The town of Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire is to be found in the Lea Valley, just three miles from Harlow. It was originally a stop on the coach route from London to Cambridge, and at its busiest it handled up to 35 coach stops per day.
Hoddesdon experienced a boom halfway through the twentieth century when gravel was quarried here; however, this activity only lasted until 1970. The many lakes and water pits that the industry created have since become the backdrop for various recreational activities.
Today, with its close proximity and easy access to London, it is home to many commuters.
The local economy is based on light engineering and retail sector activities including a variety of shops and supermarkets. There is a gymnasium in the middle of the town and a leisure centre offering activities for children and swimming facilities on the outskirts. There are many other attractions in Hoddesdon.
Whatever physical activities people get engaged in, there is always a risk of injury. For example, going to the gym can result in some sort of damage, particularly if you use equipment that you haven’t been adequately trained to use.
But with any type of injury you suffer, if the blame for that injury lies with a third party, there is a good chance that you could claim financial compensation. Many people that do decide to try and claim compensation in Hoddesdon do so by using the no-win, no-fee* services we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline.
You might first think that sounds strange. After all, why not use a local law firm? The truth of the matter is that there are not many law firms that can match the experience we have in helping innocent injury victims to get compensation, and not many can match our success rate.
When you also take into account that we have a state of the art, responsive website, and a nationwide helpline, we are just as easy to deal with as any local firm. That is why so many people choose to use us to act as their personal injury solicitor in Hoddesdon, and indeed in many other towns and cities across the UK.
Road traffic accidents in Hoddesden
A regular cause of injury, not only in Hoddesdon but all over the country, is the road traffic accident. With regard to Hoddesdon itself, if you go to the website of Collisionmap and type “Hoddesdon” into the search box, you’ll see that the majority of collisions happen at the many roundabouts along the A1170, and the roundabout at the junction of the A10 and the Dinant Link Road.
If you have sustained an injury in one of the all to frequent road traffic accidents in Hoddesdon and you want to claim compensation, you’ll find the team here at Accident Advice Helpline ready and willing to help. But before you do decide to get in touch with us, consider the following:
- Was someone other than you to blame for the accident?
- Were you hurt seriously enough to be given medical attention?
- Did the incident take place in the past three years?
If you can answer all three questions affirmatively, you almost certainly have a valid claim. Why not call us today and find out more?
Whiplash accident in Hoddesdon
Most people associate whiplash with car crashes. Although they are the major cause of whiplash, there are other causes too.
A whiplash accident in Hoddesdon or elsewhere can involve any sort of impact that makes your head jerk uncontrollably backwards and forwards, or from side to side. When the head goes beyond its normal travel parameters, it strains the tendons, ligaments and muscles of the neck. This causes inflammation which in turn results in severe pain each time to try to move your head.
Milder instances of whiplash last two to three weeks, but more severe forms can last for months, and in rare instances even years.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury, before you can consider claiming compensation you will need to get a diagnosis from your GP or local hospital. You will be told to exercise your head and neck as much as you can, using prescribed painkillers to manage any discomfort.
As with any accident you wish to claim compensation for, someone else must be to blame, and you must register a claim within three years following the date the accident happened.
If you would like to talk to someone about your accident and injury, to satisfy yourself that you do have a legitimate claim, call our national helpline on the numbers shown above and below. You can then have a chat with one of our knowledgeable advisors. This is something you should do sooner rather than later, so why not take the bull by the horns and call us today?
Slips, trips and falls in Hoddesden
Although road traffic accidents are a prolific cause of accidents and injuries, the most common causes are slips, trips and falls. They happen in all walks of life from simply pottering around the home or garden, to walking around the shops and of course carrying out your duties at work.
You do need to have been significantly injured for any claim to be validated and of course, you will need medical proof of your injury to support any claim. But if you badly sprained or twisted an ankle or wrist, or broke a bone in a fall accident, this could qualify you for compensation if someone else was responsible.
How much could you claim for injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls in Hoddesdon? Well, that depends on the nature and severity of the injury; whether it caused you to lose any earnings because you had to take unpaid time off work, and if you incurred any extra costs as a result of your injury.
As far as the injury itself is concerned, you can take the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test to get an estimate of how much your compensation award could amount to. You can take the test under your own steam at our website or by calling our helpline and getting assistance from one of our advisors.
It will help any claim you might decide to raise if you can gather any evidence of the incident immediately after it happened. Photos and the names and addresses of any witnesses will boost your claims chances of success.
Get in touch with us today to see if you should be claiming personal injury compensation.
Work accident in Hoddesden
It’s not just people that work in hazardous situations who get injured in a work accident in Hoddeson. Even people that have office jobs and who sit all day long at a desk can still get injured. Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are commonplace, especially things like Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and back strain brought about by badly designed office furniture or poorly set-up workstations.
If you’ve been hurt in at work accident, whether that accident is the manifestation of an RSI, or being injured by getting entangled with machinery on the factory floor; if someone else was to blame, you should claim compensation.
The first thing to do is to call our national helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 if calling from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from your mobile. You will be offered free help and advice which can help you to make up your mind as to whether or not you should be claiming financial compensation.
To find out more about your rights to be compensated for your injury, call Accident Advice Helpline today.