The London Borough of Merton is located in the south west of the UK capital and is governed by Merton London Borough Council. It was formed in 1965 by the merger of several former districts and boroughs. It is named after the historic parish of Merton which was in the area now known as South Wimbledon.
It has three bustling commercial centres, namely Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon but Wimbledon is the largest. Wimbledon is also the location of the famous international tennis tournament which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area and receives international media coverage. The tournament, which is held at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, is the largest single annual sporting catering operation carried out in Europe and employs 2200 staff.
As with any area that attracts large numbers of visitors, inevitably some people will get injured in accidents in and around Merton. This does not just happen during events. Accidents can strike anyone at any time. Whilst it is rare for people to get injured in accidents that were not their own fault, it can happen and the implications can be serious.
It could be a road traffic accident at speed or an accident at work. It could even be a fall in a public place. If someone’s actions or inactions have caused you to get hurt, you may be left looking for a personal injury solicitor in Merton to help you make a claim. We have some good news. You can stop your search now. We have an expert legal team who specialise in personal injury claims. All you have to do is call us now.
Road traffic accident in Merton
The road safety authority for Merton is actively engaged in schemes to reduce the number of accidents on the roads in the area. It promotes safer cycling and motorcycling events and training to empower road users to protect their own safety. There are also engineering and enforcement measures which are aimed at alleviating traffic congestion and decreasing injuries on the roads.
Road safety initiatives are working well both in Merton and in the wider London area. In fact, the number of people killed or injured on London’s roads is falling faster than in the rest of the country. Nevertheless, accidents still happen in Merton and people do still get injured.
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident in Merton in the last three years? If you have, we want to hear from you. We want to offer you some help if your accident was caused by another driver.
Some claimants allow the complexities of the legal process to put them off. However, that does not happen when you start your claim with us. We have streamlined all of our processes and made them as simple as we can. Why not call us and have an informal chat with one of our friendly telephone advisors? The best time to call is right now!
Whiplash accident in Merton
There is a neck injury called ‘Whiplash’ that is often sustained in road traffic accidents. It is a very common injury and most people have heard of it or know someone who has suffered from it. However, you should never try and diagnose it yourself. If you have sustained a neck injury of any kind in a road traffic accident, you must get examined by a medical professional as soon as your symptoms appear.
Some people may receive an x-ray to rule out any fractures but most diagnoses are made by asking you some questions and by a physical examination. Whiplash is an injury of the ligaments, muscles, tendons and soft-tissue and you will probably be experiencing:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands
A whiplash accident in Merton that was not your fault can end up costing you money so you need an expert who understands the implications of this medical condition. You may not find the expertise you need with a personal injury solicitor in Merton so why not turn to our national firm? Contact our advisors today.
Work accident in Merton
The largest employment sector in Merton is the administrative and support service activities sector where 16 per cent of the population are employed (compared to nine per cent for the whole of Great Britain). Most of these employees will work in an office environment.
Manual handling is one of the hazards that office workers face. Injuries can occur in an office when objects are moved from one place to another. The risk of injury is increased if:
- The load is too heavy and/or bulky to be lifted by the employee
- The load has to be lifted from the floor level to a height above the shoulders
- There is repetitive lifting
- An awkward posture is adopted when lifting
The result can be a physical injury and the lower back is especially vulnerable although injuries to the arms, hands or fingers can also occur.
All employers are required to take steps to ensure that you are not injured in a work accident in Merton. So, if you have been hurt in an accident that you feel your employer could have prevented, we want to help. Our specialist workplace accident team are here to help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Call us today to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Merton
Slips, trips and falls are a category of accident that can be prevented with some common sense and vigilance. Yet, sadly, this potential hazard is sometimes ignored by owners and managers of public buildings and public outdoor spaces.
Often, accidents can be prevented by regular checks of stairs and walkways to ensure that:
- The area is well lit
- Handrails, barriers and other fixings are secure
- The area is free of clutter and debris
- Cables are secured away from the floor
- The floor surface is well-maintained and clean
Slips, trips and falls in Merton can happen to anyone, at any time and are the most common cause of accidental injury in the UK today. Was your recent slip, trip or fall caused by someone else? If it was, we want to help.
We understand just how frustrating it can be when you were injured because of something that was not your fault. We can ease the feeling of frustration and injustice. Talk our friendly advisors in confidence today.
No-win, no-fee* and no stress
You can stop your hunt for your ideal personal injury solicitor in Merton right now. We have the experience to ensure that your claim is dealt with effectively. Our aim is to take on all of the stress so that you do not have to. Our no-win, no-fee* arrangement means that a lack of finances will not stop you from starting a personal injury claim.
We aim to handle the majority of our claims over the phone, so it is unlikely that you will have to leave the house to attend any meetings or attend court. Let us take on the stress. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Give us a call today.
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Date Published: 14th June 2015
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Merton
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