Southend’s full name is Southend-on-Sea and it is a seaside town located on the north side of the Thames Estuary in Essex around 40 miles east of central London. It is famed for its pier which is the longest in the world and attracted thousands of visitors during the town’s tourism heyday in the 19th century.
The introduction of package holidays to European resorts in the 1960s prompted a decline in visitor numbers. Nevertheless, around 6.4 million tourists still visit Southend every year and this generates more than £200 million a year in revenue for the region.
It is the seventh most densely populated area in the United Kingdom outside of the London Boroughs. Economic data indicates that Southend is one of Essex’s less affluent areas, with some parts of the town being included in the 10 per cent most deprived areas in England. Demographic records show that it has the fourth highest proportion of people aged over 65 in the UK and is the 11th most expensive place to live in Britain
If you are not working or are earning a low salary, you can be particularly badly affected if you are injured in an accident that is not your own fault. Lower paid jobs do not always offer sick-pay schemes and if you are not able to work then you can run out of money very quickly.
Accident Advice Helpline was established to help people just like you. We believe that access to the law should be for everyone and not just for the wealthy few. We also believe that you should not have to be limited to the local solicitors by looking for a personal injury solicitor in Southend. Give us a call and we can explain how we can help you to claim compensation. Was your injury caused by someone else? If you can answer ‘yes’ then call Accident Advice Helpline now. Put your claim in the very best legal hands.
Road traffic accident in Southend
There are two busy A-roads which connect Southend with London. They are the A127 (The Southend Arterial Road) and the A13 via Tilbury and London Docklands. The A13 is now a single carriageway local route but the A127 is entirely dual carriageway. Both roads connect with M25 motorway and eventually London.
Within Southend itself there are plenty of busy streets. Figures provided by the East of England Ambulance Service in 2016 showed that the number of road collisions in Essex is increasing at a rate of 19.5 per cent a year. There were 99 serious accidents in the Southend area during a two-year period. The same data identifies Rochford Road in Southend as one of the most dangerous streets in the area with 15 accidents, of which a third were classed as immediately life-threatening.
There have been calls for further improvements in road safety but if you have already been injured on one of the roads in the area, you may already be paying the price for someone else’s carelessness. We can certainly help if you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Southend that was not your own fault. The balance of fairness can be restored and a personal injury claim is the way to do it.
The process is simple, transparent and effective. Our expert legal team will take over all of the legal aspects of the claim. All you have to do is provide us with some information. We are happy to have an informal chat about your claim. Give us a call today and see what you think.
Whiplash accident in Southend
Not all accidents in built up areas result in life-threatening injuries. Many accidents occur at low speeds and the forces involved are smaller. However, they are still strong enough to cause, what are commonly called ‘whiplash injuries’.
A typical whiplash accident in Southend happens when one car strikes another and the driver and passengers are propelled suddenly in one direction. Their bodies are secured into their seats by seatbelts but their largely unsupported heads are flung forward and then backwards in a ‘whipping’ motion from which the injury takes its name.
The soft tissues of the neck (tendons, ligaments and muscles) become stretched and this can cause inflammation and irritation to the nerves. It is a painful and inconvenient injury that can last for several weeks, if not months. Records indicate the 20 per cent of sufferers will still have symptoms a year later.
If you are dealing with whiplash symptoms following an accident that was not your fault, you can turn to us for help. We have been successfully handling claims for compensation for whiplash for more than 16 years and have built up an enviable reputation. Give our friendly advisors a call today.
Work accident in Southend
A fifth of the working population commutes to London daily but there are plenty of people employed in Southend itself. Some people work in public administration and manufacturing and there is a growing medical technologies sector.
The era for tourism in Southend is by no means over and several recent investments have rejuvenated the town’s tourism economy. The accommodation and food service sector accounts for nearly 10 per cent of employment. This does not just benefit full-time workers. There are plentiful casual and part-time opportunities for people such as students or parents of young children who do not want a full-time position.
Some part-time and casual workers do not realise that they have the same rights as full-time employees. If you were a casual worker and injured in a work accident in Southend that was not your fault, you are able to start a personal injury claim just like a full-time worker could do. You do not have to still be working for the employer to make a claim.
If this sounds like the situation that you are in, we have an expert legal team who are waiting to help you with your claim. Our gold standard customer service ensures that your interests are always put first. Give us a call now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Southend
Slips, trips and falls can happen in any busy town centre. Anyone can become a victim irrespective of age or gender. They can be very simple accidents like a slip on some rainwater on a shiny floor that causes a sprained ankle or they can also be very serious, such as a fall from a height down a stairwell because of a broken barrier.
If you have suffered a similar accident and would like to find out more about claiming for slips, trips and falls in Southend why not give us a call? If something could have been done to prevent your slip, trip or fall in a public place then you may be able to start a personal injury claim for compensation.
We have taken every possible step to ensure our system is as stress-free for our clients as possible. If you are searching for a personal injury solicitor in Southend, give us a call today to discuss your options for claiming.
Now is the time to act
Leaving a claim to the last minute is never a good idea. The most successful claims are started soon after the accident so it is best to get in touch with us at your earliest opportunity. Halt your search for a personal injury solicitor in Southend right now and give us a call instead.
You do have three years to make most personal injury claims so give us a call and we will check the time limits that apply to your particular claim. We are always here to help, just a phone call away! If we take on your claim we will not ask for any legal fees upfront and will handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Because most of our claims are conducted over the phone it is likely that you can sort the whole thing out without attending court. Pick up the phone today and call 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Now is the time to act.