Brighton is one of the most popular seaside resorts in England. Situated on the South coat in East Sussex it attracts over 11 million visitors a year, making it the most popular of all our seaside resorts for visitors from abroad. As well as its famous piers there are shopping centres galore. It has a large arts and music scene and is sometimes referred to as the UK’s ‘hippiest’ city.
Brighton plays host to a huge array of festivals and rallies, including the Brighton Fringe, the second largest arts festival in the UK, which is held here each May. It runs alongside Brighton Festival and includes processions for children and firework displays. Visitors and tourists can sometimes be unsure of what roads to use, which ones are one way only or how to get to a certain place. With so many strangers in Brighton each year it’s no surprise that, just occasionally, accidents happen.
If you have been unlucky enough to be injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Brighton. At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you no matter where you were injured or what type of accident it was. Why not have a chat to our friendly advisors today, and clarify whether you qualify for compensation.
Road traffic accidents in Brighton
Travelling to and from or around Brighton is easy. The city has excellent public transport links locally, and also makes travel to places like London and other major destinations easy too. However, if you do choose to drive around Brighton, you might want to avoid some of the accident blackspots.
In particular, five Brighton roads have been named as the five most dangerous roads by Sussex Police. They are Lewes Road, Church Road, London Road, Portland Road and Old Shoreham Road, all of which have seen more than their fair share of road traffic accidents in Brighton. Despite its sleepy, seaside vibe, Brighton has been identified as the seventh most likely place for road traffic accidents in the UK, so it pays to pay attention on the road.
If you have been the victim of any sort of road traffic accidents in Brighton, and you want to know more about making a personal injury claim, we can help. You don’t need to spend hours looking for a local personal injury solicitor in Brighton; simply call us for all the free claims advice you may need and for the best legal representation in the business.
You will be under no obligation or pressure to go ahead, but if you do decide to, you can be sure you’re with the industry experts. With more than 16 years of compensation claim experience behind us, we will give your claim its best chance of success. Call today and let us start working on your car accident compensation claim now.
Whiplash accident in Brighton
As the fifth most congested place in the UK, Brighton and its near neighbour Hove can be a nightmare at rush hour time. Commuters can spend up to 68 hours a year sitting in traffic during peak periods, which can lead to frustration, impatience and poor decision making.
Even in heavy traffic, an accident can still cause injury. Research has shown that in shuts of as slow as five miles per hour, there is still a high probability of the car occupants suffering what is known as a whiplash injury. This is when the head is flung in an unexpected direction, causing damage to the soft tissues of the neck, shoulders and back.
If you have been the victim of a whiplash accident in Brighton, you may be suffering from pain and stiffness in your neck area. The worst thing you can do is nothing. From a healing point of view, it’s usually better if you take gentle exercise, as this will reduce stiffness and will help you start getting full movement back again.
Of course, this should be under the guidance of a medical professional, so make sure you’ve been fully inspected by a doctor following your accident. While you are recovering, your mind may start to turn to how the accident happened in the first place. Was someone else to blame?
Recovering from whiplash can have a major impact on your life, from loss of movement to chronic pain and discomfort. You may need to take time off work, to have help around the home and may not be able to drive for some time. If someone else was to blame for this suffering and inconvenience in your life, isn’t it right they should be held to account?
Compensation claims for whiplash are one of the common personal injury claims we deal with, and despite the complexity of proving your injuries and apportioning blame, we have an enviable success rate with these types of cases. Our expert personal injury solicitors are ready to help you pursue your compensation claim, and to ensure you achieve the maximum pay-out for your pain and suffering.
Don’t suffer in silence. Call Accident Advice Helpline today and let us handle your whiplash compensation claim in a professional, stress free manner.
Work accident in Brighton
With a high rate of employment in the city (almost 74 per cent) and 148,000 people in work, it’s understandable that there is a huge variety of employment options in Brighton. From banks and insurance companies who have their head office in the city to shops, public transport and the 20,000 jobs related to tourism, there are plenty of options when it comes to working in the city.
One of the highest densities of businesses is digital media, which has led to Brighton being nicknamed “Silicon Beach”. As well as this, around 16 per cent of jobs are in human health and social work, with a further 13 per cent working in education.
With such a wide range of employment options, it is more important than ever that your employer is completely abreast of all the latest health and safety regulations. For you, as an employee, this means you can enjoy going to work in a safe and secure place, without worrying about getting injured or sick. However, not all employers do practice the best health and safety at work, which can lead to accidents and injuries in the workplace.
Even in a ‘safe’ job like office work or teaching, the opportunity for accidents is rife. Wet floors, trailing cables, faulty equipment… if your employer is not taking health and safety seriously, you could be in danger of getting hurt. Should this happen to you, then you have a right and responsibility to claim compensation for your accident.
If you have been injured in a work accident in Brighton, and it was caused through the negligence of your employer, we can help you make your claim. Our lawyers are among the best in the industry, highly experienced in dealing with work accident claims such as this. By claiming compensation, you’ll not only be securing valuable funds for yourself, but will also ensure the working practices are improved, and other employees kept safe in the future.
Don’t limit yourself to a personal injury solicitor in Brighton for such a specialist type of claim; choose to work with the best in the business and talk to Accident Advice Helpline today.
Slips, trips and falls in Brighton
The chance of slips, trips and falls in Brighton happening are just the same as anywhere else. Slipping on a wet floor, over loose flooring or on a broken paving slab can occur at anytime and anywhere. As the most common of all accidents in the UK today, mainly these innocent tumbles will not result in serious injuries. However, just occasionally someone does get hurt, and that’s a situation which should not be allowed to happen.
Over 65’s account for about 14 per cent of the population in Brighton, and the city has a higher rate of emergency hospital admissions in this group than in the rest of England. In partnership with ROSPA, the local council is running courses for the over 50’s, engaging them in physical activity that will improve strength and balance so they can avoid suffering in slips, trips and falls.
Of course, it’s not just older people that suffer these types of accidents. From falling from height to tripping over trailing cables or slipping on a wet floor, little bits of negligence can all add up to big problems. In the worst of cases, these types of injuries can be life changing for the victim, and shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall in Brighton that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim for compensation. This process need not be as daunting as you may think, especially when you use the services of Accident Advice Helpline. We will always put your needs first, keeping the process as simple and stress free as possible, so that you can focus on your recovery and leave the hard work to us.
Call us today to find out more, and to see why we’re the UK’s number one firm for personal injury claims.
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Road Traffic Accident stats for East Sussex
Date Published: 30th July 2015
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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