You might be entitled to seek compensation with injury claims lawyers in Little Weighton
Little Weighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Living in the countryside at this time of year means that we can decorate our homes with the abundance of greenery which Mother Nature offers up to us instead of having to pay high prices for it in the shops. So before you wander out looking for the mistletoe, let your mind wander back to how the home would have been decorated in earlier times.
It is widely known that when Prince Albert married Queen Victoria, the British adopted numerous German traditions which he brought with him, particularly the decorating of the Christmas tree. However, it is not greatly known that the English cleric St Boniface introduced the Christmas tree to the Germans in the 8th century when he went there to preach the gospel.
English homes were being decorated for the festive season long before Prince Albert married Victoria. The main decorations were greenery which was either picked or cut from the woodlands; these included mistletoe. Of course, it was used for winter celebrations in pre-Christian traditions and was still used in Queen Victoria’s reign.
Revered by the druids
Mistletoe was revered by the druids and was important to their winter solstice celebrations. It is believed that the chief druid would cut the mistletoe with a golden knife while the other druids held a white cloth to catch it in. Some say it would be virgins in white vestments who caught it when it fell. It was then divided out among the people who hung it above their doors. Kissing under the mistletoe was a British custom and the kisses were rationed. Each time a kiss was enjoyed, a berry would be plucked from the mistletoe. When there were no more berries, there were no more kisses.
It’s lovely to wrap up warm when we go out searching for our decorations in the roads and woods. It won’t be so enjoyable though if a negligent driver speeds around a corner and not taking it properly, hits you with his car. In a situation like this, you may be able to claim compensation with injury claims lawyers in Little Weighton.
A 30-second test
The first step after you have received medical attention is to telephone Accident Advice Helpline where a trained adviser will determine whether you might be able to claim compensation with injury claims lawyers in Little Weighton. This is done with a 30-second test. After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you might be able to get if injury lawyers in Little Weighton take your compensation case on and win. This would be on a no win no fee* basis.
If instead of a kiss, you have been hit through someone else’s fault and you want to find out whether you may be able to claim compensation with injury lawyers in Little Weighton, 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.