The village and civil parish of Pangbourne in Berkshire lies on the banks of the River Thames. With its own railway station providing links to Oxford and London Paddington, the village lies just four miles from Reading and 20 miles from Oxford. It’s said that water voles here inspired The Wind in the Willows writer Kenneth Grahame to create his character ‘Ratty.’ Whether you live and work here, are based here and commute to work in London or are visiting the area for business or leisure, there is the same potential for accidents to happen here as anywhere else in the UK. If the worst has happened to you, then you need to find solicitors in Pangbourne who will help you to make a personal injury claim.
Provided your accident was somebody else’s fault, you have received treatment for your injuries and it happened in the last three years, you could be eligible to receive compensation. Accident Advice Helpline covers the whole of the UK including the Berkshire area and we could help you if you have been injured in an accident caused by somebody negligent.
What is negligence?
Many people hear the word ‘negligence’ and panic that this will be difficult to define. Negligence is actually defined as ‘failure to take proper care over something’, which is pretty self-explanatory really. But how do you know if negligence occurred and if it caused your accident? Here are a few examples of negligence that we have come across whilst handling personal injury claims over the past 16 years:
- A speeding driver running into the back of your vehicle at traffic lights
- A driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol hitting a pedestrian at a crossing
- Poorly maintained pavements causing a slip, trip or fall in the town centre
- An employer failing to fix faulty machinery or equipment at work which causes an accident
- Employers failing to provide staff with training to carry out their jobs safely
- A takeaway or restaurant not ensuring that staff wash their hands or maintain good food hygiene standards
All of these things could be classed as negligence, and they could all lead to an accident that could leave you ill or injured. In the case of an accident at work, your employer could be held liable and ordered to pay you compensation not only for your pain and suffering but also for your lost earnings.
Forget solicitors in Pangbourne – we can help you today
Rather than hunting for solicitors in Pangbourne, a far easier option is to just pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. It’s free to call us from a landline and our advisors are on hand to offer no-obligation advice. Remember that there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so it makes sense to contact us as soon as possible after your accident. There are no upfront fees to pay either, as our lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so there really is no reason for you to put off calling us.