East Sussex is the name of a coastal county in South East England and has a population of 526,671. Geographically, it is sandwiched between Kent to the north and east and the English Channel to the south. The county was created in 1974 as a non-metropolitan, ceremonial county which contained three county boroughs. One of these (Brighton and Hove) became a self-administered unitary authority in 1997. However, it remains part of the ceremonial county of East Sussex.
There are several famed local attractions in the area. The Seven Sisters Park is one of the most popular and is part of the South Downs National Park. It is named after the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs and consists of 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, river valleys and open chalk grassland. Visitors to the park can enjoy walking, birdwatching, cycling and canoeing.
The area is also steeped in history and every year visitors flock to sites such as Battle Abbey which was built to commemorate the Battle of Hastings. There is also the Jacobean house called Bateman’s, which was home to the famous author Rudyard Kipling.
The combination of coastal and rural beauty together with fascinating history, makes east Sussex a great place to live and visit. Most of the time, life passes without incident but occasionally accidents can happen. Sadly, East Sussex is not an accident-free location.
If you are one of the unfortunate people who have been injured recently in an accident that was not your fault, there is plenty of help available. We here at Accident Advice Helpline will be happy to assist you in deciding whether to make a personal injury claim. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in East Sussex because you want to talk through your options, give us a call us today.
Road traffic accidents in East Sussex
Road injuries and deaths are at concerning levels in East Sussex. Data based on health profiles and published by the Public Health Observatories shows that deaths and injuries on the roads are higher here than in the rest of the Sussex area. They are also higher than in the rest of England as a whole. The Rye ward which is in the district of Rother within the county, is ranked 3rd in the whole of Sussex and 36th in the UK for road traffic accidents. This places it in the top 10 percent of UK areas.
A lot of great work is being carried out by the East Sussex Road Safety Team to try to prevent road traffic accidents in East Sussex. Measures include:
- Traffic calming measures
- Safer driver training
- BikeSafe assessments and advanced rider training courses for motorcyclists
- Bikeability – cycling proficiency training
- Improvements to sites that have a poor record of injuries from crashes
- An annual overview of road casualty and crash statistics in the county
Despite these excellent initiatives, some accidents still occur. If you know that the actions of another driver caused your injuries in a recent car accident it can make it even harder to cope. A personal injury claim for compensation is one way of restoring fairness. We want to help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Call us right now.
Whiplash accident in East Sussex
The symptoms of whiplash are caused by a stretching of the soft-tissues in the neck. It is a common injury in car accidents. These are the ligaments, tendons and muscles. The bones are uninjured in this type of condition. Some people do not develop symptoms immediately after the collision. It can take several hours, or even a day, for the symptoms to start. Therefore, always make sure that you make a note of the personal details of the driver that caused the accident. It is also very useful if you can get the contact details of any witnesses.
Claiming for a whiplash accident in East Sussex is something that only an experienced legal professional should handle. Get in touch with us today. Our skilled legal team will handle your case efficiently and get you every penny of the compensation that you deserve. Why not call today?
Work accident in East Sussex
Nearly a fifth of the working population in East Sussex are employed in the human health and social work activities sector. East Sussex Health Care NHS trust provides several local hospitals such as the Conquest hospital in St Leonards-on-Sea. There are many employment opportunities for local workers. Added to this are a range of services supplied in people’s homes, healthcare clinics and GP surgeries.
Modern healthcare practices and premises present their own unique set of workplace hazards. Thankfully, these are usually controlled by an employer who has a duty to ensure that all hazards are fully assessed and that control measures are put in place. However, an accident can occur in any workplace in East Sussex at any time.
If you are one of the workers who has suffered a work accident in East Sussex recently, we can help irrespective of what type of work you do. We have solicitors with highly specialised legal skills in all types of workplace hazards and incidents. Contact us now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in East Sussex
We can help with personal injury claims after slips, trips and falls in East Sussex. Think back to your recent accident and ask yourself if there was something that could have been done to prevent it. Some typical examples would be:
- If a walkway had been cleared of clutter, you would not have tripped
- If a spillage had been cleaned away promptly and a “wet floor” sign had been put in place, you would not have slipped
- If a trailing cable had been secured properly, you would not have fallen
- If a loose handrail had been repaired, you would not have fallen down a stairwell
This type of accident can cause serious injuries including broken limbs, dislocations and brain injuries. If you have had to seek medical attention after a slip, trip or fall you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in East Sussex. Would you prefer to use our national law firm? We have the depth and breadth of experience you need. Call us right now.
The compensation you deserve for your injuries
The process of claiming compensation is all about restoring fairness. It is about ensuring that innocent people are not left to struggle without financial support. If you did not cause the situation that you are in, why should you pay the price alone?
We want to get you what you deserve. Our mission is to provide a stress-free experience for you and your family. We take over all of the legal technicalities and handle as much of the paperwork as we can.
Your focus will be on recovering from your injury and putting your life back on track. We never ask for any upfront legal fees to get the claim started. This is thanks to our no-win, no-fee* arrangement.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in East Sussex, we can help. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Call us now to find out more.