The town of Witham in Essex, eastern England, had a population of 25,353 in 2011. Lying between Colchester and Chelmsford, it’s just 45 minutes by train to London Liverpool Street station, making the area extremely popular with commuters to London due to the excellent transport links. In fact, the station here was named as one of the 150 busiest rail stations in the UK. If you’ve been injured on your morning commute – or even while coming home from work – you might need a lawyer in Witham to help you make a personal injury claim. Finding a lawyer in Witham offering a 100% no-win, no-fee service can be a challenge though, which is where Accident Advice Helpline can help.
Injured on your commute
Commuting to work is becoming increasingly common, and most people who live within travelling distance of major towns and cities will commute to work there, as there are more jobs available. Whether you drive to work, cycle, take the bus or even the train, there’s the possibility that you could be injured in an accident on your commute to or from work. Accidents on trains don’t always result in serious injuries. For example, while you could be seriously hurt in a train collision, there are also many more minor injuries that you could suffer. You could trip on a damaged step getting onto or off the train, slip on a wet or icy patch on the station platform, be hit in the face by flying debris on the platform, or even suffer an electric shock from the ticket machine or automatic barriers.
If you cycle to work, you could be knocked off your bike by another motorist and suffer injuries ranging from minor to life changing; and it goes without saying that you should always wear a helmet. If you’re injured and you think somebody else is to blame, hiring a lawyer in Witham may not be the answer.
Why you should avoid hiring a lawyer in Witham
By choosing Accident Advice Helpline to handle your personal injury claim, you’re putting your trust in our team of expert lawyers, and we have over 16 years’ experience helping members of the public claim compensation for commuting accidents. When you’re rushing to and from work, accidents do sometimes happen that are nobody’s fault, but if you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence, we can help you. If you’re injured on a train or bus, the operator may be held liable for your injuries. If your accident happened at the station, it may be National Rail or the station management who are responsible. Other accidents, such as being knocked off your bike or injured in a vehicle collision, could be the fault of the other driver, and even if you are unsure who is to blame, we could still help you.
Should you make a claim?
Absolutely. If your injuries were caused by somebody else’s carelessness then you are entitled to compensation. Just give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim and get the ball rolling.
Date Published: 16th June 2017
Author: Rob Steen