How to find out more about claiming compensation with injury lawyers in Littleborough
Littleborough is a town in Greater Manchester. In September 1861, a tragedy took place there. Martha and Margaret Hill, who were two sisters, lived at Brook Cottage near Littleborough Church. They both earned a living as dressmakers. They had a brother, Adam who lived and worked in Manchester at an auction house. He returned home every Saturday and spent Sundays with them. Adam was 49, Martha was 38 and Margaret was 34. None of them had ever married. Mr Barker, a road surveyor lived next door to them. Up until this point it all seems like a picture of domestic Victorian bliss but Victorian morality meant that people had to hide their passions; often with a high price to pay.
On the 16th September, a dead infant was found in the Littleborough canal with a stone attached to it. It became known that the baby had been Margaret’s. All four of the aforementioned players were called to attend the inquest. Adam Hill was so wracked with shame about his sister’s behaviour that his body was found floating in the Bridgewater Canal at Manchester. Margaret ran away to Liverpool.
Margaret had confessed earlier to her sister about the child and stated that it had been still born. Margaret gave herself up at Liverpool and later had to appear at the court charged with concealment of birth. Her late brother’s employer sent his solicitor Mr Leresche, to represent her. He stated that there was no evidence that Margaret put the dead baby in the canal. In fact, he suggested that the next door neighbour, Mr Barker did that.
Found hanging from a tree
Further tragedy occurred when Mr Barker’s body was found hanging from a tree near Leeds. He left a suicide note that he was going to drown himself in the canal but seemed to have changed his mind. These days it is hard to believe that people were thrown into such a maelstrom of shame that they would take their own lives. The canals all around the country were often used for suicides. Hopefully, that is not the case now. However, if you are enjoying a stroll along the canal and a group of people are coming in the opposite direction and while they are fooling around, you get pushed in and injured, you may want to find out more about claiming compensation with injury lawyers in Littleborough.
A 30 second test
You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline where a trained adviser will guide you through a 30-second test to determine whether injury lawyers in Littleborough might represent you in a compensation case. After that, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you might get if injury lawyers in Littleborough take your case on and win. This would be on a no win no fee* basis.Open Claim Calculator
If you have been in an accident within the past three years through no fault of your own and you want to find out whether you might be eligible to claim compensation with injury lawyers in Littleborough then 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.