Wandsworth is an area of Greater London situated just over 4 miles from Charing Cross. What used to be the wharf is now lined with apartment blocks as the area has become a very popular residential zone. Further back from the River Thames is Wandsworth Common. Adjacent to the common there are some of the most expensive townhouses in London, along with restaurants and a theatre school.
The High Street in dominated by the Southside shopping centre, which also has a cinema and restaurants. There are two train stations, Wandsworth Common, which is just a 12-minute ride from London’s Victoria Station, and Earlsfield, which is only a 12-minute ride to Waterloo Station.
Wandsworth Prison, which is the largest prison in the UK and one of the largest men’s prisons in Europe was built in 1851, and has a similar capacity to Liverpool Prison.
There are many attractions in Wandsworth and in the surrounding areas. There are play centres such as the Adventure Zone, Putt in the Park and Wandsworth Museum among others. Being such a short trip top the centre of London, Wandsworth is within easy reach of all the attractions the capital has to offer as well.
If someone is injured in the area, in an accident that was not their fault, they may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Wandsworth to assist them with a compensation claim. If this has happened to you, why not give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping innocent accident victims claim compensation for over 17 tears and we have the expertise and knowledge to give your claim its best chance of success. Call us today to find out how we can help you.
Road traffic accidents in Wandsworth
The thirteen most dangerous roads in Britain are in London, and Wandsworth is no exception, having a high rate of collisions. There are several major roads that run through the borough including Wandsworth Road, Lambeth Road, Battersea Park Road and Queenstown Road.
Road traffic accidents can have nasty consequences fore anyone injured in them, some victims having their life changed forever. Whether you were a driver, passenger, motorbike rider, cyclist or pedestrian, if you have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Wandsworth, and someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.
You may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Wandsworth, but it is much easier to find out if you qualify to make a claim by completing our 30-second test. You can answer its four simple questions online or by phone. It will then let you know if you have a valid claim, and if you do it will provide you with an estimate of how much you could be awarded. It really could not be any easier, so why not try it today?
Whiplash accident in Wandsworth
Whiplash is a sprain in the neck, which has gained its name because of the whipping like movement when your head is suddenly jolted causing damage to the soft tissues. This often happens in road traffic accident because your body is held firmly in place by the seatbelt nut your head has free movement. Head rests are designed to help reduce the risk of this, but research shows that very few car occupants use them correctly.
There are other was a whiplash accident in Wandsworth can happen, such as in falls, playing sports, heavy lifting or something knocking into your head. Like a sprain anywhere else in your body, whiplash needs time to heal. Painkillers and gentle exercise will help and in extreme cases, physiotherapy might be advantageous.
For a few weeks, your life will be totally disrupted by this injury, as there will be everyday tasks that you cannot do without help. This inconvenience and the pain you have to endure is unfair if the accident was not your fault. In this situation, you may be able to claim compensation and could be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Wandsworth to help with your claim. Why not make it easy on yourself and call us and our friendly advisors? They are here to answer your questions and to guide and support you all the way through your claim, if you decide to go ahead. You will be under no obligation to do so, so why not call us today.
Work accident in Wandsworth
Wandsworth has a population of just over 316,000, with 229,00 of them being of working age. It is an area that has higher than the national averages for jobs in healthcare, social work, education, scientific and technical activities and tourism. Manufacturing is extremely low at only one percent compared to eight percent nationally.
Every trade and profession comes with its own hazards, and it is up to employers to ensure that health and safety measures are in place to counteract them. If the danger cannot be eliminated, it must be clearly and well signed, so that all employees are aware of it.
If you have been injured in a work accident in Wandsworth because your employer has breached health and safety rules, you might be entitled to claim compensation. Many employees don’t bother to claim against their boss as they are concerned about the way they will be treated afterwards. Apart from the fact it is illegal to behave badly towards you because of your claim, research shows that is not the response of most employers.
Most of the victims who took part in the research said that they went back to work without any problems, and that in some cases the claim was not even mentioned.
If you have been injured in an accident at work, call us today and speak to our experts. Our solicitors are among the best in the personal injury claim industry, and many of them have specialist knowledge of work accident claims.
Slips, trips and falls in Wandsworth
Slips, trips and falls are the most common of all accidents because they happen so easily. You could trip over a broken paving slab, fall from your cycle because of a pothole in the roads, or slip on a spillage that should have been cleaned up. Thankfully, most times slips, trips and falls in Wandsworth happen, they are not too serious, but they can be.
Victims of these types of accidents can sustain broken bones, back damage, head injuries, burns and many other different severe injuries, if they survive. They might night if the fall is from height, the fall from a cycle throws them into traffic coming in the other direction or the slip on the spillage sends them through a plate glass window.
If you have been injured in this or any other type of accident that was not your fault, if your injuries needed medical attention and the accident happened within the last three years, you should call us to talk about claiming compensation.
Stress-free claims with Accident Advice Helpline
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