The suburb of Heston falls into the Borough of Hounslow and lies to the west of London, England. Heston is situated some 17.5 km distance of Charing Cross in the city centre.
Heston has been a thriving little community since Saxon times and was already mentioned in a charter of King Henry II. Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I ate some bread made from locally produced wheat and liked it so much, she demanded to be supplied regularly with a few loaves for her own personal consumption. Whoever the miller and baker were at the time, they must have dreaded every day that the Queen might accidentally choke on a crust and take it amiss. Lives were cheap and heads rolled frequently during Elizabeth I’s reign!
The Queen might be forgiven for taking umbrage with those who tried to harm her – it’s not as if she could seek redress by making an injury claim and get compensation for her suffering.
The villagers of Heston meanwhile were grateful not to fall under the jurisdiction of their hated neighbours in Isleworth anymore, when their boundaries were redrawn in the 14th century. According to local folklore, a group of Heston men went round their parish boundaries every year in a procession called “beating the boundaries”. Sometimes the “beating” part of the exercise was carried out more literally than originally planned: on one occasion at least Heston men threw a bunch of Isleworth residents across a ditch, when the interlopers had dared to cross the Heston parish boundaries.
Today the parishioners of Isleworth would have made a criminal injury claim against the perpetrators, but in the 14th century they had little choice but to dust themselves down and vow never to cross the Heston line again.
If you have suffered at the hands of a local ruffian and would like to make a criminal accident injury claim in Heston, you can either apply directly to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority directly or let an accident solicitor deal with all the paperwork – be warned, there are some online forms to complete and if you go it alone, your application may well be turned down.
Where can you make an accident injury claim in Heston?
There may not be a specialist solicitor locally available who offers no win no fee services.
Accident Advice Helpline provides two freephone numbers for non-fault accident victims. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to an advisor, who can tell you if you have a valid injury claim in Heston and how much that claim is worth. This will be an estimate based on your injuries.
The final compensation pay-out may even be higher, since your accident solicitor can include any loss of income you suffered during your recovery and any expenses you paid as a result of the accident in your injury claim in Heston.
All Accident Advice Helpline solicitors offer no win no fee services, allowing claimants to start their claims process without having to pay an upfront fee for legal costs.