Gosport is situated in the South Hampshire urban area on the south coast of England. It falls within the county of Hampshire and has a population of just over 82,000. Geographically, it occupies a position on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour.
Up until a few decades ago, Gosport was a major UK naval location, and historically it was an accommodation base for those working in Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) in nearby Portsmouth. The obvious fortifications are around the town are a visual reminder of its military past.
There is still a Royal Navy presence in Gosport which is home to the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS). Nevertheless, many people who live in Gosport travel outside of the town to work and according to figures collected by Gosport Borough Council, the numbers are increasing annually.
With a lot of people travelling around and getting on with their lives, accidents are inevitably going to happen from time to time. Accidents are no more common in Gosport than anywhere else, but when they have been caused by another person, they can be especially upsetting.
At Accident Advice Helpline we do not believe that you should have to spend hours looking for a personal injury solicitor in Gosport when you are injured. We are a leading national legal firm with a dedicated team of professionals who are waiting to hear from you. Give us a call and we can explain how we can help you to claim.
Road traffic accident in Gosport
Road traffic reaches Gosport via the main A32 road. In the past, this busy road has been highlighted locally as an accident hotspot and has been the scene of some very serious accidents involving motorcyclists and other vehicles. There are plans underway to improve road safety in the area.
According to data from the Department of Transport, motorcyclists are the most vulnerable of all road users when it comes to accidents. They suffer 6,676 casualties per billion passenger miles. We can help if you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Gosport that was not your own fault. We don’t just help motorcyclists, we can assist injured car drivers and passengers, cyclists and pedestrians.
Our processes are simple and effective, so you don’t get tied up with the legal technicalities. Our expert solicitors will take over all of the legal aspects of the claim so that you can focus on your recovery. Give us a call today.
Whiplash accident in Gosport
The injuries suffered by a motorcyclist are often different to those experienced by car drivers and passengers. Motorcyclists suffer impact injuries where their bodies have collided with another vehicle or with objects next to the highway such as buildings or trees or even the road itself. Car occupants, on the other hand, are most likely to suffer an injury called whiplash.
A typical whiplash accident in Gosport happens when one car strikes another. It causes the occupants to be propelled violently in one direction and then another due to the momentum of the vehicles. Their heads are flung forward and then backward in a ‘whipping’ motion and the soft tissues of the neck (tendons, ligaments and muscles) become stretched.
If you are suffering with whiplash symptoms (neck pain, stiffness and headaches) following an accident that was not your fault, we want to help. We have an outstanding record of customer service for whiplash claims and an enviable reputation for negotiating hard on behalf of our valued clients. Call our friendly advisors today.
Work accident in Gosport
The Royal Navy is still present in Gosport and maintains its position as a major employer there. The HMS Sultan training establishment in Gosport trains 3,000 people. However, modern day Gosport would be described a dormitory town with a large proportion of the workforce (around 18,200 people) commuting out of the town to work every day. The majority of workers living in Gosport are manual skilled labourers. The main industries are marine, retail and light manufacturing.
Public sector jobs are important in the area and the Office for National Statistics and Gosport Council are major employers. There is also an increasing number of retail jobs generated by a series of re-developments in the town.
There is nothing to suggest that a work accident in Gosport is any more common than an accident in any other part of the country. However, the public administration and defence sectors which provide a lot of employment in Gosport have been highlighted by the Health and Safety Executive as having a higher rate of accidents than other sectors. They record a rate of 2,320 injuries per 100,000 workers per year.
Preventing workplace accidents is an employer’s duty. If this sounds like a situation that you are in, we have an expert legal team who are waiting to help. We will talk to you in confidence about your options and then let you make the final decision about starting a claim. Give us a call now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Gosport
Slips, trips and falls are not a modern phenomenon, they are a type of accident that has been happening for many years. These days, there is plenty that can be done to prevent them. We all know what causes them and it is just a matter of putting policies and procedures in place to reduce the risks.
They can be a very simple accident. Perhaps you have slipped on some rainwater on a shiny floor that caused a sprained ankle. Could this have been prevented if a door had shut properly, a different floor surface had been installed, a mat had been provided or signage had been put up?
If you have suffered a similar accident and would like to find out more about claiming for slips, trips and falls in Gosport why not give us a call? We can help if something could have been done to prevent your accident. We try to handle all of our cases over the phone to make it as stress-free as possible for you. If you are searching for a personal injury solicitor in Gosport right now, give us a call to find out more.
Experts at personal injury
If you want to give your claim the best chance of succeeding, it is a good idea to call in the experts. The most successful claims are based on solid evidence and hard negotiation. We go the extra mile to look after our clients and make sure that their best interests are at the heart of what we do.
You can stop your stressful search for a personal injury solicitor in Gosport right now and give us a call instead.
You do not need a large pot of savings to start your claim because we will not ask for any legal fees upfront. Our claims are handled on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Our contact numbers are 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Give us a call right now.
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Accident at Work stats for Gosport
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Date Published: 26th September 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Gosport
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