As its name suggests, Walton-on-Thames is found on the River Thames in Surrey. It is one of the outlying suburbs of London and is just over 15 miles south west of Charing Cross.
The waterside at Walton-on-Thames forms part of the Thames Path National Trail between Sunbury Lock and Shepperton Lock. There have been several bridges spanning the River Thames at this point. The most recent Walton Bridge was completed in 2013 and cost a total of £32.4m. It was funded by the Department for Transport and Surrey County Council.
The River Thames plays a leading role in the life of the town and there are several water-based sports clubs there including Walton Rowing Club and Thames Valley Skiff Club.
As with all waterside locations, Walton-on-Thames is a lovely town to live in and to visit. The area is relatively affluent; the last census shows that around 28 per cent of the homes here are detached houses. However, this does not mean that people living here are immune to accidents; unexpected incidents happen just as frequently here as in any other busy area.
If you have had an accident yourself as a visitor or a resident, perhaps you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Walton-on-Thames to help you with a personal injury claim. Now is the time to talk to us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a highly experienced nationwide law firm who always put our clients’ best interests first. Want to know more? Give us a call.
Road traffic accident in Walton-on-Thames
Cycling is a popular past-time in Walton-on-Thames but the dangers of this type of transport are well recognised. There are a series of cycle paths around the area including The National Cycle Network in Surrey route NCR4 which runs through Staines, Weybridge, Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey and Molesey. There has been some local differences of opinion about whether all cycle paths contribute towards road safety, especially as far as pedestrians are concerned.
This illustrates the point that it can be difficult to balance the needs of all road users including cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicle users. Unfortunately, a road traffic accident in Walton-on-Thames could involve any of these road users or even a combination of all of them.
Sometimes an accident is your own fault but sometimes it is caused by another person. You may be the innocent victim of another driver’s carelessness but you are the one who is paying the price. When this happens, the process of starting a personal injury claim can seem daunting, especially if you are not feeling very well. An injury can knock your confidence and leave you feeling vulnerable. We want to help. At no point will you be pressured into making any decisions.
Your first contact will be with our friendly telephone advisors for an informal chat. Everything is confidential and you are under no obligation to go ahead, so call us today.
Whiplash accident in Walton-on-Thames
There are some injuries that involve damage to the bones and joints (fractures and dislocations) and there are others that involve the ligaments, tendons and muscles. The latter type are called soft-tissue injuries. It is a common misconception that soft tissue injuries are a trivial matter because no bones are involved, but that is not supported by medical evidence. Soft tissue injuries can cause a lot of pain, can last for several months, and can be extremely painful and inconvenient. A whiplash injury is a typical example.
Whiplash is an injury of the soft tissues of the neck, and is very common following road traffic accidents. It is important that the injury is checked out by a doctor as they will be able to give you the best advice on how to deal with it. You will probably be advised to take pain killers (if it is safe for you to do so) and to keep moving gently.
If you’ve been in a whiplash accident in Walton-on-Thames, we can help you recover some of your financial losses. We’ll ensure you are also compensated for the pain and suffering you have had to endure, and will handle your personal injury claim from start to finish. You don’t have to pay anything up front to start your claim, so why not call us today?
Work accident in Walton-on-Thames
Around 15 per cent of the jobs in Walton-on-Thames are in the retail sector, with many located in the ‘Heart of Walton’ town centre development, a popular shopping mall with brand retailers and restaurants. Around the periphery of the town, there are many automotive, construction and landscaping businesses, as well as office developments. People employed in professional, scientific and technical activities make up 12 per cent of the workforce which is higher than the national average.
When you think of workplace accidents you may think of manual work and heavy industries, but statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show that professional, scientific and technical activities report around 900 workplace injuries per 100,000 employees per year. Even in office jobs and retail work, injuries can happen, particularly if your employer did not follow good health and safety practices.
If you have been injured in a work accident in Walton-on-Thames, we appreciate how upsetting this can be. It is even worse if you feel that the accident was your employer’s fault, or that they could have done more to prevent it. A compensation claim can help you bring justice to the situation, and will encourage your employer to clean up their act too. Call us today for more information.
Slips, trips and falls in Walton-on-Thames
Many slips, trips and falls are perfectly preventable, and should never have happened. In many cases, if someone had been more vigilant or applied some common sense, nobody ever needed to get hurt. There’s no excuse for putting people at risk, so if you’ve been hurt in an unexpected fall, ask yourself if you were really to blame.
Preventing this kind of accident can be as simple as signposting a spillage, warning of changes in surface level or sloping surfaces, repairing holes and cracks in a floor surface or replacing unsuitable floor surfaces or coverings. These simple measures cost very little, and could save someone from painful, inconvenient injuries.
If you have been injured because someone did not take the care and attention that they should have done, you should call us and have a chat about how you could claim compensation. Our expert solicitors are highly experienced in putting together claims for slips, trips and falls in Walton-on-Thames, having already helped hundreds of people just like you. We will do all we can to get you the compensation that you deserve, so call us today to find out more.
Giving you the help you need
We understand that looking for your perfect personal injury solicitor in Walton-on-Thames is time consuming and stressful and is probably the last thing you feel like doing when you are injured. Luckily, your search can stop now. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have both the experience and the expertise you need.
Our no-win, no-fee* arrangement allows you to start your claim without having to pay any upfront legal fees. Combine this with our friendly and client-centred approach and you have the ideal service for your needs.
If you need a personal injury solicitor in Walton-on-Thames call us right now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are waiting to hear from you.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Surrey
Date Published: 14th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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