Are you worried about Christmas approaching? It’s hardly surprising – after all, there’s the food shopping to do, the parties to arrange, the gifts to buy, the visits to make to friends and family…
Should you worry about accidents?
At the back of your mind somewhere might also be a little nagging fear about the prospect of an accident happening and causing injury to someone – maybe even you. It’s something that you want to avoid at all costs, but if it happens, you want to make sure that you’re able to deal with it.
It may be a source of comfort for you to know that, if you’re injured in an accident that isn’t your fault, you could claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Essex.
How do you go about claiming?
When you’ve been checked over by a doctor after the accident, you should call Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 hotline and speak to an advisor. They will ask you a few questions and take down your details, and if you’re eligible to claim, they will pass your details to an accident lawyer in Essex on our legal team.
The lawyer will then work on your behalf, aiming to secure you a payout for your injury – and if you’re successful, you will receive a sum of money that will be of considerable assistance to you. Your expenses will be taken care of, and you’ll have a bit extra for having suffered the accident itself.
Contact an accident lawyer in Essex
Our contact numbers are as follows:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back
How to avoid accidents during the festive season
Any accident that leads to a claim will be one that you could not have been responsible for, because claims can be made only where the injuries have been sustained in an accident that was someone else’s fault.
But there’s nothing wrong with doing everything you can to make sure you avoid accidents, so here’s a bit of information that may help you:
Don’t leave wrapping paper and packaging on the floor after opening presents – it’s a slip hazard. Put it in a bin bag, instead. Why not have a waste paper basket to hand for this?
Don’t rush in the kitchen. People can wait a bit longer for their dinner – they’d much rather enjoy it with you than have to call an ambulance and administer first aid because you’ve been scalded by boiling fat.
Discard your old Christmas tree lights if they’ve seen better days. A new set will meet safety standards that are much more stringent – but even so, don’t forget to turn them off when you go to bed, or leave the house.
For more tips, visit the RoSPA website. Enjoy an accident-free festive season.
Date Published: 23rd November 2014
Author: David Brown