Slips, trips and falls, workplace incidents and road traffic accidents are among the most common accidental injury claims in Tamworth.
Hundreds of people from across the town are hurt in incidents that were not their fault each year, with some sustaining the kind of injuries that could change their lives either in the short or long-term.
Tamworth, and the West Midlands as a whole, is known for its industrial background with many employed in the manufacturing or engineering sectors, which are notorious for being dangerous environments at times.
Workplace accident claims
One of the most common workplace accidental injury claims in Tamworth comes from those injured working outdoors.
These workers are often required to use tools or machinery which come with moving parts, engines and sharp blades so they need to be given suitable protection.
Employers are under an obligation to ensure that staff are kept as safe as possible by giving them protective clothing (such as goggles, gloves or steel-toed boots), yet many fail to provide sufficient equipment.
This means that people are often hospitalised following injuries to their hands and eyes which could have been easily prevented.
Road accidental injury claims in Tamworth
Some of the busiest roads in the country pass through the Tamworth area, and traffic can build up around the rush hours in the mornings and evenings throughout the week.
This means that drivers, who are either tired after an early start or worn out after a long day at work, are just desperate to reach their destination or failing to concentrate fully on the task of driving. When you are not giving the road, and those around you, your full attention, you put all other road users at risk.
Driver errors, such as misjudged gaps, driving too quickly for the conditions and failing to see another road user at a junction, are the most common cause of accidents.
Thousands of people are hospitalised each year as a result of mistakes made behind the wheel – or handlebars – and they have the potential to cause serious injuries such as whiplash, broken bones or internal damage (even much worse).
Claiming for compensation
If you’ve been involved in an accident in or around Tamworth, then it can be a very traumatic and stressful time. With the medical treatment you needed along with the on-going physiotherapy and recuperation period the last thing you want is to throw a complicated legal procedure into the mix.
That’s why Accident Advice Helpline want to help. We can provide you with advice and information from experienced and friendly personal injury lawyers about how you can make a no-win no-fee* claim for compensation following your accident.
To find out if you can claim you can take the short test on our website. In around 30-seconds you’ll know if you might have a claim and how much it could be worth if you’re successful, allowing you to make the decision over whether to pursue the case or not.
Should you wish to talk through your claim, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile), and our advisors will help you in any way they can.
Date Published: 6th July 2015
Author: David Brown