The district of Finsbury lies within the centre of London, immediately to the north of the financial heart of the UK’s capital, and to the west of Shoreditch, now largely a residential part of London.
In 1641, when Finsbury was leafy and green, the Honourable Artillery Company made this part of London its permanent home and the area also is home to the City of London Yeomanry. By the end of the 18th century Finsbury had been turned into a residential suburb with Finsbury Square at its centre.
The district is perhaps best known in recent times for being the erstwhile home of Violet Kray, who was the mother of the notorious Kray Brothers, two gangsters who gave crime a bad name in the 1960s. On 8th May 1968, the twin brothers were arrested in her Finsbury flat and charged with gangland crimes such as fraud and murder. Ronnie and Reggie have since become a symbol for the type of gangland crime lords who would control entire districts of London with the sheer force of their personality, only enforcing their rule by the occasional acts of brutality.
The two underground stations serving Finsbury are Angel and Barbican stations, the latter particularly handy for commuters working in the City of London, where some of the world’s largest banks have their UK headquarters. Finsbury is also well known for some of its cultural aspects, aptly represented by the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, where some of the world’s finest ballet performances are regularly staged.
While ballet dancers are famous for their graceful moves, the thousands of grumpy commuters travelling into the financial district of the City of London are not. Minor accidents of slips, trips and falls occur with predictable frequency, as commuters push and shove their way onto over-crowded platforms or try to barge through a busy station concourse using their briefcases like a weapon, scattering tourists left and right in the process.
If you had an accident in an underground station in Finsbury and that accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence while they were attempting to force their way onto the train, you can claim compensation, provided your accident happened within the last 3 years. Speak to an accident solicitor in Finsbury about your case.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Finsbury?
Contact Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and talk to an advisor. If you qualify for making a personal injury claim, the advisor will give you an estimate of how much compensation you can expect for your type of injury.
You are under no obligation to proceed, but if you wish to go ahead, their advisor can assign your claim to an accident solicitor in Finsbury or other specialist solicitor. All Accident Advice Helpline solicitors offer claimants no win no fee services.
Date Published: 1st August 2013