Blackheath is an inner suburban area of the South East of London which in the present day lies largely in the London Borough of Lewisham. The region takes its name from the large area of open public grassland in the area, which is actually one of the largest areas of common land in Greater London. The name Blackheath can be traced back as far as 1166 when a region in the area was recorded as having been called Blachehedfeld which in the Old English meant ‘dark coloured heathland.’
Links to the Black Death
Despite this record of the area’s name in the mid-12th century there is a popular urban myth that the ‘Black’ part of the region’s name came from the fact that there was a significant plague pit under the open grassland which played host to a huge number of victims of the ‘Black Death’. This does seem to be nothing more than a myth but it does feed into a long tradition of plague stories and superstitions that stretch around all areas of London.
Fortunately, in the modern age there is no worries about plague in Blackheath, but the area does face its own contemporary issues. These include the fact that due to the large open grassy area, there is a comparatively large amount of violent crime which can lead to serious injury. This in turn means that for injury lawyers Blackheath does produce a relatively large number of personal injury compensation claims.
Injury Lawyers Blackheath
As mentioned above, for injury lawyers Blackheath does produce a comparatively large number of compensation claims due to the number of injuries which occur in the area due to a combination of slips, trips, falls, road traffic collisions and violent crime. This means that if you’re looking for injury lawyers Blackheath residents, you will likely want to know how long you may have to claim and who you can trust to handle your claim.
How Long Do You Have to Claim?
For the majority of claims, Blackheath based or otherwise, you must begin claims proceedings within three years of an incident in question or else your entitlement to claim elapses. The only times when this is not the case are for claims regarding an injury to a minor or related to industrial diseases, where there is no time restriction imposed.
Who Can Help You to Claim?
The very best people to trust to get you all of the compensation that you deserve are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ worth of experience in the field and can also boast the official endorsement of television personality and consumer campaigner Esther Rantzen as evidence of their sterling work.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 3rd November 2013
Author: David Brown