The attractive tourist town of Poole is located in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Together with Bournemouth and Christchurch it makes up the south-east Dorset conurbation, and is home to around 465,000 residents.
The town grew up around the port which, at its peak (during the 18th century), was one of the busiest ports in Britain. It also played a key role during the Normandy landings in World War II. Today, Poole is a thriving tourist resort with plenty to attract modern-day holiday makers. Top attractions include the large natural harbour, the Lighthouse Arts Centre and several Blue Flag beaches.
There is a thriving arts and academic scene in the town which is home to The Arts University of Bournemouth, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and one campus of Bournemouth University.
Unfortunately, even desirable locations such as Poole can be the location of nasty accidents. There can be road traffic collisions, slips, trips and falls or even accidents in work places. It is the injured people that are left to try and piece their lives back together, often with little support.
When the accident was caused by someone else, it is even more unfair. Yet, few people bother to make a claim for compensation, either because they don’t understand that they can or because they are worried about the cost. They are left to suffer in silence, and here at Accident Advice Helpline we don’t think this is fair.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your own fault, you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Poole, but how can you be sure they have the specialist expertise that you need? As one of the largest and most successful personal injury law firms in the UK, we have the breadth and depth of experience that you need to build a successful case. Why not call us today to have an informal chat?
Road traffic accidents in Poole
The main route into Poole is the A350 which is also the primary north-south route in southern England. It runs all the way from the M4 motorway in Wiltshire to Poole itself. The road presents the driver with a mixed bag of driving conditions. In places it has undergone considerable improvements, and is a dual carriageway following a straight route, whereas in other places it is a single carriageway road with significant bends. Before it reaches Poole, it joins the A35 at a grade separated junction before separating again at a roundabout at the north-east end of Holes Bay.
The A35 in particular is a notoriously dangerous road. The stretch between the Bakers Arms and the Bere Regis petrol station sees more collisions than anywhere else in Dorset, with cars travelling too fast, and dangerous junctions in abundance. The staggered junctions for Wareham and Morden are particularly hazardous, and the whole stretch of road is almost permanently littered with flowers for the victims of devastating accidents.
Within the town, and particularly in busy areas between Poole and Bournemouth, roads can be extremely dangerous. The A3049 Wallisdown Road and the B3068 Ringwood Road were both named among the south west’s top five most dangerous roads for motorcyclists, and the increasingly frustrating rush hour congestion only adds to the dangers for both four wheels and two.
If you or anyone in your family have been injured in any type of road traffic accidents in Poole, perhaps it wasn’t your fault. Accidents happen every day because another driver was taking unnecessary risks, and this means you are perfectly within your rights to look into a claim for compensation. We want to help you redress the balance and get the award that you deserve, so why not call us and ask us about our no-win, no-fee* agreement?
Whiplash accident in Poole
Whiplash is a common term given to a medical condition that arises after the soft tissues of the neck area are hyperextended. It is not usually a life-threatening injury and gets better without treatment in most people. However, it is both painful and inconvenient and will impact the way in which you go about your day to day life. If you have suffered a whiplash accident in Poole, you may be suffering from:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- A loss of range of movement of the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms
- Numbness in the arms and hands
Not everyone makes a spontaneous recovery. Some victims develop a chronic whiplash syndrome which can include the above symptoms plus anxiety and depression. A combination of physiotherapy and talking therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy) may be needed to achieve a recovery. You may also feel that you need a personal injury solicitor in Poole to help with a claim.
Claiming for a whiplash accident should not add to your stress and discomfort, and we want to make sure that we take on as much of the hard work as we can so that you can focus on your recovery. We will complete as much of the paperwork as possible and keep you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured that with over 16 years of experience, we have all the necessary skills to handle your case effectively. Give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline and we will answer any questions you may have.
Work accident in Poole
As it is one of the largest conurbations in the south-west of England, many people travel into Poole every day for their job. It is an attractive place to live and recruitment to the area is easy. There are good educational, retail and cultural facilities.
The economy of Poole is strong and well-balanced. The manufacturing sector, banking and other customer service jobs (including leisure and tourism) are all major employers in the town. Manufacturing jobs make up around 12 per cent of employment compared to around 8 per cent for the whole of the UK.
For most employees in the Poole area, the working day will be relatively uneventful, but for an unfortunate few, it may turn out to be something a painful experience (and not just because the coffee machine ran out). A work accident in Poole is a real risk in any workplace, if employers do not take steps and introduce policies to keep their workers safe.
Hazards in the workplace range from dangerous chemicals to slip risks. No two jobs are the same, and they each come with their own inherent risks. It is an employer’s task to assess those risks and put measures in place to reduce or remove them. There is plenty of guidance available from the Health and Safety Executive or from Poole council themselves.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have lawyers who specialise in personal injury claims for workplace accidents who are perfectly placed to handle your claim. They will know exactly what evidence is needed to show that you were injured because of something that your employer did, or indeed failed to do. You are welcome to give us a call for an informal chat; your query will always be treated in complete confidence. Call us first if you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Poole.
Slips, trips and falls in Poole
Poole is an attractive area to walk around and there are many public buildings where you can shop, eat and sight-see. The last thing you expect when enjoying a day of leisure is to slip or fall and hurt yourself, an experience which can be both embarrassing and rather painful.
You might think that injuries following slips, trips and falls will probably not be very serious, but in reality, they can be quite the opposite. Head injuries from falling can have life-changing consequences, and even something as simple as a fractured wrist can mean that you have to take several weeks off work, and this can end up costing you money. Why should you lose out if the fault was not yours?
If you think back to your accident and you feel that you slipped, tripped or fell over something that should not have been there, you may have adequate grounds to start a personal injury claim. Every case is different, so it is best not to take advice from friends and family about slips, trips and falls in Poole. Instead, give our highly trained and knowledgeable advisers a call, and they will run through the circumstances of your fall in order to make an initial assessment. You have nothing to lose, so call us today.
Why should you lose out?
We don’t believe that you should lose out financially because you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault. We cannot make your injury disappear, but we can make your life easier whilst you are recovering. A compensation claim may help you to pay for specialist rehabilitation services, psychological support, physiotherapy or medication. It could also cover the earnings you have lost because you were injured.
We provide our legal services through a no-win, no-fee* scheme so you will not have to pay any upfront fees to get started. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are waiting to get started with your claim.