The town of Bracknell in Berkshire is home to just over 80,000 residents and is found 11 miles to the east of Reading. It is nestled between the contrasting landscapes of the Greater London Urban Area (in which it joins several other towns including Ascot and Warfield) and the wooded areas of Swinley Woods and Crowthorne Woods.
Bracknell has several historic buildings such as the ‘Old Manor’ public house which dates from the 17th-century and the ‘Hind’s Head’ coaching inn which is alleged to be the inn of choice of the infamous highway man Dick Turpin. Just after the Second World War, Bracknell was designated a new town and underwent extensive generation in the form of pedestrianisation, the construction of a ring road and segregation of industrial areas from residential areas. An unusual feature of the town is that the residential streets are named in alphabetical order and do not have ‘Street’ or ‘Road’ after their name.
According to a recent Bracknell Forest resident survey, 87 per cent of the participants are satisfied about quality of life here and there is nothing to suggest that Bracknell is a particular hotspot for accidents in the UK. However, there are still a lot of people travelling, working and getting on with their lives in the area, which can raise the risk of an incident occuring. There will inevitably be accidents such as collisions on the roads and slips, trips and falls in public areas.
Are you a resident or a visitor to Bracknell who has been injured in an accident that you feel was not your own fault? Perhaps you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Bracknell to help you with a personal injury claim right now? Give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline instead.
Our dedicated legal team are highly skilled in dealing with a wide range of personal injury claims and will be pleased to look over your case. Call our friendly advisers today.
Road traffic accident in Bracknell
Travelling to and from Bracknell is easy as you can take the A329(M) to reach the town; it is midway between Junction three of the M3 and Junction 10 of the M4 motorways.
Bagshot Road in Bracknell has been reported locally as a notorious traffic congestion hotspot with drivers suffering frequent long delays. However, this situation may be about to improve as Berkshire may be in for a share of £490 million to improve its roads. The investment is aimed at tackling congestion through the use of technology and to upgrade to local roads to improve journey times.
Congested areas do see their fair share of road traffic collisions. The more cars in one area at a time, the more likely they are to collide with each other. Whilst collisions at low speeds are less likely to result in fatal and life-changing injuries, they can still cause serious harm that can disrupt lives for several months.
If you have decided that you need a personal injury solicitor in Bracknell because your recent road traffic collision was not your own fault, we can help. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have the highest standards of customer service coupled with exemplary professionalism to give your claim the best chance of success. If you’ve had a road traffic accident in Bracknell, call us now to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Bracknell
Whiplash is the layman’s term for what medical professionals would describe as an injury caused by sudden or excessive hyperextension, hyperflexion, or rotation of the neck. This essentially means the ‘whipping’ backwards and forwards motion that you experience in a road traffic collision.
A whiplash accident in Bracknell does not cause one single symptom. Rather, it is a collection of several symptoms that can include:
- Neck pain and discomfort of varying severity
- Difficulty moving the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms
- Nausea and dizziness
It is important that you do not try and diagnose whiplash yourself as these symptoms can arise with other injuries as well. If you are in discomfort after a road traffic collision, you should always seek medical help as soon as you can.
If the accident in which you were hurt was caused by another person, it may be possible for you to start a personal injury claim. This does not have to add to your stress and you do not need a lot of savings to do so. We operate a no-win, no-fee* scheme so that you can start a claim without paying legal fees upfront. Give us a call now and have a chat about your claim with no obligation to proceed.
Work accident in Bracknell
Bracknell town centre is undergoing a major renovation where the outdated infrastructure is being replaced and several new stores are opening. The £240 million redevelopment has been named the Lexicon and it is hoped that it will provide jobs in the hospitality, entertainment and retail sectors and attract further investment to the area. Whilst the development is underway, hundreds of construction workers will be employed in the area.
Bracknell is home to several IT, electronics and telecom companies and local schools, leisure and sports centres, forest services, and the local council also offer employment opportunities in the town.
The workplace hazards presented by these different sectors are diverse but the methods of preventing them are not that different. Employers in all sectors have a duty of care to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees. This includes part-time and casual labour. An appropriate risk assessment lies at the heart of every effective health and safety strategy. It is the only way in which an employer can effectively identify and ultimately control the hazards that an employee is exposed to.
If you have suffered a work accident in Bracknell because your employer did not carry out a risk assessment of your work task, we may be able to help you start a personal injury claim. If you fell from a height because you were not provided with the correct ladder or you hurt your back when lifting a weight because you received no training, call us for more advice. We understand that claiming against your employer can be stressful and we will offer you all the support you need. Call us now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Bracknell
Slips, trips and falls in Bracknell can happen to anybody and at any time. Has it happened to you when you were in a public building or outside in a car-park or the street? The causes of most slips, trips and falls are easy to tackle with a little care and some common sense. Things like uneven floor surfaces, unsuitable floor coverings and wet floors are not inevitable. They can be spotted and rectified with adequate monitoring and routine maintenance. This is not costly or time consuming and there are no excuses for not doing it.
If you make a claim because you have been injured in a slip, trip of fall, you are sending a clear message that this is unacceptable and you may even prevent further accidents in the future.
Our highly skilled and dedicated solicitors are very experienced in helping clients with exactly this type of claim. Give us a ring today to find out more.
We want to help with your claim
We hear from many clients who were looking for a personal injury solicitor in Bracknell but decided that an expert national legal firm would be their preferred choice instead. We can assist with claims from all over the UK. So, if you live elsewhere but were injured whilst visiting Bracknell, we can help.
When you claim with us, we will take over all of the legal aspects of your claim so that you can focus on your recovery and on your family. The majority of claims are handled over the phone so it is highly likely that you will be able to handle the whole process by phone, email and post. There is nothing to be gained by waiting so call us right now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Let’s get started right away.