In the south west of Greater London lies Kingston upon Thames, which is also sometimes referred to as Kingston. The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is an administrative area and a major London metropolitan centre. It is just over 10 miles south west of Charing Cross, and is part of Greater London, but historically it was part of an ancient parish in the county of Surrey and is still the location of Surrey County Hall.
There are four wards in the town (Canbury, Grove, Norbiton and Tudor) housing a population of around 43,000. The town originally grew up around its market (which still operates daily) and is still a busy retail centre. The Bentall Centre provides ample opportunities for shopping in several large branches of chain stores.
Another local landmark is the Rose Theatre which was founded by Sir Peter Hall and is modelled on the original Elizabethan theatre of the same name on London’s Bankside. It has the accolade of being the largest producing theatre in South West London.
The combination of history and modern developments makes modern-day Kingston upon Thames a highly desirable location to live in and to visit. However, it is not completely risk-free and accidents can happen here as they can happen anywhere else in the UK. Accidents can result in both painful injuries and financial hardship. If your injury was caused in a recent accident and is now costing you money, you do not have to put up with it. You could consider making a personal injury claim.
Ring us to discuss your options. All of our highly skilled solicitors have extensive experience in handling injury claims. As an alternative to hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Kingston upon Thames why not give us a call? Let us help you with your claim. Call us right now.
Road traffic accident in Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames is a predominantly urban area with plenty of busy street shared by motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. Most of the time, road safety measures and careful driving and cycling ensures that this works well. However, sometimes accidents can happen. Sadly, it is often the pedestrians that get hurt in a road traffic accident in Kingston upon Thames.
There have been calls locally for a ‘road safety report’ following a series of road incidents in the built-up areas of Kingston upon Thames. The incidents took place in the centre of the town and involved a combination of cars, pedestrians and motorcycles. Compared to surrounding areas, a high proportion of trips are made by bicycle in Kingston. Statistics have shown that 2.8 per cent of journeys to work were made by bicycle.
There is nothing to suggest that the roads around Kingston upon Thames are any more dangerous than in other parts of the UK but clearly accidents can and do happen here. Perhaps you have been injured yourself in an accident that was not your own fault on the roads in the area.
If this is the case, we have a skilled legal team who can help you to start a claim for personal injury compensation. They are waiting to apply their skills to your case and secure the settlement that you deserve. You may be able to claim for lost wages and prescriptions as well as for the injury itself. Some claims can include personal care costs. Give us a call now to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Kingston upon Thames
A whiplash accident in Kingston upon Thames is both a painful and inconvenient incident. The good news is that we can help. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have built up an enviable reputation for getting our clients the compensation that they deserve.
This is because we understand that whiplash is not simply a mild injury. We have dealt with thousands of claims for whiplash since we were established more than 16 years ago and we fully appreciate how painful and inconvenient it can be.
If you have a whiplash injury right now, you are probably experiencing pain as well as difficulty moving your neck. It is likely that you will recover within a few weeks or months, but some people go on to develop a chronic form of whiplash which can last for more than a year. This can be treated with a combination of physiotherapy and pain relief.
If you are currently looking for a personal injury solicitor in Kingston upon Thames to help with a whiplash claim, give us a call instead. We are waiting to help you.
Work accident in Kingston upon Thames
For people who live in Kingston upon Thames, the huge variety of jobs available in central London are just a short commute away. For those who both live and work in the town itself, many are employed in the service industries. As a popular tourist destination, there is plenty of work in the hospitality sectors. There is also a strong engineering and technical sector. In fact, the town is emerging as one of the new hubs for tech start-ups in the UK.
Education is another well-represented sector providing nearly 10 per cent of local employment. The local University of Kingston is consistently in the top 20 UK universities for Art and Design.
Of all of the above employment sectors, it is the accommodation and food services industries that report the highest rates of workplace injury rates at 2,460 injuries per 100,000 workers per year which is significantly above the average. One of the most common types of injuries associated with this sector is slips, trips and falls. In part, this is explained by the liquids and greasy foodstuffs that can end up on the floor of commercial kitchens. Employers have a duty to take steps to prevent, as far as possible, slips, trips and falls. This could include the following:
- Providing suitable flooring
- Policies for preventing spillages
- Policies for spotting spillages
- Appropriate cleaning regimes (products and practices)
If your employer has failed to take these steps and you have been injured in a work accident in Kingston upon Thames, you may be able to start a personal injury claim. We have extensive experience in work accident claims. To take advantage of our expertise and our exemplary customer service standards all you have to do is call us. Ring our friendly advisers today.
Slips, trips and falls in Kingston upon Thames
It is not just employees who can suffer slips, trips and falls in Kingston upon Thames. Anyone who is walking around the public areas of the town could suffer this type of accident. They can be a minor incident but they can also cause major injuries.
Are you suffering from a fractured ankle because you tripped over some debris that should have been cleared away from a busy walkway? Perhaps you have a broken wrist after slipping on a worn area of flooring that should have been repaired or replaced? Recovering from injuries like these can take time and during your recovery you can end up losing money. Call us now to find out how to claim compensation.
Claiming with no-win, no-fee*
We handle all of our personal injury claims on a no-win, no-fee* basis which, in practical terms, means that you will not have to pay any upfront legal fees to get your claim started. We do all we can to make the process as stress-free as we can. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Kingston upon Thames, giving us a call right now is a great option.
If you are definite about starting a claim or if you simply want an informal chat, call us on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are waiting for your call.
Accident at Work stats for Kingston upon Thames
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Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Kingston upon Thames
Accident Advice Helpline: Kingston upon Thames
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