Combe Hay is a village in the Cotswolds in Somerset. It was called Cumb when recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Combe Hay manor is a Grade I Georgian manor house set in the rolling Cotswold countryside, its nearest neighbours being sheep. You may have visited Combe Hay in order to sample some of the wines produced at the vineyard there. It was planted in 1986, so is fairly well-established now, although it is not the first vineyard to be planted in the area, as the Romans recognised that grapes for wine could be grown there.
Life in a Georgian manor house for servants
In the 18th and 19th century, domestic employment was considered better that working in the new factories and doing other manual labour. Servants may have been better off than factory workers, as they got to live in luxurious houses, although their own living quarters may have been cramped and unsanitary. The lowliest servants were the housemaids, who would often work for 18 hours a day, depending on the social functions the lady of the house had at her home. Imagine having to be on your hands and knees for so long, scrubbing floors, doing the laundry by hand and so on. There were no appliances to make the household chores easier and less time-consuming. Some housemaids would inevitably develop allergies to lye and have dermatitis because of having their hands and arms immersed in water for hours at a time.
Nowadays of course, if you develop a work-related illness such as dermatitis, solicitors in Combe Hay, if there were any, could help you make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
Solicitors in Combe Hay and dermatitis claims
If you work in a hairdresser’s salon, you may have to work with chemicals and of course, you should always protect your skin by using disposable gloves. However, sometimes the gloves are defective and if you get dermatitis because they are, you should contact a firm of personal injury solicitors in Combe Hay or elsewhere, or us at Accident Advice Helpline, to discuss the possibility of making a personal injury compensation claim against your employer, or the manufacturer of the faulty gloves.
Solicitors in Combe Hay and others
Solicitors in Combe Hay can help you if you can prove that an illness was caused by another person’s negligence, and also if you have had an accident and been injured as long as you can prove it was caused by someone else and not you.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline whenever is convenient for you if you have any queries about a potential personal injury compensation claim. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers for expert legal advice. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now and see what we may be able to do to help you with your potential claim?