The town of Uckfield was originally named Uccafield. Uccafield derives from the Celtic word for ‘High’ or ‘Height’ – Uchafedd, this in turn coming from the Indo European ‘Uchch’ya’. When the Anglo Saxons heard this word they changed the ‘fedd’ part to something they understood – ‘Feld’ from which ‘field’ derives. The original river Uck name was most likely related to the ancient Celtic word for ‘water’ or ‘stream’ – Uisge, derivations uske, usci, that give river names still existing such as the Usk.
When the Celts came along the sound of the river name was so close to the sound of Ucha that the name became Uch or Ucca over time and eventually Uck. So Uckfield really means something like ‘high place’ – Uchafedd – and the river derived its modern name from this Celtic word. There are, however, other theories as to how the name came about. One theory suggests that it came from “Oak in Field”, something which is reflected in several town crests. Another theory is that it used to be the free land of a Saxon man called Ucca.
Whatever the original meaning of the name, this is a town similar to others in that its population is just as prone to accidents as anybody else.
No fault accidents are, unfortunately, just going to happen – regardless of where you live. If you happen to live in Uckfield, you may be tempted to go searching the web for no win no fee in Uckfield lawyers. While this is not a bad idea, in of itself, it does limit your options somewhat.
Instead of just no win no fee in Uckfield lawyers (and can you guarantee they meet your specific requirements?), a better option may be a national law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Enter, Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a national law firm with teams of in house expert lawyers, including those specialising in no win no fee in Uckfield.
Provided that you can answer yes to three questions, then you may be eligible to contact them to file a no win no fee compensation claim.
- Was the accident, that caused your injuries, the fault of somebody else?
- Did the accident happen no longer than three years ago?
- Did you seek medical advice / assistance following the accident?
If you are able to say yes, to all three, then contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. As an alternative to calling us, you can fill out the claim form and we will call you back for an informal chat.
Date Published: 19th March 2014
Author: David Brown