The oldest known reference to Horton cum Studley in Oxfordshire is to the King Ethelred the Unready in a charter of 1005, but no record is made of it in the later Domesday Book of 1068.
King Ethelred may well have benefited from Robert Baden-Powell’s motto for the Boy Scouts movement, but unfortunately he was born too early. Ethelred spent most of his life fighting off Viking invaders, and he was only ten years old when he came to the throne in the eleventh century. The title of “Unready” seems rather unfair, and in any case, in old English “unready” actually meant “unprepared“. And it’s the same for an accident victim; by the nature of the event the victim is likely to be unprepared. You might have prepared for 99 potential disasters, but not the 100th one you never saw coming.
The Department of Health periodically publishes statistics on bizarre accidents that occur to people. These include accidental strangulation in bed, slips trips and falls at Christmas – who split the gravy on the kitchen floor? Scratches and bites by exotic pets are numerous enough to be significant; injury from power tools which were not powered up at the time is common, and it’s not unknown to be hit by lightning. And although historically, tornados were unheard of in the British Isles, thanks to climate change we can now add them to our repertoire of freak weather events, and you may even be unlucky enough to be hit by flying roof tiles if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time when the tornado is in full spin.
Of course, this kind of accident cannot be blamed on a third party, and even if the lightning strikes twice, it was nobody’s fault, but anyone who has been injured in a non-fault accident may have grounds to make a compensation claim against the person or organisation who caused it.
Claiming compensation in Horton cum Studley
Do I have to search around for a local solicitor when claiming compensation in Horton cum Studley, or is there another way? Fortunately there is, because if you get online (and if you’re reading this you already are) there’s a good chance you can start your claim with the Accident Advice Helpline.
Years of experience
Our company was established in the year 2000 and has been helping victims of non-fault accidents win compensation to help them over the financial crisis caused by loss of earnings and extra bills incurred during their recovery. If you are seeking information about how to start claiming compensation in Horton cum Studley, you can find it either on our site or you can speak to one of our professionally trained advisers on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 (mobile) who can talk you through the claims process. Call us now.