The village of Hindhead is located in the county of Surrey, one of the most affluent areas in the South of England, after London. The village is situated just over 10 miles south-west of Guildford, which is the county town of Surrey and also the nearest market town with a wide variety of independent and branded shops.
Hindhead benefits to some extent from tourism that the many events Guilford hosts throughout the year generates but also from visitors interested in Hindhead’s rather notorious heritage. As Hindhead lies along the London to Portsmouth route, the whole area was infamous for highwaymen and robbers preying on travellers and merchants.
A gravestone in one of Hindhead’s parks reminds of the victim of such an assault. In 1786, three highwaymen were convicted of the murder of a sailor, who had been on his way from London to Portsmouth to re-join his ship. Another victim, a Newgate chaplain, was robbed of 150 guineas in gold, when he travelled from Hindhead to London in 1736.
Although there were still incidents such as the above occurring in the 19th century, the advent of the London Waterloo to Portsmouth railway line eventually eradicated this menace.
If you were mugged or assaulted in Hindhead’s streets today, you could make a criminal injury claim in Hindhead with the help of an accident solicitor. Provided your assault happened within the last 2 years, you can apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, even if the perpetrator of your assault has not been caught or convicted.
Where can you make an injury claim in Hindhead?
Although the county of Surrey boasts many law firms and there will be various solicitors offering their services in a large village like Hindhead too, some injury claims demand that a claimant hires a particular specialist in order that the maximum compensation pay-out can be achieved.
For example, there are accident solicitors who specialise in handling brain or spinal cord injury claims and other law firms specialise in industrial illness or industrial disease.
Both of these types of claims can be very complex and time-consuming, so not every law firm or accident solicitor is able to offer no win no fee* services for such claims. You may have to call quite a few law firms before you find the right one. Alternatively, you could simply ring Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an expert right away!
When you call Accident Advice Helpline on one of their Freephone numbers – 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 – your claim will always be assigned to the best possible specialist, no matter where you are based in the UK.
Tell the adviser about your accident, who was involved, when did it happen and what type of injuries you sustained. The expert will give you an estimate of how much compensation you can expect to receive for your type of injury claim in Hindhead.
You are under no obligation to proceed, but if you wish to go ahead, the adviser can allocate your injury claim in Hindhead to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners; they all offer no win no fee* services.