The traditional market town of Lewes in East Sussex has approximately 17,000 residents and gives its name to the local district council which has its headquarters in Southover House on Southover Road in the town. It is also the site of the East Sussex County Council main offices.
As the site of the famous Battle of Lewes between the forces of Henry III and Simon de Montfort the area is steeped in history and boasts several significant historical landmarks including Lewes Castle. Here visitors can climb to the top of a 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex. It is also the location of the famous Glyndebourne opera festival showcasing the finest operatic talents surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs in a 1,200-seat indoor auditorium.
With so much culture and history on offer, Lewes is the perfect location for a short break and a very pleasant place to live. However, accidents can happen, albeit infrequently. Road traffic accidents can cause injuries to drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Anyone can get injured in a slip, trip or fall as they are walking around and some employees can even get injured in workplaces.
If you are a resident or visitor to Lewes and have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, we can help you to make a personal injury claim. We have made it our mission to help people just like you. Using a personal injury solicitor in Lewes is not your only option. You can use our leading national law firm. Call us today for an informal consultation about your options.
Road traffic accidents in Lewes
Lewes is made up of several busy urban streets with major trunk roads (including the A27 and A26) circling the town centre. As with all popular built-up areas, congestion can be a problem. In Lewes, the level of traffic around Station Street and Fisher Street has been of particular concern. Congestion on the trunk roads in the area has also been noted. One improvement scheme involves an investment of £350 million to transform the A27, including improvements around Lewes which is designed to help the A27 link together as a single route and remove notorious congestion hotspots.
Easing congestion with road improvements can improve road safety to a certain extent but it is still important for every individual driver to play their part by driving safely and within the law. Getting injured by a driver that is not complying with road traffic regulations is both frustrating and distressing. Have you been injured in an accident that was caused by a careless or speeding driver?
A certain number of road traffic accidents in Lewes could have been avoided if the drivers concerned had behaved in a different way. We are here to help you after this type of accident. Give us a call and we will explain how to start a personal injury claim. Call us now.
Whiplash accident in Lewes
Congested traffic has a typical start-stop pattern and if drivers momentarily lose concentration it can lead to a type of accident called a rear-end shunt. One vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle. The passengers inside the vehicles experience a jolting motion and this can lead to a neck injury called whiplash. Whilst this is not strictly a medical term, it is commonly used to describe a soft-tissue injury of the ligaments, tendons and muscles of the neck.
If you have whiplash, you may be experiencing pain and neck stiffness as well as tingling, pins and needles and numbness in the arms as well as headaches.
Why not think about claiming for your whiplash accident in Lewes? We have a highly skilled legal team who can help you with this right now. Why not call us today to find out more?
Work accident in Lewes
Lewes is regarded as the area’s administrative and employment hub. Many local residents are employed in the public sector such as the Sussex Police, the County Council and South Downs NHS Trust which provide educational, administrative and medical jobs.
In terms of the private sector, several national brands in the beverage and technical sectors have bases in the area providing manufacturing and engineering jobs. A local Economic Land Assessment has predicted that there will be a long-term shift in jobs from manufacturing to services which is also true for the rest of the UK.
Many staff employed in the services sector work in offices which are not traditionally regarded as a dangerous work environment. However, statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show that workers employed in the administrative and support activities sector suffer 1,560 non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers every year. Are you one of them?
If you have suffered a work accident in Lewes recently we can help. Many people find that starting a personal injury claim for compensation gets them the financial support that they need to cope with their injury. Some of our solicitors specialise in handling complex workplace claims. They will deal with all of the legal procedures and evidence. Contact us now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Lewes
The variety of injuries that can result from slips, trips and falls in Lewes is very wide. Just about any part of the body can sustain an injury but the forearms, hands and lower limbs are especially vulnerable. Some accidents can even result in life-threatening head injuries.
It is also true that slips, trips and falls are some of the easiest accidents to prevent. They are often caused by an oversight or lack of care by operators and managers of public spaces. If spillages are spotted quickly and cleaned up as soon as they happen, a slip can largely be prevented. If walkways are kept free of debris and clutter, many falls can be prevented. Similarly, if cables are secured away on walkways, it will prevent trips.
No matter how serious your injury, if you have had to seek medical attention after a slip, trip or fall it is worth you chatting to one of our friendly advisers. We can help if you need a personal injury solicitor in Lewes to take on your claim for compensation. At accident Advice Helpline we have the depth and breadth of experience you need. Call us right now.
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Our company mission is to provide you with a stress-free claiming experience. Our standards are high and our commitment to our clients is unrivalled. We are happy to take on all the legal technicalities so that you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A particular feature of our service is that we handle all of our cases on our no-win, no-fee* arrangement so you do not have to pay any upfront legal fees to get your claim started.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Lewes, we are here waiting to help you. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Get in touch today.
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Date Published: 26th April 2015
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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