Maidstone is a large settlement within, and also the county town of, the ceremonial county of Kent in the south east of England. The town is located approximately 32 miles (51 km) south-east of London and can be found along the course of the River Medway which links the settlement to that of Rochester and to the Thames Estuary.
There is evidence that there has been human habitation of the area which now makes up Maidstone since the Stone Age, but it was in the early industrial era that the town grew in prominence. This was due to the aforementioned location of Maidstone on the River Medway, which was a major trade artery within the county of Kent.
Modern Day Maidstone
Today, despite being the county town of Kent, Maidstone is not the largest settlement within the county. However, it does have a significant level of population which has reached approximately 113,000 according to data from the 2011 census.
What this tells us about the town is that it is a major urban centre with a large amount of both human and economic activity. This, in turn, produces a good number of both positive and negative impacts for the settlement. On the positive side it means that there are a large number of facilities and amenities available for residents. However, on the negative side it does also mean that accidents and injuries can be more common in Maidstone. It is this fact, therefore, which leads us to briefly discuss Maidstone compensation claims.
Maidstone Compensation Claims
If you suffer an injury in Maidstone compensation could be due to you if that injury was definitively somebody else’s fault. Therefore, these Maidstone compensation claims commonly follow incidents like road traffic accidents, injuries in the workplace or slips, trips and falls in public places.
If all of this makes you think that a past incident might have left you entitled to compensation then you will need to know how long that entitlement could last.
How Long The Entitlement Endures
For most types of claim, the entitlement to claim compensation endures for three years after the incident in question and no longer. This three year restriction is not always applied however, to claims involving either an injury to a minor or an industrial disease like asbestos poisoning. With all of this now cleared up, what’s left to discuss is who could help you to claim if you do decide to.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you want your prospective personal injury claim to be handled by the very best in the business, then you want it to be handled by Accident Advice Helpline. To seek their expert assistance, or simply to find out more, give them a call on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 4th September 2014
Author: David Brown