Nobody likes suffering an accident. Whether it’s an incident on the road, a workplace injury or a public slip, trip or fall, they can be damaging both physically and mentally in terms of confidence and self esteem.
Alarming figures from the Public Health Observatories released in March 2012 revealed that there are almost 11,000 fatalities in England each year caused by accidents. More than 2000 of these are caused by transport accidents while over 3000 are the result of slips, trips, and falls.
Where are the most accident prone locations for road traffic accidents or public falls in England?
The worst offender in terms of accidental deaths is Melton, a borough in Leicestershire. The town shows a rate of 29 accidental fatalities per 100,000 people.
Boston in Lincolnshire is another one of the most accident prone locations. It saw the most hospital admission rates for accidents on the roads with almost 190 people per 100,000 needing medical attention following a car collision or bicycle accident.
The statistics also show that accidents spread throughout the ages. Eden in Cumbria was the worst offender for trips and falls for the over 65s, with almost 1,260 people per 100,000 requiring hospital admission following an accident. Under 18s across the land accounted for 137, 264 accidental injury admissions. So maybe it would be best to bare in mind when visiting these accident prone locations.
Where are the places I am most likely to avoid a public accident?
Runnymede, a leafy town in Surrey, came out on top in the report with a death rate of just 5.5 per 100,000 people. Halton in Cheshire is also comparatively safe and boasts the lowest rate of hospital admissions resulting from falls from height.
What can I do if I suffer an injury at work, on the road or in a public place?
If misfortune does befall you, then it is well worth remembering that compensation may well be due. There are a couple of elements that are central to this process, including:
– Establishing blame. If you can show that your accident and subsequent injuries were the result of negligence on behalf of someone else, you have a strong case.
– The date. Most cases need to have occurred within the last three years in order to be considered valid.
– Getting expert advice
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over ten years experience and knowledge in dealing with these types of cases. They have helped countless people gain the compensation they deserve on a no-win, no-fee basis.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 6, 2013
Author: David Brown