Barnet is a borough in North London, the second largest borough by population. There are a number of significant landmarks in the area, including Saint Jude’s Church and the Free Church, both Gothic-style buildings designed by Edwin Lutyens. There is also a Royal Air Force Museum built on the site of Hendon Aerodrome.
Much of the borough was agricultural for most of its history, although Chipping Barnet has been a market town since around the 13th century. For modern day Barnet, the area’s economy is largely centred around retail and finance.
Located in the Metropolitan Green Belt, Barnet is an area with a large number of parks and open spaces, nine of which have received the prestigious Green Flag Award. There are also 67 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation and eight Local Nature Reserves, making much of the borough protected from development.
Nevertheless, Barnet’s population has grown rapidly over the last decade. The increasing numbers of residents means accidents are likely. If you were injured in an accident at work, on the roads, in public spaces or anywhere else within the last three years and you believe someone else was responsible, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
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Road traffic accidents in Barnet
While many parts of the UK have seen road traffic accidents fall within the last five years, Barnet’s numbers have unfortunately remained fairly static. There were 1,382 casualties in 2011 and 1,320 in 2015. In fact, while serious injuries fell over that time, fatalities have sharply risen, from five in 2014 to nine in 2015.
Barnet Borough Council has implemented a number of road safety programmes in recent years, although many of these are mainly focused on children and young people. Unfortunately, many of the road traffic accidents in Barnet are caused by drivers acting carelessly, recklessly or illegally, and campaigns focused on pedestrian awareness may not serve to reduce the casualties caused by vehicle collisions.
Even careful drivers need to have their wits about them on the roads; you still have to contend with other drivers speeding, not concentrating (perhaps using a mobile phone while driving) or driving under the influence of drink or drugs. Car accidents can cause serious injuries that can take time to recover from. During the recovery period, you might have to take time off work, leading to a loss of earnings. You might also have incurred other costs, like prescription charges, medical bills or travel costs.
You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation if the accident was caused by someone else. If that’s something you would like to do, the first thing you might do is to search for a suitable personal injury solicitor in Barnet to help with your claim. However, that could take time. Instead, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline? We can help you no matter where in the UK your accident took place, and we’ll support you throughout your claim; call today to find out how.
Whiplash accident in Barnet
If you were involved in a road traffic accident recently, you may have sustained whiplash as a result. Whiplash occurs in even slow shunts, so even if your accident took place in a congested area and only involved slow speeds, you could have been affected by it.
While whiplash isn’t often a serious injury, it can, nevertheless, be very painful. In most cases, symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue and muscle pain subside within a week or two, but in some instances, they can last for many weeks, months or even years.
Serious whiplash can have a knock-on effect on your ability to work, to look after your family or to enjoy socialising, all of which can have further impact on your mental health. Some people who are injured in a whiplash accident in Barnet report experiencing stress, anxiety or depression as a result.
A successful personal injury claim could result in you being compensated for both your physical and psychological injuries. You might already have considered making a claim, but perhaps you’ve been put off by the potential cost of securing a suitable personal injury solicitor in Barnet.
If that’s the case, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help; we offer a 100% no-win, no-fee* service that means there’s nothing to pay upfront to start a claim. Dame Esther endorses us on the basis that our no-win, no-fee* service guarantee is the best way for innocent victims to seek justice.
Slips, trips and falls in Barnet
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere; at work, in public places or in shops, restaurants or leisure facilities. The most common reasons for slips, trips and falls happening are poor surface conditions, inappropriate footwear or poor lighting. In most cases, these accidents are unavoidable; they are random accidents that no one could have foreseen. Sometimes, though, they happen due to someone else’s negligence.
For example, if you were looking around a shop and a cleaner had trailed a vacuum cleaner cable across the shop floor, you could easily trip over this without realising it was there. Similarly, it’s easy to slip on standing water on the floor of a lobby during adverse weather, when the floor should have been mopped up or a non-slip mat used.
If you were injured in any slips, trips and falls in Barnet and you believe it was someone else’s fault, you could have grounds for a claim. A personal injury solicitor in Barnet could help you to make your claim, but you can’t always be sure that they’ll have the specialist knowledge and expertise you need to make the best possible claim.
Instead, call Accident Advice Helpline today. We have over 16 years’ experience of specialising solely in personal injury claims and, in that time, we’ve helped thousands of people to make successful claims. We can help you too and all it takes is one free, no-obligation call to our helpline.
Work accident in Barnet
Barnet has higher-than-average numbers of people employed in managerial, director-level or professional roles. It might be tempting to think that only those employed in manufacture, construction or similar industries are at risk of work-related accidents, but that’s not the case.
In fact, many people every year suffer injuries following accidents sustained in offices. The most common reasons for office-based accidents include falling from a chair, tripping over an obstacle such as boxes or trailing cables, or being injured due to falling objects.
No matter where you work, your employer has a duty of care to ensure that they take all reasonable precautions to prevent you from coming to harm. That means making regular risk assessments and either removing or reducing risks. Those hazards that remain should be clearly signposted. You should also receive appropriate training on the job, as well as in specific health and safety procedures. If required, you should also be provided with adequate personal protective clothing and gear.
If you were injured in a work accident in Barnet and you believe it was caused by your employer not fulfilling their health and safety duties correctly, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. An award such as this could help you to cover your costs, as well as compensating you for your pain and suffering.
It’s easy to start a claim with Accident Advice Helpline; just take our 30-second questionnaire and we’ll tell you if we think you are eligible to claim. We’ll also estimate how much you might be due to receive if your claim is successful. Take the test here on our website, or pick up the phone and our advisors will be pleased to help you through the process.
Get the help you need
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If you do go ahead, we’ll offer you top-class representation on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so you won’t need to pay anything upfront, and we’ll support you throughout your claim. We can deal with most claims entirely over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll even have to go to court.
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