Located in Hertfordshire, and close to major routes such as the M1 and M25 motorways, Hemel Hempstead is home to many London commuters as well as people working in the local area. It’s known to be one of the ‘new’ towns, developed after World War II, but still has a rich history that dates back to Roman times.
With around 90,000 people living in the local area, Hemel Hempstead is a thriving, busy town. The high street boasts a collection of exiting antiques shops, or for more conventional shopping, the Marlowes Shopping Centre provides all the usual high street favourites. There is a popular antiques market on Wednesdays, as well as a more general market running from Thursday through to Saturday.
On busy market days, the town centre can become crowded to both pedestrians and traffic, and the chances of an unexpected accident occurring are raised. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, a compensation claim could help bring justice to a bad situation.
When you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Hemel Hempstead, the number of companies vying for your attention can cause confusion. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we like to keep things simple. We’re a national law firm established in the year 2000, and in the intervening period we have remained one of the most successful law firms in the UK. When you need clear and helpful support after an accident, talk to us about making a claim.
Our general criteria for making a claim include the following:
- You have had an accident in the last three years
- You suffered injuries which received medical attention
- You were not to blame for the accident.
If you think you satisfy these criteria, we want to hear from you. Even if you’re not sure, we can help you decide on your best course of action, so get in touch today.
Road traffic accidents in Hemel Hempstead
Among the many claims that we work on, road accidents are some of the most obvious. As with any town in the UK, Hemel Hempstead has its fair share of dangerous roads, such as the notorious ‘danger road’ of Bedmond Road. The ‘magic roundabout’ system of Hemel Hempstead’s roads is designed to reduce accidents, but for unfamiliar drivers it can be confusing and distracting.
If you have an accident after someone else has been careless, negligent, or dangerous on the road then we may well be able to help you with your claim. We’ll need to know the circumstances of the accident, including who was involved, where and when it happened as well as who you feel was at fault. We’ll also want to know about your injuries and treatment.
If you’re looking to make a claim following any type of road traffic accidents in Hemel Hempstead, call Accident Advice Helpline today and ask about making a no-win, no-fee* claim.
Whiplash accidents in Hemel Hempstead
Whiplash accidents often get a bad press, and this can put people off from claiming. But if you’ve suffered injuries after whiplash accidents in Hemel Hempstead, here at Accident Advice Helpline we say that if the accident was not your fault, why shouldn’t you make a claim?
Whiplash can be caused by sporting accidents, trips and falls, and accidents on extreme rides or through bungee jumping. However, by far the most common reason we see whiplash injuries is due to road accidents, particularly rear end and sideways shunts. Whiplash injuries are usually treated with painkillers, rest and gentle exercise, but of course, on occasion they can be more severe and require treatment at the hospital.
Some interesting research about speed cameras has shown the danger of rapid deceleration. The study demonstrated that many drivers slammed on the brakes to avoid tickets, creating dangerous braking “black spots”. These ‘hard braking’ events lead to a change in speed of 6.5mph or more over just one second, before drivers speed up again after the camera.
Unfortunately, some of these black spots can also be the sites of road accidents, and many can be the cause of whiplash injuries. The third most dangerous black spot identified in the study was one on the A4146 Leighton Buzzard Road in Hemel Hempstead, with an eightfold rise in speed, after the camera.
If you have received whiplash injuries following a road accident, or through any other means, and you had to receive medical treatment, talk to us at Accident Advice Helpline about making your claim. We offer no-win, no-fee* agreements as standard so you won’t need to risk your savings to make a claim. Call us today to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Hemel Hempstead
If you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Hemel Hempstead following a slip, trip or fall, you may well be feeling a little daft about the circumstances of your accident and wondering whether you can make a claim or not, especially if your injuries are quite minor.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are adamant that if you have received injuries in an accident that was not your fault, then you should claim for the inconvenience and the pain, as well as the injuries – regardless of their severity. It may ease your mind somewhat to know that the most common accidents we claim for are slips, trips and falls. Usually these are in public places, such as shops, supermarkets, out and about in towns and on pavements, as well as in leisure centres, gyms and areas of entertainment.
To enquire about making a claim for slips, trips and falls in Hemel Hempstead call us up today and talk us through what happened to you. It doesn’t matter whether you had a twisted ankle or a bump on the head, or something potentially much more serious, we will apply the same gravitas to every case. Talk to our friendly advisers and ask whether you can make a claim using our no-win, no-fee* agreement. The chances are, that one phone call will result in a compensation pay-out, so call us today.
Work accident in Hemel Hempstead
Some of the most serious claims Accident Advice Helpline deal with are work accident claims. Injuries at work can be potentially the deadliest at all, especially where employees are working at a height, or with machinery or vehicles, or tools.
Any business can have lapses of safety and these should be reported to the relevant authorities. Dacorum Council, that covers Hemel Hempstead, have an excellent resource for employers to use regarding health and safety at work, and they highlight the need for employers to be responsible for a safe workplace for employees and anyone else who visits. The council have inspectors who carry out workplace inspections, investigate accidents at work, and investigate complaints about conditions in the workplace.
However, some areas of health and safety may slip through the net, and if you’ve been the victim of an accident at work, you may wonder what the ramifications will be if you make a claim against your employer.
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline in confidence and we will help you put together a claim against your employer for your work accident in Hemel Hempstead while maintaining your employment rights. For more information about making a claim for workplace injuries, call us today.
No-win, no-fee* with Accident Advice Helpline
When you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Hemel Hempstead, but you want the clout that a national law firm can provide, talk to Accident Advice Helpline. We offer no-win, no-fee* to give you peace of mind that making your claim won’t break the bank. For more information about no-win, no-fee* and to make a claim for an accident that was not your fault, call us now on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.