The Hampshire town of Eastleigh lies between Southampton and Winchester and makes up part of the South Hampshire conurbation. The town straddles the River Itchen which has been designated a site of Special Scientific Interest. Nearby, Itchen Valley Country Park provides 440 acres of beautiful water meadows and woodlands that have been awarded a Green Flag.
Once a very modest settlement, expansion of the town came in the early 1800s when the London and South Western Railway Company (L&SWR) built a railway from Southampton to Winchester. In 1891 the L&SWR Carriage and Wagon Works were established in the town which triggered further growth.
Eastleigh has seen a further rapid expansion in residential, industrial and commercial development in the last few decades but this has not been to the detriment of quality of life. In fact, the borough of Eastleigh was ranked the “ninth best place to live in the UK” a few years ago.
It can be shocking to think that pleasant areas like Eastleigh can be the location of nasty accidents, but unfortunate events can happen here in the same way as in other parts of the country. Road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls and even workplace accidents are a possibility.
Some accidents are clearly unavoidable, and just a bit of bad luck. However, others could have been prevented if another person or organisation had acted differently. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we understand that getting hurt in an accident that was not your fault is very upsetting and stressful and we want to help. If you think that you may need the services of a personal injury solicitor in Eastleigh, give us a call first. Call now to find out more.
Road traffic accidents in Eastleigh
A proactive approach to road safety is taken in the Eastleigh area. The Highway Authority examines statistics relating to injury accidents on the roads. The data is supplied by Hampshire Police. The aim is to identify locations that may benefit from engineering measures so the data is used to prioritise works. Investigations are also undertaken when significant accident patterns are identified over longer lengths of road.
Road safety measures such as this together with improved car design has resulted in a reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on our roads. However, some accidents do still happen and sometimes it is another driver who is at fault.
If you have been injured because of the actions of another driver, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we are highly skilled at dealing with personal injury claims. The compensation that we can help you win will enable you to start rebuilding your life. We can get the process started right away so call our team to take your first steps today.
Whiplash accident in Eastleigh
If you have suffered a whiplash accident in Eastleigh then you will already know that this can be a very painful and inconvenient injury. It was caused by your head being thrown backwards and then forwards with force in a ‘whipping’ movement. When the soft tissues of the neck (tendons, ligaments and muscles) become stretched further than their natural range of movement, the resulting damage and inflammation causes pain.
You may also have noticed that it is difficult to move your head and that you are experiencing pins and needle in your arms. In the past, you may have had your neck immobilised in a neck brace. However, now you are more likely to be offered pain relief and advised to carry on moving. You may also need some physiotherapy treatment. However, it is important that you do not make the diagnosis yourself. You need to visit a doctor as soon as the symptoms start.
We have been helping people with whiplash injuries to claim personal injury compensation for more than 16 years and have built up a wealth of experience. To take advantage of our help, all you have to do is pick up the phone and talk to our team today.
Work accident in Eastleigh
With an estimated economy of around £2.96 billion per annum, Eastleigh’s economic outlook looks good. It is a great place to live for those who want to work in Southampton or Winchester but who would prefer to live somewhere smaller and quieter. It also has excellent train links to the South Coast and London Waterloo as well as access to the M3 and M27 and Southampton International Airport. As a result it has become a hub for local and international businesses.
Figures from Eastleigh Borough Council, indicate that there are over 5,000 businesses in the area which provide jobs for over 60,000 people. Some notable household brands in the aviation, construction and financial sectors are represented. The airport alone provides for multiple engineering, operations and logistics jobs. There is a large indoor shopping centre called the Swan Centre providing plenty of customer service jobs. Knowledge-based and high technology employment also play a significant role.
These sectors are not recognized as being more hazardous than any others but sometimes incidents can happen in any workplace and employees get injured. Adjusting to life after a serious work accident in Eastleigh is not easy. With a competent legal firm on your side who will fight your corner and help you build a successful claim, it is at least manageable. Why not give us a call and discuss your accident with us?
Slips, trips and falls in Eastleigh
Cuts, bruises and sprains often result from slips, trips and falls in public areas but they can also result in much more serious injuries. Sadly, some members of the public have suffered serious fractures and even head injuries after a slip or trip. Imagine how badly injured you could be in a fall from a first floor balcony because a barrier failed.
The prevention of slips, trips and falls in Eastleigh is normally a matter of common sense. Have you been injured in an accident in a public area? Think back to the accident, was there something that could have been done to prevent it? If effective maintenance policies were absent then you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Eastleigh because you have fallen in a public place we recommend that you talk to us. Our highly trained advisers will look carefully over the details and give you the best possible advice. Call us now.
Professional legal help to claim
When a skilled legal professional handles your claim, you have a greater chance of success. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we know exactly how to compile the necessary evidence to formulate a successful claim. If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your own fault, you deserve compensation.
When you are hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Eastleigh, pause and have a look at the services that we here at Accident Advice Helpline can provide. Pick up the phone today and call us on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Claim with the professionals.
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Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Eastleigh
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