Tunbridge Wells (officially named Royal Tunbridge Wells) is a large town in Kent, England. It is a former spa town from the Restoration period, attracting visitors to its warm spring. Although spa towns waned in popularity over the years as more people travelled to the coast for sea bathing, Tunbridge Wells has remained a popular tourist destination. It is also known for people one of the more affluent areas of Kent.
The town’s economy is largely centred around service, hospitality and tourism, although there is a significant finance and business sector. Local landmarks include the Salomons Museum, preserving the home of David Salomons, and a number of large parks, including Dunorlan Park and Great Culverden Park. The largest of these is Grosvenor Recreation Ground, which includes a nature reserve.
There is a large music venue, The Forum, and a theatre called the Assembly Hall and there is an annual free music event called Unfest. These and other cultural and historical attractions draw in many visitors to the town every year.
Although Tunbridge Wells has a relatively small population, that number grows year on year and, with an influx of tourists annually, accidents are not uncommon in the town. If you were injured in an accident on the roads, in the town centre, at work or anywhere else in the area and you believe someone else was to blame, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping innocent accident victims to make successful compensation claims for over 16 years and we can help you too.
Road traffic accidents in Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells is a more gentile part of the country than some, and so it’s uncommon to find roads heavily congested with traffic. However, the large borough has many rural roads and accidents can be common here too.
Road traffic accidents in Tunbridge Wells occur on rural roads for a number of different reasons. Many drivers think that they can speed through rural roads because there are fewer vehicles there, but doing so can sometimes mean that they lose control and crash into the verge. Rural roads also often have tight turns and blind corners; unless drivers are careful, they can sometimes find themselves heading into another vehicle that they failed to spot until the last moment.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to be a careful, considerate driver but, even if you are, you can’t always account for other drivers. That means that you could become involved in a crash that wasn’t your fault, but which was caused by the carelessness, recklessness or inattentiveness of others.
If you were injured in an accident like this within the last three years, you could use the services of a personal injury solicitor in Tunbridge Wells to help you to make a claim. However, it can be tricky in some areas to find the right solicitor to help with your case.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK, which means we can help you wherever you are in the country. Our solicitors all have expertise in personal injury claims which means you’ll get the best possible representation.
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Whiplash accident in Tunbridge Wells
Whiplash is caused by the neck and head being jerked forward and back in a sudden jolt, and can happen in both high-speed crashes and slow shunts. This is why it remains one of the most common injuries sustained in road traffic accidents. However, it can also occur during sports like boxing or rugby, and can even happen as a result of slips or falls, or heavy objects falling on the head.
Symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, dizziness, loss of concentration, muscle spasms or pins and needles in the limbs. There is little treatment available; doctors advise against using braces or collars as keeping the neck mobile is seen to be the best way to ensure a quick recovery, and often they can only prescribe painkillers and gentle exercise.
Thankfully in most cases, symptoms of whiplash subside within day or two. However, in some cases, they can last for weeks, months or even more than a year. They can be debilitating and painful and can lead to other issues like stress, frustration, anxiety or depression.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Tunbridge Wells and you believe someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to make a claim. A personal injury solicitor in Tunbridge Wells could help you to make a claim, but it’s not always obvious whether a solicitor has the expertise you need.
That’s why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline instead. We specialise solely in personal injury claims which means we’ve dealt with every kind of claim over the years. We’ve gathered knowledge and expertise that we can put to good use helping you with your claim, and it only takes one call to get started.
Slips, trips and falls in Tunbridge Wells
Slips, trips and falls in Tunbridge Wells might seem like minor accidents relatively speaking. However, even the most minor accident can result in painful injuries. Imagine you’ve tripped over loose cabling at work and fractured your ankle. Sometimes the pain can mean you’re off your feet for days or weeks at a time.
That could mean you’re forced to take time off work to recover and, if you’re on reduced salary or statutory sick pay, you face a loss of earnings that could have an impact on your ability to keep up to date with your everyday bills. This can sometimes lead to financial difficulty and stress at a time when you’re trying to physically recover from your accident.
You shouldn’t have to suffer like this if your accident was caused by someone else’s carelessness or inaction. That’s why government legislation entitles you to make a claim for personal injury compensation if your accident happened within the last three years.
A claim for compensation could help you to recover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred as a result of your accident, including loss of earnings as well as other costs related to your recovery, such as medical bills or prescription charges.
However, a personal injury solicitor in Tunbridge Wells could be expensive, which could put you off claiming if you’re already facing financial difficulty. That’s why here at Accident Advice Helpline, we pride ourselves on our no win no fee guarantee; there’s absolutely nothing to pay upfront to start a claim with us. Talk to our friendly, professional advisers today to find out more.
Work accident in Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells is an affluent area, with large numbers of residents employed in professional occupations or in associate professional or technical roles. While you might think that this would mean there are less work-related accidents than in a town where people are largely employed in, say, manufacturing or construction, you might be surprised by the numbers of accidents that occur in offices.
Common office accidents include people falling from their chairs, perhaps because the chair was faulty or defective, tripping over loose cabling or wiring, or being injured by objects falling on their heads, perhaps in a badly designed store cupboard.
Each of these seemingly-innocuous accidents can result in painful, debilitating injuries that take time to recover from. Everyone has the right to carry out their work free from the risk of physical harm and all employers have a duty of care to minimise those risks.
If you were injured in a work accident in Tunbridge Wells and you believe your employer was at fault, you could make a claim against them. Many people worry about what will happen to them if they make a claim against their employer, which can put them off seeking the justice they deserve.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll give you all the advice and support you need to make your claim, so you’ll never feel like you’re going it alone.
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