No description of the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire is complete without reference to the enigmatic Uffington White Horse which lies prominently on the Berkshire Downs. The horse figure is believed to date back to the Bronze age and is protected by the National
Trust as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, which recognises its value as an ancient national treasure. In the immediate vicinity there also lies Uffington Castle, which is actually a large Iron Age fort lying along the Ridgeway which, at 5000 years of age, is purportedly one of the oldest roads in Britain.
Dragon Hill, which sits close by, is associated with the legend of St. George, with some believing that the chalky white scar on top of the mound was caused by dragons blood. Wherever you live, visiting sites of historical interest and immersing yourself in Britain’s wonderful heritage can be fascinating and educational. If you are injured however, and it wasn’t your fault, you may wish to consider using the services of an expert in compensation in Vale of White Horse.
How can I contact an expert in compensation in Vale of White Horse?
If you have a compensation query you can call the experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline to discover what you may be entitled to claim. Call them free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for your no obligation quote or take the 30 second online test.
Can Vale of White Horse ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers help with my particular injury?
Buildings or monuments that were designed for a specific purpose and during a different era obviously need to be approached in a sensible and careful way. However, those responsible need to ensure that risks to the public are minimised as much as possible. Vale of White Horse ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers can pursue damages in cases where proper assessments and control measures been neglected or ignored, leading to accidents and injuries such as the following:
- Slips and trips – part of the charm of old building are features such as spiral staircases, low ceilings and uneven floors. However, if these represent a hazard, and have the potential to cause an injury, then warning signs or barriers should be erected to protect the public from harm. Strains and sprains, causing swelling and pain, are often a feature of slip and trip accidents.
- Falling objects – masonry or roof tiles can sometimes fall from historic buildings causing severe injuries such as skull fractures to those who are hit. Appropriate measures, such as barriers, regular surveys, repair work and protective netting should be in place to guard against accidents and ensure the safety of those nearby.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown