Abercarn is a small former mining town in Caerphilly country borough in Wales. Historically associated with coal mining collieries, ironworks and tinplate works, these industries have now closed. The town’s economy is now largely based around manufacturing, wholesale and retail and public administration. The area draws in many visitors for its natural beauty and a large number of walking trails.
The area surrounding Abercarn also has many tourist sites, natural highlights like rivers, reservoirs and forests, as well as local and historical landmarks; this makes the town of Abercarn a good starting point for many visitors.
Like any small town in the UK, Abercarn has its fair share of accidents, from accidents at work to the those on the roads or in public places. If you were injured in an accident there within the last three years and it was someone else’s fault, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the most trusted names in the field of personal injury compensation in the UK. We score a massive 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com and we’ve already helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims; we can help you too. Get in touch today to find out how.
Road traffic accidents in Abercarn
The wider county of Caerphilly, of which Abercarn is part, has been incredibly successful in managing road safety over the last six years; in fact, while accident numbers began to rise slightly in 2013, figures have returned quickly to their 2011 levels.
This is thanks in part to successful road safety campaigns on the part of the local government and also more awareness among drivers of the part they play in keeping the roads safe. However, while most of us are aware of the need for care and consideration when we get into our cars, not every driver is so careful.
The leading causes of road traffic accidents in Abercarn and the surrounding area remain drivers speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or being careless or inattentive. Drivers using mobiles while on the roads is a problem that authorities are still tackling.
If you were injured in an accident on the roads and it wasn’t your fault, you could use a personal injury solicitor in Abercarn to help you to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This could compensate you for any physical or emotional pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your accident.
However, it can be difficult to find the right solicitor, especially in small towns like Abercarn. That’s where Accident Advice Helpline comes in; we’re one of the largest law firms in the UK and we can help you no matter where your accident took place.
All it takes is one call to our helpline to get started.
Whiplash accident in Abercarn
Whiplash is an injury that is commonly sustained in road traffic accidents, although it can also be caused by sporting accidents, objects falling on the head or in trips or falls. While not as common as you might have been led to believe, whiplash is considered to be more common in the UK than in other parts of the EU due to the fact that, according to report conducted by APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers), we currently have around 79 per cent more vehicles per kilometre of road compared to the EU average.
The congestion this causes leads to an increased likelihood of accidents and, because whiplash can be sustained in slow shunts as well as high-speed collisions, this could account for the number of injuries of this kind sustained every year.
Whiplash symptoms like headaches, muscle pain, fatigue and pins and needles usually subside quickly, within a day or two of the accident, but some people find they suffer symptoms for weeks, months or even a year or more, and this can be debilitating.
If you were involved in a whiplash accident in Abercarn and you were prevented from working for a period of time, you’ll have experienced a loss in earnings, particularly if you were on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay. A claim for compensation could help you to recover these losses and, while you could enlist the services of a personal injury solicitor in Abercarn to help you, it’s best to get the experts on your side.
Accident Advice Helpline has specialised solely in personal injury claims for over 16 years which means we’ve built up expertise, knowledge and a reputation for excellence in customer service that we can put to good use in helping you with your claim. Talk to us today to find out how.
Slips, trips and falls in Abercarn
Slips, trips and falls are a common injury that we see here at Accident Advice Helpline. In most cases, injuries sustained are minor, perhaps no more than some bruising and a dent to the pride of the victim. However, sometimes injuries are more serious, including fractures and breaks in the ankles or wrists, which can lay you low for significant periods of time.
Most slips, trips and falls in Abercarn are the result of poor housekeeping, whether that’s bad lighting, inadequate floor surfaces, trailing wires or cables or inattentiveness in clearing up spills or puddles formed in inclement weather.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you believe someone else was responsible, you could make a claim for compensation. This could help you to recover some or all of the other costs you’ve incurred as a result, which could include medical bills, prescription charges and travel costs to and from GP or hospital appointments.
A personal injury solicitor in Abercarn could help you to make a claim but, if you’ve already had to fork out expenses, you could be in financial difficulty, and the costs of securing a solicitor could put you off making a claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we believe that everyone should have access to justice regardless of affordability, which is why we offer our service on the a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis; that means absolutely nothing to pay upfront. Our trained advisors can explain more about how this works, so call our helpline today.
Work accident in Abercarn
With an economy based around manufacturing, retail and administration, residents of Abercarn are employed in a diverse range of roles. Work-related accidents are not uncommon and can happen across all sectors of employment.
In manufacturing, for instance, many accidents are caused by the use of corrosive chemicals, working with heat or flame, or falls from a height. The nature of these accidents means they can often result in serious injuries, including burns, head or brain trauma or damage to the back and spine.
Such injuries can lead to extensive recovery periods and some people may find themselves with chronic pain, cognitive injury or a lack of mobility, all of which can prevent them from returning to work. A claim for compensation can help you to recover future loss of earnings, as well as pay for personal care or help around the home.
Accident Advice Helpline has significant experience in dealing with complex work-related claims so, if you were injured in a work accident in Abercarn, we can help you. You’ll get free help and advice as well as representation from one of our highly-specialised, experienced solicitors. We’ll also support you throughout your claim.
Support throughout your claim
Accident Advice Helpline will look after you; we recognise how difficult it is to recover from an accident, so we make it really simple and straightforward to make a claim. Just make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline, where our friendly and professional advisors will explain the process to you.
They’ll take more details about your accident and give you all the advice you need to decide if you want to go ahead with a claim; but you won’t face any pressure and the choice is yours.
If you do go ahead, we’ll be with you every step of the way. So, what are you waiting for? Call us today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. We’re waiting to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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