Cranleigh in Surrey lies just 8 miles southeast of Guildford, a busy commuter town with direct rail links to London and Portsmouth. Situated near the Weald, an ancient forest, and the Winterfold Forest and benefiting from Surrey’s mild climate, Cranleigh’s main claim to fame springs from a gargoyle clinging to the outside of St Nicholas Church, an Anglican parish church that dates its origins back to ca. 1170. Hanging from a pillar outside, the gargoyle is said to have amused writer Lewis Carroll so much that he used it as inspiration for the Cheshire Cat, an enigmatic character in his children’s book Alice in Wonderland.
Lewis Carroll was a resident of nearby Guildford and indeed, Cranleigh and St Nicholas Church belong to the Diocese of Guildford. The gardens around Guildford Castle are justly famous for their rich and imaginative planting and there are various statues and plaques in the city which remind visitors of Lewis Carroll. Cranleigh boasts several nurseries and gardening is indeed a popular pastime for many of Cranleigh and Guildford’s wealthy inhabitants.
Avid gardeners can usually tell a tale or two of the type of accidents they’ve suffered over the years. From tripping over a watering can, near fatal electric shocks from severing the lawnmower’s electrical lead to stepping onto one’s rake and knocking oneself out with the handle, accidents in the garden can be quite dramatic and painful.
Most of these incidents can be attributed to a gardener’s lack of common sense or simple mishaps that were nobody’s fault, but some accidents in the garden are entirely preventable and are actually somebody else’s fault. If what you thought was a brand new bag of compost turns out to be a chemical fertilizer harmful to the skin and the environment, you could be injured and poisoned simply by coming into contact with the stuff.
If the exotic orchid you bought was an illegal import, you could be inhaling something other than pollen in your greenhouse – your rare orchid could actually be deadly. Many plants from hot jungle climates have developed an arsenal of weapons to defend themselves from a variety of insects and birds.
Claiming compensation with an accident solicitor in Cranleigh
If you’re not sure where to find a no win no fee* accident solicitor in Cranleigh, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Your call is free and you can discuss your case with a friendly advisor at leisure. Lines are available around the clock, every day of the week.
Their advisor will ask you a few simple questions and if you qualify for making an injury claim, the advisor will tell you how much compensation you might get, if an accident solicitor in Cranleigh or other specialist solicitor settled your claim successfully.
Compensation claims cover pain and suffering, loss of income and any expenses you might have incurred because somebody else’s negligence caused your accident.
Date Published: 17th July 2013