The last thing that you want to become involved in over the Christmas holidays is an accident – if the accident was not your own fault then it is even worse. Luckily, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for compensation. Even if your accident was a while ago you may be able to make a claim – you actually have three years to start the court proceedings although in practice very few claims get this far. The majority of claims are settled ‘out of court’ and are handled over the phone.
The important thing is to find a personal injury solicitor who can give you the professional legal support that you deserve and this is why so many people choose Accident Advice Helpline. We are endorsed by Esther Rantzen, the TV consumer champion, and will handle your case on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
When you may need an injury solicitor
Either of the following could potentially result in an injury that Accident Advice Helpline could help with:
- By far the most common cases at Christmas time are road traffic accident cases. There are several potential reasons for this. Firstly, Christmas is celebrated in the middle of winter! We all know that the weather conditions are worse at this time of year and poor weather conditions can make accidents more likely to happen. If people do not adjust their driving to suit the weather conditions at the time then people can be injured in road traffic accidents. Added to this is the sheer number of people on the road at this time. There are Christmas shoppers and people heading out for Christmas parties together with the usual rush hour traffic. Tempers can get frayed in heavy traffic and impatience can result in accidents if care is not taken. You could be injured in a road traffic accident that occurs in slow moving traffic as well as from cars that are travelling fast.
- Employees often become involved in cases because they have been asked to put up Christmas decorations. This only happens once a year and so the task has not necessarily been risk assessed. Employees end up using wobbly stools or balancing on shelves instead of using properly designed step ladders. It is the employer’s responsibility to make sure that all work tasks are risk assessed in order to safeguard the employee’s health and safety whilst they are at work. Christmas lights can also potentially cause an injury. Common mistakes include using old lights that do not conform to current health and safety guidance and overloading electric sockets. Certain lights have to be kept out of the reach of children. Just because the lights look pretty does not mean that they can’t be potentially dangerous and they can present an electrical hazard, a fire hazard and a choking hazard if they are not properly used.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline or an injury solicitor in Leigh-on-Sea
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local injury solicitor in Leigh-on-Sea they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Leigh-on-Sea look no further than this expert service.
So if you have a claim to make or would like to know more then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Essex
Date Published: 16th December 2013
Author: David Brown
Accident Advice Helpline: Leigh-on-Sea
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