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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation in Halstead

    How to find out if you can start claiming compensation in Halstead

    Halstead is a town in Essex near Colchester and Sudbury. If you had lived there during the Victorian period and were fairly well off, you would have hired a cook. These were women who had worked their way up through the hierarchy of the kitchen and finally reached the top of their profession. They ruled the kitchen like they were in the army and were both admired and feared. She would be seen as a professed cook and therefore only expected to do the ‘proper’ cooking. The plain cooking would be done by the kitchen maids. All the cleaning and scouring of the kitchen, scullery, larder, passages and kitchen utensils would also be done by kitchen maids, with the help of the scullery maids.

    Her own bedroom

    The professed cook would have all the ingredients prepared for her — she did not chop vegetables. Also, the kitchen maids would have to wait on her; for instance, the most junior member of the kitchen would have to take a cup of tea up to the professed cook before she got up to supervise the dining room breakfast at 7.55 am. Being a senior servant, she would have her own bedroom, but as she was in essence still a servant, it was on the top floor of the house with all the other servants.

    These days, only the very rich have people to wait on them. Sometimes however, you might find yourself in circumstances beyond your control and you cannot look after yourself. For instance, if you have been in an accident and are seriously injured, you might have to pay someone to come and clean the house for you. Where will the money come from for that?

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    If you have been in an accident within the past three years which was not your fault, you might be able to start claiming compensation in Halstead. You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline, who are providers for personal injury compensation.

    A trained adviser will talk you through a 30-second test which will establish whether you are likely to receive compensation. After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you might receive with an injury claim in Halstead if an accident solicitor takes your case on and wins. This would be on a no win no fee basis. All solicitors of Accident Advice Helpline operate on these terms.

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    If you want to find out more about claiming compensation in Halstead, you should ring Accident Advice Helpline. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 14th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

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