Rickmansworth is a small town in the south western part of the ceremonial county of Hertfordshire, in central England. The town is situated approximately five miles to the East of Watford, 20 miles (32 km) northwest of central London and inside the perimeter of the M25 motorway.
The name Rickmansworth is believed to come from the Anglo-Saxon period, with the ‘Rickman’ part thought to refer to a local landowner of the name Ryckmer and the ‘Worth’ part meaning ‘farm or smallholding. Therefore, the name can be said to translate as meaning ‘Ryckmer’s Farm’.
Modern Day Rickmansworth
Today, Rickmansworth is a significant population centre with a total resident population of close to 15,000 people and an economy which is largely related to the agriculture industry. This is due to the fact that the town plays host to the headquarters of the English Guernsey Cattle Society, the Jersey Cattle Society, the UK Holstein Society, the British Friesian Breeders Club, the Milk Development Council, Quality Milk Producers and the Centre for Dairy Information.
This demonstrates therefore, that the town is an important one for agriculture, and the level of population itself also reveals that Rickmansworth can prove to be a relatively common source of compensation claims.
Compensation Claims And Compensation Solicitors in Rickmansworth
Having the aforementioned population of around 15,000 people means that Rickmansworth is the location of an increased number of accidents and injuries. This inevitably means that you may be more likely to need the help of compensation solicitors in Rickmansworth and so will benefit from knowing how long you may have to claim, as well as who you can contact for help with a claim.
How Long Is There To Claim?
For most types of claim, the prospective claimant can wait up to three years after the incident in question before beginning claims proceedings, but if they wait any longer than this then their entitlement to claim elapses. The main sorts of claim which aren’t always subject to this three year rule are those which deal with injuries inflicted upon children under the age of 18 and those which regard industrial diseases like asbestos poisoning which may take longer than 3 years to become apparent.
Who Can Help You To Claim?
If you do decide to pursue a personal injury claim then the best people to trust to administer that claim are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. They are specialists in the field who have friendly and professional advisers ready, willing and able to assist you 24 hours a day and seven days a week on both 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993 if you wish to call on a mobile phone.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown