Adur in West Sussex is a district that is comprised of a number of coastal settlements including Shoreham and Southwick. The area is known for its beaches, landscape and wildlife. Visitors are attracted to the Woods Mill Nature Reserve. The first two weeks of June every sees the Adur Festival take place, with a focus on community, innovation and the arts. Later in the year, the Adur Sea of Lights is an exciting Carnival-themed parade where local groups create and display lanterns.
The area is large and diverse, taking in most of the settlements between Worthing and Brighton and Hove. This makes it a popular stopping-off point for the many tourists to both areas each year and with so much to do, Adur can become very busy during peak periods of the year.
Like any busy area, accidents happened fairly regularly in Adur. If you were injured in an accident within the last three years and it was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the most trusted and reputable names in the field of personal injury claims, and we’re backed by our Patron, well-loved TV personality and consumer rights champion Dame Esther Rantzen. She agreed to represent us after undertaking significant personal research into our service, which she believes offers the best opportunity for innocent accident victims to seek justice, regardless of affordability.
Road traffic accidents in Adur
Adur is part of the large local authority area of West Sussex, an area that has seen overall road traffic accidents numbers rise in the last six years. However, there has been a significant reduction in the numbers of fatalities, from 33 in 2011 to 19 in 2015.
The local council has had a part to play in that reduction, as they have implemented a comprehensive range of road safety measures. These include a crackdown on anti-social driving and regular road safety events.
It’s important to stay safe on the roads, and that means concentrating on your own driving and being aware of those around you. You should always ensure your car is properly maintained for safety and make sure all lights are working, for example. It goes without saying that you should obey the rules of the roads, but we can all do more to be more considerate on the roads.
However, no matter how careful you are, other drivers may not be as sensible. You can still find yourself injured in road traffic accidents in Adur that are caused by someone else speeding or driving carelessly or illegally. If you were injured in an accident like this, you could use a personal injury solicitor in Adur to help you to make a claim, but solicitors can be costly.
That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* service that means you can get expert representation at no upfront cost. Dame Esther says: “If you call Accident Advice Helpline, I promise you will receive no high-pressure sales tactics, no money is required to make a claim and no-win, no-fee* means exactly that. One of their experienced advisors will help you every step of the way.”
Whiplash accident in Adur
Whiplash is an injury that still carries a certain stigma, with numbers of claimants painted as an epidemic. However, APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) recently carried out a report that sheds more light on the condition and the numbers of people claiming following injury.
They found that claims have actually fallen in recent years and that around 40% of those injured never go on to claim compensation. Also, while it’s recognised that for many people symptoms of whiplash subside quickly, 1 in 5 whiplash sufferers experience symptoms that last for more than a year.
This reveals to us that whiplash is indeed a legitimate injury that can have a negative and debilitating effect on victims. That can be even harder to deal with if you sustained the injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, and living with the condition can have a knock-on effect on mental health too.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Adur, don’t suffer in silence, and don’t worry about the stigma. Accident Advice Helpline offers you free, no-obligation advice that can help to put your mind at rest and reassure you that you have a genuine claim.
As Dame Esther says: “After thoroughly investigating Accident Advice Helpline, I have found that they are indeed fighting on behalf of innocent victims who would otherwise not receive the compensation they deserve. I have checked the company’s credentials and track record, and have met a number of its clients, and I was extremely impressed. I am convinced that Accident Advice Helpline only deals with genuine claims which deserve compensation.”
Call us today to find out more about how we can help you.
Slips, trips and falls in Adur
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere, whether at work, in a business premises or in a public place. They are commonly caused by unseen obstacles and hazards like trailing wires, wet floor surfaces or loose paving stones or drain covers. In most instances, they are random and unavoidable, but in some cases, they could and should have been dealt with by the appropriate responsible party.
If you’ve been hurt in slips, trips and falls in Adur, you’ll know that they can be embarrassing and painful. Most people are lucky to escape with minor bumps, scrapes and bruises, but sometimes they can be more serious, leading to fractures or broken bones, especially in the wrists or ankles.
While many people recover from such injuries quickly, some people find that they are left with long recovery periods or chronic pain, which can often result in time off work. If you are on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay when off work, you’ll have been faced with a loss of earnings.
Such a drop in income can seriously affect your finances, making it difficult to keep up to date with everyday bills and leading to financial difficulty. Luckily, a claim for compensation can help you to recover these losses. You could use a local personal injury solicitor in Adur to help you with your claim, but you can’t always be sure they have the expertise you need.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience of specialising solely in personal injury claims and, in that time, we’ve helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claim. We can help you too; call us today to find out how.
Work accident in Adur
Adur has a large number of residents employed in skilled trades. It might be surprising that studies have shown a 41% increase in the number of accidents among small businesses, with hairdressers and beauticians 7 times more likely to be injured at work than carpenters.
This is because accidents can happy anywhere and for a whole host of reasons; they don’t just occur in industries with high inherent risks and, in fact, those industries that are seen a low risk may see more accidents because there are less stringent health and safety standards in place.
All employers in the UK have a legal responsibility to their employees to keep them safe, and that’s true of even small businesses. They must undertake risk assessments to make sure that work is carried out safely and identify any hazards. These must then be removed or reduced, and signposted where risks cannot be fully removed.
Staff training should be given so that employees can work safely and, where appropriate, personal protective clothing and gear should be issued. All equipment should be regularly checked and maintained, and repaired or replaced where necessary.
If you were injured in a work accident in Adur and you believe someone else was at fault, you could make a claim for compensation that could compensate you for your physical and emotional pain and suffering. A personal injury solicitor in Adur could help you, but they might not be able to offer you the full range of support you need.
On the other hand, Accident Advice Helpline gives you free, no-obligation advice from the start, expert representation at no upfront cost and we’ll support you throughout your claim too. We can deal with most claims entirely over the phone, so it’s also unlikely you’ll have to go to court.
Take our 30-second questionnaire to get started and we’ll tell you if we think you are eligible; we’ll even estimate how much your claim might be worth, although we can’t guarantee the figure at this stage.
Help when you need it most
We’re on your side, and we’ll give you all the support you need in your claim; just call our helpline and talk to our friendly, professional advisers. Call today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).
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Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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