Christchurch is a historic market town in Dorset, on the point where the rivers Stour and Hamble coincide. The land is low-lying and prone to flooding. Christchurch is famous for the Priory, which was founded in the eleventh century. Situated near the major resort of Bournemouth, and Bournemouth airport, the town is popular with tourists and visitors.
Do you need an accident lawyer in Christchurch?
You may be a resident. You may be a tourist, or a visitor or on a work contract, or a full time employee. What presents the greatest risk of accidents in these contexts? Here are the ones our advisors most deal with:
Slips, trips and falls at work. The culprits here are loose cables, broken or uneven flooring, or a slippery surface.
Accidents with equipment at work. Faulty equipment, which has not been properly configured or maintained. Operator ignorance. We don’t mean that unkindly, but if proper training or supervision is not provided for dangerous or specialist machines, the risk of injury from accidents increases greatly.
Falling from a height or being hit by moving plant. Construction workers and warehouse operators are at the greatest risk of this. Many accidents are caused when an operator loses concentration, as opposed to lack of skill.
Whiplash injury. Almost 70% of claims from road accidents are for whiplash injury. This happens when the sudden halt from the impact, causes the heads of the vehicle occupants to throw violently backwards, and forwards again, causing in damage to the soft tissue in neck, shoulders and upper back.
Strains and sprains. These are a hazard of living a life. From airport workers, to warehouse operatives, or sportsmen, anybody can strain a muscle or sprain an ankle or wrist.
There are many more accident scenarios, as many as people. The key factor is whether it was your fault, as the victim, or if a third party inflicted it on you by actions or negligence. If so, and you think you can prove it, you may have a valid case for a compensation claim. You can check if your claim qualifies by taking our 30-second test here on the site. Our compensation calculator will make an estimate of what your claim could be worth, and how much cash you might receive, if your accident lawyer in Christchurch wins your case.
How do I choose my personal injury lawyer?
You probably had a long list in the search returns. You can scroll through them, pick out the ones that look promising, and with suitable expertise for your kind of injury, then you can make a list, and email them all, or call them up. You can then judge which one seems right for you, and start your claim. Or you can cut straight to the chase with us. With only one phone call to our friendly advisors, you can confirm if your claim qualifies, and be referred to the best accident lawyer in Christchurch for your needs. Our telephone team is sympathetic and experienced, but there is no pressure to start your claim. What matters is you are armed with what you need to know, so you can make your decision.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us now and put your mind at rest. From your mobile, contact us on 0333 500 0993, or reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline.
Not feeling up to making the call? To have an advisor to call you back, text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Date Published: 10th November 2014