Hackney is a borough in Inner London with a population close to 275,000. It was one of the boroughs to host the London Olympics in 2012, with several of the sporting venues falling within its boundaries. Generally considered to be part of East London it covers an area of 7.4 square miles. Although mainly residential there are some light industries around the River Lea area.
Hackney has a history going back to the Iron Age and before, but it really became notable in Tudor times. When Henry V111 seized the lands of the churches and monasteries, he had a palace built in Hackney by Lea Bridge. Others followed suit and many grand houses were built. The area flourished from Tudor to Georgian times.
Following extensive post-war development, many of the grand houses were converted into apartments, as were many of the warehouses in Hackney, This and the building of a new housing estate helped to increase the size of the population. Despite all the redevelopment and building work, Hackney has managed to maintain its 62 green open spaces, having been ranked as London’s Greenest Borough.
Hackney has over 1300 listed building and 25 conservation areas. It also has crafty centres, museums, restaurant, bars, shops, play centres, theatres, cinemas and many other attractions to keep residents and visitors busy.
Sometimes accidents happen in this area. If you have been injured in one that was not your fault, you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Hackney. You do not need to search for someone local to where you live or where the accident happened. Just call Accident Advice Helpline, as we can assist you no matter where you are in the UK. Ring us today.
Road traffic accidents in Hackney
Hackney has several major roads running through it, including the A12, A185. A1205, A1208, A102, B112, and the B181. A look at the collision map for the area shows more of the roads covered in the accident spots, than uncovered road where there has been no accidents. This is just for a three-year period. Although the side roads away from the major ones are not so bad, even they show that quite a few accidents took place on them.
It seems that the probability of being involved in road traffic accidents in Hackney is quite high, but thankfully it is the minority of accidents shown that are serious.
If you are injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Hackney, try calling us instead. We have over 17 years of experience in making successful compensation claims and many thousands of those have been because of road traffic accidents. We could help you too, just call us right now.
Whiplash accident in Hackney
With the large amount of accidents on the roads of Hackney it would be no surprise if that is how you sustained your whiplash injury, but there are others way it could happen. A whiplash injury in Hackney could have been because of a fall from a horse or cycle, something banging into your head, heavy lifting done in he wrong way or maybe you were playing a contact sport such as rugby or boxing.
However you whiplash accident in Hackney happened, you might not be aware of it straight away. The pain often takes a few hours to start, and is often the next day. Then you will probably suffer pain and stiffness in your neck an shoulders for a few weeks, but some sufferers experience other symptoms as well, such as nausea, headaches, pins and needs, depression and difficulty sleeping.
If the accident that created your whiplash case caused by someone else, you may be entitled to pursue compensation. If this is the case and you are seeking a personal injury solicitor in Hackney to help you, you may be deterred by the costs. That is not a problem when you use Accident Advice Helpline as we finance all our claims with our no-win, no-fee* agreement. We know that finances can be stretched after an accident, so we will not ask you to pay us any money to get your claim started. For more information on this call us today.
Work accident in Hackney
72 percent of the Hackney population are of working age, and of those 35 percent are students and six percent retired. Most trades and professions are fairly close to the national averages with the exception of scientific, communication and technical activities, which are all much higher, and manufacturing which is much lower.
Whichever trade or profession you are employed in you have the right to expect to be safe when you go to work. This is a legal responsibility of your employer, and if the are lax in matters relating to health and safety, workers could be injured through no fault of their own.
We have solicitors that specialise in work accident claims, and they will ensure that you are awarded the maximum amount for your personal circumstances. You can find out more about how we can help you with just one phone call, so make that all today.
Slips, trips and falls in Hackney
Apart from the roads in Hackney, the streets and parks can also get very busy, as can the shopping areas and the eateries. These are just the sorts of places slips, trips and falls in Hackney happen, and they are not an uncommon occurrence. Usually, they are not very serious, but just sometimes a victim suffers severe injuries and needs medical attention. If the slip, trip or fall was the fault of some else, they may be entitled to compensation, as all these types of accidents have the same criteria as other personal injury claims.
- You must have been in an accident that was the fault of someone else
- You must have been injured in the accident
- Your injuries must have needed medical attention
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
If this is the situation you have found yourself in, call us today to find out more about making a personal injury claim.
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You can call and have a chat with our friendly advisors without any obligation at all. We want you to make an informed decision about claiming. If you decide to go ahead, we will take all the hard work from your shoulders, as stress and hassle-free claims is what we aim for. They are waiting for your call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call for that chat today?