Broxbourne is a pretty little town around 20 miles north of the centre of London, and is also the name of the local district, which houses almost 100,000 people. The district is broken into 10 distinct wards, the geographically largest of which is Goffs Oak at 1,600 hectares. However, the most densely populated is Cheshunt South and Theobalds, with around 47 people per hectare.
As a mainly residential area, you might think that there aren’t many activities in Broxbourne, but actually there are plenty of things to do. From the ever-popular Paradise Wildlife Park, to fun in the sun at the Lea Valley Boat Centre, the area attracts visitors of all ages to the tune of 1.15 million tourists on average each year.
With so many local people and visitors sharing space in and around the area, the likelihood of an unexpected accident is high. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be trying to find a specialist personal injury solicitor in Broxbourne. You’ll be glad to hear that we can help.
Our expert personal injury solicitors are some of the best in the business, and have an enviable track record of success with seeking compensation for a range of accident types. From accidents at work to incidents on the road, we’re here to help you secure the recompense you deserve. Call today and tell us about your accident in Broxbourne, and we’ll be happy to help.
Road traffic accidents in Broxbourne
In a busy area such as Broxbourne, the likelihood of an accident on the road is much higher than in a more rural location. The volume of traffic coupled with commuter’s urgency to be at work on time can lead to lapses in concentration and judgement, which could cause an accident.
The busy roundabout connecting the A10 Great Cambridge Road and Winston Churchill Way in the Waltham Cross area of Broxbourne is one of the most dangerous in the UK. In 2015 alone, there were 102 crashes at this roundabout, making it the fourth most dangerous in the country.
Winston Churchill Way is also cited as being one of the most congested roads in the UK too, coming in 17th in a recent survey. In an average week, traffic will be moving at a crawl for around 82 hours, leading to frustration and poor decision making on the part of the drivers.
On the A10 between Broxbourne town and Cheshunt, a spate of incidents involving young drivers racing each other led to speed cameras being introduced. Since the introduction, there have been 404 people caught speeding and no further reports of racing occurring.
In Hertfordshire as a whole, around 2,600 road traffic accidents happen every year. Although fatalities from these accidents are being driven down year on year, largely thanks to improvements in vehicle safety, the number of injuries is still on the up. Last year saw a 22.1 per cent increase in serious injuries compared to the previous average, and 4.7 per cent more accidents overall.
The most common reason given for these accidents is that the driver failed to look properly, that they lost control of the car or that the driver misjudged the speed or position of the other vehicle. This driver error can have disastrous consequences, and can leave innocent victims with life changing injuries.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you should not have to suffer in silence. Our expert solicitors have extensive experience in securing maximum compensation pay-out for people just like you. There’s nothing to pay to start your claim, and no big legal bills from us if your case is not successful.
We want to make your claim as stress free as possible, and to take as much of the hard work off your shoulders as we can. Call our friendly advisors today and see for yourself just how easy it can be to make a claim.
Whiplash accident in Broxbourne
The majority of whiplash injuries are caused as a result of a car accident, but that is not the only way this injury can happen. You can also suffer a whiplash injury when:
- Playing contact sports like rugby or boxing
- Landing awkwardly after a slip, trip or fall accident
- Something heavy or solid hitting your head
- Lifting heavy items in the wrong way
- Falling from a cycle, horse or something similar
Anything which muscles and ligaments in your neck to be torn or stretched by a sudden movement can cause a whiplash injury, so it’s important to recognise the signs and symptoms so you can ensure appropriate treatment. A typical symptom is pain and stiffness, but sometimes these don’t appear straight away. In many cases, it can be the next day before the victim realises they have an injury, but it is still important to have it checked by a medical professional.
Even if your whiplash accident in Broxbourne was caused by someone else, you might be hesitant to seek compensation for your injury, feeling that it is not serious enough to bother with. However, do bear in mind that for many whiplash victims, the pain is long lasting, and for one in five it can continue for a year and beyond. Why should you suffer for something that was someone else’s fault?
Our expert personal injury solicitors are on hand to help you pursue your case. Everything is handled in complete confidentiality, and with as little impact on you as we can manage. Most claims are handled over the phone, so you may not even need to attend court, and we’ll take care of as much of the paperwork as we can so that you can focus on your recovery.
If you’re suffering with a whiplash injury, the last thing you need is to spend time looking for a personal injury solicitor in Broxbourne. Our solicitors are the best in the business, and are ready to help you, so look no further and call Accident Advice Helpline for assistance instead.
Work accident in Broxbourne
There are around 38,000 people working in Broxbourne, mainly from the local area although a handful commute in from other places. 42 per cent of these jobs are in either retail or administration and support, making these the largest employment sectors in the district. Such jobs are often office or shop based, and probably wouldn’t be perceived as particularly dangerous, although accidents can still occur.
Both office and retail workers are known to suffer from trips and falls, particularly if the workplace is not being kept organised and tidy. They also sometimes suffer a back injury from inappropriate manual handling, or could be hurt when an object falls on to them. Often these incidents could have been avoided with better health and safety practices at work, and shouldn’t be suffered in silence.
According to HSE, the most dangerous industries to work in tend to be manufacturing, agriculture and construction, with more injuries and fatalities reported in these sectors than any other. In Broxbourne, around 16 per cent of the population works in these types of jobs, putting these employees more at risk of an accident in the workplace.
Whatever industry you are working in, your employer needs to take all appropriate steps to make sure your working environment is as safe as possible. This may include undertaking regular risk assessments, supplying protective equipment and providing appropriate training for your job. Broxbourne Council have advice on their website to help improve health and safety at work.
The consequences of a serious accident at work can be life changing. Even a minor accident can lead to loss of earnings and other out of pocket expenses. If the accident was caused by the employer’s negligence, why should the victim suffer in silence?
If you are a victim of a work accident in Broxbourne, you need the best legal representation on your side. A personal injury solicitor in Broxbourne may not have the most experience in this highly complex area of law, but you can be sure that the legal experts at Accident Advice Helpline have.
Don’t worry about the cost of making your claim as we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis. Our friendly advisors are waiting to talk to you now, so call today and let us help you claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Broxbourne
Slips, trips and falls are the UK’s number one cause of accidental injury, and can lead to some fairly significant ailments. Much of the time they are no more serious than a few cuts and bruises, but in a handful of cases they can be much more serious. For instance:
- You slip on a wet floor and end up flat on your back. This could easily cause long lasting back problems, or even a whiplash injury.
- You trip over trailing wires in the office and hit your head on the corner of the desk as you fall. This could cause a nasty gash, but also could result in concussion or brain injury.
- You fall from scaffolding at work because there wasn’t a safety rail. You could break bones, end up paralysed or even die from your injuries.
Sometimes we fall down because we just weren’t concentrating, or due to plain bad luck. However, when slips, trips and falls in Broxbourne were caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s important that we hold them accountable for what they’ve done.
Whether you were at work, out shopping or in any public place when you fell, if someone else was to blame, we can help. Our solicitors are highly experienced in following up claims for slips, trips and falls, and will do their best to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries. Talk to our friendly advisors today and we’ll be happy to help.
Call our advisors today
If you have any questions or concerns about making a personal injury claim, call our advisors today. You’ll be under no obligation to go ahead, and will be better equipped to make an informed decision about your actions going forward.
Find out more about how we can help you by calling us on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Hertfordshire
Accident at Work stats for Broxbourne
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Date Published: 24th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Personal Injury Solicitors in Broxbourne
Accident Advice Helpline: Broxbourne
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