While Bognor Regis is perhaps well-known for being a tourist resort nowadays, like many of the towns on the south coast, it started life as a fishing village, with a small amount of smuggling thrown in for good measure. In the 18th Century, Sir Richard Hotham started to develop small parts of Bognor into a resort. The rest of the town quickly followed suit, particularly since the area was a firm favourite of King George V at the time. Nowadays, Bognor Regis is home to 24,000 people, which makes it one of the smallest towns in Sussex.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we know that as safe as Bognor Regis may be, you never know when you could get into an accident. If you are involved in an accident in the area and you believe it was not your fault, then we may be able to help you. We do not see why you should be left out of pocket because somebody else was negligent. Working with a personal injury solicitor in Bognor Regis requires that your case meets the following standards:
- You were involved in an accident that was not your fault.
- You were injured and sought treatment for those injuries.
- The incident occurred within the last three years.
If any of that applies to you, then call the team here at Accident Advice Helpline today. We will be able to have a no obligation discussion with you about claiming compensation in Bognor Regis.
Road traffic accidents in Bognor Regis
One of the wonderful things about living in Bognor Regis is that the majority of the centre of the town has become pedestrianised. This means that you can walk through many areas without the fear of being the victim of a car accident. Of course, this has had the effect of forcing vehicles into very specific parts of the town. This has increased the number of drivers on the road in certain locations which can increase the risk of a car accident.
In October 2017, Bognor Regis announced plans to construct a new mini roundabout aimed at improving road safety for both drivers and cyclists. Although, many residents of Bognor Regis still claim that many of the roads in the town are inherently unsafe, mainly because they seem to be taking on more traffic than they were ever built for. This includes Rowan Way, which saw an increased amount of traffic due to a growing number of homes being built in the area, as well as due to the construction of several ‘new roads’.
It does not matter how safe Bognor Regis makes its roads, when you are travelling on them, you are always running the risk of getting into a car accident. You could be the safest driver in the world, but if somebody else is driving erratically then you are in danger.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in Bognor Regis and you believe that it was not your fault, then we at Accident Advice Helpline want to talk to you. There is a chance that we can help you to claim compensation for the injuries that you have suffered from. Why should you be left out of pocket because somebody else on the road was driving dangerously?
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a landline.
Whiplash accident in Bognor Regis
When people think of a whiplash accident in Bognor Regis, they tend to think of car accidents. While it is fair to say that the bulk of whiplash injuries are related to car accidents, not all of them are. In fact, just about any incident which causes a sudden jolt to your head and neck area has the potential to cause whiplash.
You may have whiplash if you have more than a couple of these symptoms:
- Neck pain or stiffness
- These have the potential to be very severe.
- Pain in the upper half of your body.
- Numbness in the arms.
Many people believe that whiplash is a minor injury. In most cases it is. However, whiplash also has the potential to be quite serious. In fact, you could be out of work for months on end with the most serious cases of whiplash. When you are out of work, you are not earning any money to pay your bills. This could cause you serious problems. We do not want that to happen. If the whiplash occurred in a situation that was not your fault, then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you make a claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Bognor Regis
While slips, trips, and falls are probably the most common way of getting injured, most of them are going to be minor. They are going to do no lasting damage. In fact, you would be unlucky to get a small scratch. You can get up and walk away instantly. However, in other cases, you may not be as lucky. You may break a bone or you may suffer a serious head injury. This can leave you unable to work for weeks, sometimes months at a time. In the case of serious head injuries, you may never be able to work again.
In many cases, a slip or fall may not be your fault. For example; if you fell on a cracked pavement tile in the centre of Bognor Regis or slipped on an un-signposted floor in your local supermarket, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in slips, trips and falls in Bognor Regis, then contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. A no obligation discussion may be just what you need to claim the compensation that you deserve.
Work accident in Bognor Regis
As you may imagine, Bognor Regis relies heavily on the tourism industry. Some 30% of jobs within the town rely on this to some extent, with a further 27% relying on the education and healthcare industries. This has resulted in Bognor Regis having one of the best economies in the United Kingdom, although it is a bit on the low side for Sussex, mainly due to the massive unemployed rate which puts Bognor Regis in the bottom fifth of the country. Arun Council, the council behind Bognor Regis, have recently pledged to rejuvenate the area by investing in more attractions and redeveloping the town centre to attract more businesses which may pull people in from neighbouring towns. This is a long-term project.
While none of the main industries in Bognor Regis are inherently risky, with perhaps the exception of the small fishing industry, you can get injured in any line of work. Your employer has a duty to ensure that you are safe while at work. They have a duty to ensure that you are provided with the relevant training and equipment. They also have a duty to ensure that your work area is safe. If you are injured due to a breach of this duty, then the job of a personal injury solicitor in Bognor Regis is to help you to claim compensation.
If you have been involved in a work accident in Bognor Regis and wish to find out whether you can claim compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline Today
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Bognor Regis, then get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Your initial phone call to our team carries no obligation. We just wish to walk you through the options that you have to claim the compensation that you deserve.
Road Traffic Accident stats for West Sussex
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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