Dunmow (also known as Great Dunmow to distinguish it from Little Dunmow) is a market town in Essex, England. It has been settled since Roman times and grew over the years to become a busy medieval centre of commerce. It has been a market town for hundreds of years and to this day is home to many local businesses and quirky shops.
Local attractions include the Flitch Trials, held each leap year, during which a Flitch of bacon (a side of unsliced bacon) is awarded to married couples who can prove they have lived together in harmony without argument for a year and a day. Other attractions are The Maltings, a historic restoration of a former malting and brewing building, Easton Lodge and Hatfield Forest, an ancient royal hunting forest.
Like any busy part of the UK, accidents are not uncommon in Dunmow. These can happen in public places, at work or on the roads. If you were injured in an accident like this within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK dealing solely in personal injury claims. We’ve helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims over the years and we can help you too. Call our helpline today for more information.
Road traffic accidents in Dunmow
Dunmow is in the county of Essex, an area that has had moderate success in reducing road traffic casualties in recent years. Overall casualties fell from 4,271 in 2011 to 3,948 in 2015, but fatalities rose from 35 to 38 over the same period. The Safer Essex Roads Partnership has been formed to tackle these figures through education, working with business and building awareness.
Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death worldwide among people aged between 15 and 29 years old and almost half of all fatalities on the roads are “vulnerable road users”, meaning pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. The most common injuries sustained by people involved in road traffic accidents are head and back injuries (including spinal damage), neck and chest injuries, broken bones and ligament damage.
Road traffic accidents in Dunmow can result in both minor and serious injuries. If you were injured in an accident like this and someone else was to blame, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. A personal injury solicitor in Dunmow could help you to make your claim, but it can be difficult to know which solicitor is qualified and experienced enough to help you.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in these types of cases and all of our solicitors are fully experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of personal injury law. We’ll work with you to help you gather the right evidence to put forward the best possible claim and give you the best chance of winning. Talk to us today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Dunmow
Whiplash is a common injury sustained in road traffic accidents. Sudden movement of the neck and head, usually in a rear-end collision) can cause the muscle and ligaments in the neck to become overextended. This can cause damage, leading to a variety of symptoms that can differ from person to person but which usually include some or all of: headaches, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, muscle spasms or pain and pins and needles in the arms or legs.
While many people find that these symptoms only last for a day or two, up to 1 in 5 people report symptoms lasting for more than a year. Chronic pain and long recovery periods can mean significant periods of time off work, and that often results in a loss of earnings, especially if you are on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay.
A claim for compensation could help you to recover some or all of the earnings you’ve lost, so if you were injured in a whiplash accident in Dunmow within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you should consider seeking help to make a claim. A personal injury solicitor in Dunmow can help you, but many people are put off by the high cost of solicitors.
That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers a 100 percent no-win, no-fee* guarantee. If you’re eligible to make a claim, we’ll give you expert help, support and representation throughout your claim and all at no upfront cost. Pick up the phone and talk to our advisers today for more information.
Slips, trips and falls in Dunmow
Slips, trips and falls account for the vast majority of minor injuries sustained at work. However, they can also result in far more serious injuries, usually to the ankle, back or knee. Another common injury sustained in accidents like these is fractures in the wrists, since we instinctively put out our hands to break our fall.
Injuries like these might take time to recover from and, during that time, you might find that you are prevented from taking part in hobbies or social activities the way you used to. It’s common for people in this situation to experience secondary, emotional injuries, which can include anxiety or depression.
A claim for compensation could compensate you for not only your physical injuries but your emotional ones too. If you were injured in slips, trips and falls in Dunmow and you think someone else was responsible, government legislation entitles you to make a claim.
You could secure the services of a personal injury solicitor in Dunmow to help you with your claim, but what happens if you have trouble finding a suitable solicitor or firm in your area? That’s where Accident Advice Helpline comes in; as one of the largest personal injury firms in the UK, we can help you wherever your accident took place.
We’ll support you throughout your claim and, because we can deal with most claims entirely over the phone, it’s unlikely you’ll have to go to court. Call us today for more information on the fantastic service we offer.
Work accident in Dunmow
Accidents at work can happen in any industry, but some sectors carry more risk than others. For example, working in a large warehouse runs the risk of being involved in an impact or crash with a forklift truck. This can result in serious injuries like head or brain injuries. Other common accidents in this field include heavy objects striking you on the head, usually as they fall from a high shelf or palette.
Your employer has a legal duty of care to make sure you are protected from harm at work. They must provide you with adequate training as well as personal protective clothing and gear, and all hazards should be carefully and legibly signposted so that you can not only avoid them, but also so that you know what to do in the event of an accident.
If you were injured in a work accident in Dunmow, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation that could help you to recover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred since then, including medical bills, prescription charges and travel costs.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we know that recovering from an accident is tough, which is why we make our claims process as simple as possible. Take our unique 30-second online questionnaire and we’ll not only tell you if we think you’re eligible to claim, we also give you an estimate of how much that might be worth (although as everyone’s circumstances are unique, we can’t guarantee that figure).
Head over to the questionnaire now and see if you are eligible to make a claim.
How to claim
Once you’re satisfied that you have an eligible claim, pick up the phone and make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline. Our friendly, professional advisers will talk you through the claims process and get more information on your accident. They’ll give you all the information you need to decide if you’d like to make a claim; it’s entirely up to you and you won’t face any high-pressure sales techniques.
So, call us today, free from a landline, on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re here to help.