While slips, trips and falls are common wherever you live or travel to within England, there are some areas of the country that present a higher risk of public accidents than others. This is particularly true of some of the more deprived areas of London, such as Hackney.
Spotlight on Hackney
The London Borough of Hackney has become known over time as one of the worst areas to live not only in London, but also in Britain with regards to general crime, accidents in public and also criminal violence.
Despite resurgence in the property market and the influx media and market outlets introduced to the area, this has failed to shed the borough’s historical and unfortunate past completely.
Between the year 2000 and 2012, Hackney ranked number four on the list of recorded murders across all London boroughs, with 114 reported cases. With a wide range of religions and ethnicities in the area, it is inevitable that there will always be clashes of culture and belief, which can in turn lead to criminal violence and other attacks, such as damage to property or possessions.
Hackney is barely served by the London Underground, making access and transport links to the area more difficult than other boroughs, despite three London Overground services running through the area.
With little in terms of travel links, travelling on foot is common throughout Hackney, and so being vigilant is imperative. This is not only to minimise the risk of any trips and falls, but to gauge a general awareness of the surrounding area, including hazards or any public incidents.
Have you been injured in public?
If you have sustained an injury in public, through no fault of your own, you may have a genuine case to claim personal injury compensation for the harm and distress that you have suffered.
Whether your injury or illness was caused by accidents such as slips and trips or negligence, a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine whether you have a case eligible to claim.
As long as the accident occurred with the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability, Accident Advice Helpline could help you retrieve the personal injury compensation that you are entitled to.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation with no pressure to pursue your claim following the call.
Source: Met Police
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice