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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury Solicitors in Lower Slaughter


    Things to remember in flood situations

    Flooding increasingly seems to be a problem during winter and early spring in the UK. Not only do flood waters wreck households and communities, but they also damage wildlife and the natural environment, sometimes permanently.

    Protect your property if you can

    This can be hard to do if you live in an area prone to severe flooding, but there are some things you can do:

    • Move electrical items and valuables such as TVs, computers, books and precious items to high shelves, or take them upstairs.
    • Use sandbags to block doors wherever possible.
    • Get extra supplies of food, water and essential medication in case you are stranded.
    • Make a note of the numbers of the relevant emergency services for your area.
    • Keep your mobile phone and charger upstairs.

    Getting around

    In seasons of floods, the authorities advise people not to attempt to drive, cycle or walk through flood water. Cyclists can be drowned if they fall off their bike in flood water. Water entering the exhaust pipe of a car can damage the engine, and it doesn’t take much water to wreck the electrics, too. Experts also advise that attempting to walk in even 30 cm of running torrent carries a risk of being swept away, such is the force of the moving water.

    There’s not a great deal property owners can do to prevent their places being flooded, although it is reported that flood defences overall have been more effective recently.

    Injury Solicitors in Lower Slaughter

    If you have been injured whilst attempting to deal with a flood situation, it possibly is just unfortunate, since the majority of people are battling to control the problem. But if some kind of accident happened which you think is attributable to a third party, you may possibly have a case for compensation. If this is the case, call us to ask about injury solicitors in Lower Slaughter, or local to you.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    As one of Britain’s leading law firms in personal injury compensation, here at Accident Advice Helpline we handle around 25,000 enquiries per month and pay out around £30 million every year in lump sum compensation awards to people like you who need the cash to support them in their recovery and tide them over while they are off work.

    Our patron is Esther Rantzen, leading consumer rights champion and media personality. Watch her video and let her explain to you how we can help you. Seven out of ten accident victims in the UK either do not proceed with a claim, or are not aware of their rights. If somebody has cost you physically and financially through no fault of your own, you should not have to take the consequences. You are entitled to seek compensation.

    You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. The lines are freephone and are open 24/7, so you can call at any time. If you would like an advisor to call you back, text “claim365” to 88010.  Why not call us now?

    Date Published: 9th January 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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