Fife is the third most populated local authority area in Scotland and is home to around 367,000 ‘Fifers’ which is the name given to people who live there. The majority of the residents live in the three main towns which are Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.
Geographically, Fife lies on the east coast of Scotland between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth. Its inland boundaries are with Perth, Kinross and Clackmannanshire. Historically, it was referred to as the Kingdom of Fife and is part of the South East Scotland city region.
Arguably, it is most famous as the location of the University of St Andrews which was Scotland’s first ever university and was founded in 1413. It has been ranked as the best university in Scotland and third in the United Kingdom after Oxbridge.
It is also the location of the world-famous St Andrews Golf Course which has been operating for more than 600 years. More than 230,000 rounds are played annually over the seven public courses by players from all over the world. The whole complex provides employment for more than 400 local people.
Fife is not somewhere that you would usually associate with injuries and accidents but sadly they can happen here as they can happen in any other part of the country. A lot of the time, no one is to blame and the accident is just an unavoidable and unfortunate incident. However, at other times, someone is clearly at fault. Have you been in an accident that was caused by someone else whilst you were living in or a visitor to the Fife area?
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Road traffic accidents in Fife
Fife has a mixture of motorways (M90), main trunk roads (A91, A92 and A915) and rural roads. The local authority in Fife has a Community Safety Strategy which includes an outcome aim of “fewer people killed or seriously injured on the roads.” Road safety strategies in Fife have been extremely successful. Over recent years, Fife has seen a 37 per cent reduction in the number of people killed on the roads. There has also been a huge 57 per cent reduction in the number of serious injuries and a 35 per cent reduction in the number of deaths to children.
Despite the excellent achievements of the local road safety authorities, a few accidents still take place and some of these are caused by the recklessness or carelessness of drivers.
Personal injury claims are an effective way of sending a message that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable. They are a way for the victims of accidents to get financial compensation (if the claim is successful). Obviously, the money will not make the injury go away but it can be used to pay for services that are needed to aid rehabilitation.
Have you or a loved one been involved in one of the road traffic accidents in Fife? If you have, we can help you to start a personal injury claim. Give us a call right now.
Whiplash accident in Fife
Whiplash is a layman’s term which people use to describe a collection of symptoms related to the neck. The injury is caused by a hyper-extension of the soft tissues of the neck which simply means that they have been stretched too far. As a result, they become damaged, inflamed and eventually painful.
Most of the time the whiplash injury will get better by itself, without medical intervention. The best approach is to seek medical attention as soon as the symptoms start. You will probably be advised to take pain-killers and let nature do the rest. Statistics show that up to 20 percent of sufferers still have symptoms a year after the accident so you may experience a disruption to your home and work life. The most common way in which people get whiplash injuries is in car accidents.
Sometimes, a whiplash accident in Fife is caused by a driver not paying attention. It can also be caused by a driver acting recklessly. If a driver was travelling too fast or was on their mobile phone when they collided with your car, they are probably at fault for the accident.
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Work accident in Fife
The main centres of employment in the area are in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. Dunfermline provides the largest concentration of employment in Fife. Here, there is a long history of manufacturing and this sector still provides eight percent of the total employment. These days, finance and professional industries dominate in the area although wholesale, retail, and transport industries are prevalent in Dunfermline as well.
The area around Glenrothes is dominated by manufacturing and engineering industries. There are also thriving health and service sectors. The manufacturing sector accounts for 15 percent of the entire employment opportunities within the region. It is dominated by digital and computing technologies.
There is no suggestion that workers in Fife are at any more risk than others in the UK. However, accidents can and do happen here. A large proportion of them are associated with manual handling which accounts for around third of all workplace injuries.
Manual handling is a technical term for moving objects from one place to another. An employer can be to blame for a workplace manual handling accident if they did not provide appropriate lifting equipment or if that equipment was poorly maintained. The most effective way to prevent manual handling accidents is to provide appropriate training.
Have you suffered a work accident in Fife recently because your employer did not provide you with appropriate equipment or training? We may be able to help you start a personal injury claim. Our solicitors have the necessary legal skills to handle workplace claims even if they are complex. Get in touch now for a chat with no commitment.
Slips, trips and falls in Fife
You should be able to walk around the public areas of Fife without encountering hazardous situations. Most people will do this. On the other hand, there are a small number of people who have suffered a slip, trip or fall that was not their own fault.
Some trailing cables, a poorly maintained floor surface or broken lighting can be the cause. Yet most slips, trips and falls in Fife are easily preventable.
Do you have a fractured a wrist or sprained ankle after a fall that was not your fault? If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Fife to help with your personal injury claim, you could turn to us. We are a UK-wide law firm with exemplary standards of customer care. Call us right now.
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