Abergavenny is a market town in South Wales, known as the “gateway to Wales”. It is a medieval walled town with a castle and is home to a number of annual festivals. These include the National Eisteddfod which celebrates culture and language in Wales, the Abergavenny Food Festival and the Steam, Veteran and Vintage Rally. Other popular festivals include the Country and Western Music Festival and the Abergavenny Writing Festival.
It is also known for a number of markets that are held in Market Hall; these include retail markets, a flea market, antiques and crafts fairs. Tourists are also attracted to the area by its proximity to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Although the larger area of Abergavenny has a relatively small population of around 12,500 people, the town itself can become busy due to its attractions, markets and medieval sites. As a result, and like any small town, it also sees its fair share of accidents. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 16 years’ experience of helping innocent accident victims to seek justice by making a personal injury claim.
If you were injured in Abergavenny and you believe someone else was at fault, we can help you today; call us now to find out more.
Road traffic accidents in Abergavenny
The county of Monmouthshire, of which Abergavenny is one of the principal towns, has seen a significant reduction in the number of road traffic casualties in recent years, falling from 236 to 173 between 2013 and 2015. This is partly due to an increased focus on road safety from the local council and national assembly.
However, there are still on average 21 people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accident in Abergavenny and the larger county each year. High speed road traffic accidents can frequently happen on rural roads, as drivers are lulled by the lack of traffic into speeding, only to find themselves losing control on sharp bends, or colliding with another vehicle at high speeds.
Injuries sustained in road traffic accidents in Abergavenny have become less serious in nature overall as manufacturers implement new technologies and safety features. However, they can still result in broken bones, neck and back injuries, facial damage and blunt force trauma. If you have sustained injuries like these in a car accident that was caused by someone else, talk to Accident Advice Helpline today. One free, no-obligation call is all it takes to get advice on how to make a claim and to get the process started.
Whiplash accident in Abergavenny
While road traffic fatalities and serious injuries have decreased in the area, even minor shunts in traffic can cause a whiplash accident in Abergavenny. This is due to the nature of whiplash, in which the head is thrown forward and back. Latest advances in seatbelt technology, which apply an opposing force to the body to prevent serious injury in a crash, tend to increase the likelihood of whiplash, even at very low speeds.
However, even though whiplash is a fairly common injury in road traffic accidents, around 40% of people who are eligible to make a claim for compensation never do. This is due both to negative media coverage of whiplash claims putting people off and also victims assuming that their injuries are too minor to warrant a claim. While most symptoms of whiplash, which can include headaches, neck pain, back pain and dizziness, subside over a couple of weeks, some people experience the effects for months or even years. The pain can be debilitating, leading to time off work and psychological side-effects like depression.
If you sustained an injury like this in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could make a compensation claim. An award could compensate you for any pain and suffering you’ve experienced, as well as help you to recover any costs you’ve incurred as a result. To find out if you’re eligible, you can take our 30-second test online right now. Just answer a few simple questions about your accident and we’ll tell you if we think you are eligible.
Alternatively, call our friendly, expert advisors today, who can discuss your accident and help you decide if a claim is likely to be successful. All cases are dealt with in absolute confidentiality, and you are under no obligation to go ahead just from making a call. Talk to us today – you really have nothing to lose.
Slips, trips and falls in Abergavenny
With a large number of hotels, pubs, restaurants and shops, Abergavenny town centre can become busy at weekends. For many of us, slipping on water or tripping over a loose paving stone causes us no more harm than a bit of a blow to our pride. For others, though, it can result in broken ankles, fractured wrists or even facial injuries.
Falls from a height, on the other hand, often result in far more serious injuries; the Health and Safety Executive reports that falls from a height are the leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries in the UK every year. Survivors of such accidents may end up with very serious injuries, including head trauma, brain damage or spinal injury. Every year, victims of these kinds of accidents find their life changes overnight; maybe they can no longer work, enjoy their hobbies, or need more help just completing simple day to day task.
If you’ve been injured this seriously through no fault of your own, you should never have to suffer in silence. In fact, if you have sustained any kind of injury following slips, trips and falls in Abergavenny, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. We are here to help you do that, and to make the whole process as simple and straightforward as possible.
You don’t even have to spend hours searching for a personal injury solicitor in Abergavenny, because you won’t find more experienced or expert legal advice than that on offer from Accident Advice Helpline. Our specialist solicitors are ready to help you with your case, and to win you the cash you deserve for your blameless injury.
Don’t delay, call us today and find out if you can make a claim.
Work accidents in Abergavenny
The county of Monmouthshire has levels of employment that are similar to national UK averages, and higher than the rest of Wales. Most people are employed in professional, managerial or administrative roles, but there are also significant numbers of people in the service and care sectors.
Work accidents in Abergavenny can happen in any kind of industry, although the nature of the accidents can vary from one occupation to the next. While serious injuries may be more common in industrial settings or construction sites, even people in shops and offices can end up being hurt in an accident.
Under health and safety legislation, employers are responsible for looking after their workers, and providing them with a safe place to do their job. They must take all reasonable precautions to ensure they don’t come to harm, by removing or managing any hazards which could potentially lead to injury.
Adequate signage, full training and appropriate personal protective equipment should all be used in the workplace, with regular risk assessments undertaken to identify and manage any hazards. All equipment should be properly checked and maintained and, if it becomes damaged or faulty, should be adequately repaired or replaced.
If you were injured at work and you think that it was as a result of your employers’ negligence or carelessness, you could be entitled to make a claim. You’ll need the help of a personal injury solicitor in Abergavenny, which is why you should call Accident Advice Helpline. Not only could a compensation claim provide you with a valuable financial cushion to help you get back on your feet, but a successful claim will ensure your employer improves their business practices, protecting other workers from injury in future.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today and let us help you start your claim.
How we can help
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a number of ways in which we can support you to make a claim. For starters, you can take our 30-second questionnaire which will help you to check your eligibility. If you’d prefer to speak to a real human being, we’re on the end of the phone for you whenever you’re ready to call.
Our friendly, professional advisers will explain the claims process to you and take more information on your accident. They’ll let you know if you’re likely to be successful with a claim, but will leave the choice up to you. There’s no obligation and no pressure to go ahead; just straightforward, helpful advice.
You won’t need to find your own personal injury solicitor in Abergavenny, because there’s nobody better to handle your case than our team of expert, specialist legal professionals. We work on 100% no-win, no-fee, so there are no upfront costs to consider before you start a claim. We won’t send you a big legal bill if your claim is unsuccessful, and there’s a high chance you’ll never even need to go to court.
With all this help available, why wait? Call us today, free from a landline, on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We could help you to get the compensation you are entitled to in a simple, stress free way.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: Clare P