In the Domesday Book of 1086, Cheam is called Ceiham, which was then owned by the archbishop of Canterbury, Lanfranc. There are, in essence, three Cheams, South Cheam, North Cheam and Cheam Village. Henry VIII built the lavish Nonsuch Palace in Cheam, although it was demolished in 1801. Now there is Nonsuch Mansion in Nonsuch Park, which bears some resemblance to the design of the king’s palace. The museum in Cheam is housed in an old farmhouse which has wattle and daub features and visitors can see samples of mediaeval pottery which was produced in the area and for which it was famous.
You could probably find a firm of solicitors in Cheam, but if you encounter difficulties in finding someone with the expertise and experience you need to file a personal injury compensation claim, you should consider Accident Advice Helpline.
Solicitors in Cheam for accidents in public places
If you have an accident and are injured, if you are able to prove (with the assistance of your solicitors in Cheam or ones based elsewhere) that the accident was no fault of yours, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
You may have had a slip, or trip and fall, in a shop, or in the street, for example. If you were at an outdoor market you may have slipped on a lettuce leaf which had fallen from a stall. It shouldn’t have been left on the floor, and you may be able to claim compensation for your injury from the stall-holder. Solicitors in Cheam or elsewhere could help you make a case for claiming damages for your injuries. If there was a spillage of food or liquid in a café, supermarket and so on, you may also be able to make a claim for your injuries if you can prove that the negligence of staff, who should have cleaned up the mess and put up warning signs, caused your injury.
If you have an accident in a building, you should inform a member of staff and have them, record the details and names and contact details of witnesses in the accident book. You should call an ambulance and have immediate medical treatment, and if you can, take photographs of the scene of the accident, as these can be used as supporting evidence for your future injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need the advice of personal injury experts to help you with your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Use one of these freephone numbers to call us at any time; the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 22nd May 2014