In the late 1940’s London could not cope with the growth in its population, and so Basildon was created as a new town to handle the overspill. As it is only 32 miles from Central London, and has excellent links by both road and rail, there are many residents that live in Basildon but travel to London for work.
There is no shortage of shopping centres in Basildon, with most of the big-name stores being represented. There are also street markets selling fresh produce and household goods. Leisure pursuits are also taken care of with a huge variety of restaurants, an 18-screen cinema, bowling alleys, bars, and nightclubs. Children are not forgotten as there is a family entertainment centre with play frames and a dodgem car track.
With so much activity in one of the most densely populated areas in the country, it should come as no surprise that accidents do sometimes happen. Whether it’s an accident at work, an accident in a public place or a road traffic accident, if you have been injured and someone else was to blame you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Rather than trying to find your own personal injury solicitor in Basildon, you can simply get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. With over 16 years’ experience in making personal injury claims, we have developed a streamlined, stress free process to make it easy for our clients. With just one call to our friendly, efficient advisors, we’ll start putting your claim together to win you the compensation you deserve.
Call us today, and see just how easy it can be to bring justice to a bad situation.
Road traffic accidents in Basildon
Basildon has been revealed to be one of the worst road traffic accident black spots in Essex. Spokespeople from the Basildon Hackney Carriage Association and the local council both agreed that some roads in Basildon are dangerous, and more needs to be done to make them less hazardous. The A13 and the A127, both of which pass through the town, have been cited as two of the worst roads in the area, and are often the site of road traffic accidents in Basildon.
The injuries sustained in road traffic accidents can be very serious indeed, d in some cases can change the lives of the victims forever; if they are lucky enough to survive. Across the UK, five lives are lost every day because of accidents on the road.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, whether you were a driver, passenger, bike rider or a pedestrian, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Your injuries do not need to have been life threatening, but should have required medical attention.
If you had already thought about a personal injury claim, you may already be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Basildon to help you. Why not just pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline? Our advisors are ready and waiting to help you, to answer all your questions and to get your claim started if you decide to go ahead. You are under no obligation to do so just by making a call; the choice is yours, so call today.
Whiplash accident in Basildon
Many people don’t realise that whiplash does not only happen in road traffic accidents. Whilst car accidents are certainly the most common cause of whiplash injuries, they are not the only source. Whiplash can be the result of anything that causes a sudden jolt to the head or which makes it move further or faster than it normally would.
This action leads to tearing and stretching of the soft tissues in your neck, and causes incredible discomfort. Shoulder, neck and back pain can be accompanied by stiffness in the neck and shoulders, nausea, blurred vision, sleeplessness and even pins and needles in the arms and hands. Not every victim will suffer all of the symptoms, and thankfully most of them disappear in a few days. The pain and stiffness tend to last longer though, usually for a few weeks. If you are one of the unlucky ones that sustain a chronic whiplash injury, you could be suffering for months or even years following the accident.
If you have been the innocent victim of a whiplash accident in Basildon, whether it was caused on the road or in some other manner, you do not need to worry about the cost of making a claim. We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so that everyone has access to expert legal representation, no matter what their financial situation.
We won’t ask you to pay us any money to start the work on your claim, and we will not give you a bill for our legal fees if your claim proves to be unsuccessful. You can call us for free, get advice for free and start your claim for free, so what are you waiting for? Call us today!
Work accident in Basildon
Basildon has a well developed industrial base, as when the new town was being built, the government gave grants to encourage companies to relocate here. Several large businesses took up the offer, and these together with all the shops, offices and the extensive entertainment industry, provide employment for many of the people who do not commute to London.
All employers, no matter how small or large the business is, or what industry they are in, have a legal duty to protect they employees while they are at work. If they fail to do this and you are worried about your safety at work, you should talk to the health and safety inspectors at Basildon Council. They will investigate the situation and offer advice on improving health and safety at work.
If the worst has already happened and you’ve been injured in a work accident in Basildon, you can and should consider making a claim for compensation. Not only could this provide you with a substantial pay-out to help you cope with your recovery period, it could also help to protect other employees by ensuring your employer improves their practices.
Some victims are put off making a workplace accident claim because of having to deal with big businesses and their legal teams. When we handle your claim that need not be a concern for you. Our expert solicitors are competent to cope with this professionally, and will aim to take all the hard work and stress away from you.
We want you to concentrate on your recovery and leave the rest to us. Call us today to find out if you have a case, and how we can help you claim compensation for your injuries at work.
Slips, trips and falls in Basildon
Slips, trips and falls are the most common of all accidents and a large proportion of them happen at work. There are things that can be done to help avoid such accidents, such as:
- Keeping all walkways free of obstacles and hazards
- Clean up spillages right away. If a wet floor is unavoidable cordon it off or have clear wet floor warning signs
- Make sure everywhere is well lit, particularly stair areas
These same precautions should apply anywhere, to help avoid slips, trips and falls in Basildon.
The more dangerous falls tend to be when they are from height. Victims of this sort of accident can suffer very serious injuries indeed. If an employee has to work at height they should be wearing a safety harness at least, as well as all the other health and safety measures being in place for the job they are doing.
Out and about, you have a right to expect safe pedestrian passage too. From keeping streets maintained and well-lit to ensuring floors are not slippery, obstructed or otherwise dangerous, you should be able to go about your business in safety. If you spot a problem with a footpath, pavement, cycle path or other public right of way, Basildon Council has advice on how to report the problem.
If you are the unlucky victim of a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault, you should talk to our friendly advisors today. You could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, and we can help you every step of the way. You will not need any money to start your claim with us, so do not let worries over money deter you from making a claim.
Call us today and tell us how you came to be injured in a slip or fall, and we’ll let you know if a claim could be successful for you.
The easy way to start your claim
Many victims start their claim by completing our 30-second test which you can do yourself online or by phone with an advisor. Whichever way you decide, this handy tool will let you know if you have a valid claim, and how much you could be awarded if you go ahead.
Finding a personal injury solicitor in Basildon can be difficult, but with us you’ll have the legal expertise you need right away. The sooner you get in touch the sooner you could have your compensation, so why not give us a call today. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile it’s 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Accident at Work stats for Basildon
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