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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The dangers of going on a girls holiday to Brighton

    Going on a girls holiday to Brighton is extremely popular, especially as an alternative to the traditional hen night before a member of the party is to get married. Unfortunately, that girls holiday to Brighton can all too easily turn from a dream trip into a nightmare. Dangers of a girls holiday to Brighton Having fun on the….

    Car damage from London’s Walkie-Talkie building

    In September 2013, a flaw in the design of London’s Walkie-Talkie building, a uniquely designed 525 foot skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street, damaged several cars by concentrating reflected sunlight into a beam generating temperatures close to 72 degrees C. The problem with London’s Walkie-Talkie building The beam, dubbed the ‘death ray’, was generated by the….

    Safe running routes around London

    Packed with both business and tourist traffic, London can be a nightmare for runners. Running along some routes means the risk of being hit by a car, no matter how careful you, are is ever present. There are, however, some reasonably safe running routes around London. Here are some of them. Safe running routes around London The following routes….

    Stay safe: night journey on the London Underground

    When you go on a journey on the London Underground, you expect things to be a little busy. Battling your way onto the Tube isn’’t an uncommon occurrence. Yet, with such hustle and bustle comes risk of injury, with slips, trips and falls at the top of that list. With a little vigilance and due care, you can minimise the risk….

    5 tips for getting home late at night in London

    When you have been out and about in London Town, no matter how good your evening, there will come a time when you need to consider getting home late at night. While accidents in London, such as slips, trips and falls, occur all day long, regardless of the time of day, when getting home late at night you are….

    Staying safe whilst sight seeing around London

    Slips, trips and falls occur quite frequently. In fact, it’’s often simply human error. That being said, when sight seeing around London it is possible to minimise the risk of city break accidents by applying a little caution to your day trips. If you are planning on sight seeing around London this year, here is some general safety advice to….

    Dangers of driving around Central London

    London is one of the busiest and liveliest cities in the world. If you’’re visiting London, or you’’re a London resident, it’’s always advisable to pay attention to potential hazards, including heavy traffic when driving around Central London. There is a high risk of road traffic accidents and cycle accidents in Central London, so driving carefully….

    5 ways to cycle safely around London

    Given the level of pollution in London, not to mention the hustle and bustle of the tubes and monotonous stand-still traffic across the city, making use of the capital’s cycling lanes seems like a logical option. Of course, to minimise the risk of experiencing a road traffic accident, it is imperative that cyclists understand how to cycle safely around….

    Can London air pollution affect your health?

    London is one of the most enigmatic cities on the planet. Living in London opens you up to all kinds of career opportunities and the chance to explore some of the best museums, attractions and restaurants in the country, but it can also pose risks for your health. London air pollution is higher than other….

    What are the biggest car accident hotspots in London?

    When travelling to and within London by car, there is always a chance of experiencing a road traffic accident. No matter the level of caution you apply when driving, you cannot account for other drivers or any unforeseen road problems. That being said, an awareness of car accident hotspots in London can help minimise the….

    Navigating the traffic in the West End as a pedestrian

    When you think of the West End in London, bright lights and the sounds of the stage come to mind. It’s quite simply one of the cultural capitals of the world. Yet, despite these amazing qualities, the dire traffic in the West End cannot be ignored. Road accidents and traffic in the West End As….

    The most dangerous areas to live in London

    London is home to more than 8 million people. Like all major cities, some boroughs are more dangerous than others, with higher levels of crime and an increased risk of being involved in dangerous scenarios, such as assault, robbery, rape and knife crime. Accidents, from road traffic accidents to violent crime, can happen anywhere in….

    Five of the most dangerous junctions in London

    The roads in and around the nation’s capital are unfortunately among some of the most dangerous in the country and there is a severe risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. Those particularly at risk are cyclists and pedestrians. In this article we’ll be having a look at statistically the five most dangerous….

    Survivor Guide: Southend

    Southend-on-Sea offers a wide range of attractions, a unique shopping experience and hundreds of great places to eat, as well as dazzling night life. With so much to see and do, it is of no great surprise that occasionally, accidents do happen. Staying safe in Southend The vast majority of injuries in Southend, including those….

    The most common accidents in London’s Soho district

    Soho is at the heart of London’s thriving and eclectic night scene. While it is such a popular area for a good night on the town, it is unsurprising that there are a number of common accidents in London’s Soho. Slips, trips & falls Slipping and tripping are among the most common cause of accidents….

    Navigating the traffic at Hyde Park Corner

    Hyde Park Corner is a notorious traffic black spot. An incredibly busy junction where six major roads converge and a popular stop for tourist buses, it can be tricky to navigate your way around Hyde Park Corner without encountering long queues and delays and running the risk of road traffic accidents. If you are planning….

    Unsafe areas to walk around in London at night time

    London is by and large a relatively safe city. For a major world city, London has a comparably low crime rate and statistics published by the Met show that violent crime is on the wane in London. This is due in part to the stellar work of the police services who ensure the safety of….

    The five most dangerous suburbs in London

    London is full of suburbs with areas that could be classed as dangerous and some are more infamous than others. However, where are the most dangerous suburbs in London? Westminster According to a survey conducted in 2013 using criminal statistics from the home office, the rate of crime in Westminster does not only exceed the….

    Survivor Guide: The White Cliffs of Dover

    Looking majestically over the Straits of Dover and France, the White Cliffs of Dover are one of the most celebrated of British landmarks. Inspiring music, poetry and art, the postcard-perfect chalky landscape is now home to a sustainable National Trust visitor centre, making it a popular destination for culture vultures from across the globe. Despite….

    Black spots on the drive between London and Manchester

    Notoriously busy and frequent scene of congestion, long hold-ups and vehicle collisions, the drive between London and Manchester via the M6 has a long list of black spots including stretches of road at or around: Tower Hamlets Newham Waltham Forest Redbridge Enfield Saint Albans Rugby North Warwickshire Salford The most notorious black spots that are….

    Driving from London to Ipswich

    In spite of its role as a major route leading from London to Felixtowe and Harwich, two of the UK’s busiest ports, the A12 is widely considered to be a problem road unable to handle the consistently heavy flow of commercial and domestic traffic using it. Problems with the A12 The scene of comparatively high….

    The most dangerous roads in Essex

    Like all counties in England, Essex has its fair share of dangerous roads where accidents occur more frequently compared to other roads. According to a study by the EuroRAP (European Road Assessment Program), one of the most dangerous roads in Essex and in fact, the country, is a short section of the A12 between Romford in….

    Survivor Guide: Westminster during the festive season

    The city of Westminster is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular sights on earth during the festive season. Whether it’s witnessing the joy and euphoria of the Christmas tree being switched on in Trafalgar Square or enjoying a sublime choir performance at a service in Westminster Abbey, there is no shortage of traditional….

    Common accidents when walking along London’s South Bank

    Walking along London’s South Bank is one of the best ways to experience the sights and sounds of the capital. Conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Waterloo Station, the South Bank is easily accessible from most parts of the city and it is packed with restaurants, bars, street stalls and plenty of benches for….

    London’s most dangerous areas: Newham

    ContentsWhere is Newham?Accidents on the roadsStaying safe while you are out and aboutCan you claim?In 2015, Newham was estimated to have a population of around 332,800 people. The Greater London Authority determined this to rise to around 338,600 people. The area was once known as one of the most deprived areas in England, but it….

    The dangers of London smog

    “Smog” a term coined in the early 1900’s as a way to describe the mix of fog and smoke that was prevalent particularly in big industrial cities like London. Now it is more commonly used to describe all sorts of pollutants, often from car exhaust fumes mingled with fog. If you suffer an injury as….

    London’s most dangerous areas: Westminster

    According to a report, Westminster has 6,840 reported crimes per square kilometre every year. This means the borough has not only the highest crime rate in London, but in the whole of the UK. Considering the number of commuters and tourists visiting Westminster on a daily basis, it becomes clear that these crime rates are….

    Most dangerous intersections: Tufnell Park

    All road-users, no matter how cautiously they ride, cycle or drive, are at risk of experiencing a road traffic accident. Applying vigilance when you drive is essential to minimising the risk of collisions on the road, but you can never account for the temperament or ability of other drivers, or the hazards presented by various….

    Survivors guide to Primrose Hill

    Primrose Hill, just north of Regents Park, is a beautiful part of town which has its share of celebrity residents. It has a wealth of pretty streets and handsome houses and still maintains an intellectual classiness rather than purely money. It has a village feel with an array of independent and interesting shops including vintage….

    Cycling from London to Windsor

    While the 40 to 45-mile ride is said to be a pleasant experience, cycling from London to Windsor, like any other cycling route, present riders with the risk of personal injuries. Preventing mishaps Cyclists can prevent a great deal of accidental injuries by ensuring their bike is in good working order before embarking on the….

    Cycling from London to Brighton

    Covering 54 miles, the London to Brighton ride should be approached with care, as poor preparation or reckless cycling could lead to potentially serious cycling injuries or health problems. Preventing cycling accidents Here are a few tips on completing the ride safely and in good shape: Check your bike before entering the ride, making sure….

    Survivor guide: A night out in Soho

    Soho is a great place for a night out. Filled with clubs, bars and restaurants it is always lively in the evenings. However, as this area is renowned for its buzzing atmosphere, due to the sheer amount of people there is a risk of accidents occurring. One of the most common types of accidents are….

    Is it safe to swim in the Thames?

    ContentsA swim in the Thames: A travel accident waiting to happen?How to avoid a travel accident if you do go swimming in the ThamesAccident Advice HelplineThe Thames is the famous river that runs through the middle of London and is one of the key attractions of the city. There are often people who swim in….

    Safely navigating roads in the City of London

    London is renowned for its notoriously gridlocked roads and puzzling one way systems. Whether you are familiar with routes in London, or not, simply taking your mind off the road for a few seconds is enough to cause a road traffic accident. Safely navigating roads in London When planning a trip to London, it is always….

    Five tips for driving on the M25

    ContentsKeep up to date with travel news for the areaMake sure your car is in roadworthy conditionPay attention to the weather forecastStay under the speed limitDrive responsiblyHow safe are motorways?If you were injured driving on the M25At 117 miles in length, the M25 motorway is also known as the London Orbital Motorway, because it completely….

    Coping with extreme heat on the Tube

    Travelling on the Tube can be stressful at the best of times, but when temperatures soar during the summer months, extreme heat on the Tube can make journeys an ordeal that is hard to cope with. Here are a few tips on dealing with such conditions. Clothing Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that allows your skin….

    Does summer heat make London’s smog more dangerous?

    The British summer may be unpredictable and sometimes wet but we do still get the odd heatwave and this can cause a rise in pollution. On a normal day the level of smog in London is usually at a bearable point but as the temperatures rise, the smog becomes more dangerous and can cause accidents….

    Survivor guide: Car sightseeing around London

    There are so many landmarks and sights to see around London that it is impossible to see them all in one day, even in a weekend. If you want a whistle stop tour then your best bet will be driving around so that you can see lots of different places in the day. However, London….

    Survivor guide: Shopping on Carnaby Street, London

    London is a great place for shopping. There are so many different markets and shopping centres from Camden market to Westfield. However, one of the most popular shopping locations in London is Carnaby Street. Located in the West End, it is great for fashion lovers and shopping addicts alike. As this is such a popular….

    How dangerous is travelling by motorcycle in London?

    Road traffic accidents involving motorcycles are unfortunately all too common. Those who travel by motorcycle are at higher risk of being seriously injured in an accident than a motorist. This is due to the fact that motorcycles are harder to spot and motorcycles are not equipped with the same level of safety features as cars,….

    London’s cycle blackspots: Elephant and Castle roundabout

    Cycling around London can be dangerous and difficult. London is always congested so weaving around cars and trucks can be a challenge at the best of times and one wrong move can cause a nasty road traffic accident. One of the most dangerous cycle spots in London is the Elephant and Castle roundabout. Why is….

    Staying safe in Brighton

    Brighton is a popular south coast destination for British holidaymakers. Whether you visit this sea-side town for just a weekend or spend a couple of weeks there, it helps to be aware of some of the risks you may encounter. Restaurants While Brighton is without doubt home to a plethora of excellent restaurants, there are….

    London’s dangerous cycle spots: Lambeth Bridge roundabout

    Cycling is an environmentally friendly way of getting to work, which also boosts your health and prevents you from getting stuck in heavy traffic, but there are risks of riding a bike, especially in London in blackspot areas such as Lambeth Bridge roundabout. According to statistics from the Department for Transport, 23,000 road traffic accidents involving….

    Dangerous cycle blackspots: Old Street roundabout

    Old Street Roundabout, the Old Street/City Road junction interchange system located on the Hackney and Islington border, is often also referred to as Silicon Roundabout, due to the number of UK web companies based in the area, or St. Agnes Well. Notorious accident hotspot Over the years, Old Street roundabout has become a notorious spot for….

    Has Oxford Circus’ Shibuya-style crossing made it safer?

    As part of a campaign to reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving pedestrians and streamline the flow of traffic, a Shibuya-style pedestrian crossing has been constructed at Oxford Circus. The £5 million pound project is based upon the design of pedestrian crossings in Shibuya, Tokyo. Traffic comes to a complete standstill and pedestrians….

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