Manchester is a major city in the north-west of England, with a population of 514,414 in 2013. If you’re living or working in a big city like Manchester, or visiting it on holiday, you may notice that more accidents happen here on a daily basis. This is because there are more people here and the environment is so busy – not to mention the traffic. In fact, traffic in Manchester caused 765 pedestrians to be injured across the Greater Manchester area in 2015, according to the Manchester Evening News, with 20 of these injuries proving fatal. If you need advice, then hunting for an accident helpline in Manchester itself may not be the way to go.
Accident Advice Helpline, however, covers the whole of the UK, so if you’re considering making a personal injury claim after an accident in Manchester, you can get in touch with us, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
Why might you need an accident helpline in Manchester?
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, then you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This could have been an accident at your place of work, a road traffic accident or even an accident in a public place like a shopping or leisure centre. Ignore those who moan on about ‘compensation culture’ – although a rise in the number of people claiming compensation is often viewed as political correctness gone mad, if somebody else’s negligence caused your accident than you are perfectly entitled to make a claim for compensation.
You may need an accident helpline so that you can find out whether you’re entitled to make a claim after your accident. Or perhaps you need to call an accident helpline in Manchester for advice and to find out more about the claims process. Some people are daunted by the idea of making a personal injury claim, and speaking to a professional personal injury lawyer or advisor can help to put their mind at ease.
How could you be injured in Manchester?
You could be injured in a road traffic accident and looking for an accident helpline in Manchester due to the busy roads and large amount of traffic commuting to and from work daily. Even if you decide to cycle to work, you could still be at risk. In 2014, figures show that the number of cycle deaths on Greater Manchester’s roads rose by almost 30%, with 54 people killed in cycling accidents. You could be injured in a road traffic accident on your way to work, or even injured if you decide to travel by public transport. Injuries sustained on buses and trains are not uncommon.
You could even make a personal injury claim if you have been injured at work. Whilst some workplaces carry more risks than others – for example, working on a construction site or in a factory is a little more risky than your average desk job – you could be injured in an accident at almost any place of work, from an office to a shop. If you are injured whilst doing your job, your employer could be held liable if there was more they could have done to prevent your accident from happening. For example, perhaps they could have carried out a risk assessment, or ensured that equipment you were using was properly maintained and safe to use. If you are injured at work in Manchester, your employer has a duty to report certain diseases, dangerous occurrences and over seven day injuries to the Health and Safety Executive, who may carry out their own investigations.
Claiming compensation after an accident in Manchester
Looking for a local personal injury solicitor or accident helpline in Manchester to handle your personal injury claim may not always be the best idea if you’ve been injured in an accident locally. Smaller firms may not have the experience or expertise in accident claims that larger companies can offer. In fact, Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury law and we have been helping people claim for over 16 years. You could find you are entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering but also for your financial losses. This means that if, for example, somebody has rear-ended your vehicle in a road traffic accident and you need to take time off work with whiplash, you could be compensated for your lost earnings whilst you’re off work.
How much compensation are you likely to get?
This is probably the single question that we get asked the most here at Accident Advice Helpline. It’s almost impossible for us to say exactly how much compensation you could get, as accidents and injuries vary so greatly and every claim is different. The amount you could claim for a serious head injury sustained after being hit by a car will vary from the amount you could receive if you break your ankle after a slip or trip in a shop, for example. One way you could get an idea of how much compensation you could be awarded is to use the 30-second calculator on our website, which will let you know what you could be entitled to receive.
Get in touch with us to find out more
Most personal injury claims can be settled over the phone, so if you need to call an accident helpline in Manchester, make it Accident Advice Helpline. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 5659 and we’ll be able to tell you whether or not you have a viable claim. It’s a chance to discuss your accident with one of our experienced, professional advisors, and get confidential, no-obligation advice, as well as a chance to ask any questions you have about the claims process and what happens next. Call us today and get the ball rolling on your claim.