You’re in the right place if you want information about making an accident claim in Kirkby. Kirkby, Merseyside, is believed to have been founded circa 870, although archaeological digs have produced evidence of habitation in the Bronze Age. The name Kirkby, from the Old Norse word elements ‘kirkja’ and ‘byr,’ is believed to be of Danish origin and mean ‘church’ and ‘settlement’ or ‘village.’ The town’s settlers arrived via Ireland around the year 900. The first direct evidence of a settlement dates from 1086 and the Domesday Book, with a reference to Cherchebi – population 70. Not much use for injury claim in Kirkby solicitors with a population that small!
Ownership of the land containing modern-day Kirkby – established as the West Derby Hundred in the 11th century – passed through many hands until 1596, when the Molyneux family purchased the hundred in its entirety. After a brief loss of patronage in 1737 as a result of the head of the family taking holy orders, in 1771 the Molyneux family were made Earls of Sefton and regained their lands.
Although remaining largely farmland until the mid 20th century, initial transport links to the area began in 1848 with the building of the Liverpool and Bury Railway through Kirkby. The East Lancashire Road (A580 road) added connections in 1935 and industrial development was being considered prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. A Royal Ordnance filling factory, ROF Kirkby, was established in 1939 and completed in 1941. At its peak, the factory employed over 20,000 workers.
A lovely little town full of rich and varied history, it is no less risky in terms of accident rates than anywhere else in the country. That said, it may be difficult finding an injury claim in Kirkby solicitor in the town.
Your accident claim in Kirkby
Accident Advice Helpline are a much better option in a lot of cases where an accident has occurred in a small town or village, because we are able to provide the specialist expertise that a local office may not be able to. Established in the year 2000, we may not be as old as Kirkby but our accident claim in Kirkby solicitors are second to none. Working a no win no fee basis, they will keep you informed and up to date with the process, every step of the way.
After contacting Accident Advice Helpline about your injury claim in Kirkby needs, you will be offered a free consultation. There is no obligation for you to take any action following the free legal advice you receive, and any decision to move forward with a claim must be yours. We will never act on your behalf without your express permission.
There are several ways in which you can contact us too, and the online form should take just a moment of your time. There is also a freephone number, 0800 689 0500, or you can even text us. The sooner you file your claim, the greater chance of success, so contact us today!
Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: David Brown