Cawood was once a market town, although now it is a large village in North Yorkshire. It is thought that the village got its name from the number of crows that lived in the wood at Cawood, which is a very interesting explanation of the name. However, ‘ca’ used to mean a hollow, or field, so the Anglo-Saxon name means ‘a wooded hollow’.
Cawood through the ages
The Cawood sword was found close to the village in the River Ouse, and is one of the finest and best-preserved Viking swords to have been discovered so far. Cawood Castle used to be the residence of the Archbishops of York, before the Reformation; only the gatehouse and banqueting hall have survived. Cardinal Wolsey, who failed to obtain a divorce for Henry VIII was sent away from court and back to Cawood Castle in 1523, although seven years later he was arrested for treason. The nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty” is thought to have been about his rise and fall. Dick Turpin, the notorious highwayman is also associated with Cawood as it is said that he forded the river there when he was escaping to York, ten miles away.
Clearly Cawood has seen some interesting times, with the Vikings in the area and later highwaymen. In those days you would not have been able to file a personal injury compensation claim if you had been injured in a skirmish with Viking invaders, or if you had been attacked by a highwayman. There would certainly have not been any solicitors in Cawood-based to assist you with such a claim, and perhaps even today, there are no personal injury solicitors in the village.
Solicitors in Cawood
If you have been injured in an accident, and can prove that it was not your fault with the help of solicitors in Cawood, for example, you may be entitled to file a personal injury compensation claim. There are limitation periods for injury claims, so you should find out how long you have to claim for your particular accident and injury from a firm of solicitors in Cawood, for example, or from us at Accident Advice Helpline.You usually have three years in which to file a claim if the accident happened in the UK, but don’t just assume that this is how long you have. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out on claiming compensation for your injuries, would you?
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you have good grounds on which to base an injury claim? Call us on one of our freephone numbers whenever you can, as the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Call now, don’t delay as you may be running out of time to make your claim.
Date Published: 10th May 2014