Basingstoke is Hampshire’s largest town; once a market town, it expanded significantly after World War II to accommodate overspill from London. In the 19th century, it was an industrial manufacturing centre, producing agricultural machinery as well as steam and then traction engines for railways.
The town is now home to many technology, finance and retail businesses, with numerous large companies headquartered there. It also has a rich cultural life, with historical tours that include ‘In the Footsteps of Jane Austen’, who was born there, and Basingstoke Festival; running every summer, residents and visitors experience local talent, international artists and big-name acts, while it also showcases art and performances in underused places in the town.
Basingstoke has a population of over 85,000, and this number swells in summer with visitors from around the area and further afield. Like any busy town, there are, unfortunately, accidents from time to time. Some of these are random and unavoidable, but just occasionally they are caused by other people being careless or negligent. When an innocent victim is injured through no fault of their own, Accident Advice Helpline are here to help.
As one of the largest law firms in the UK, we specialise exclusively in personal injury claims. This means we have extensive knowledge and practical experience in this, one of the most complicated areas of law. We’ve already helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims, and we want to help you too. Call us today to find out more.
Road traffic accidents in Basingstoke
Basingstoke is part of the larger county of Hampshire, an area that has, like many others in the UK, seen a fall in accidents on the roads in recent years. Road accidents of all kinds, including serious accidents and fatalities, have fallen in the last five years, in part due to a comprehensive road safety initiative implemented by the local authority.
Hampshire Council offers a number of road safety courses, including driver safety and training, cycle training, ‘Streets Ahead’ pedestrian training, the ‘Stop Means Stop’ initiative and seatbelt information. This integrated approach, involving all kinds of road users, has been effective in lowering accident numbers over recent years, but work still remains to be done.
Two of Basingstoke’s busy roads are among the most dangerous in the UK, according to the AA. The A33 Reading Road and the main A339 between Newbury and Basingstoke, were both highlighted as accident blackspots, incurring almost 70 serious accidents over the past three years. With 30,000 vehicles per day travelling along these two roads, it’s no great surprise that accidents happen often.
Whether in the city centre or on the surrounding roads, road traffic accidents in Basingstoke can result in serious injury. From broken bones to sprains and strains, being injured in a car accident is no laughing matter, and could lead to expenses such as prescription charges and loss of earnings. When you had nothing to do with the cause of the accident, this just doesn’t seem fair.
A personal injury solicitor in Basingstoke could help you to make a claim for compensation, but it can be difficult to find a solicitor or firm that has the experience needed to handle complex cases. Why not turn to Accident Advice Helpline instead? We don’t take on any other kind of claim; we specialise only in personal injury claims, and have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience that we can put to good use in helping you make yours.
A simple phone call to our helpline could get you started; call today for more information.
Whiplash accident in Basingstoke
Whiplash is caused by the head and neck jerking forward or back in the opposite direction of a force applied to the body. Heavy blows such as rugby tackles could mean the head is whipped backwards, overextending the muscles and ligaments in the neck, leading to symptoms like headaches, tingling in the arms, muscle pain in the neck and shoulders or even confusion and loss of concentration.
By far the most common cause of whiplash, however, remains the car. Even impacts at speeds as low as five miles per hour can cause such an injury, leaving drivers and passengers in pain as a result. If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Basingstoke and you believe someone else was responsible, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
In most cases, you only have three years from the date of your accident to make your claim, so don’t waste precious time hunting for a suitable personal injury solicitor in Basingstoke. Come to Accident Advice Helpline instead. Our compassionate, approachable telephone advisors are waiting to help you now.
Slips, trips and falls in Basingstoke
Slips, trips and falls in Basingstoke are more common than you might think. They can be caused by poor floor surfaces, cluttered walkways, bad maintenance of surfaces or even dangerous footwear. While most people involved in these kinds of accidents suffer only minor injuries, as well as perhaps a dent to the pride, in rare cases the injuries sustained can be more serious.
Most of the time, our trip, slip or fall was caused by nothing more than our own carelessness, but sometimes that’s not the case. In a handful of situations, the injury may have been caused by someone else’s negligence, such a set of ladders not being repaired or replaced when they’re known to have a fault, or a loose paving slab not being fixed.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you believe someone else was at fault, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can support you throughout your claim, with advice and guidance, as well as expert representation. It only takes one call to get started, so don’t wait, call us today.
Work accident in Basingstoke
Basingstoke has above average numbers of people employed in administrative and secretarial roles, as well as skilled trades. You might think that the high numbers of people employed in offices would mean lower levels of work-related accidents, but that’s not always the case.
Accidents at work can happen no matter what industry you work in. Common accidents in offices include people falling from their chairs, tripping over loose cabling or being injured by objects falling on their heads, in storerooms for example.
Your employer has a duty of care to protect you from harm. They should do everything they can to minimise the chances of you becoming injured at work, including conducting thorough risk assessments, providing you with appropriate training and issuing personal protective clothing where required. They must also maintain equipment and machinery, repairing or replacing it if it becomes outdated, faulty or defective.
If you were injured in a work accident in Basingstoke and you believe your employer was responsible, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Such a claim could compensate you for any physical or emotional suffering you experienced as a result of your accident. A personal injury solicitor in Basingstoke could help you to make a claim, but solicitors can be costly; you could find yourself paying even for initial consultations, before you’ve decided whether to secure their services or not.
Instead, talk to Accident Advice Helpline. If you’re eligible to make a claim through us, we guarantee to work on your claim on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t have to pay anything upfront to start a claim. Call our team in absolute confidence today, and we’ll tell you in plain, simple English whether you have a claim.
Help from the experts
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in the field of personal injury claims, which we can put to good use in helping you to make your claim. Just one free, no-obligation call to our helpline will uncover everything you need to know, so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to claim.
There’s no pressure; it’s entirely up to you if you’d like to go ahead or not. If you do, though, we’ll support you throughout, and will ensure your claim has the very best chance of success Don’t wait, call us today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).
Road Traffic Accident stats for Hampshire
Date Published: 23rd December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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