident at work.
Accidents at Work
If you have an accident at work these days, you may be able to prove that it was caused by your employer’s negligence with the help of a personal injury solicitor. If this can be done, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer. You can also claim compensation if you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease.
If you are a construction worker you might have fallen from a height and received a whiplash injury in Rossendale, and if that is the case, you may have grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
If you have an accident at work, it should be recorded in the accident book and then reported to the Health and Safety Executive. If you have reason to believe that it won’t be reported to them, you can do this yourself, so that they can investigate the causes of the accident.
What to Do if You Have a Whiplash Injury in Rossendale
If you have been involved in any type of accident and had a whiplash injury in Rossendale, you must have immediate medical attention for your injury. If you wish to file a personal injury compensation claim, you have to be able to prove, without a doubt, that you were not to blame for the accident in which you were injured. You also need to prove that another person was responsible for it.
You will need the assistance of an expert personal injury lawyer, and we at Accident Advice Helpline can probably put you in touch with one of our experts who works on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
Accident Advice Helpline
To find out more about how we at Accident Advice Helpline might be able to help you with your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers, as the lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now for information and expert legal advice?
Date Published: 25th July 2014