Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, is generally a safe place to visit but wherever you are there is always the possibility of an accident so be aware that it is possible to make a claim for travel accident compensation if you suffer an injury while visiting.
It is important that the accident was somebody else’s fault and if that is the case, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to process your claim on a 100 per cent no win, no fee* basis.
Limitations on funding for the Guernsey Police means that the service they provide is maybe not the same as you would expect on the mainland. They work hard to prevent anti-social behaviour and have officers on the ground to prevent incidents of public crime, incidents which could end up in an injury from a slip, trip or fall.
The local police also works hard to cut the number of serious road traffic accidents by educating drivers and keeping an eye on drink-driving and areas where speeding is prevalent. They have worked in tandem with the Environment Department to collate data on accident hotspots to increase the effectiveness of these programs.
For example, in 2011 a collision accident at the North Beach led to the death of a cyclist and there were two other fatalities from traffic accidents on the road in that year. In 2013 a taxi ran over a pedestrian in Mill Street and in late 2014 there was a three car pile-up in Braye Road.
What to do if you are in an accident
If you have suffered an injury in the last three years that was somebody else’s fault then Accident Advice Helpline can help because we have extensive experience dealing with compensation claims exactly like this.
We have a 24/7 helpline manned by friendly advisors who will assess your claim and our legal team will complete the process with most claimants not required to visit court.
So log on to our website and use the compensation calculator for a “30-second test” or give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to discuss the details of your incident with our professional staff. There is no obligation to go ahead after this first consultation so you have nothing to lose by having a chat in complete confidence today.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice