Horsham in West Sussex is a market town that was formed in the Saxon era. Historically, it was known for horse trading and the name likely relates to that economic activity. Until the 20th Century, it was renowned for iron and brick making and, more recently, has been known for brewing.
The town’s economy is now centred around financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology, with many large businesses having their base in the town. It is also a commuter town that serves London, Gatwick Airport and the South-East Coast of England.
Horsham has a number of landmarks including the large open pedestrianised square which is called the Carfax. There are war memorials in the area and a nearby 11th century earthworks. The town has a number of cultural attractions too, including the Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, performing arts venues and dance studios.
It was named the second-best place to live in the UK. Horsham’s population has remained relatively small over the years but, despite this, accidents still happen in the town every day. If you were injured in an accident in Horsham within the last three years and you weren’t to blame, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s largest law firms, specialising solely in personal injury claims. If you need help to make a claim, we’re the name to trust.
Road traffic accidents in Horsham
Road traffic accidents can happen everywhere and don’t just occur in busy, metropolitan cities. Even smaller towns can have roads that are known as being accident spots and, occasionally, smaller towns have road networks that are less efficient than cities, causing traffic build-up.
Accidents on the roads happen for a variety of reasons and aren’t always high-speed crashes. Serious accidents can also happen due to a build up of traffic and are usually caused by one driver being impatient or reckless.
Road traffic accidents in Horsham and the surrounding county of West Sussex have actually increased over the last 5 years, from 2504 in 2011 to 2744 in 2015. However, fatalities on the roads have fallen considerably, from 33 to 19 over the same period. West Sussex County Council has implemented a variety of road safety initiatives that have contributed to this drop.
If you were injured in an accident like this and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim. This could compensate you for any physical or emotional pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your accident, as well as loss of enjoyment if you were prevented from taking part in social activities, or loss of consortium if your relationship was affected.
In fact, there are a number of factors that contribute to the amount of compensation you can claim, but you need expert help on your side to guide you. You could seek out a personal injury solicitor in Horsham to help you but it can be difficult to find a solicitor or firm that has the specialist knowledge you need.
That’s where Accident Advice Helpline comes in; we have over 16 years’ experience of working solely on personal injury claim and, in that time, we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise that we’ll put to good work making sure you put forward the best possible claim. Call us today to find out how we can help.
Whiplash accident in Horsham
We’re all aware that whiplash is a common injury sustained in car accidents, but it might surprise you to learn that you are as, or more, likely to sustain whiplash in slow shunts as in high-speed crashes. This is due to the factors involved in causing the injury, which is caused by the head and neck being jerked forward and back in an opposing direction to the force applied to the body in a crash.
This also means that a whiplash accident in Horsham may be more common than you think; small towns may in fact see higher numbers of slow speed accidents that the fast crashes and pile-ups that are more common near cities.
In most cases, symptoms of whiplash, which include headaches, muscle pain, fatigue and tingling in the arms, subside after a day or two. However, in some cases, symptoms can last weeks, months or even a year or more, and can be debilitating.
This could mean you have to take time off work to recover from your injuries and that often means a loss of earnings. A reduced salary, or living off statutory sick pay, can have a negative impact on your financial situation, leading to worry and stress.
A claim for compensation could help you to recover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred. You could look for a personal injury solicitor in Horsham to help you, but how do you know which one to choose? Instead, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
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Slips, trips and falls in Horsham
Slips, trips and falls are common accidents and often result in very minor injuries like scraped hands or bruising. However, depending on how and where the accident took place, they can be more severe.
If you tripped because a drain was missing its cover, for example, you might have twisted your ankle as you feel because your foot became stuck. This can often result in sprains, fractures or even debilitating breaks in the joint, which can put you off your feet for a significant amount of time while you heal.
Most slips, trips and falls in Horsham are unavoidable, random accidents that couldn’t have been prevented. In some cases, though, they could, and should, have been avoided. If that missing drain cover had already been pointed out to the responsible party and it wasn’t fixed, you could be entitled to make a claim against them for compensation.
Why should you have to suffer physically, emotionally or financially for something that was caused by someone else’s carelessness, recklessness or inaction? A personal injury solicitor in Horsham could help you to make a claim for compensation, but you might be put off by concern at the cost of taking on a solicitor.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we guarantee that if you are eligible to make a claim, we’ll work on your case on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. That means there are absolutely no upfront costs for you to start a claim. Call us today to find out more about this fantastic service.
Work accident in Horsham
While Horsham has a large financial services and technology industry, the majority of people are actually employed in the wholesale and retail trade, as well as motor vehicle repair. Accidents at work can happen in any industry, although the nature of the accident and the types of injuries may differ.
A work accident in Horsham sustained while carrying out motor repairs is usually an unavoidable one, and can happen for any number of reasons. However, sometimes these accidents happen because an employer is neglectful of their duty of care to their employees.
For example, if you were injured in this environment because equipment had become faulty and wasn’t repaired, even though your employer was made aware of the fault, they could be held responsible for your injuries.
Making a claim against an employer can be a difficult and stressful decision. That’s why at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll support you every step of the way. We offer free, no-obligation advice that can help to reassure you about what to expect when you make a claim, and we’ll be with you throughout, so you’ll never feel like you’re on your own.
Call today and talk to our friendly, professional advisers to find out more about how we can help you.
Support and advice throughout your claim
To find out if you’re eligible to claim, take our simple 30-second questionnaire. Answer a few short questions and we’ll tell you if we think you are entitled to make a claim. We’ll even estimate how much that claim might be worth although, since everyone’s circumstances are unique, we can’t guarantee the figure at this stage.
Once you’re satisfied that you’re eligible, all you need to do is make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline. You won’t face any pressure to go ahead with a claim, just good, no-nonsense advice that can help you to make your decision.
Why wait? Call us today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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Date Published: 1st December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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