Straddling a meandering section of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire. It is located a mere nine miles east of the Welsh border and it acts as the commercial and retail centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales.
Shrewsbury is an ancient market town and its centre is steeped in history with a largely unspoilt medieval street plan. Visitors can stroll past over 600 listed buildings, which include houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries with examples of early timber framing techniques.
The attractive town is a popular tourist destination and one of the essential stop-overs on the tourist itinerary is Shrewsbury Castle with its red sandstone fortifications and collections from the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals and weapons.
The combination of retail and commercial facilities and fascinating historical buildings make Shrewsbury a lovely town to visit and it is a great place to live for the 72,000 residents. It is a safe and interesting town to spend time in but sadly accidents can happen here as they do elsewhere in the UK.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Shrewsbury because you have been injured in a road traffic accident or even a slip, trip or fall that was not your fault, let us help you to start a claim for compensation. We have the expertise to help you make a personal injury claim for compensation for your injuries. When you contact us, we can explain how we can help. Call us now.
Road traffic accidents in Shrewsbury
The main A roads in mid Wales and the border counties snake through open rural areas and small towns and villages. They handle a combination of agricultural, business and tourist traffic moving at varying speeds. This can be a dangerous combination and the roads in Shropshire have been the location of some very nasty accidents. Tragically, some fatalities have been recorded.
Figures from the Department of Transport have identified Emstrey Island on the outskirts of Shrewsbury as an accident hotspot, as there have been four serious and one fatal accident there in recent years.
Despite some excellent road safety and casualty reduction strategies by the local road safety and police authorities which are aimed at reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on the local roads, some accidents still occur and road traffic accidents in Shrewsbury are still a possibility.
Getting injured in a serious road traffic accident that was not your own fault may have left you looking for a personal injury solicitor in Shrewsbury to help you make a personal injury claim. Have you considered the advantages of using a national firm instead? We have the depth of expertise to fight even the most complicated of claims.
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Whiplash accident in Shrewsbury
When you think about road traffic accidents, the term ‘whiplash’ often comes to mind. This is a quasi-medical term which is widely used to describe a common neck injury following car accidents. The damage occurs when the soft tissues of the neck are stretched beyond their normal range of movement.
A whiplash injury comes about because of the transfer of kinetic (movement) energy when one vehicle strikes another vehicle or some other object. If you are sitting in a vehicle when it is struck, a large proportion of the energy of that vehicle is transferred to your vehicle and to your body. Your body accelerates forward because it is strapped into the car. Your head, however, does not and this causes a ‘whipping’ action.
Whiplash is both painful and inconvenient and it can be frustrating if your injury was caused by another person. However, we can help if you want to make a personal injury claim. We understand the mechanism through which the injury is caused and how to construct the best claims after a whiplash accident in Shrewsbury. Pick up the phone and call us.
Work accident in Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury’s position as a regional commercial and retail centre (with a retail output of over £299 million per year) means that there are plenty of retail and light industry jobs available. A large number of residents work in the local distribution centres and enterprise parks. Four out of every five jobs in the town are provided by the service industry and retail, food and accommodation services make up a significant proportion of that.
Modern retail and commercial premises are designed and constructed with worker health and safety in mind. However, it is often the policies and practices that present the hazards rather than the buildings themselves. Employers have a duty to implement appropriate policies to keep their workforce safe and most do but it is still possible to suffer a work accident in Shrewsbury because an employer has not paid sufficient attention to health and safety.
If you have suffered an accident at work that you feel was the fault of your employer, why not give us a call in complete confidence? We can provide you with a specialist work place injury solicitor to give your case the best chance of being successful. Give us a call.
Slips, trips and falls in Shrewsbury
Slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident to happen in a public place. It can be very humiliating to suffer this type of accident in a public place, but physical injuries often cause a lot more than embarrassment. Are you paying the price for an accident that was caused by someone else’s lack of care and attention?
Even the less serious injuries such as a fractured wrist can end up being very painful and can disrupt your everyday life for several weeks. The organisations that operate public spaces have a duty of care to those that visit them. If you are one of the people who have suffered slips, trips and falls in Shrewsbury because of a lack of care and attention, you may be able to start a personal injury claim. This will not make the injury go away but it can ensure that you do not have to endure financial difficulties as well.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of legal advice and support. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Shrewsbury, get in touch with us today to get some down to earth advice with no legal jargon. Call us now.
Personal injury claims with no stress
Only the people who have been through the experience can truly appreciate how distressing an accident that was not your fault can be. However, here at Accident Advice Helpline we have helped thousands of people in your situation, so we have an insight into how your life is being impacted.
This has enabled us to perfect our systems so that we are able to offer a personal injury claim service with minimum stress. We will take on all of the complicated legal aspects of the case and will deal with as much of the paperwork as we can. If you just want to find out more about how the process works, without committing to anything, we are happy to chat to you. The decision to proceed with the claim is yours to make. Give us a ring right now on 0800 689 5659. We are waiting for your call.