Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, Grays (which is sometimes referred to as Grays Thurrock) is the largest town in the unitary authority of Thurrock in Essex. It is around 20 miles from London and a mere two miles from the M25 motorway.
The town has close links with the Port of London and attracts visitors to the Thameside Theatre and the Thurrock History Museum. There are plenty of coastal attractions for the discerning tourist including a yacht club and Grays Beach which is a popular children’s playground with skate ramp and water splash pool.
Grays is a safe and pleasant destination for families to live and spend time together, but it is not immune from the hazards that can arise in any modern town. Any member of the family, including children, can get injured in accidents that were not their own fault.
Accidents are never a welcome occurrence, but they are even worse if they are caused by someone else. If you or a member of your family have been injured in an accident that was not your own fault, you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Grays right now. Is this because you need help to start a personal injury claim?
Our expert legal team are highly experienced in handling claims with professionalism and sensitivity. Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.
Road traffic accident in Grays
Grays is situated to the south of the main A13 and visitors to the town will access it via this road. The road has both urban and rural sections and handles a combination of agricultural, leisure and business traffic. In some cases, this combination can result in hazards for all road users. There are a number dangerous crossings and some stretches have been identified locally as notorious accident hotspots.
Slow moving agricultural and industrial vehicles cause other drivers to slow down and some get frustrated and over-take in dangerous locations. All drivers have a responsibility to ensure that it is safe to carry out a potentially dangerous manoeuvre such as over-taking. If great care is not taken, it can result in a nasty road traffic accident in Grays and serious injuries can be suffered.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Grays because another driver’s actions caused your accident, we may be able to help. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we help people from all over the UK. We want you to get every penny of the compensation that they deserve. Call us now to discuss your claim.
Whiplash accident in Grays
Over the last half a century, there have been millions of pounds and a lot of effort invested in improving the safety of roads and road vehicles as well improving driver skills and knowledge. Compared to a few decades ago, the design of cars is very different. We now have impact zones, air bags and above all we have seat belts.
Seatbelts have saved more lives than any other single car safety design. They have also cut down the number of serious injuries. However, there is one injury that you can suffer in a road traffic collision even if you are wearing a seatbelt. That injury is called whiplash and is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck.
When an impact occurs, a high relative transfer of energy takes place. The forces exerted on the neck are huge and the ligaments and tendons (soft tissues) are badly stretched.
Whiplash is a fairly unusual injury in that it may not be immediately apparent. Perhaps you walked away from an accident without even realising that you were injured? The best medical advice is to consult a doctor as soon as the symptoms start. Hopefully you will have the details of the other vehicles and drivers involved in the accident so that you can make a claim for personal injury.
We can help if you have been injured in a whiplash accident in Grays and would like to claim compensation for your injuries. We will do all we can to ensure that you do not lose out financially because of your injury. Give us a call now to find out more.
Work accident in Grays
The retail sector provides the majority of jobs in the Grays area and there is the nearby Lakeside shopping centre which provides a lot of local employment. There is also employment for dock workers, drivers, security and administrative staff at the nearby Port of London. Within the town itself, there are retail and office positions although a significant number of residents choose to commute to central London to work.
The population of Grays is increasing all the time and extra homes and infrastructure are being constructed to keep up with the demand. Further expansions of the Port of London and the London Gateway development, is likely to increase demand further. Therefore, construction jobs are plentiful.
Construction jobs in Grays are no more dangerous than in any part of the country but the construction industry, as a whole, reports one of the highest workplace accident rates. Second only to agriculture, there are 3,960 non-fatal injuries per 100,000 employees each year.
The workplace hazards presented by the construction industry are multiple and complex. Potential accidents include falls from a height, crushing and machinery-related accidents as well as burns and even electrocutions.
If you have suffered a work accident in Grays in construction or in any other industry, it may be because your employer did not bother to take steps to protect your health and safety. We’d like to help you to claim for compensation. We treat all calls in complete confidence so there is nothing to stop you giving us a ring right now.
Slips, trips and falls in Grays
Slips, trips and falls in Grays are not common but when they do happen they can cause serious disruption to the life of the victim. Even relatively mild injuries such as a sprained ankle or a fractured wrist can be both painful and can take weeks, if not months, to heal.
During this time, you may not be able to work and that can lead to a loss of wages and mounting debts. Yet most slips, trips and falls could be prevented with just a little vigilance. Do you feel that your recent slip, tri or fall could have been prevented? If a sign had been placed to warn you of a slippery surface, perhaps you would not have slipped? If a barrier had been maintained correctly, perhaps it would not have given way and you would not have fallen?
Our expert solicitors are highly experienced in helping clients to claim after this type of accident and can help you to identify who you should be claiming from. Give us a call right now to find out more.
We want to help you claim
Accident Advice Helpline was set up more than 16 years ago to help people get the compensation that they deserve. We hear from clients that are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Grays but are not sure that they will find a legal professional with the right experience for their case. We have a large team of legal professionals and a wealth of experience to draw on so give us a call.
When you claim with us you can leave the worrying to our team and you can focus on your recovery. Our no-win, no-fee* arrangement is designed to remove the financial risks from making a personal injury claim. We will never ask you to pay upfront fees to get your claim started. Call us right now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are waiting to help with your claim.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Essex
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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