There are several villages in England named Horton, the name being a common one. We could be talking about Horton in sleepy Somerset or Horton in the Epsom and Ewell commuter belt in Surrey, where the liveliest things you might see all week are the grey-suited commuters trudging to the train station and back again at night. However, even in the mesmeric monotony of enslavement to the corporate lifecycle, things do occur out of the ordinary.
The worst rail accident ever
Take rail accidents for example. Overall the UK has a good safety record for rail accidents but they still happen. Britain’s worst ever rail accident was at Quintinshill in Scotland in 1915, in which 246 passengers were injured and 230 killed. More recently in 2010, nearer to home in Horton at Oxshott -another leafy hollow in Surrey – a cement lorry fell off a bridge and struck the Guildford to Waterloo train, injuring six people. You couldn’t make it up really; six passengers expecting to arrive at London Waterloo at the appointed time and the last thing on their minds being submerged in liquid cement, or squashed under the cement mixer. We try to live our lives safely, without going over the top, but an accident can happen to anyone, and if you have suffered an injury whilst you were travelling by train or public transport and it was someone else’s fault, you could have a valid compensation claim.
Do I need to make my injury claim in Horton with a local firm?
These days, thanks to the ubiquitous reach of the internet, most victims can make their claims online. A company like Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist in personal injury claims for victims of non-fault accidents, and delivers the low down straight to your screen; desktop, laptop or mobile. Wherever you happen to be, you can start your claim, but before you do, you need to do certain fact-finding. You’ll find what you need to know on our site.
How do I start my injury claim in Horton?
Accident Advice Helpline has been in business since the year 2000, and has helped thousands of victims win the compensation they need to tide them over for loss of income and extra expenses and bills arising because of their changed circumstances. You’ll find the information you need at your fingertips on our site or you can call us now from your land line on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile.
Date Published: 24th September 2013