Margate, situated on the coast in Thanet in Kent, has been described as a ‘timeless English seaside holiday town combining old world charm with 21st century culture.’ It certainly has a lot to offer with its sandy beaches and traditional and modern holiday attractions. It has been one of the UK’s leading holiday resorts for over 250 years.
It’s a year-round destination for holidaymakers, with numbers increasing dramatically in July and August. The annual jazz festival in June and the soul festival in August attract visitors from far and near.
The Dreamland amusement park is perhaps one of Margate’s most well-known attractions, with its famous roller coaster rides. If culture is more your thing, then the Turner contemporary art gallery next to the harbour is not to be missed. The Thanet offshore wind project, seven miles out to sea, is visible from the seafront for those just wanting to sit in the sun and watch the turbines turning.
It all sounds like the perfect place for a holiday, but if you’ve been injured in an accident here that wasn’t your fault then your holiday mood may have evaporated. Whether holidaying in Margate, working in the hospitality industry or just driving through, Accident Advice Helpline can help you following your non-fault accident.
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms specialising in personal injury compensation. We believe that anyone who is injured through the negligence of someone else deserves the best legal advice and help to get recompense. If you need a personal injury solicitor in Margate then give us a call, we can help you today.
Road traffic accidents in Margate
According to the Road Safety Foundation, dense road networks and high traffic levels are partly to blame for the increase in serious road traffic accidents in Margate and the surrounding area. The A254 in Thanet is one of the most dangerous roads in the county for serious road traffic accidents, including fatal crashes. In fact, it’s the highest risk road in the South East of the UK. The section of road from the A28 in Margate to the junction of the A255 has had 15 serious crashes in the last few years.
Holiday drivers are often unpopular with residents, because they drive slowly and fail to indicate when making split second decisions to go left or right. Distracted by unfamiliar road signs and trying to make sense of their navigation, holiday drivers are at real risk of an accident. Statistics show that 47 per cent of accidents in this area happen at a junction, and are mainly rear end shunts. It’s always a good idea to plan your route carefully before driving in unfamiliar surroundings. Try and travel in daylight and make good use of your indicators.
However careful a driver you may be, accidents can still happen. A road traffic accident can have serious consequences for all road users involved. Injuries can be life changing. Costs associated with the accident and the disruption of work and family life can take its toll on health and finances.
We hope that you won’t be involved in a road traffic accident in Margate but if you are, and it wasn’t your fault, we’d like to reassure you that Accident Advice Helpline will provide you with the advice and support you need at this very difficult time in your life. Don’t waste time wondering if you could get some help; give us a call today.
Whiplash accident in Margate
If you’ve been involved a rear end shunt, then you’ve probably suffered a whiplash. This painful and debilitating injury can leave you unable to drive or go to work until it’s resolved. If you’re on holiday when you suffer a whiplash accident in Margate, your long anticipated relaxing break may no longer be a reality.
Our advice is to always get medical attention following an accident in a car or on public transport. Wearing a seat belt is the law and certainly saves lives, but the restraining effect of the belt can mean your head is thrown forward and back resulting in a whiplash injury occurring. You may not feel the effects immediately, as quite often the symptoms don’t appear for a few hours or even days. Whiplash can also occur in a fall, and as a result of other types of accident, so be aware and see your doctor promptly if you suspect an injury.
If you’d like to discuss compensation because you think someone else was to blame for your accident, then pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline. Tell us exactly what happened, and we can give you some free legal advice. If we think you have a good case for claiming personal injury compensation we can get a claim started straight away. Don’t delay, call us now.
Slips, trips and falls in Margate
A busy holiday resort like Margate presents plenty of opportunity for accidents. Slips, trips and falls are the kinds of accidents we hear about on a daily basis at Accident Advice Helpline. The seaside is a carefree place in which to spend your much-needed holiday but, if you’re in an unfamiliar environment, watch your step.
Perhaps you’ve slipped, tripped and fallen while browsing in the vintage and retro paradise in the old town in Margate. This interesting place is ranked number five of the must-see attractions in Margate. If the accident wasn’t your fault and you’re hurt, get some medical attention and then give us a call.
If you live in Margate and have suffered a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault, just going about your own business, then we can help with that too. Owners of public buildings and spaces have a legal duty to keep the public safe from harm, and this includes shops and supermarkets, restaurants and cafes and public highways too. Trailing cables across pathways, poorly lit stairwells and spillages in busy restaurants are just some examples of possible risk to public health and safety.
We can help you today with slips, trips and falls in Margate. You don’t need to search for a personal injury solicitor in Margate, call Accident Advice Helpline now.
Work accident in Margate
In comparison to the rest of the UK, Margate has a relatively high number of workers in the construction industry, hotels, restaurants and health and social care. Apart from the construction industry, these occupations may not appear to be particularly high risk as far as work accidents are concerned. However, with the influx of holiday makers in the high season, staff in the hospitality industry are under considerable pressure to meet the needs of their customers.
All employers are required to provide adequate training to their staff to meet the stringent requirements of the health and safety legislation. As an employee, it is your responsibility to adhere to health and safety rules in your workplace. Common sense is very important so if you see an accident waiting to happen, do something about it, like reporting it to your manager or mopping up a spillage.
Wherever you work and whatever your job, if you’ve had a work accident in Margate that wasn’t your fault then Accident Advice Helpline want to hear from you. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Pick up the phone and call us now for free, honest and clear legal advice.
Legal help for innocent accident victims
If you’re struggling to find a personal injury solicitor in Margate to help you claim compensation, then you can stop looking now. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping our clients for over 16 years under the patronage of the consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen, who recommends our service.
We are a law firm specialising in personal injury compensation claims. Our expert solicitors work very hard to get the maximum compensation for every one of our deserving clients. We offer a no-win, no-fee* service to all our clients irrespective of your personal circumstances. Accidents are expensive, and we don’t expect you to have to pay upfront to get some justice.
To get some free advice and support today call 0800 689 0500 which is free from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. If you want to go ahead with your claim, we can get the ball rolling straight away. If you just want to find out a bit more about our legal service that’s fine too. Call now.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Kent
Date Published: 23rd January 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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