Canvey Island sits in the Thames estuary in Essex. Built on reclaimed land, it is just above sea level and somewhat prone to flooding. A sea wall made of concrete has been built round most of the island, with other flood defences being in place on the rest of it.
Although the island is only just over seven square miles, it has a population exceeding 38,000. This doesn’t make it a huge place, but despite this there are no shortage of things to do in Canvey Island. You can visit museums, relish the experience of go-karting, take the kids to the play centres or nature parks and of course enjoy the beaches, to name just a few.
The east part of the island is where most of the residents live, and is also where you will find the shops, schools and attractions. Conversely, the west part of the island is mainly left to farmland. Also in the west are the West Canvey marshes and Canvey Wick; a nature reserve that has been designated as a Site Of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Popular with tourists, Canvey Island draws tens of thousands of visitors every year. As a result, there are often many people unfamiliar with the layout and the roads around the town. This can, inevitably, lead to accidents, and innocent people being injured through no fault of their own.
If this has happened to you, finding a personal injury solicitor in Canvey Island could be on your mind. Save yourself the hassle of finding someone local, and get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline instead. We are able to deal with most compensation claims over the phone, so no matter where you are in the UK we can help you. Give us a quick call today, and you will soon know if you have a valid claim.
Road Traffic accidents in Canvey Island
Canvey Island is connected to the mainland by two roads with bridges; the A130 and A1014. The A130 is the busier road, carrying over 25,000 vehicles a day. However, whichever one you use you are likely to hit traffic jams, particularly during the rush hour.
Since the 1970’s, residents and local politicians have been campaigning for a third access route to ease the congestion. Essex Council did try to address the problem in several years ago by creating a bypass. This is only used by a very small amount of traffic and has become known locally as ‘The Road to Nowhere;’.
Some residents feel there is a lack of crossings on the island, and that extremely busy roads, such as Mitchells Avenue are unsafe for pedestrians to cross. Car drivers and passengers are not the only people that can be injured in road traffic accidents in Canvey Island; there are also cyclists, motorbike riders and pedestrians to consider.
If you have been injured on the roads and are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Canvey Island, call our helpline and you will get all the claims advice that you need. You will not be under any obligation to proceed with your claim, so why not call us today?
Whiplash accident in Canvey Island
Whiplash injuries can happen in many different ways, although road traffic accidents are, by far, the most common. It doesn’t require a high-speed crash to cause a whiplash injury; in fact, just ambling along at five miles per hour is enough. As the most common injury from car accident, we deal with whiplash claims every day, but few people realise just how painful and debilitating it can really be.
A whiplash accident in Canvey Island can prevent you from participating in many day to day activities. You may not be able to drive, go shopping, or do many of the everyday tasks we all take for granted, such as having a shower, picking up the children or doing your job. If you’ve been made to suffer because someone else was reckless, you have a right to be compensated.
Ask us about our no-win, no fee* agreement. We won’t ask you to pay any money to start your claim, or to pay our legal fees if your claim is lost, so there really is nothing to lose by calling today.
Work accident in Canvey Island
Canvey Island has a lower than national average unemployment rate, with over 50 per cent of employees working in administration and technical jobs. The care, leisure and service industries account for another 10 per cent of jobs, with the rest of workers employed in education, sales on farms or in factories.
Agriculture is considered to be the most dangerous of all occupations, with more serious injuries and deaths occurring than in any other industry. There is advice available from different sources to try and help avoid accidents on farms, and the figures show that the situation is continuing to improve. Whether you’re employed in agriculture or any other industry, we’re here to help you claim if you’ve been involved in an accident.
If you have been injured in a work accident in Canvey Island, and you were not to blame, our expert solicitors can help you claim compensation. With over 16 years of experience in making successful claims, our process is streamlined to make it simple and efficient to pursue compensation. If you want to make a no hassle claim, get in touch with us today.
Slips, trips and falls in Canvey Island
If you have suffered injuries because of a slip, trip or fall accident, don’t presume that is must have been your own fault. Tripping over a broken paving slab, down a flight of stairs that had a broken handrail, or over some wires trailing between machines could easily have been avoided, if someone had taken enough care to make sure these situations did not arise.
In any public place, you should be confident that you are safe from harm, and those who look after these places have a responsibility to ensure that this is the case. This may be a company, a council or an individual; it doesn’t matter who was responsible, because you shouldn’t have been put at risk and have a right to claim compensation.
Slips, trips and falls in Canvey Island can happen at any time, and can be highly detrimental both financially and physically if you are injured in the process. If you have been hurt, and your injuries needed medical attention, then get in touch with us today. There’s no need to spend your precious time searching for a local personal injury solicitor in Canvey Island, because the best legal representation is available right here from one of the largest specialist law firms in the UK.
Experts in all type of claims
It doesn’t matter what type of accident you were in, or what sort of injuries you suffered; our experts can deal with them all. As long as the accident was not your fault, and it happened in the last three years, we can start your claim, we can start your claim right now.
Find out all you need to know about making a claim by calling us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.