Littlehampton is a seaside resort town in the Arun District of West Sussex. It is situated on the English Channel, and lies between London, Brighton and Chichester. Formerly an important port, it became a popular holiday destination in the 18th century, during which time the population grew substantially. Tourists and visitors continued to flock there during the 20th century and it became known as ‘The Children’s Paradise’ in the 1920s.
While seaside resort towns have seen a reduction in visitor numbers in the late 20th and into the 21st century, Littlehampton remains popular with tourists, thanks to a strong arts and cultural scene. Local amenities and performers include the Stagedoor Theatre Company, The Edwin James festival Choir & Orchestra and the Look and Sea Centre.
Visitors also enjoy landmarks and attractions, including the Longest Bench in Britain, designed in 2010, which stretches for 324 metres. Nearby, Harbour Park offers restaurants, arcades, a rollercoaster and other attractions, and Norfolk Gardens lets visitors enjoy pitch and putt and adventure golf courses and its café.
Although the local population is small, at under 30,000 people, visitors throughout the year can swell this number by more than three million heads. With so many people in such a small space, it should come as no great surprise that occasionally accidents can happen. If you were injured in an accident in Littlehampton within the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK, specialising exclusively in personal injury compensation. We’ve already helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims, and can put our knowledge and expertise to good use in helping you too.
Road traffic accidents in Littlehampton
Littlehampton is part of the county of West Sussex, an area that has seen road traffic accidents rise marginally in the last 5 years. However, numbers of fatalities have dropped sharply over that period, from 33 in 2011 to 19 in 2015. Part of this can be attributed to West Sussex County Council’s comprehensive road safety schemes, which include one-to-one cycle training, driver training courses, school travel safety advice and a system that allows residents to request new pedestrian crossings and traffic signals.
Fatalities may have fallen, but road traffic accidents in Littlehampton can still cause serious injury. The most common causes of car accidents in the UK remain drivers speeding or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and drivers not paying attention to the roads. People using mobile phones while driving remains a major issue which is responsible for thousands of crashes every year.
This means that, no matter how careful a driver you are, you can still find yourself involved in an accident that was caused by someone else. If you were injured in an accident like this, you could make a claim for compensation that could help you to recover some or all of the costs associated with your injuries. This could include loss of earnings, for example, if you had to take time of work to recover.
You could search for a personal injury solicitor in Littlehampton to help with your claim, but with so many solicitors out there, how do you know which one to choose? Instead, trust Accident Advice Helpline to help you. Our reputation in the field of personal injury claims is second to none; we score a massive 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com based on the experience of our previous clients, and can provide the same excellent service to you. Call today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Littlehampton
Whiplash is a well-known injury that has been talked about a lot in recent years, but many people are still unaware of why it is so common. That leads to myths about the condition but recent research has given us a much better understanding of why whiplash is a common injury sustained in car accidents.
Firstly, it’s important to note that whiplash probably isn’t as common as you think. Only about 1 in 100 people in the UK suffer a whiplash injury each year and, of those, around 40 per cent never go on to make a claim. However, it is still relatively common for people involved in car crashes to suffer from whiplash, and that includes slow shunts as well as high-speed crashes.
This is due to the nature of the injury; whiplash is caused by the neck and head being jerked forward and back in the opposite direction of force from the crash and the injury may actually be compounded by modern car safety features. The harder chassis of modern cars are designed to protect the body from more serious injury, but this means that a harder force is applied to the body. That force is limited by modern locking seatbelts which apply an oppositional force, but because the head is free to move, the jerking action may be increased.
This leads to the muscles and ligaments in the neck becoming overextended, leading to the common symptoms of whiplash, including headaches, fatigue, pins and needles in the arms, back and shoulder pain and others.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Littlehampton and it wasn’t your fault, a claim for compensation could help you to recover other associated costs. These could include medical bills, prescription charges, travel costs to and from GP, hospital or physiotherapy appointments and others.
A personal injury solicitor in Littlehampton could help you to make a claim, but solicitors can be costly. If you’ve already experienced financial difficulty as a result of your accident, you could be put off by these prohibitive costs. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* service.
We can represent you throughout your claim, providing help, advice and support and all at no upfront costs. Talk to our trained advisers today for more information.
Slips, trips and falls in Littlehampton
Slips, trips and falls in Littlehampton can happen for a variety of reasons. They are often caused by obstructions, like trailing cables or loose paving slabs. Most of the time these accidents are unavoidable and are random incidents but, in some cases, they could and should have been avoided.
For example, during winter it is common for ice to form. This can cause people to slip and injure themselves. While in many cases people must take personal responsibility for navigating such conditions, occasionally someone else is responsible. If you are entering a business premises and slip on ice leading to the entrance, the business owner may be held responsible if you can prove that they knew (or should have known) about this hazard but failed to take action to prevent it, or to warn people of it.
If you were not responsible for your slips, trip or fall and you can prove that someone else was, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. However, these claims can be tricky to prove, so you need expert help on your side. A personal injury solicitor in Littlehampton could help you with your claim, but you might be unsure if they have the expertise you need.
Instead, talk to Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 16 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims which means we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding all aspects of personal injury law. We can provide you with expert representation that will help you to prove the other parties’ liability and make sure you put forward the best possible claim.
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Work accident in Littlehampton
Littlehampton has a diverse economy that is centred around retail, leisure, tourism and the caring professions. Each of these industries carries with them inherent risks that are usually managed to ensure that employees don’t come to harm. However, in some cases, people are injured at work in accidents that were entirely preventable.
All employers across the UK have a legal duty of care to their staff that requires them to take reasonable precautions to reduce or remove hazards to health and risk of injury. That usually means ensuring that regular risk assessments are carried out and that any hazards identified are removed or minimised, and that appropriate training and signage is used to ensure that employees are both aware of those risks and how to work in a way that prevents them becoming injured.
For example, in restaurants, there is an inherent risk due to the use of open flames, high temperatures, spillage of liquids and other hazards. These can never be completely avoided, so all staff need to be trained on how to work in a way that minimises risk. This would include ensuring that flames are not left unattended, that flammable materials are kept away from stove tops and such and that liquid spills are mopped up immediately.
If you were injured in a work accident in Littlehampton and you believe someone else was to blame, you could make a claim for compensation. You could be compensated for any physical or psychological injuries you sustained. Accident Advice Helpline can offer you guidance and support throughout your claim, so that you never feel like you’re going it alone.
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