Injury Lawyers in Ockley
Ockley is a rural village located in the south east of England within the Surrey county region. It sits in the shadow of Leith Hill, which is the highest point in south east England.
The origin of the name Ockley comes from the term “Occa’s lea”. Occa was a landowner from Saxon times who owned a vast stretch of land that covered the majority of modern day Ockley. The word “lea” meant clearing in the wood so Ockley was “Occa’s clearing in the wood”.
Battle of Ockley
It was in this period in the Saxon times that a major battle took place in Ockley that is still remembered today. In 851 AD, an invading Danish army that included 350 ships fought the West-Saxon army who were led by King Ethelwulf. The Danish army had already plundered London and Canterbury and was travelling west to take the city of Winchester. However, the Danish army suffered a heavy defeat to the West-Saxon army in Ockley and is considered one the Danish army’s worst defeats in its history.
If you find yourself in Ockley, be sure to visit the Ockley (or Elmer’s) windmill that was built in 1803 and is located in the south east of Ockley. The windmill stood for 150 years before collapsing in 1944. Starting in 2007, the Ockley windmill has been in the process of being rebuilt by local historical enthusiasts. It is still in the process of being rebuilt but even in its unfinished state is an impressive landmark that stands several storeys high.
If you get injured in Ockley then you should call Accident Advice Helpline to receive help and advice from Injury Lawyers in Ockley.
What should I do if I have an accident in Ockley?
If you suffer an injury in Ockley that was someone else’s fault and you are interested in receiving compensation then you may need Injury Lawyers in Ockley. Compensation payments can help to reimburse you for expenses such as home help, childcare, travel, prescriptions and loss of earnings.
To start your claim, call Accident Advice Helpline at any time or day on 0800 689 0500. You can also contact us on your mobile at 0333 500 0993. One of our friendly and professional advisors will answer any questions you have and treat your matters with the utmost confidentiality. Our advisers will help you to find out if you qualify for compensation and can estimate how much you may receive in compensation using Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test.
If you do decide to make a compensation claim then you will be referred to Injury Lawyers in Ockley. Our legal team takes on cases with a no win no fee* basis and has over 15 years’ experience as a successful personal injury law firm.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: David Brown