Elmbridge is a highly sought after area in which to live. Because of this, its rural setting and its close proximity to London, it is also one of the most expensive to live in terms of property prices. According to research carried out of the Daily Mail not so long ago, this area pays more income tax than any other here in the UK.
The borough of Elmbridge comprises several towns and villages including; Claygate, Esher, Hinchley Wood, Kingston upon Thames, Long Ditton, Molesey, and Thames Ditton. The River Thames and the River Mole run through Kingston and Molesey respectively.
The economy of this wealthy area is based mostly on the service sector and its many bars, bistros and high-end restaurants. The horserace courses at Sandown Park and nearby Epsom Downs provide spectacular days out when racing is scheduled, and Brooklands, just outside Weybridge, with its historic motor racing track and aircraft museum, is also a great visitor attraction. Brooklands is also home to Mercedes Benz World, another great day out for the family.
Of course, wealth and prosperity are no guarantee against accident and injury, and Elmbridge sees many people injured every year through no fault of their own. But whether victims are wealthy or not, when it comes to choosing someone to act as their personal injury solicitor in Elmbridge, it is often Accident Advice Helpline to which they turn.
With our no-win, no-fee* service, we are one of the UK’s favourite injury claim specialists. If you are considering claiming personal injury compensation, why not get in touch with us today to see how we can be of assistance?
Road traffic accidents in Elmbridge
Road traffic accidents are a major problem in most places here in the UK and Elmbridge is no exception. The vast majority of road traffic accidents in Elmbridge are caused by some sort of driver error, and younger drivers are more likely to be involved because of their relative lack of experience.
Another significant contributor to car crash incidents blamed on driver error is driver fatigue; in fact, Loughborough University conducted some research into the road traffic accidents (RTAs) that were caused through driver fatigue some time ago, and here are some of their findings:
- RTA’s caused by fatigue were more likely to be fatal than to cause serious injury.
- 77 per cent of fatal RTA’s where fatigue was named a significant factor took place on country roads.
- 23 per cent of fatal RTA’s involving driver fatigue happened on urban roads.
- Most fatigue related RTA’s happen when the driver is on a long trip and uses roads that have high-speed limits.
- Almost 50 per cent of all driver fatigue-related RTA’s occur over the weekend.
- Around 54 per cent of all fatigue-related RTA’s take place between the hours of 6 a.m.in the morning and 6 p.m.
- Nearly 80 per cent of fatigue-related accidents involve a single vehicle.
- Almost 60 per cent of fatigue-related RTA’s happen within two hours of the start of the journey.
If you have suffered an injury caused by another driver’s error, whether brought about through fatigue or careless driving, you may well be entitled to claim financial compensation, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline can help by acting as your personal injury solicitor in Elmbridge. Call us today for more information.
Whiplash accident in Elmbridge
When a whiplash accident happens in Elmbridge, the resulting injury is often severely debilitating. The pain and immobility that a whiplash injury causes can last weeks, months, and sometimes even years.
Traffic lights and roundabouts are common causes of whiplash accidents, especially at difficult junctions like the one in Esher where the roads branch for Claygate and Hersham. Drivers often react to the lights changing to green and move off without checking that car in front has gone. Sometimes they are intent on joining a gap in the traffic going onto a roundabout, like the complex junction at the Scilly Isles, and they forget to ensure that the car in front has moved off before they accelerate.
Most whiplash accidents happen in similar circumstances and take place at low speed. The car that “rear-ends” you only has to be moving at about 5mph. It’s enough to inflict a whiplash injury.
If you want to know how much money your whiplash injury could win for you in terms of compensation, all you have to do is take our 30-second test here on our website. It’s simplicity in itself, but if you would like help with it, just call our helpline and talk to one of our friendly advisors; the sooner, the better – don’t waste time – call us today.
Slips, trips and falls in Elmbridge
Injuries from accidents involving slips, trips and fall in Elmbridge vary in terms of severity, with the majority of them being quite minor and therefore not warranting claims for financial compensation. But if the victim is someone that suffers from osteoporosis, or the fall is a nasty one, injuries can be more severe, like broken wrists, or hips for example.
Whatever type of accident you are involved in, before you can think about registering a claim for compensation, you need to establish first that someone else was to blame for the incident. The sort of things we mean are local authorities being to blame for leaving raised paving stones exposed; stores that allow people to walk across their wet floors, or people who leave some sort of trip hazards around, such as trailing electrical leads, or objects left on the ground.
Busy shopping areas like the Heart Shopping Centre in Walton on Thames, and the Eden Walk shopping centre in Kingston are prime examples of areas where people often trip and fall in public and sometimes sustain serious injury. If you are one of these people you might like to employ Accident Advice Helpline to act as your personal injury solicitor in Elmbridge to pursue compensation on your behalf.
If the incident happened in the last three years and you had to have medical treatment, call us today and we can help you to register a claim for personal injury compensation.
Work accident in Elmbridge
One of the biggest employers in Elmbridge is the retail sector. Although shops, stores and warehouses are not considered dangerous places to work, they can sometimes prove hazardous, especially if the work involves manual labour. Even lifting a load by hand can be injurious to your health if you have not been properly trained in correct manual lifting procedures, or if the load is too heavy.
If loads can be heavy, your employer should provide lifting aids such as pallet trucks and forklift trucks, and these must be made use of where appropriate. If such equipment is not available, or your employer has not trained you regarding best lifting practice, and you get injured, then you could sue for compensation which is when Accident Advice Helpline could help.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for compensation claim guidance
Why not call our national helpline and have a preliminary chat with one of our advisors? The numbers to call are 0800 689 0500 if using a landline to make your call, or 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile.
Get in touch with us today and we can confirm if you have a legitimate claim and start the ball rolling in terms of gaining the compensation you could be entitled to.