The village of Felsted lies on the River Chelmer, and is situated in the north west of Essex, England. Its nearest neighbours in terms of larger towns are Chelmsford, Braintree and Great Dunmow.
The village was already mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. Lord Riche, an erstwhile resident, was the founder of the famous Felsted School in 1564 and he has found a permanent resting place in the village’s Holy Cross Church.
Felsted’s surroundings were mainly agricultural lands and the valley in which the village lies was once the location for the only sugar beets factory in Essex. Horse-driven carts laden with beets would have been a familiar site in an area where much of the fields would have contained cabbages, potatoes and the aforementioned sugar beets.
Agricultural labour has always been poorly rewarded. In the 19th century families were forced to live in badly maintained, tied cottages and work was paid upon completion only, which meant that a family faced starvation after a rain-soaked ruined harvest. If you had a serious accident and were crippled, you had to go begging or end up in the workhouse, which was just as bad as starving in the streets.
Today Felsted provides hardly any employment for local residents. There are three public houses and an estate agent, an art gallery and antiques shop, a village store and a deli, three restaurants and a choral society. A bed and breakfast place caters for the occasional traveller.
If you visited the village today, you would not think that it was once a place of hardship and toil. Any work related accident here would probably be somebody falling down a ladder while watering flower baskets outside the pub or an estate agent being bitten by a client’s dog, while valuing their home.
While such accidents are fairly minor and won’t condemn anyone to the modern day equivalent of a workhouse, an accident victim is nonetheless entitled to claim compensation if their accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence. Speak to an accident solicitor in Felsted, if your accident happened in the last 3 years and you were not to blame for your injuries.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Felsted?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to their advisor. Lines are available every day of the week, 24 hours a day. All the solicitors they work with provide no win no fee services, allowing claimants to go ahead without paying any money upfront to start their claim.
If no accident solicitor in Felsted is available to handle your claim, there’s nothing to worry about – most cases are dealt with over the phone or online these days and an accident solicitor in Hull, Guildford or Birmingham is just as good, provided he or she is a specialist in your particular injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a compensation provider and law firm; established in 2000, they have helped thousands of accident victims receive justice and compensation over the past 15 years.
Date Published: 1st August 2013