Kirkby-in-Ashfield (or Kirby) is a market town located in the English county of Nottinghamshire. It has a resident population of around 20,000 people. For administrative purposes it falls within the area of Ashfield District Council and the head offices of this authority are located within the town. It is also part of the Mansfield Urban Area.
The town lies on the eastern edge of the Erewash Valley which is in between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. It originated as a Danish settlement but grew into an important coal mining region during the Industrial Revolution when there were three active mines in the area. It was supplied by an extensive railway network at this time but much of this was closed during the twentieth century.
Despite an economic downturn at the end of the coal-mining era, Kirby in Ashfield is recovering and there are plenty of regeneration schemes. The area around St Wilfrid’s Church is designated a conservation area. Also, the local Portland Park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to an unusual geological features. Here, visitors can find rare wildflowers and nature trails through park grass and woodland areas. With the help of European funding, the town centre has also undergone regeneration with a new stone-paved plaza.
There is no data to indicate that Kirkby in Ashfield is any more or any less hazardous than other typical market towns in the UK. It is possible to have an accident there just as it is possible at other locations. Sometimes accidents just cannot be avoided.
However, there is another category of accident. These are the ones that could have been prevented if another person had acted differently. It may be possible to start a personal injury claim after this type of accident. If you are thinking of looking for a personal injury solicitor in Kirkby in Ashfield to start a claim yourself, give us a call.
Road traffic accidents in Kirkby in Ashfield
The busy M1 motorway passes close by Kirkby in Ashfield and there are several busy trunk roads in the area. Locally, road accident data is collected by Nottinghamshire County Council and it shows that around 37 people are killed and injured every week on Nottinghamshire’s roads. The data also shows that the vast majority of accidents have a significant element of human error and many could have been prevented. The council has several initiatives such as enforcement and education interventions that are aimed at further reducing the number of people killed and injured on the county’s roads.
As the above statistics have indicated, some accidents are clearly caused by another driver’s carelessness. Was this a factor in your recent car accident? If it was, and you were injured as a result, we can help you to launch a claim for compensation. We can help after all kinds of road traffic accidents in Kirkby in Ashfield provided that you needed medical attention.
The compensation that we can help you win will enable you to start rebuilding your life and getting your finances back on track. The sooner you start the better. Call us right now.
Whiplash accident in Kirkby in Ashfield
If you have suffered a whiplash accident in Kirkby in Ashfield, you will already be well aware that this can be a very painful injury. It is also inconvenient and can affect your ability to work, to do household chores and even to look after your children.
The injury affects the neck and is caused when the head is accelerated in one direction and then another. It is a type of ‘whipping’ motion from which the injury takes its name. The soft tissues of the neck are stretched which makes them stiff and painful.
Whiplash injuries have been more common since the laws requiring motor vehicle occupants to wear seatbelts came into force. The number of serious injuries and fatalities have been decreased but the cases of whiplash went up.
Do you have a whiplash injury right now? You can expect to get better without any major treatment but is important to get it checked out by a doctor. You may need to take pain killers to help with the discomfort and your doctor will advise on which ones are best for you. Not everyone recovers quickly. Up to 20 per cent of people still have symptoms a year later.
We understand how troublesome a whiplash injury can be. We have been handling claims for whiplash for more than 16 years. You can use this expertise to your advantage. Call us now.
Work accident in Kirkby in Ashfield
Just under 20 percent of the population of Kirkby in Ashfield work in the wholesale and retail trade sector. It is a thriving regional shopping centre with a broad range of independent local owned shops and businesses as well as national chains.
One of the main hazards presented in a retail workplace environment is manual handing. This is a technical term for moving things from one place to another. In a retail store this could be displays, stock or even refuse. It is essential that employees are provided with the correct equipment and training to enable them to move heavy objects around without injuring themselves or anyone else.
There is no evidence that the shops in Kirkby in Ashfield are any more dangerous than elsewhere in the UK. However, accidents can happen in any workplace in the town and employees can get injured through no fault of their own.
Are you struggling to adjust to life after a work accident in Kirkby in Ashfield that left you injured? A personal injury claim may win you some money that can be used to aid your rehabilitation. Give us a call right now and we will explain further.
Slips, trips and falls in Kirkby in Ashfield
Some of the more serious slips, trips and falls in Kirkby in Ashfield result in more than embarrassment. It is possible to sustain very serious injuries in this very simple type of accident. We have helped people who have suffered broken bones and even brain injuries.
Yet, there are many more people who do not make personal injury claims either because they do not know how or because they are anxious about doing so. Perhaps they do not realise that there is so much help and support available from us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
The prevention of slips, trips and falls is usually just an application of common sense. If there was something that could have been done to prevent your accident, call us and have a chat about starting a personal injury claim.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Kirkby in Ashfield because you have fallen or slipped in a public place, we can help. Our skilled team of negotiators will do all they can to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call us now.
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When you are hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Kirkby in Ashfield, think about what you need to make your claim a success. We can offer it all and a lot more. Pick up the phone today and call us on 0800 689 5659. Get in touch with professionals today.