The Surrey town of Esher is situated within Greater London. With such close proximity to the Capital, many residents of Esher will commute to London on a daily basis for work, whilst others may visit for recreational purposes. This journey to London presents the risk of travel accidents, which may account for a large proportion of personal injury claims in Esher.
If you have been involved in a travel accident whilst travelling to, from or within Esher, it may include:
- A road traffic accident, as a driver, passenger or pedestrian
- A cycling accident
- A railway accident, or the London Underground
- An accident on a bus
- A taxi accident
No matter what type of travel accident you were involved in, if it was someone else’s fault then you may be able to make personal injury claims. As long as the accident happened at some point in the last three years and resulted in the need for medical attention, then you should be able to make a claim.
The injuries that could result from a travel accident could encompass:
- Broken bones, perhaps of the collar bone, arm or leg
- Head or brain injuries, which could result in severe, long-term injuries
- Spinal injuries, including paralysis
- Whiplash, which may be minor or severe
- Open wounds
Your injury type will largely determine how much compensation you will be entitled to claim, as this is the factor which will have the greatest impact upon your life. For example, a complete spinal injury resulting in paralysis from the waist downwards will result in a loss in mobility and an immediate need for medical attention and care at home. It may also require specialist equipment such as a wheel chair and home modifications. Of course, the emotional and psychological impact of your injuries will also be significant as you come to terms with the major alterations in your lifestyle and quality of life.
Compensation is in place to protect you, so every incident should be taken on a case-by-case basis. You can gain an initial idea of how much you may be able to claim by using a tool such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second calculator, which will provide you with a compensation amount estimation. Alternatively give one of the friendly advisors a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Making personal injury claims in Esher
If you are Esher-based and wish to make a claim for compensation, you can make personal injury claims with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. With many years of experience in helping people just like you, we offer a personal, friendly service to ensure the process of making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
All of our claims are made on a no win no fee* basis, whilst providing you with expert legal representation from our trusted legal partners. We are proud that our work is endorsed by UK consumer champion, Esther Rantzen.
Date Published: 8th April 2013
Author: Sharon Parry