As England’s only island city, Portsmouth is located just 70 miles south west of London. It has been a significant naval port for centuries and has the oldest dry dock in the world. Many people consider it to be the home of the Royal Navy, as two-thirds of our surface fleet is docked there. It is also one of only a few English cities to have two cathedrals, having both Anglican and Catholic places of worship within its boundaries.
In addition to the 200,000 permanent residents, Portsmouth University enrols over 23,000 new students every year. The city attracts more than nine million visitors every year, making Portsmouth a very busy, bustling place. With so many people in and around the city, being involved in an unexpected accident is a real risk.
Those who have been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault may already be seeking a personal injury solicitor in Portsmouth, but why should you limit yourself to local options only? With Accident Advice Helpline you get the same hands-on, personal service but with some of the finest legal minds in the industry on your side.
For over 16 years, we’ve been helping people just like you to make claims for accidental injury, and we’re ready to help you too. For the very best legal representation and top-notch customer service, call today and we’ll be happy to help.
Road traffic accidents in Portsmouth
Each year more than 150 people are killed or serious injured on the roads in Portsmouth, with many more suffering minor injuries as a result of accidents. Over the past ten years, London Road in North End has seen 398 accidents, making it the city’s worst accident blackspot. Eastern Road is also a hotbed for incidents, with 235 crashes in the same time period.
The sheer volume of traffic on these roads creates a hazard for the city’s drivers and passengers, and congestion is often one of the reasons these accidents occur. Portsmouth was named as one of the top 20 most congested areas in the UK, with drivers spending around 102 hours gridlocked ever year, increasing rush hour journey times by around 25 per cent.
Road traffic accidents in Portsmouth don’t only involve motorised vehicles, however. In fact, Portsmouth has been named the most dangerous place to ride a bike in the UK, with the exception of London, with 157 cyclists either killed or seriously injured in the past five years.
Portsmouth Cycle Forum, working in partnership with Portsmouth City Council, is campaigning for an improvement of safety for cyclists in the city. They would like to see a properly designed and funded network of cycle routes to help cut congestion and pollution. They also mention how good cycling can be for personal health and that perhaps more people would take part if the roads were not so dangerous for cyclists.
If you have been injured in an accident on the roads that was not your fault, whether that is as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist or cyclist, you may be entitled to compensation.
To find out if you have a valid claim you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. We have assisted thousands of victims of road traffic accident victims to win the compensation they deserve, and we are here to help you win yours. Call now, and find out whether you can make a claim.
Whiplash accident in Portsmouth
You don’t have to be involved in a high-speed accident to suffer a whiplash injury. In fact, research shows that even at speeds of as slow as five miles per hour, whiplash is still a real risk. This means than even a low speed shunt on one of Portsmouth’s congested roads could leave you injured and in pain.
As well as accidents on the road, whiplash can occur in a number of other situations too. This includes while you are playing sports, falling and landing awkwardly, being hit in the head or lifting something in the wrong way. Sometimes these accidents are just plain bad luck, but occasionally they could have been prevented if someone else was taking more care.
If you have been involved in a whiplash accident in Portsmouth that you believe was caused by someone else, you could make a claim for compensation. You might think that a bit of pain and stiffness is not enough to bother about, but with one in five whiplash victims suffering the consequences for a year or more, it’s worth thinking carefully about claiming for your suffering.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline. We work hard to ensure you are awarded the maximum amount for your situation, including accounting for how your life has been affected and any costs relating to your situation. We have the very best solicitors to work on your case, and are here to help you. Why not give us a call today?
Work accident in Portsmouth
Over 121,000 people work in the city of Portsmouth. The majority of workers are employed in retail, health and social work and the education industries (40 per cent). Tourism is big business too, with over 12,400 jobs (11.8 per cent of all employment) relating to the tourism industry.
Although these industries are viewed as ‘safe’ occupations, there is still the chance that an accident can happen. Manual handling injuries, slips and trips as well as work related illnesses can happen to anyone, and good health and safety practice is crucial to keep everyone safe and well.
HSE have identified construction, manufacturing and transportation as some of the industries at highest risk of accidents. With 17 per cent of Portsmouth’s working population employed in these sectors, the risk of an accident at work is high. This means these employers must work hard to manage health and safety in their workplaces to keep their employees safe.
Portsmouth City Council are active in promoting health and safety in the workplace. As over 6,000 businesses fall under their responsibility, they want to ensure that employers abide by the rules and make the working environment a safe place to be.
Being involved in a work accident in Portsmouth is unusual but not unheard of. When that accident could have been avoided by better health and safety management, it’s only right that someone be held accountable for your injuries. If that person is your employer, it can be a daunting prospect to see compensation, but is something that you can and should consider very carefully.
Claiming against your employer will ensure they are forced to improve their practices. This could mean you save someone else from being injured at work, or even worse, in future. You might be thinking that a personal injury solicitor in Portsmouth could help you to make a claim, but why take the risk when Accident Advice Helpline is here to help? We have the expertise, experience and ability to ensure your claim stands the best chance of success, so call today and our advisors will be happy to assist.
Slips, trips and falls in Portsmouth
Portsmouth University has produced information to help people prevent slips, trips and falls in Portsmouth. The biggest killer in this type of accident is falls from height, with an average of two people per year killed in the UK. For anyone that has to work above floor level, it is important to seek out all the information possible to prevent you being injured in an accident.
As well as falling from height, other accidents slip and fall accidents can also have serious consequences. For instance, if you trip on a broken paving slab into a line of traffic, who knows how bad the outcome could be?
Thankfully, the majority of slips, trips and falls injure little more than your pride, but that is not always the case. If you were hurt and someone else was at fault, a personal injury solicitor in Portsmouth might be on your mind.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we take all the stress out of making a claim for compensation. Our specialist solicitors are the best option for your needs, and will ensure your claim has the best chance of success. Call today, and let us help you win the compensation you deserve.
No-win, no-fee* claims with Accident Advice Helpline
Did you know that almost 70 per cent of accident victims do not claim the compensation they deserve? One of the reasons for this is because they’re concerned about the costs involved. When you work with us, these is no need to worry about this, as we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
This means you can afford the best legal representation possible, no matter what your financial situation. We will not need any money from you to start your claim, and we will not bill you for our fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
You can have a chat to our friendly advisors without any obligation to proceed. We will happily provide free claims advice to you, without pressuring you to go ahead, and will always treat your enquiry in the strictest of confidence. Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993, and find out free if you have a claim.