Feltham falls into the London Borough of Hounslow, which is a district located roughly 13 miles to the south west of Charing Cross Train Station and 2 miles from London Heathrow Airport. The town was already mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and was once part of the Spelthorne Hundred of Middlesex.
Feltham is regarded as one of the leafiest, greenest parts of Greater London, despite its close proximity to the UK’s capital and Heathrow Airport. This is partly owing to the fact that Feltham is a popular area for commuters and provides plenty of housing – but is also due to the historic fact that the town’s main source of income came from market gardening until the late 1920s. The greenest part of Feltham, traversed by 3 rivers, was once part of the enormous Hounslow Heath, which was an area used for gravel extraction and was later transformed into a vast country park.
The Hanworth Air Park also forms part of the open green spaces residents can enjoy. A leisure centre and library, clubs and a number of residents’ association halls complete a fairly varied cultural picture.
Feltham was also a place of manufacturing, aircraft parts and car production for Aston Martin, the luxury car manufacturer, who produced the iconic cars in Feltham between 1926 and 1963.
Today, many repetitive work processes in manufacturing are being performed by robots, but back in the days of Aston Martin and aircraft production at Feltham, staff employed to work on an assembly line for example would have had to perform the same task over and over again. The resulting industrial illnesses may well have included “tennis elbow” and loss of hearing, as workers would usually not have worn any protection to safeguard them against the factory noise.
There would have also been back and neck problems, which are associated with heavy lifting or performing the same task over and over again while standing or sitting in a way that is detrimental to a person’s posture and will result in permanent damage over time.
If such factory practices were still being employed today, sooner or later workers would contact an accident solicitor in Feltham to make an injury claim for industrial illness.
Do you qualify for making an injury claim with an accident solicitor in Feltham?
- Your accident occurred in the last 3 years
- Your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence
- You had medical treatment as a result
You should qualify for making an injury claim with an accident solicitor in Feltham or other specialist solicitor; however, in cases of industrial disease or illness the 3-year deadline is often extended, as such health problems are sustained over a longer period of time.
Where can you find a no win no fee accident solicitor in Feltham?
Not every law firm deals with injury at work claims, especially not industrial illness, as such cases can be time-consuming and rather complex. You may have to telephone several law firms before you find a suitable specialist offering no win no fee services. However, you could save time by contacting Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their advisors.
Date Published: 1st August 2013