Lincolnshire Road Accident Solicitors – numbers on the rise post Lockdown

Since lockdown measures have been eased, the number of serious or fatal road accidents in Lincolnshire has increased dramatically.  Every week, local news outlets are reporting countless instances of serious road accidents and our serious accident team has noticed enquiries rise by over 40%.

If you have been injured in a non-fault road accident in Lincolnshire or the surrounding counties then please contact us today by calling 01507 609027.

One killed and several injured in three car crash on A16 in Louth

On the evening of July 15th, three vehicles were involved in a collision on the A16 London Road at Burwell.  Regrettably, a female was pronounced dead at the scene and Police were investigating dangerous driving being the cause of death, having arrested the driver of a Mercedes.

Motorcyclist fatality on the A52

A motorcyclist collided with another vehicle on the A52 on 15th July. The accident took place outside Grantham between Denton Lane and Allington Lane.

Sadly the motorcyclist lost their life as a result of the accident.

Fatal accident near Horncastle

On Sunday 12th July, a motorcyclist collided with a small Honda Jazz vehicle on the A158, at the Belchfield crossroads near Horncastle.

The accident caused the female driver of the Honda Jazz to be airlifted to hospital, having sustained life threatening injuries. Unfortunately, the 50 year old motorcyclist lost his life in the accident.

Our County’s roads are notoriously dangerous, only behind Kent in the number of annual serious and fatal accidents to occur in the entire country.

For further reading on the most common causes of fatal and serious motorcycle accidents, read our blog post here.

Speed limit could be reduced in Lincolnshire crash hot spot

Lincolnshire County Council are reportedly weighing up the possibility of reducing the speed limit on a particular stretch of the A16 and making improvements to local signage.

The junction of the A16 Crowland Bypass, with the B1166 and the B1040 is a particular crash hotspot and is used by thousands of people in Lincolnshire as it connects the south of the county with Cambridgeshire.  The junction has reported 21 collisions since opening, with 3 resulting in fatalities.

The road currently has a 60mph speed limit in place.

Any measures that help reduce the number of serious and fatal accidents along this stretch of the A16, should be welcomed by local residents and road users.

Road Accident Solicitors Lincolnshire

Nigel Askew Solicitors are proud to represent the people of Lincolnshire.  We have over 20 years experience in successfully winning injured people compensation for non-fault accidents.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident or a road accident involving a motorcycle, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and any loss of earnings you have suffered as a result of the accident.

Even if you are partly to blame for the accident, there may be grounds to pursue a successful claim for compensation.

From our offices in central Louth in Lincolnshire, we offer all new clients a free initial consultation where we discuss the merits of your case. Call our Lincolnshire Road Accident Solicitors today on 01507 609027 or submit an online form using the enquiry form to the right of this page.

Motorcycle accident claims Lincolnshire – Injury Prevention Week

Motorcyclist are one the most vulnerable user groups on the UK’s roads and accidents involving motorcyclists are often very serious and in some cases fatal.

Motorbike accidents are regularly caused by the carelessness of other road users and as part of National Injury Prevention Week, our latest blog post looks at some of the most common causes for fatal motorcycle accidents in Lincolnshire and the rest of the UK.

We hope that by highlighting some of the most common motorcycle accident causes, we can help all road users understand how to prevent some of these accidents happening in future.

What is Injury Prevention Week?

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) run an annual awareness campaign to help reform laws for injured people so that, when the worst happens, people can exercise their right to seek justice, care and fair compensation.

As proud members of APIL, we fully support this initiative.

Common causes Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Our expert personal injury solicitors are regularly contacted by motorcyclists who have been involved in serious road traffic accidents on the roads of Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties of Nottinghamshire, East Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Norfolk.

In light of National Injury Prevention Week in August 2020 (link), we have highlighted some of the most common causes of accidents, so that people can take extra care on our County’s roads.

Failure of drivers to look

This is the single biggest cause of motorbike accidents in the UK. Despite various national TV and radio campaigns, including the governments “Think!” campaign which was launched in 1979, accidents caused by drivers failing to ensure it is safe to pull out at junctions remains the biggest and most serious cause of fatal and serious injury to bikers in 2020.

We encourage all drivers to take care at junctions and only pull out into the road after ensuring no other road users are approaching. Take your time and potentially save lives.

Drivers’ blind spots

Blind spots are areas around a car that the driver is unable to see other road users, including motorbikes.  Both car drivers and motorcyclists should be aware of blind spots; car drivers should always be on the lookout for motorbikes and regularly check mirrors. Bike riders can also do more to prevent accidents by maintaining safe riding distances, leaving plenty of space between them and another vehicle. Bikers can also wear brightly coloured gear and use reflective stickers to help improve visibility.

Speed

Speed is often a factor in motorcycle accidents, whether it’s bikers or car drivers travelling too fast or vehicles pulling out at junctions who misjudge how fast other vehicles are travelling.

We can all drive more carefully and reduce the speed at which we travel.

Lincolnshire County Council are currently deciding whether the speed limit on a stretch of road on the A16 near Crowland, a crash hot-spot, should be reduced in order to prevent road traffic accidents.  You can read about this story by clicking here.

Dooring

Dooring is especially common in towns and cities and is when a parked car suddenly opens its door into the road, without checking it is safe to do so. Very serious injuries can be caused as a result of the biker either crashing into the door, or swerving and losing control of their bike.

Car drivers and passengers should always ensure it is safe to open car doors when parked next to a main road and bikers should take extra care in built up areas.

Take care on Lincolnshire roads

All road users, whether motorcyclists, car drivers, cyclists or van and HGV drivers should take extra care on our County’s roads.

The roads around Lincoln, Louth,  Boston, Skegness, Market Rasen, Sleaford and Scunthorpe are some of the most dangerous in the county, with the A15, A16, A17 and the A46 being particular accident hotspots for both motorcycle and car accidents.

Motorcycle Accident Solicitors Lincolnshire

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident or a road accident involving a motorcycle, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and any loss of earnings you have suffered as a result of the accident.

Even if you are partly to blame for the accident, there may be grounds to pursue a successful claim for compensation.  Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today, we have many years experience in representing motorcyclists and road users in claims for compensation and are able to offer you expert legal advice today.

From our offices in central Louth in Lincolnshire, we offer all new clients a free initial consultation where we discuss the merits of your case. Call us today on 01507 609027 or submit an online form using the enquiry form to the right of this page.

Fatal Road Claims in Lincolnshire

We regularly write blog posts about road safety and road accidents on our county’s roads, which are some of the most dangerous in the entire country.  Since the lockdown measures have been eased we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of enquiries received from clients involved in road accidents in Lincolnshire.

Many of us here at Nigel Askew Solicitors have friends or family who own motorbikes so we were sad to read reports of a serious motorcycle accident on the A16 near Louth last week in which a motorcyclist collided with a car. The motorcyclist sustained life threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance.

This latest road accident comes just weeks after another fatal motorcycle accident on Lincolnshire’s roads, which sadly killed a 30 year old man from Louth who was due to be married.

Tragically, road accidents involving motorcyclists are often serious and are regularly caused by the carelessness of other road users.  Our Lincolnshire based fatal accident solicitors are able to advise you on a claim for compensation.

Motorcyclists should take extra caution on Lincolnshire’s roads

As we have covered in previous blog posts, Lincolnshire’s roads are considered the some of the deadliest in the UK, with over 500 serious or fatal accidents taking place in 2018.

The roads around Lincoln, Skegness, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Louth and Scunthorpe are renowned as being some of the most dangerous in the county, with the A15, A16, A17 and the A46 being particular accident hotspots for both motorcycle and car accidents.

Have you been involved in a serious road accident?

If you or a loved one has been seriously or fatally injured in a road accident, it is vital you instruct solicitors that specialise in this area of law.  At such an incredibly difficult period, financial compensation will not compensate for your loss but can go some way to provide ongoing support for loved ones.

Even if you are partly to blame for the accident, there may be grounds to pursue a successful claim for compensation.  Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today, we have many years experience in representing motorcyclists in claims for compensation and are able to offer you expert legal advice today.

From our offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, we offer all new clients a free initial consultation where we discuss the merits of your case. Call us today on 01507 609027 or submit an online form using the enquiry form to the right of this page.

How to Claim for Asbestosis

Nigel Askew Solicitors specialise in claims for asbestosis and our solicitors have over 25 years experience in successfully winning compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition and would like legal advice on to how to claim for asbestosis, then please contact us today for a free and no obligation phone consultation.

Exposure to Asbestos dust can lead to Asbestosis

The use of asbestos in the UK was common throughout the 1950’s until it was banned in the mid 1990’s. Due to its heat and fire resistant properties, a wide variety of industries used asbestos in varying forms.

Hundreds of thousands of the UK workforce worked with asbestos on a daily basis, unaware of the dangers associated with exposure.

Common types of exposure include;

  • exposure to asbestos in a factory or in construction particularly the construction of power stations
  • exposure to asbestos in the plumbing and lagging industry
  • exposure to asbestos in the shipbuilding industry
  • exposure to asbestos in the manufacturing industry

If you were exposed to asbestos during your working life and have now been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition then you may be entitled to make a financial claim for compensation.

It does not matter that you were exposed to asbestos a long time ago, if you have been diagnosed with asbestosis in the past 3 years, our expert solicitors can advise you on a claim for asbestosis.

Symptoms of Asbestosis

The time between exposure to asbestos dust and the first signs of symptoms can be 30 to 40 years or more.

Symptoms usually begin with breathlessness and accompanied by a cough, chest pain, or a feeling of tightness in the chest. A loss of appetite is usual and sudden weight loss may occur.

If you are currently experiencing any of the above symptoms and have been exposed to large amounts of asbestos dust during your working career, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible. We can liaise with your GP and arrange for you to have a chest x-ray.

How to Claim for Asbestosis

Upon experiencing any of the common symptoms of asbestos related disease, a family GP will often refer a patient to a hospital for an x-ray and then typically a CT-scan. Further investigations may include a biopsy.  Once a diagnosis has been given by an expert consultant, support and practical guidance is provided by local support groups and charities such as Marie Curie and Mesothelioma UK.

It is usually at this stage that patients seek expert legal advice regarding compensation claims.

How much does it cost to make an Asbestosis claim?

No upfront fees are required to make a claim.

We use Conditional Fee Agreements to fund our asbestos asbestosis claims. These agreements are also commonly referred to as either a “CFA” or a “No Win No Fee agreement”.  The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client.  If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time.  For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid up to 25% of the client’s compensation at the end of a successful claim. Law firms fees are mostly paid by the insurers of the losing party, not the client personally and no upfront fees are required to be paid by the client to get a claim up and running.

How long do Asbestosis claims take to settle?

Claims for asbestosis are complex and can take up to 24 months to settle.

Sometimes, very sadly, the person suffering from an asbestos-related disease does not survive to see the conclusion of their asbestosis claim. Where this happens, the expert solicitors at Nigel Askew are able to assist the family with the Coroner’s investigations, including supplying the Coroner with details of work history and exposure to asbestos.

Of course, there is nothing that we can do can lessen the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one to asbestos-related disease, but when the family feel that they are ready, our specialist asbestos solicitors are able to continue the claim on behalf of the next of kin, to ensure that compensation is obtained and justice is gained.

Compensation amount for Asbestosis

Our asbestos solicitors work especially hard to secure the maximum levels of compensation for all of our clients.  Compensation amounts for asbestosis are based on a set of national guidelines, which range between £12,020 and £84,380.

There are several factors which affect the exact amount of compensation you receive, they include;

  • the severity of your condition
  • your age and loss of future earnings as a result of your condition
  • your life expectancy
  • whether you have any dependants

Start your claim for Asbestosis today

From our offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, we are able to advise asbestosis clients across England and Wales. We are also able to advise ex-pat clients, exposed to asbestos in England or Wales but who are now living abroad, on asbestosis claims.

To start the claim process, contact us by calling 01507 609027 or you can complete our no obligation online enquiry form. One of our friendly and expert solicitors will then call you to discuss your matter in more detail, and whether you are eligible to claim compensation for your exposure to asbestos.

For more information about claiming for asbestosis, click here.

PTSD rates rise amongst UK Military

UK Military

Some interesting research from King’s College London has suggested that the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan may have led to an increase in the rate of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) rates in members of the UK military and Armed Forces.

The results of the study were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, have estimated that the overall rate of probable PTSD among current serving members of the military and ex-serving members of the military to be 6% in 2014/16 compared to some 4% in 2004/06.

The study has found that the increase in probable rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was found mainly in military personnel that were deployed to conflict zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The rate of probable PTSD for those military personnel which were deployed was some 9.4%, compared to 5% of those military personnel that were not deployed to the conflict zones.

The findings are from the third phase of a major cohort study by King’s College London, which has been running since 2003 and is funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The rate of PTSD among the civilian population is about 4%.

The lead author of the study, Dr Sharon Stevelink of the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience said: “For the first time we have identified that the risk of PTSD for veterans deployed in conflicts was substantially higher than the risk for those still serving. While the increase among veterans is a concern, not every veteran has been deployed and, in general, only about one in three would have been deployed in a combat role.”

The researchers said one reason PTSD could be more common among veterans of the armed forces is because personnel who were mentally unwell were more likely to leave the armed forces.

Stevelink said: “We have been talking more and more about mental health, so veterans may feel more confident to come forward and say, ‘actually I’m struggling with my mental health and I need to get some care.’”

The findings of the report were based on questionnaire responses from more than 8,000 current and former members of the armed forces, have been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Are you suffering with PTSD?

The lawyers at Nigel Askew Solicitors have seen a large increase in the number of current members of the military and ex-military personnel contact us over the past 12 months, for legal advice relating to claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

If you or a loved one is suffering from any of the symptoms listed below, then please get in contact with us for a free and no obligation assessment of your personal circumstances;

  • Depression, panic attacks, social anxiety or paranoia
  • Irritability and feelings of detachment towards friends and/or family
  • Difficulty sleeping due to severe night terrors
  • Reliving memories of traumatic events

Not only do we understand the complex legal issues involved in making a claim for compensation, we understand the emotional issues too and recognise you may have questions for us before you are ready to start the claims process. We offer all clients a free initial consultation and will aim to answer all of your queries. We are here to help you.

Contact our PTSD UK Military Claim Solicitors today

We are experts in personal injury litigation and have acted for hundreds of clients in claims for compensation. Our friendly solicitors have over 20 years of experience so understand the complex legal issues that arise in military related claims for personal injury, including claims for PTSD.

From our offices in central Louth, in Lincolnshire, our solicitors will work as hard as they can to win your claim and achieve justice on your behalf.

For further reading on Military PTSD, click here

Fatal Lincolnshire Road Accidents – take care driving on our roads

Road accident in Lincolnshire

Road safety in Lincolnshire is important to everyone at Nigel Askew Solicitors. Many of us are parents of teenage road users and we constantly remind our families to take care on our notoriously dangerous roads.  We also speak to countless new enquiries from Lincolnshire road users about serious accidents they have been involved in.

We genuinely care so were very sorry to read recent reports of 3 separate fatal road accidents across Lincolnshire, on the same day in April. The website LincolnshireLive reported the news that a 33 year-old man driving a BMW collided with a lorry on the A15 near Cranwell.  Police were then called to the A17 at East Heckington following reports that an 81 year-old man had died following a collision with an agricultural HGV. The third fatal road accident of the day was following a cyclist colliding with a lorry in Market Deeping.

As we have covered in previous blog posts, Lincolnshire’s roads are considered to be some of the deadliest in the UK, with over 500 serious or fatal accidents taking place in 2018.

Coping after a road accident

The effects of a serious injury following an accident, and the devastation of the families involved in fatal road accidents, can often be overwhelming.  We wrote last month about the options available to families who find themselves in these situations, including local support groups, treatment for PTSD and compensation claims.

Fatal Road Accident Solicitors in Lincolnshire

If you or a loved one have been injured in a serious road accident on Lincolnshire’s roads, it is vital you instruct a local solicitor with the necessary expertise to manage your claim and work as hard as they can to achieve justice on your behalf.

Our experts at Nigel Askew Solicitors have been representing the people of Lincolnshire for over 20 years in serious and fatal road accident claims.    We offer all new clients a free initial consultation and regularly attend clients at their homes to take statements.

For further reading on RTAs in Lincolnshire, click here.

Motorcycle Accident Solicitors – Just how dangerous are motorcycle accidents?

Road accidents involving motorcyclists are often serious and are regularly caused by the carelessness of other road users.  Our Lincolnshire based motorcycle accident solicitors are able to advise you or a loved one on a claim for compensation.

Our latest blog post looks at motorcycle accident figures for 2018, recently published by the government.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Latest figures produced by the department for Transport for accidents in 2018 show that there were 17,890 motorcycle accidents, of which 5,877 were classified as motorcyclists having sustained “serious injuries”. This figure is exceptionally high and represents some 32.85% of all motorcycle accidents, which means 1 in 3 motorcyclists involved in an accident were seriously injured.

An even more alarming statistic is that 389 motorcyclists were involved in fatal accidents, which translates into a motorcycle fatality every 45 motorcycle accidents in the UK during 2018.

When you compare motorcycle accident statistics with car accidents during the same period, it is clear that motorcyclists are involved in a far greater percentage of serious and fatal accidents than car drivers.

Of 165,000 car accidents during 2018, 26,029 were reported to have involved serious injury, where either the driver or passenger required urgent medical attention.

This car accident data means that 15.75% of all car accidents in 2018 were of a very serious nature, compared to over 32.85% of motorcycle accidents during the same period.

Motorcyclists beware on Lincolnshire’s roads

Motorcyclists on Lincolnshire’s roads should also take extra care, our roads are unfortunately some of the most dangerous in the entire country.

The roads around Lincoln, Skegness, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Louth and Scunthorpe are renowned as being some of the most dangerous in the county, with the A15, A16, A17 and the A46 being particular accident hotspots for both motorcycle and car accidents.

Motorcycle Accident Solicitors Lincolnshire

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and any loss of earnings as a result of the accident.

Even if you are partly to blame for the accident, there may be grounds to pursue a successful claim for compensation.  Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today, we have many years experience in representing motorcyclists in claims for compensation and are able to offer you expert legal advice today.

From our offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, we offer all new clients a free initial consultation where we discuss the merits of your case. Call us today on 01507 609027 or submit an online form using the enquiry form to the right of this page.

Military Hearing Loss Claim for £545,000

UK Military

A former Royal Marine has been awarded over £545,000 in compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in relation to military hearing loss claim as a result of exposure to excessive noise.

The Marine had originally been claiming over £1.25 million, in what was seen by many as a landmark case.

The former Marine claimed that his military hearing loss had been caused by his prolonged exposure to noise from thousands of rounds of ammunition, helicopters and aircraft and a range of weapons during his 14 years of service.  He claimed that he was not given the correct hearing protection during his service and is now required to wear hearing aids for the rest of his life. He also intended to work his entire career within the military, however, he was medically discharged and his time in the military was cut short due to his damaged hearing.

Latest Government figures show that military related claims for hearing loss are now the most common type of claim against the MoD for financial compensation.

Are you worried your hearing has been damaged in the military?

The military solicitors at Nigel Askew Solicitors have noticed a considerable increase in the number of military personnel enquiring about military hearing loss claims over the last 12 months.

Some of the most common sources of noise which feature in many of the enquiries we have received over the past 12 months include:

  • Firing weapons during training exercises
  • Working around military vehicle engines
  • Aircraft and helicopter noise
  • Explosions in training scenarios
  • Mortars

If you were exposed to excessive noise during the course of your employment in the Armed Forces and were not provided with any or sufficient hearing protection then you may be entitled to make a claim for military hearing loss.

We are able to advise all members of the Armed Forces, including Army, RAF, Navy, Marines and Special Forces personnel.

Contact our Military hearing loss experts

If you are worried about your exposure to noise in the military and have noticed your hearing deteriorate then please contact us today.  There are strict time limits in place when it comes to making a claim for military hearing loss so we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.

We have many years experience in advising members of the Armed Forces in claims for military hearing loss and are able to advise you on the prospects of a claim today.

For a free and no obligation consultation regarding your military hearing loss claim, please call us on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page (please indicate a convenient time for us to call you).

UK Military Compensation Solicitors – don’t settle for less

If you are thinking about making a civil claim for compensation for injuries or illness suffered in the military, it is vital you consider all of the options available to you before deciding on whether to pursue a claim via the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or through a civil claim for compensation via UK military compensation solicitors.

As expert UK military compensation solicitors, we believe it’s important you speak to solicitors with experience in military claims, who are able to provide you with an experienced opinion on which route may be the best for you, before making a decision on how you will proceed with a claim.

Do not settle for less

The government has recently launched a website called Veterans UK, which is part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). They claim to offer veterans free helpline support and access to compensation via the AFCS.

Many industry experts believe that the MoD are not providing veterans with all of the information available to them regarding time limits in civil claims, which is subsequently leading to many missing out on valuable compensation which they may have been due.

Below, we briefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of claiming via the AFCS.

What is the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?  

The AFCS is a statutory scheme for those in the armed forces who sustained an illness or injury whilst serving in the armed forces.

This scheme is for all sections of the armed forces, including the Reserve Forces.

To qualify, you must be a current or former member of the armed forces, the injury must have been sustained after April 6 2005, and the claim must be brought with 7 years of the injury.

What can you claim for?

The main advantage of the AFCS is that it is a no fault compensation scheme, meaning you do not have to prove the MoD was negligent.

You can claim for any type of illness or injury sustained as a result of service.

A claim can also be brought for service-related activity, such as adventurous training, physical exercise and sports activities organised by the forces.

The armed forces have a tariff scheme which ranges from £1,200 and £650,000 for successful claims.

The upper limit is capped, whereas there is no cap via a civil claim for compensation.

You may also receive a tax free payment for life if the injury results in your discharge and your employment is affected. This will be calculated on your pay and age.

So, why bother bringing a civil claim?

In a civil claim for compensation, you can claim for damages, both for the actual injury, and for other losses, such as loss of earnings.  This element of the claim is often extremely valuable, especially in cases involving clients being discharged on medical grounds.  A client therefore must consider their earning capability in civilian life with their current injuries, compared to their earning potential in the military in full health.

The difference in these figures is often very large and can be claimed for.

Do not settle for less – always consider a civil claim

Claims brought via the AFCS do not factor in damages or loss of earnings.

Claims brought via the AFCS can also be denied, often leaving veterans and families wondering where to turn next.

As expert solicitors in the field of military claims, we advise all clients to seek independent legal advice before deciding on which type of claim is best for their personal circumstances.

Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today

To discuss a new civil claim, contact our UK military compensation solicitors today to arrange a free and no obligation initial consultation, where we will discuss the merits of your individual claim.

Road accident in Lincolnshire – How to cope

Road accident in Lincolnshire

According to the department of transport, more than 160,000 people were injured in road accidents in 2018, with 20% of those people sustaining serious injuries.  Lincolnshire ranked second only to Kent in the total number of serious or fatal road accidents during this time.

The roads around Lincoln, Skegness, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Boston, Louth and Scunthorpe are renowned as being some of the most dangerous in the county, with the A15, A16, A17 and the A46 being particular accident hotspots.

Road accidents can be devastating

The effects of a personal injury in a road accident can be devastating and in some cases, life-changing.  It’s not always obvious where to turn after a road accident, especially if you have sustained a serious injury as result.  Nigel Askew Solicitors have many years experience in helping clients who have been injured in road accidents in Lincolnshire and across the UK.

Here we talk about some of the options available to people who have been involved in road accidents and how to cope with the aftermath.

Local support groups

Support groups like Road Peace offer accident victims and their families support after serious accidents and road deaths.  They offer emotional support, reassurance and practical guidance to all those affected.

There are also many local support groups that can be found via Facebook, which arrange regular face to face meetings to help accident victims and their families cope and offer lots of practical advice.

Physiotherapy

There are many benefits to physiotherapy which include restoring movement and function to someone affected by injury, illness or disability.  Physio can also help prevent further damage or injury on the previously affected area of the body.

Not all road accident victims benefit from physiotherapy and it’s always a good idea to speak with your GP or medical professional before starting any physio to ensure it is right for you.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

According to recent studies, over 10% of all Road Accident victims develop varying degrees of PTSD associated with their car accident.  The feelings of anxiety for both drivers and passengers after a serious accident may last up to 12 months and cause a number of other symptoms including loss of sleep, nervousness and irritability.

There are several treatments available for PTSD which can help alleviate some of the symptoms, which include cognitive behavioural therapy, yoga and massage. Always seek professional help if you believe you are suffering from PTSD as a result of a recent road accident in Lincolnshire.

Financial compensation claim

If you are unable to work as a result of your accident, it will undoubtedly put severe financial pressure on you and your family. If you have been injured in a non-fault accident, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and for any lost wages as a result of not being able to work.

Speak to Nigel Askew Solicitors today

If you have been involved in a road accident in Lincolnshire or anywhere in the UK and would like to discuss the possibility of making a claim for compensation, contact us today by calling 01507 609027 or get in touch by submitting a free online enquiry using the form to the right of this page.

We offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial consultation and are usually able to give you an early indication of your claim prospects and what your claim might be worth.

We speak to all new clients on the phone and if we feel that your claim has good prospects of success we will arrange a convenient time to meet you at your home to take more detailed information from you.

Nigel Askew Solicitors offer no-win, no-fee advice without any hidden charges.

For further reading about road accident claims, read our frequently asked questions page by clicking here.