A trip to Arundel in West Sussex should be an ideal opportunity to take in the cultural and historic landmarks, do a bit of shopping, and maybe have a bite to eat. It should be a pleasant and relaxing experience in lovely surroundings, and for the majority of visitors to Arundel it is just that. However, a small minority are injured whilst they are there, and some will even be injured in accidents that were not their own fault.
This type of accident can be the most upsetting and distressing of all, especially if you are in a lot of pain. The thought that someone could have done something to prevent you being hurt and did not bother often adds insult to injury. Luckily, these are the very accidents in which Accident Advice Helpline specialise. We are a firm of lawyers who help people to start personal injury claims with a lawyer in Arundel, or elsewhere in the United Kingdom, to get compensation for their injuries. Here are a few examples.
Road traffic accidents
Some people don’t even get to Arundel without becoming injured – they have an accident on the car journey there. If the car accident was caused by another driver, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you make a road traffic accident claim with an injury lawyer in Arundel. Another driver can cause an accident by:
- Driving too quickly for the road and weather conditions at the time;
- Driving recklessly;
- Not concentrating on the road, e.g. by talking on a mobile phone;
- Failing to maintain their car in a roadworthy condition; or
- Driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Accidents at work
Arundel is not just a tourist destination – for many people it is their place of work. If you have been injured at work in Arundel, then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you start an occupational injury claim with a lawyer in Arundel. We will help you to show that your employer was at fault for your accident by not providing you with a safe working environment. Employers can cause accidents by:
- Not carrying out risk assessments;
- Failing to devise safe systems of work;
- Not providing appropriate training and supervision; or
- Not providing appropriate personal protective equipment.
Slips and trips in public areas
The public areas around Arundel should be safe for you to walk around without injuring yourself, but if you have suffered a slip, trip or fall that was not your own fault then you may be able to start a public liability claim with a lawyer in Arundel. You would make your claim from the person or organisation that was responsible for maintaining and inspecting the area where you fell. Sometimes blame for slips, trips and falls also includes issues such as failing to clear snow and ice, or inadequate lighting.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using a mobile.
Date Published: 4th June 2017
Author: Jan Newell