Compensation with an injury claim in Lee on the Solent
Lee on the Solent is a small seaside town in Hampshire. It is about five miles west of Portsmouth. The village gained its name in the nineteenth century when it was trying to make a name as a seaside resort. If you lived at that time, the mail would be very important to you. Letters would tell you whether your sweetheart still loved you, whether Great Aunt Gertrude had left you a fortune, whether your long lost cousin had recovered from a dreadful disease and more.
A second sheet would double the cost
Unfortunately, the mail was expensive unless you were a Member of Parliament then you could send it for free because you were allowed to frank your own. Costs were worked out on how far the letter had to travel. It was four pence for the first fifteen miles, eight pence for eighty and so on up to seventeen pence for a letter going seven hundred miles. To make matters even worse, if there was anything added to the letter, including a second piece of paper, the cost was doubled.
It is bizarre then that something which was so costly was paid for by the recipient as opposed to the sender. It would be both dreadful and costly if you had an ardent admirer who you really would rather avoid who sent endless reams of love poetry through the post to you. Fans of Thackeray’s ‘Vanity Fair’ will remember a classmate of Miss Pinkerton’s Academy calling out as she departs to Amelia Sedley that she should never mind the postage but to write every day.
It wasn’t just Thackeray who liked to write about the cost of postage in his novels but Jane Austen did as well. In ‘Mansfield Park’, Fanny Price is told by Edmund Bertram to get a friend or relative who was an M.P. to send the letter to her brother then she would not have to pay the cost of the postage. Another way to cut the cost of sending the letter would be to persuade a coachman to take it so many miles for you before he posted it.
An overexcited hound
These days, it is simple if we want to post a letter or send a parcel we simply walk to the nearest post box or post office. However, if you were on your way to take a letter to the postbox and someone was walking in the opposite direction with a dog which had a special taste for postmen, the sight of your letter might get the hound overexcited and it could take a chunk out of your hand mistaking you for them. You may want to find out more about claiming compensation with an injury claim in Lee on the Solent.
A ‘no win, no fee’ basis
You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline where a trained adviser will establish whether you might be able to claim compensation with an injury claim in Lee on the Solent. After that, an online calculator will work out approximately how much compensation you might be able to get with an injury claim in Lee on the Solent if an accident 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 and you want to know more about claiming compensation with an injury claim in Lee on the Solent then you should ring 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.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown