Essex is one of the Home Counties. It is located to the north-east of London and is surrounded by Cambridge and Suffolk to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, and Kent to the south. Chelmsford is its county town. It is actually a city rather than a town and is the only city in the whole of the county.
Chelmsford is a vibrant place to live, and the local economy employs approximately 80,000 people. However, given its close proximity to London (60 miles via the A12, and around half an hour by train) it is also an ideal residential location for commuters.
Essex is a lovely county with plenty of stunning rural areas. It is also home to Stansted Airport, the Lakeside Shopping Centre, the new towns Basildon and Harlow, and the popular visitor and tourist destination of Southend on Sea, as well as the Port of Tilbury.
The Port of Tilbury situated on the River Thames is London’s main port. It also handles the majority of the importation of paper for the whole of the UK. It is part of the Port of London and has all of the necessary handling facilities to accommodate containers, the offloading of grain and various other bulk shipments.
The port is only one area where accidents can occur, injuring innocent victims, and when these victims search for someone to act as their personal injury solicitor in Essex to help them with claiming compensation; it is often us here at Accident Advice Helpline that they turn to. Our no-win, no fee* service and our reputation for making the whole claim process nice and easy, precede us.
Road traffic accidents in Essex
The main roads and motorways through Essex include the A12 which carries heavy traffic in and out of London and the M11 which is used by holidaymakers and business people heading to and from Stansted airport.
As with the rest of the UK, many of the road traffic accidents that happen in Essex are caused through driver error – some by drunk drivers. It’s not just Essex of course where driving while being over the legal alcohol limit happens; it is endemic across the whole of the UK.
According to a national report from the Department for Transport in early 2017, the number of incidents and casualties caused by drivers being over the legal alcohol limit showed an increase over the previous year. It was also shown that there had been no improvement in the number of fatalities linked to drink-driving since 2010.
If you are one of the many people injured every year in drink-drive related road traffic accidents in Essex, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can act as your personal injury solicitor in Essex, or indeed anywhere here in the UK, thanks to our nationwide service, our state-of-the-art website, and our national helpline.
Why not contact us today and allow us to further your claim?
Whiplash accident in Essex
If you get hurt in a whiplash accident in Essex, you could face weeks of pain and immobility regarding moving your head and neck. If the pain is severe, you may even be forced to take time off work. For some people, this can also mean a loss of earnings.
Whiplash isn’t usually something that appears immediately after a collision. You may leave the scene of the accident feeling 100 per cent fit, only to find that the next day your neck has suddenly stiffened up overnight, making it impossible to move without considerable pain.
Your first port of call must be to go and see your GP to get a proper medical diagnosis. The recommended treatment for a whiplash injury is to move your neck as much as possible while taking prescribed medication to manage the pain. Symptoms can last anywhere from two to three weeks, or up to several months and even years in extreme cases.
Your diagnosis will form the principle proof of your injury. But it will also help your claim if you can provide photographic evidence of any damage to the vehicles involved in the crash. The names and addresses of any witnesses will also be helpful in building your case.
You might want to know how much compensation you could be awarded, to help you to decide whether or not to claim. The sums involved do of course depend on in the individual circumstances of the accidents and injuries, but the compensation can be substantial. To get an idea of what your claim could be worth, take the 30-second test here on our website.
This is how most people who use us as their personal injury solicitor in Essex start out. If you’d like to find out more about claiming for a whiplash injury or taking our 30-second test, why not call our helpline today?
Slips, trips and falls in Essex
There are literally thousands of slips, trips and falls in Essex every year. Some are minor affairs that cause more embarrassment than injury. But some can result in significant injuries including broken bones. It’s these more serious ones where people think about claiming personal injury compensation, especially if the accident wasn’t their fault.
The fault could lie with an employer, with a shop or store, with a local authority, or even another individual. If this covers what happened to you, the injury was severe enough to warrant medical attention, and the incident happened in the last three years, you have the right to claim compensation.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have handled more claims for injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls, than any other sorts of accidents. With approaching twenty years worth of experience, no one knows more about these types of claims than us. It makes sense to use all that experience on your behalf, so why not get in touch with us today to find out more about how to get started.
Work accident in Essex
When it comes to claiming for a work accident in Essex, this obviously covers any sort of accident that results in a physical injury. It could be a slip, trip or fall, hurting your back when lifting a heavy load, getting injured by a piece of unguarded machinery, or being hit by a forklift truck. It does, however, cover work-related illnesses as well.
Illnesses bring another dimension to work accidents; especially in terms of the statute of limitations. Whereas all physical injuries must be claimed for within three years from the date of the accident in order to qualify, an illness can take far longer to materialise. Something like farmer’s lung, for example, may take six or seven years or more before becoming diagnosable.
This is when you need a top injury claim specialist to help you to have your claim recognised. We have helped many innocent work-related illness victims to successfully get compensated, regardless of the gestation period of their illness.
Like any other work-related accident you will need a medical diagnosis, and the blame must clearly lie at your employer’s doorstep. But given these constraints, we here at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you register your claim and see it through to a successful conclusion.
To get help with claiming compensation for any sort of work-related accident, all you have to do is get in touch with us on our helpline 0800 689 0500 from any UK-based landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any UK-based mobile. To start the ball rolling, why not call us today?
Date Published: 29th March 2014
Author: Clare P