Compensation from an injury claim in Hook Norton
Hook Norton is a village several miles outside of the Cotswold Hills in Oxfordshire, England. It is just over four miles north east of Chipping Norton. In August 1894, an inquest was held at the Railway Inn at Hook Norton. The inquest was into the death of George Mold, a journeyman blacksmith. After the jury had been sworn in, they went to an outhouse of the Railway Inn to see the deceased body. Mr Mold’s features were recognizable but the back of his skull was virtually cut in half and every bit of his brain was absent.
The back of the head had been taken away
Richard Besant, the engine driver of the train which would have been passing through at the time of Mr Mold’s demise said that he did not see him at all. When he reached Gloucester, he received a telegram from the station master at Hook asking him to examine his engine; there was not a mark on it. Mr Beechey, the station master at Hook, gave evidence that he was called to a body found on the line. The back of the head had been taken away and the brain had been forced out. No-one actually saw George Mold go on the line.
Later evidence was given that he had been low because his wife had died a year earlier and he had lost his job then had to move into lodgings. However, his landlady had said that he seemed happy enough and the police could not find anything to indicate a suicide. The jury returned with a verdict that Mr Mold died from head injuries off a train but there was not enough evidence to indicate a suicide.
Being hit by a moving vehicle is traumatic and dangerous and we will never know how Mr Mold came to be hit by the train. If you were hit by a moving vehicle, through no fault of your own, you would suffer from personal injuries and you might want to find out about claiming compensation with an injury claim in Hook Norton.
A 30 second test
If your accident happened within the past three years, 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 might be able to claim compensation with an injury claim Hook Norton. After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you might get with an injury claim hook Norton if an accident solicitor takes your case on and wins. This would be on a no win, no fee* basis.
If you want to know more about claiming compensation with an injury claim Hook Norton, you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline straight away. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.