Royal Tunbridge Wells is a spa town which grew in popularity in Georgian times, and this continued into the early 20th century with Queen Victoria taking the waters on her stays in Royal Tunbridge Wells. The spring was apparently discovered in the early 17th century by the Dudley, the 3rd Lord North. His physician wrote that the waters could cure
“the colic, the melancholy, and the vapours; it made the lean fat, the fat lean; it killed flat worms in the belly, loosened the clammy humours of the body, and dried the over-moist brain.”
Thomas Sydenham, another famous English physician claimed that taking the waters could cure hysteria, presumably in women, as men were not thought to suffer from it.
The chalybeate springs (as found in Royal Tunbridge Wells) contain iron, manganese and magnesium as well as other minerals. At the height of the spa’s popularity there would have been no injury solicitors in Royal Tunbridge Wells or elsewhere, so if your doctor prescribed any treatment which made you worse rather than better, you could not file a personal injury compensation claim against him (there weren’t any female physicians at that time).
Injury solicitors in Royal Tunbridge Wells
Today you can probably locate a firm of injury solicitors in Royal Tunbridge Wells if you need them. You might require their services if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove (with their help) was caused by another person’s negligence. You would have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for such an illness.
You may also be looking for injury solicitors in Royal Tunbridge Wells, for example, if you have been injured in an accident which you a can prove was not your fault. Although you generally have three years in which to file for injuries resulting from such an accident, you may have less time in your particular case. You should contact a firm of injury solicitors in Royal Tunbridge Wells, or one based close to where you live, or call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of the freephone numbers below to obtain this information.
If your accident occurred outside the British Isles, at sea, in the air or at an airport (providing the country is a signatory of the Montreal Convention), you only have two years in which to file a claim for injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have good grounds for filing any type of personal injury compensation claim, but you are unsure about how to proceed, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time (including on Bank Holidays) for expert legal advice. Call us on one of our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 (this number is for landline calls too), or 0333 500 0993 for mobile phones. Why not call now?
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: Emma Matthews