Situated in the heart of Surrey, Woking is often seen as the gateway to London and a top choice for commuters looking for lower cost living. However, the town has plenty to offer itself, from shopping and dining to excellent things to do. Famous as the birthplace of the HG Wells novel, War of the Worlds, you can even see a Martian tripod sculpture in the town celebrating this epic story.
From art exhibitions to West End shows at the Victoria Theatre, there’s always something to enjoy in Woking. Visitors to the town can enjoy a breath of fresh air at nearby Chobham Common, a National Nature Reserve, or can while away an afternoon taking in the manmade beauty at the Lightbox Museum and gallery.
The local football team, Woking FC, are in the top tier of non-league football, and have a firm following supporting them at home and away. There’s plenty to see and do in Woking, both indoors and outdoors, making it popular with locals and visitors alike. In fact, it was voted the eighth happiest place in the UK by its residents, and attracts its fair share of the 500,000 visitors to Surrey every year.
With so many locals and visitors in Woking going about their everyday activities, it is unsurprising that the occasional accident can take place. If you’ve had an accident, you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Woking. Look no further, because no matter what the cause of your accident, as long as it was not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you to make a claim. Call us today to find out more.
Road traffic accidents in Woking
With so much traffic on the roads, the occasional road traffic accident is inevitable. Driver error is usually the main cause of any type of accident, but in Woking, there is another problem too.
The road between Woking and Ottershaw is regularly plagued with problems, including sinkholes, subsidence and burst water mains. It’s notorious for causing traffic problems, but is just one of many roads in Woking which needs urgent repair work. In fact, a project named ‘Project Horizon’, designed to rebuild Surrey’s pothole strewn roads, identified a list of 63 roads in Woking which needed urgent remedial action.
If you’ve been hurt in a crash because you hit a pothole, you shouldn’t be made to suffer in silence. Similarly, if you’ve been hit by another driver who wasn’t paying attention, you shouldn’t let them get away with their negligence. In fact, however your accident happened, if you weren’t to blame then you should consider making a claim for injury compensation.
We are here to help you do exactly that, and have some of the UK’s best solicitors on our team to give your claim the very best chance of success. When you approach us at Accident Advice Helpline, we seek to establish a number of facts:
- You were involved in a road accident that was not your fault, as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist
- You suffered injuries to your person
- You underwent some form of medical treatment for these injuries
- The accident occurred during the past three years.
Don’t worry about proof at this stage. We’ll talk to you about your accident and get all the details we need from you. Our specialist solicitors will collate the supporting evidence we need, in order to put together a winning claim. If you’re searching for a personal injury solicitor in Woking, we’re just a phone call away.
Whiplash accident in Woking
It may be that your road traffic accident is more specific, and you need to make a claim for a whiplash accident in Woking. Accident Advice Helpline are home to many experts and specialist solicitors who are perfectly placed to assist you with whiplash claims.
While many people these days are reluctant to make a claim after suffering whiplash, it’s a fact that whiplash can be a nasty injury that stays with you for a long period of time. Symptoms may not always be evident in the immediate aftermath of your accident. Neck and shoulder pain can develop days, and sometimes even weeks, later.
With whiplash it is important not to ignore any symptoms you may have. If you experience the following, it is important to seek help from a medical specialist.
- Neck or shoulder
- Muscle spasms
- Numbness or tingling
It doesn’t take much force to cause a whiplash injury; in fact, research has shown that whiplash can occur at anything above 5 mph, making it a very common injury from even low speed crashes. If you need help making a claim for your whiplash accident in Woking, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. Our specialist solicitors will give you the very best chance of a successful claim, so call today and we’ll get started on building your case.
Slips, trip and falls in Woking
With so much to see and do in the area, it’s no wonder that one of the biggest areas of claims we deal with are slips, trips and falls in Woking. Sometimes it’s our own fault, and we fall because we were clumsy or didn’t look where we were going, but all too often, slips, trips and falls are a direct result of someone else’s carelessness and negligence. Where someone else has caused your slip, trip or fall – perhaps in a shop or restaurant, on a pavement or other public place – then you should consider making a claim for your injuries.
While many accidents are not overly serious, the HSE has shown that falling down, slipping over and tripping up, create the single biggest cause of accidental injuries in the UK. This can lead to a loss of working days, and in turn it hits the economy.
The inconvenience of your injuries will impact on your life, of course. You have to deal with the pain of your injuries, while trying to maintain your home life, and complete your chores. If you can’t drive after a slip, trip or fall, then how can you work? Who will pick up your children from school? Some of the smallest accidents have the biggest consequences.
Don’t worry, because with Accident Advice Helpline you are in the best hands. We have expert solicitors who can take your case on and win you the maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today and tell us all about your accident, and let’s see what we can do for you.
Work accident in Woking
Around two thirds of the local population in Woking are of working age. They enjoy excellent connectivity to London, and many will travel to the capital for their daily job. However, there are also plenty of employment opportunities in the town itself, in industries as diverse as manufacturing, retail, IT and scientific based businesses.
Woking was placed in the top 10 UK knowledge sector concentration, and attracts many workers interested in professional or highly qualified industries. In fact, more than half of workers in the town work in managerial, professional or technical occupations, with almost as many workers travelling into the town each day as commute out of the town to London and other locations.
Whether you’re working in an office, a factory or on a building site, having excellent health and safety procedures in place is crucial. When good health and safety is not employed, you could be at risk of being injured in an accident at work. If you have suffered a work accident in Woking, and you feel your employer could have done more to help, talk to us about claiming compensation.
Many people worry about making claims against an employer because they fear losing their jobs, or even that their employer will go out of business. This is not something that should concern you, as employers will have an insurance policy that pays out for compensation. In addition to this, by holding your employer to account for their lapse in judgement, you’ll be ensuring they uphold better health and safety standards in the future, protecting your colleagues and other workers from harm.
Don’t suffer in silence. If you have had an accident at work that was caused through no fault of your own, we can help you make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today, and let us carry the burden of claiming for you.
No-win, no-fee*, no worries
As always with Accident Advice Helpline, if you’ve been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you can make a no-win, no-fee* claim. When you contact us we will be able to run through how our no-win, no-fee* agreement works.
For more information about making any sort of claim for compensation, when you require a personal injury solicitor in Woking, call us today. The numbers you need are 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. There is no obligation to make a claim today, so call us for a friendly and informal chat.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Surrey
Accident at Work stats for Woking
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Date Published: 20th August 2015
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Woking
Accident Advice Helpline: Woking
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