The town of Crawley in West Sussex serves mainly as a dormitory for London commuters and a provider of overnight accommodation to London Gatwick Airport’s passengers.
Located just 45km south of Charing Cross in London and merely 29km north of trendy Brighton on the south coast, Crawley has been a settlement since the Stone Age and was prized by ancient Romans as an important site for ironworking at the edge of the Weald, a heavily forested area at that time.
Since the 13th century Crawley has been a market town, benefiting from passing trade thanks to its proximity to the London to Brighton route. A network of coaching inns spanned from London to the south coast and when railway lines were built across the country in the early 19th century, Crawley was happy to be linked up as well.
Gatwick Airport serves as the town’s largest source of employment today and it seems almost inevitable that modern day Crawley is still a centre of industrial pursuit. Even during the Mesolithic period, when the so-called Horsham Culture dominated the area, flint tools were manufactured here and during the Bronze Age, Neolithic Crawley became the site of more tool production, as evidenced by local archaeological finds. Local iron production lasted for some 2,000 years – two late Iron Age furnaces were discovered in the south of Crawley.
Working in iron production was a dangerous business – workers would have suffered from smoke inhalation resulting in burnt lungs and airways, and would have suffered burns to their skin from sparks flying every time the furnace was stoked.
Despite modern day safety precautions, working in the steel industry is still a hazardous business. If you suffered injuries in an accident at work that was somebody else’s fault, you can at least claim compensation for your pain and suffering these days. Speak to an accident solicitor in Crawley to discuss your case.
Some 9.4% of Crawley’s residents are still employed in manufacturing today – while much has changed in modern day factories, there is still the same propensity for human error and negligence that plagued manufacturing when the first Roman tourists discovered the lovely Weald landscape contained iron.
Where do you find a no win no fee* accident solicitor in Crawley?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to a friendly advisor. Lines are available around the clock, every day of the week. Call when it suits you best or visit the Accident Advice Helpline’s website first, where you can complete a simple 30-second test to find out if you qualify for making a claim. A compensation calculator will tell you how much money you may be entitled to.
All Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors provide no win no fee* services, so you can start a claim with an accident solicitor in Crawley or other legal specialist without delay because you won’t be asked to pay any money upfront to pay for legal fees at the beginning of your claim or during its progress.
Your accident solicitor in Crawley or other specialist solicitor will write to the negligent party and outline what you think caused your accident and will claim compensation on your behalf.