The Hampshire town of Waterlooville is around eight miles north of Portsmouth, and forms part of the South Hampshire conurbation. It grew up around the old A3 London to Portsmouth road, and is now home to around 65,000 people.
The centre of Waterlooville is surrounded by housing estates, except its west side which borders open fields. The town received significant investment in recent decades to increase housing provision and improve infrastructure, resulting in areas like the nearby the enlarged Maurepas Roundabout, which is the site of a large housing development. The shopping centre underwent a £700,000 renovation including new block paving and improved pedestrian accessibility. Local strategies are aiming to maintain the town centre as a vibrant shopping area.
Waterlooville is a popular town to live in and visit. For most people it is a safe environment to spend time in but just occasionally accidents can happen here, as they can in any place in the UK. It can take nothing more than a split-second lapse of concentration for an accident to occur, and can leave innocent victims with life changing injuries.
If you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, and are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Waterlooville, you do not have to search anymore. Call Accident Advice Helpline, the UK’s leading personal injury law firm, to find out more about how we can help you today.
Road traffic accidents in Waterlooville
Waterlooville is reached by the busy A3(M), which is a single carriageway for most of the section passing the town. Within the residential and commercial areas of Waterlooville, there is the usual mixture or urban streets and housing estates although the town centre is closed to traffic and a bypass takes through traffic away from the main shopping area.
As in any vibrant town, there are hotspots of traffic congestion in the area. Maurepas Way and Hambledon Road in Waterlooville has been identified locally as one of the 25 biggest traffic delay hotspots in the Portsmouth area. Congestion such as this can lead to frustration for drivers, and disappointingly some drivers allow their frustration to boil over into aggressive driving practices. These can lead to accidents.
Have you been injured because of another driver’s aggressive driving? It may be possible for you to make a personal injury claim.
We have made it our mission to make the process of claiming compensation as easy as possible after road traffic accidents in Waterlooville. As one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, we are well place to provide expert legal advice. We work tirelessly to get you every penny of compensation that you deserve. Why not call us now to find out more?
Whiplash accident in Waterlooville
The neck is especially vulnerable to injury in all types of car collisions. This is because the body is securely fixed to the car seat by a seatbelt, but the head is not. Therefore, when a car collides with another car or object, the body accelerates and decelerates at a different rate to the head. This causes the neck to stretch, and an injury occurs, which most of us are familiar with as whiplash.
If you have been involved in a whiplash accident in Waterlooville, it is likely that your spine itself is undamaged, but you may be offered an x-ray to confirm this. Instead, you have a soft tissue injury which causes neck pain, difficulty moving the neck and headaches. You may be lucky and you may be amongst the 13 per cent of injured people who only have symptoms for a couple of days. Alternatively, you may be amongst the 20 per cent who still have symptoms after a year.
You deserve compensation for an injury that disrupts your life to this extent. We can help you to achieve this. Give us a call now and get your claim started.
Work accident in Waterlooville
Waterlooville is recognised as an affluent area where people can enjoy a good standard of living and high disposable incomes. Commuting to nearby Portsmouth is easy with good transport links. Jobs in the education sector are plentiful as there is a significant presence of schools and colleges in the town. Nearly 10 per cent of the workforce are employed in education. A further 10 per cent are employed in healthcare and there are many nursing homes and hospitals in the surrounding area.
However, the greatest proportion of jobs (nearly 17 per cent) are in wholesale and retail trade and the recent shopping centre renovation will have contributed to this.
Whilst Waterlooville may be regarded as one of the more affluent areas of the UK, this does not mean that a work accident in Waterlooville is impossible. Higher paid and professional jobs (including those in the education and health sectors) also carry some risks. It is the duty of all employers to assess those risks and put policies in place to reduce them.
Has your employer failed to take the necessary precautions to keep you safe at work? Perhaps you were supplied with the wrong equipment to do your job safely or you were not given the correct training or personal protective equipment. Workers are at risk of physical injuries, electrical hazards and even infections.
The legal aspects of some personal injury claims for a workplace accident can be very complicated and involve investigations and detailed reports. You may be concerned that it will be hard to find a personal injury solicitor in Waterlooville with the necessary expertise. Why not discuss your accident with us first? We have highly trained and dedicated solicitors who can handle all types of workplace accident claims. Give us a call now.
Slips, trips and falls in Waterlooville
Any individual or organisation that operates a public building or outdoor space that the public use should be aware that they need to take steps to avoid slips, trips and falls in Waterlooville. This could be as easy as replacing a lightbulb on a stair well or it may mean replacing a large area of worn floor surface. Cleaning and maintenance are also very important and play a key role in preventing slips and trips.
If you think that your accident happened because someone did not do this, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Every accident and therefore every injury claim is unique. We have a team of expert personal injury solicitors who will be able to handle your particular claim in exactly the right way. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Waterlooville, let us look over your case. Give us a ring now.
Looking after you and your claim
If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your fault, it can leave you feeling vulnerable and your confidence may be at an all-time low. Friends and family try to help with well-meaning advice but they are not the legal experts and may mislead you without realising it.
Our legal team have been helping people just like you to claim compensation for more than 16 years. Let us apply our formidable expertise to your claim. That gives you the best chance of getting the compensation that you deserve.
Our no-win, no-fee* policy means that you do not have to take on a financial risk to get your claim underway. We want you to have complete peace of mind and the last thing we want to do is cause more stress. We look after you and your claim. Call us today at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are waiting to help.