Located in the east of Dorset, Bournemouth is well known for its leisure, entertainment, recreation and cultural facilities. With a population of almost 200,000 people, it is the largest town in the county. In 2007 it was voted the happiest place in the UK, with over 82% of the residents saying they were happy with their life in Bournemouth.
The town has become very popular for its nightlife, and attracts hen and stag parties as well as over six million other tourists every year. Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) hosts’ events and conferences, including many of the political parties’ annual conferences. There are music festivals, markets, food and drink events among other things that all add to the attraction of the town.
As well as the resident and tourist population of the town, around 19,000 students descend on the town during the academic year. With such a mix of people in a fairly compact space, it’s understandable that accidents happen from time to time. Unfortunately, in some cases, innocent victims may become injured in accidents that were not their fault.
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may already be on the lookout for a personal injury solicitor in Bournemouth to help you claim compensation. But look no further, because Accident Advice Helpline offers all you need and more.
With over 16 years of experience in personal injury claims, we can help you win the compensation you deserve. Our team of expert solicitors are on hand to guide you through the claims process, and will take on as many of the tasks as possible, to ensure you can focus on getting back to full health. Call today to find out more.
Slips, trips and fall in Bournemouth
As the most common cause of accidental injury in England today, slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere and at any time. The majority of such accidents result in no serious injury, but just occasionally they are more serious, and can lead to the victim’s life being changed by the accident.
Most slips, trips and falls in Bournemouth are simply bad luck; maybe we weren’t concentrating, were wearing the wrong shoes or not looking where we were going. However, in some cases these accidents could have been prevented if someone else was taking more care, and in this situation, it really doesn’t seem fair that you have to suffer in silence.
Falling down badly lit stairs, tripping over trailing wires, slipping on a wet floor; all of these accidents were perfectly preventable and should never have happened. If you’ve been a victim of a slip or fall like this, you have a right to seek compensation. We can help you to make a claim, and to bring justice to a very unfair situation.
A charity based in Bournemouth, Safewise, is in place to help educate everyone from children to pensioners about how to stay safe. One of the subjects they deal with is helping to prevent slips, trips and falls, so if you’re in charge of a shop, restaurant, public building or pathway, there really is no excuse for not keeping people safe.
Call today if you think you have a case to make a claim, and we’ll be happy to help. We’ve developed a highly simplified claims process, where we can take the majority of the hard work out of your hands. We want you to focus on getting well again, so talk to our advisors and see for yourself just how easy it can be to win the compensation you deserve.
Road traffic accidents in Bournemouth
If you are a motorbike rider you should perhaps steer clear of the A3049 Wallisdown Road, as it has been ranked as the third most hazardous road for motorcyclists in the South West. The nearby B3068 Ringwood Road was also named and shamed as the fourth worst accident spot for bikers.
Altogether there are over 80 traffic accident blackspots in Bournemouth, according to the local council, identified as suffering seven or more casualty accidents in the past five years. Some of the worst locations include Bournemouth station roundabout, St. Paul’s roundabout, the Clockhouse roundabout and the Cooper Dean roundabout.
In total, Bournemouth sees around 480 accidents reported per year, resulting in almost 600 casualties. Of these, 72 were killed or seriously injured, many of whom were in vulnerable groups such as pedestrians or cyclists. Outside of London, Bournemouth is the fourth most dangerous place to cycle, with 139 cyclists being injured on the roads in just one year. The local council has said it is introducing more cycleways and Bikeability cyclist training in an attempt to make the town safer for those on two wheels.
If you have been injured any of these types of road traffic accidents in Bournemouth and you were not to blame, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have helped many thousands of road traffic accident victims to win the compensation they were entitled to, and we are here to help you too.
Don’t limit yourself to a local personal injury solicitor in Bournemouth when you can work with the best in the UK. Our specialist solicitors have years of experience in making successful claims, and are competent to pursue even the most complex of cases. Don’t settle for less than the best; talk to us today and let us help you make your accident claim a success.
Whiplash accident in Bournemouth
If you have suffered a whiplash accident in Bournemouth you will know just how painful and disabling this type of injury can be. It could be that you were involved in a rear end shunt while in your car, that you fell awkwardly or something heavy hit your head. Anything that causes your head to jolt from its normal movement zone has the possibility to cause whiplash.
For most sufferers, the symptoms will be experienced for a few weeks or so. For others, the pain can last much longer. Until your soft tissues have repaired themselves, you may need help to carry out everyday tasks, and you may not be able to drive or go to work. These sorts of disruptions can really affect your quality of life, and when you were not at fault for the accident, we don’t think that’s fair.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand how frustrating this situation can be, and are here to help you put things right. You might be experiencing financial problems as a result of your accident, and may be worried about the cost of making a claim.
However, it doesn’t matter to you how much it will cost for an injury solicitor in Bournemouth, because you don’t need a fortune in the bank to get the legal help you need. We operate a no-win, no-fee agreement, so you don’t have to find any money to get your claim started, or concern yourself about a legal bill from us if your claim is lost.
Don’t put up with whiplash. You have a right to compensation if someone else has hurt you, so talk to us today and find out free if you can claim.
Work accident in Bournemouth
Around 95,000 people go to work in Bournemouth every day. Many are from the local area, although a large number of people also commute into the town from surrounding towns and villages. Similarly, some people living in Bournemouth will travel to manufacturing plants in nearby Poole for work, although the highest proportion work near to where they live.
The biggest employment sectors in Bournemouth are financial, hospitality, health, education and retail, with these five sectors providing two thirds of the jobs in the town (65 per cent). Tourism accounts for over 8,500 full time jobs excluding seasonal workers. Although these industries are not traditionally viewed as ‘dangerous’ occupations, they are still at risk of an accident occurring, and therefore need to be vigilant in terms of health and safety.
Bournemouth Borough Council provides support and advice on many aspects of health and safety, and are responsible for enforcement in a number of types of premises. With all the advice available from them, and from HSE themselves, there is really no excuse for poor health and safety management, no matter which industry you work in.
If you have been injured in an accident at work due to negligence on the part of your employer, you have a right and responsibility to seek compensation. Talk to us for help with your claim; our lawyers are among the best in the industry, and experienced in dealing with these often complicated cases.
Claiming compensation can help you recover unexpected expenses, as well as replacing any lost earnings, but that’s not the only reason that you should consider claiming. By making your employer take responsibility for your accident, they will be forced to improve their health and safety standards. This could help prevent another employee from suffering the same fate in future too.
A personal injury solicitor in Bournemouth may not have the relevant experience or expertise to pursue these complex claims cases, so don’t settle for an amateur just because they’re local. Give your claim the best chance of success and yourself a smoother ride by working with the nation’s personal injury experts, Accident Advice Helpline.
Don’t delay: Call us today
The sooner you get in touch about your claim, the greater the chance you have of success. Rapid action makes it easier to gather evidence, to follow up witness statements and to build a solid case that will have a good chance of winning. Of course, if your accident happened some time ago, you do have up to three years in which to submit your claim, and we can help with that too.
Making a compensation claim in Bournemouth can be easy, cheap and fast when you work with the professionals. Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or if you are using a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Our advisors are waiting to take your call.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Bournemouth
Accident at Work stats for Bournemouth
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Date Published: 22nd October 2013
Author: Clare P
Accident Advice Helpline: Bournemouth
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