Compensation claims for an injury caused by a falling building structure will require no win no fee* lawyers in Camden
The district of Camden is found in London and it was the site of a tragic incident where a stone broke from a building and killed a minicab driver that was passing by in February. The cab driver was Ms Sillitoe who resided on Pickard Street in Angel and the head injuries she received from the falling block from the building killed her instantly. She had two passengers travelling in the back seat of the minicab and they both were able to survive the incident.
An inquest has heard recently about the details of the incident and there has been issues raised over the factors that contributed to the block falling from the building. Some engineering experts have said that the underground tunnelling that has been done for the government’s east-to-west railway may have weakened the building and made a contribution to the stone parapet cracking off from the top of the building.
The coroner at the inquest told the court of the vibrations from the Crossrail tunnelling being felt in his kitchen of the restaurant in the building. A senior partner from a surveyors firm also told the inquest that the primary cause of the parapet collapsing was due to the high winds but it could not be ruled out that the vibrations from the Crossrail tunnelling made the parapet vulnerable. He added that vibrations are known to cause hair-line fractures and generally not major structural problems such as this.
A structural engineer also told the inquest that there were warnings of the parapet falling from the building with its free-standing nature and outdated design. However, this engineer was less sure of the effect that high winds played and said that the parapet was close to the limit of being deemed unsafe by structural standards. Crossrail have not admitted any responsibility for the incident and said that they will provide an engineering report to support their view.
If you have been injured by a falling building structure then you could make a claim and will require no win no fee* lawyers in Camden, or elsewhere from Accident Advice Helpline.Open Claim Calculator
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