Get compensation with an injury claim in Headcorn
Headcorn is a village in the Maidstone district of Kent. Anyone living there around the mid 1800s would have seen the railway being built. If you’d have lived at that time, you might even have been one of the navvies who went to Headcorn to build the railway line.
The navvies had to literally reshape the land. They would have to build it up where it dipped or tunnel it where it rose up. The only tools they had were the wheelbarrow, shovel and pick. It was tedious, back-breaking work. By the time the Headcorn line was being built, there were 250,000 navvies in Britain. They emanated from Lancashire, Yorkshire, Scotland and predominantly, after the Potato Famine, Ireland. They lived in shacks by the line which they were building. A large hut could hold 20 men.
The bare flames could set off explosives
The navvies’ lives were harsh. They lived on rations of 2 pounds of beef a day and a gallon of beer. An experienced navvy would shift 20 tons of earth each shift. The job was rife with danger. Building embankments was a tough task and there was a danger that both the horse and all the heavy earth could fall on the navvies. Digging tunnels was even more dangerous though as the only light was from candles and there was a risk that the bare flame could set off the explosives.
Navvies were killed and hospitalised regularly because of personal injuries with their work. These days we do not expect things like that to happen. However, employers still put their employees at risk by expecting them to lift items which are far too heavy or climbing up on ladders which are not steady. If any of this sounds familiar to you, you may want to know more about compensation with an injury claim in Headcorn.
A 30 second test
You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline which is a compensation provider for personal injury compensation. A trained adviser will guide you through a 30 second test which will establish whether you may be entitled to compensation with an injury claim in Headcorn. After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation with an injury claim in Headcorn you might get if a personal injury solicitor takes your case on and wins. This would be on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
If you have been in an accident within the past three years which was not your fault, you should find out more about compensation with an injury claim in Headcorn. Why not telephone Accident Advice Helpline and find out more? The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown