The borough of Barking and Dagenham lies nine miles east of central London and had a population of 187,000 in 2011. It was one of six London boroughs to host the 2012 summer Olympics. Most of the housing here was built between 1921 and 1939 and whilst fishing and farming were once the mainstay of the economy, today’s residents are more likely to be employed in service sector jobs. The borough is connected to London via the Overground and the Tube as well as several buses. Chances are that you commute to work if you live here, and if you have been injured whilst commuting then making an injury claim in Barking and Dagenham may be on the cards.
Injured on the roads?
A recent survey showed that the majority of the borough’s residents commute to work by car, which means busy roads. Even when driving carefully in London, you are still putting yourself at the mercy of other drivers who may not be as cautious or law abiding as you. If somebody else causes a car accident that leaves you injured then you could make an injury claim in Barking and Dagenham. Perhaps you were driving or traveling as a passenger in a vehicle, or maybe you were cycling to work when you were knocked off your bike by another vehicle. Whatever has happened, you could be entitled to compensation.
How complex is it to make an injury claim in Barking and Dagenham?
First thing’s first – there are no upfront legal fees to worry about when you make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline, because our lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. This means that anybody can afford to make a claim. It’s unlikely that you will need to go to court for an injury claim either, as we process most claims over the phone. Provided you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident, you should be able to make a personal injury claim, if somebody else caused your accident. Even if you were hit by an uninsured driver, you may still be able to make a claim through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau, so it is well worth exploring your options after an accident.
Compensation for even minor injuries
You might be surprised to hear that the majority of claims we handle are for minor injuries such as whiplash, strains and sprains. Even if you have suffered minor injuries, you could be eligible to make a claim if somebody else was responsible for your accident. The best way to find out if you could make a claim is to call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to our expert advisors. All advice is offered on a no-obligation basis, so you don’t have to decide right away whether you want to proceed with a claim and there is no pressure to go ahead. You could even take the 30-second test on our website right now for a rough idea of what you could be entitled to receive if your claim is successful.
Date Published: 13th September 2017
Author: Rob Steen