Dungannon in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland is the third-largest town in the county. Formerly the capital of the O’Neill dynasty, the area has a turbulent history. Its economy was once centred around agriculture and linen production but has evolved to mainly feature food and light engineering.
There are a number of local landmarks in the area, including Dungannon Park and Parkanaur Forest Park. Castlecaulfield is a historic site that draws visitors and the Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurl House Arts and Visitor Centre is an important cultural attraction.
If you were injured in an accident in Dungannon within the last three years and you weren’t to blame, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience of specialising solely in personal injury claims and, in that time, we’ve helped thousands of innocent accident victims to successfully claim the compensation they were entitled to.
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Road traffic accidents in Dungannon
Statistics on road traffic casualties for individual counties in Northern Ireland are not readily available, although the region as a whole has seen an increase in overall casualty numbers in recent years. In 2011 there were 8,760 casualties and this increased to 9,591 in 2016. Fatalities increased from 59 to 68 over the same period.
Studies have shown that the leading causes of death on the roads in Northern Ireland are alcohol and speeding, with almost 80 percent of fatalities involving men. Dungannon has become part of a multi-agency group to tackle road safety which aims to promote awareness in order to reduce casualty numbers.
Road traffic accidents in Dungannon can result in serious injuries that can take significant periods of time to recover from. During that time, many victims find that they are unable to look after their families or engage in hobbies or social activities the way they used to. This can lead to a sense of isolation which often results in secondary emotional injuries likes anxiety and depression.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you weren’t responsible, help is at hand. Government legislation entitles you to make a claim for personal injury compensation that could compensate you for both your physical and emotional injuries.
You could use a personal injury solicitor in Dungannon to help you with your claim, but it can be tricky to know which solicitor or firm has the expert knowledge you need to make the best claim. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK and can help you wherever your accident took place. Talk to us today to find out more about the services we offer.
Whiplash accident in Dungannon
Whiplash may not be the epidemic we have been lead to believe. A study by APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) into whiplash in the UK found that only around one in a hundred people suffered a whiplash injury in 2011. Of those, nearly 40 percent who would have been eligible to make a claim never did so.
About a third of whiplash victims reported symptoms that subsided within a month, but around 1 in 5 had symptoms that lasted more than a year. Taken as whole this means that, far from being an epidemic, many genuine whiplash victims who are eligible to make compensation claims never do so.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Dungannon, you might have suffered from symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, confusion, headaches, muscle pain or spasms and pins and needles in the arms. Such injuries can take time to heal and you might have had to take time off work to recover, resulting in a loss of earnings.
If your accident took place within the last three years and was someone else’s fault, you should think seriously about making a claim for compensation. Why should you have to suffer financially as well as physically for someone else’s actions?
While you could use a personal injury solicitor in Dungannon to help you with your claim, many people are put off by the high costs of solicitors. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers you a 100 percent no win no fee guarantee; if you’re eligible to claim, we’ll give you expert support, advice and representation at no upfront cost. Call us today to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Dungannon
Every year, thousands of people are injured in slips, trips and falls. While many people suffer only minor injuries like cuts and bruises, many people also find they suffer from musculoskeletal injuries like back or shoulder pain, or fractures, dislocations or broken bones.
Slips most often occur when your foot loses traction with the floor, usually from slippery floor surfaces or water underfoot. Trips usually happen due to catching your foot on an obstacle, like cracked paving stones or electrical cabling.
If you were injured in slips, trips and falls in Dungannon, you might be eligible to make a claim for compensation, if you can prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries, due to their inaction or carelessness.
A personal injury solicitor in Dungannon could help you with your claim, but there are often so many firms to choose from that it’s hard to narrow it down. Instead, why not rely on a reputable, trusted name with an excellent track record in these kinds of claims?
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Work accident in Dungannon
Work-related accidents can take place in any industry and any line of work. The most common accidents at work remain slips, trips and falls, muscle strains or repetitive injuries, being struck by falling objects or coming into contact with hazardous chemicals.
All employers have a duty of care to their employees to make sure they don’t come to harm while at work. That means they must carry out regular risk assessments and remove or reduce hazards that are found. Hazards must be clearly signposted and adequate training should be given to all employees. Any equipment used should be regularly inspected and maintained, with faulty or outdated equipment repaired or replaced.
If you were injured in a work accident in Dungannon and you believe someone else was responsible, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline will support you throughout your claim, with sensible, straightforward advice and specialist representation. Also, because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, you probably won’t have to go to court.
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