Chelmsford in Essex was granted city status in 2012, and today is a thriving modern hub for business including retail, science and technology and finance. It is a popular commuter town for many people working in the City of London and Docklands areas, thanks to excellent transport links into London.
The city itself has a busy nightlife scene, making it popular with young people from around the Essex area. The many cultural attractions like the Chelmsford Museum and RHS Garden Hyde Hall make it popular with tourists too, and locals can enjoy outdoor activities including fishing, country parks and the Lee Valley White Water Centre. It is also home to the popular V Festival, one of the largest summer music festivals in the UK. As such, its already-sizeable population grows significantly during summer with many visitors and tourists arriving in the city.
Like any large metropolitan area, Chelmsford sees its fair share of accidents, from road traffic accidents to accidents on the busy city centre streets and even in work. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help the innocent victims of such accidents seek justice and compensation for their injuries. We’ve been in business for over 16 years and in that time, we’ve helped thousands of people to make successful claims. With a commitment to our 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* service, we can represent you with no upfront cost.
We’re also proud to have as our patron Dame Esther Rantzen, the well-known TV personality and consumer rights champion. Since 2003, Dame Esther has been working with us to help those who have been denied justice get the help and support they need. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call us today to find out how we can help.
Road traffic accidents in Chelmsford
As part of the larger county of Essex, Chelmsford has seen road traffic accidents fall in recent years. Across the county, such accidents have fallen from 4271 in 2011 to 3948 in 2015. However, fatalities have risen in that time, illustrating that although the accidents are less frequent, they are increasing in severity.
In Chelmsford itself, roads can become very congested during rush hour and particularly over the weekends of the V Festival and other major events. The city ranks as the 22nd worst in the UK for congestion, with drivers spending around 23 hours per year stuck in traffic. Queuing and traffic jams can cause drivers to become irritated or careless, and this can lead to accidents.
No matter how careful and considerate you are as a driver, you also have to contend with other road users who may not always be so careful. You could find yourself involved in road traffic accidents in Chelmsford due to another driver speeding, for example, or not paying attention to the roads, perhaps because they are using their mobile phone.
These kinds of accidents can result in serious injuries, many of which take a long time to recover from. Long recuperation periods can mean time off work, which can result in a loss of earnings, especially if you are on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay.
If you have faced financial difficulty because of an accident within the last three years that was caused by someone else, there is help at hand in the form of compensation. Government legislation entitles you to make a claim that could compensate you for your pain and suffering, as well as help you to recover some or all of the associated costs.
You could search for a personal injury solicitor in Chelmsford to help you with your claim, but how do you know if they have the experience you need? Instead, contact Accident Advice Helpline, the nation’s specialist personal injury law firm. We focus entirely on these kinds of claims, so you know we have the expertise to help you in the most professional manner. Call today, and we’ll start working on your claim right away.
Whiplash accident in Chelmsford
Being injured in a whiplash accident in Chelmsford can mean a lot of pain and discomfort. Common symptoms of whiplash include neck and shoulder pain, tingling in the arms, headaches and confusion. While many people find that symptoms subside over a day or two, some people are unlucky enough to experience symptoms lasting for weeks, months or even for a year or more.
The physical symptoms are difficult enough to contend with, but chronic pain can also have a psychological impact. Depression and anxiety are common in people who have to deal with the long-term symptoms of injuries. These can be compounded by long periods of time off work, an inability to take part in social activities and the financial difficulty and stress that often comes along with an unexpected accident.
If someone else was at fault for your whiplash accident, it’s unfair to expect you to shoulder the burden on your own. That’s why government legislation entitles you to make a claim if your accident happened within the last three years.
Such a claim could not only compensate you for the physical and emotional pain and suffering; you could also be awarded money to cover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred as a result. This could include loss of earnings, as well as medical bills, prescription charges, travel costs to and from GP or hospital appointments or even the cost of personal care and help around the home.
A personal injury solicitor in Chelmsford could help you to make a claim, but solicitors can be costly. You could find yourself charged for even an initial consultation, before you’ve even decided if you want them to represent you or not. If you’re worried about the cost of making a claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We offer free, no-obligation advice and a no-win, no-fee* service, so there’s really nothing to lose by making that call.
Slips, trips and falls in Chelmsford
It might surprise you just how common slips, trips and falls in Chelmsford are. They don’t just happen on streets or pedestrianised areas; they can also happen in shops, offices, visitor centres and other public spaces.
Almost 40% of all non-fatal injuries self-reported to the Health and Safety Executive between 2013/14 and 2015/6 were attributed to accidents involving either lifting and handling or slips, trips and falls. Falls from height are still the leading cause of serious injury or death in the UK.
Many slips, trips and falls are caused by issues which could have been avoided. For example, loose wiring or cabling, excess liquid such as water or cleaning products on the floor, poor lighting, poor housekeeping or even unsuitable floor coverings. Sometimes they are just plain bad luck, but on other occasions, your accident could have been avoided if someone else was doing their job properly.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you believe someone else was at fault, you could seek recompense for the situation. Don’t waste time and effort hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Chelmsford; talk to Accident Advice Helpline today. We can handle most claims entirely over the phone, and it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court. Call today and let our experts take care of everything.
Work accident in Chelmsford
Chelmsford has a lower-than-average unemployment rate and a high number of well-educated workers. Many people are employed in professional, managerial or directorial positions, with a higher than average ratio of skilled tradespeople as well.
Many people are aware of the law regarding employers’ responsibilities for the health and safety of their workforce, but the law is a little more complex for self-employed people or freelancers, including those who work in a trade. Self-employed people are, of course, responsible for their own health and safety; however, if they are involved in an accident that happened in a workplace where they had no control over the safety, including working under the control of a third party, they could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. The Health and Safety Executive has some good guidance for such workers on their site.
If you were injured in a work accident in Chelmsford as a freelancer or sole trader, don’t just assume that you don’t have a claim. You should seek help and advice to find out for sure, and we can help you with that.
With over 16 years’ experience of specialising solely in personal injury law, Accident Advice Helpline has the expertise you need. Just one free, no-obligation call to our helpline could provide you with all the answers you seek. Call our sympathetic, friendly advisors today and find out free what your next steps are.
Expert knowledge and advice
Don’t suffer in silence; contact the experts and get all the support and help you need to make a claim. Call our helpline and talk to our advisors, who will listen to the circumstances of your accident and make recommendations based on the evidence. The choice is yours, and we promise you won’t face any high-pressure sales tactics; just comprehensive, straightforward advice from the experts.
If you decide to go ahead, we’ll represent you on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning there are no upfront costs to start a claim. We’ll do as much of the hard work as we can, leaving you to focus on your recovery. Call today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).