The earliest (1801) census put the population of Uffculme parish at 1837. From the 16th century, Uffculme was a significant part of the West Country’s wool industry, reaching its height in the middle of the 18th century “when large quantities of Uffculme serges were exported to Holland by the Tiverton merchants”. Coldharbour Mill, the last woollen mill to operate in the village was built in 1799 by Thomas Fox. In 1983, the mill was opened as a working museum.
On 17 November 1998 a major explosion occurred at a fireworks factory in the village. Windows of homes near to the plant were broken by the blast, which could be heard 10 miles (16 km) away in Tiverton. £300,000 of damage to the roof of St Mary’s Church was caused but there were no serious injuries. The firework company later pleaded guilty to six charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The firm resumed trading a week after the blast and continued until December 2003 when it went into liquidation.
Accidents in the workplace
Accidents like this are, thankfully, rare. If you were involved in at accident at work, one that was not your fault, then you may be eligible to make a no win no fee* in Uffculme claim.
Employers have the legal, as well as moral, obligation to safeguard staff and visitors against injury whilst on the premises or using a company vehicle. If you were in an accident, and it was caused by your employer failing in their duties then you should consider filing a no win no fee* in Uffculme claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
As the leading, national, law firm in the UK, Accident Advice Helpline is well placed to help you with your claim, and counts among its in house lawyers teams specialising in no win no fee* in Uffculme injury claims.
Accident Advice Helpline was established in the year 2000, and has helped tens of thousands of people claim the compensation that they so rightfully deserve.
To get started, just give us a call on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.