The town of Hinckley is located in Leicestershire in the north of England and there has been a regular market held here since 1311, but the settlement dates back much earlier to Iron Age and early Roman occupation.
Hinckley’s industrial heritage lies within the hosiery industry and, by the early 19th century, the town was leading in this field, only Leicester produced larger quantities of stockings and hoses. Some 6,000 local people found employment in the hosiery sector around 1830, so it is not surprising that riots broke out when industrialists started replacing workers with machines. Castle Street in Hinckley became the first recorded incident of workers avenging themselves with sledgehammers to destroy their hated mechanical rivals.
No doubt factory owners would have sacked the guilty parties and insisted on their arrest; possibly even demanded compensation for the damage caused. Sadly, workers received no compensation for work injuries suffered during their employment nor any unemployment benefits or sympathy for the hardship that callous and greedy factory owners had caused.
Often workers feared to make a complaint or ask for compensation, not just because they were afraid to be fired, but also because they believed a compensation payout might put the entire business in jeopardy. Early 19th century hosiery workers might not have known that their factory’s owner was most likely insured against a variety of losses, just as a modern employer is.
Thankfully, today employers must adhere to strict health and safety rules and the job market offers far greater variety and flexibility, even though that usually means moving away from a small town environment such as Hinckley. If you were injured in an accident at work, you can make an injury claim in Hinckley against your employer and their insurers will pay compensation for your pain and suffering, provided your employer’s negligence was to blame for your accident and that accident happened within the last 3 years.
Where can you make a compensation claim in Hinckley?
You could ring several law firms locally or speak to accident solicitors in Nuneaton in neighbouring Warwickshire about your accident at work. Alternatively, you could save time and make just one call to Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
If you’re looking for a no win no fee solicitor specialising in your particular type of injury claim, simply speak to a helpline advisor, who can allocate your claim to one of their no win no fee legal partners. You can start your claims process right away without having to pay anything upfront for legal fees and you won’t be asked to pay anything during the claims process either.
For more information about what types of injuries are covered and how much compensation you can expect, you could visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete their 30-second test. Answer just 3 easy questions to see if you qualify for making a compensation claim in Hinckley and a compensation calculator will work out for you how much money you are likely to receive for your injuries.
Date Published: 3rd October 2013