With a population of 37,800 living in six suburbs, Bishop’s Stortford is an historic market town in Hertfordshire. It is located on the county boundary with Essex, and is just west of the M11 motorway. Many visitors come across the town as they are making their way to and from London Stansted Airport which is close by. Bishop’s Stortford is generally regarded as an affluent area, partly due to it being a commuter town for employees with highly paid central London occupations.
As a result of its geographical location in the south-east of the UK, it enjoys a warmer climate than most other locations in the UK and is one of the driest places in the country. The vibrant town centre contains a variety of independent and chain retail outlets, and features the modern Jackson Square shopping centre.
Accidents are unexpected and very unwelcome events in Bishop’s Stortford just as much as anywhere else, but they can and do still happen. When you become injured in accidents that are not your own fault, it’s not fair that you should suffer in silence. If you have to take time off from an important job, it could damage your career and end up costing you dearly.
Perhaps you were living in or visiting Bishop’s Stortford when you were injured in an accident on the roads? Or you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Bishop’s Stortford because you suffered a slip, trip or fall in a car park? We have an expert legal team who provide services nationally to a broad range of clients. We pride ourselves on combining gold star customer service standards with the local style, human touch. Give us a ring today to find out more.
Road traffic accidents in Bishop’s Stortford
There are some driving practices that present more of a risk to other road users, and which may be interpreted as inappropriate in many circumstances. The practice of ‘tail-gating’ is one of these. Police reports have indicated that up to 15 per cent of all injury collisions on Highways Agency roads are caused by ‘tail-gating’, and that it causes up to five fatalities a year.
‘Tail-gating’ means that when the front vehicle has to stop suddenly, the following vehicle does not have sufficient stopping distance to come to a halt and a collision is inevitable. Statistics show that this practice is more common amongst drivers under 30 years of age. There are some roads where ‘tail-gating’ is a particular problem and the M11 at J9 northbound at Bishops Stortford is one of those locations.
Have you been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Bishop’s Stortford caused by another driver ‘tail-gating’ or driving in another dangerous way? Here at Accident Advice Helpline we understand that even moderate injuries can disrupt lives. We want to help you make a claim for compensation.
Contact our highly trained telephone advisers and they will explain more about the process. There is no point in delaying, so pick up the phone right now.
Whiplash accident in Bishop’s Stortford
As the name would suggest, whiplash is caused by the ‘whipping’ motion that stretches the soft tissues in the neck. It is not a life-threatening injury, and is sometimes dismissed as trivial, but this is not the reality of the situation for sufferers. It is very painful and can last for some time; in fact, studies indicate that a fifth of sufferers will still have symptoms a year later.
Victims (drivers and passengers) of a whiplash accident in Bishop’s Stortford usually experience a combination of neck pain and stiffness. Many people also report pins and needles in the arms and hands and a persistent headache.
Perhaps you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Bishop’s Stortford to handle a claim for whiplash. Did you know that there are many reasons why you should choose a national legal firm like Accident Advice Helpline? We can provide you with highly skilled legal professionals, friendly advisers and the expertise to handle even the most complex of claims. Call us right now.
Work accident in Bishop’s Stortford
Bishop’s Stortford is a commuter town, with many of the inhabitants travelling to London for work. The capital is easily accessed via the M11 motorway or the town’s railway station.
Despite this, there are employment opportuinties within Bishop’s Stortford itself, which cover nearly all sectors of the economy. Employment sectors include light manufacturing, financial jobs and leisure and transport. Employment relating the air services industries feature strongly which is not surprising given that Stansted Airport (London’s third air hub) is just a few miles outside the town.
However, it is the services sector that provides the highest proportion of employment and over 80 per cent of the population work in this sector providing professional services, such as accounting, information technology and legal services. The public sector is a large employer and the headquarters of East Herts District Council are located in the town.
There are certain principles that govern health and safety in both public and private sector work places. According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive the most common workplace injury is a lifting and handling injury, a problem which can occur across all employment sectors.
The hazard can arise in a number of work tasks including the movement of one heavy weight (which may be an awkward shape) or repeated lifting of smaller weights. It is an employer’s duty to introduce equipment, training and practices to reduce the risk. Typical examples are:
- Training in lifting techniques
- Breaking the load into smaller parts
- Using several employees for the lift
- Providing trolleys, hoists or lifts.
If you have been injured at work when you were lifting or carrying something, and you feel that it was your employer’s fault, did you know that you may be able to start a personal injury claim? Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are leading experts at this type of claim. Give us a call.
Slips, trips and falls in Bishop’s Stortford
Walking around the public areas of Bishop’s Stortford should not put you in any danger at any time of the year. Have you suffered a fall in a public place that you have dismissed as a pure accident? When you think carefully about what happened, you may realise that it was caused by a particular issue. Was the lighting poor in the area where you fell? Was the floor surface worn, badly maintained or inappropriate?
If you are one of the small number of people who suffer slips, trips and falls in Bishop’s Stortford each year, we may be able to help you start a personal injury claim. The best plan is to talk over what happened with our friendly advisers and receive an honest appraisal of your case. We are here to help you. Give us a call.
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