The former coal-mining town of Abertillery is situated in the heart of South Wales and is located around half way along the Gwent Valley.
In common with many other areas in the former industrial heartlands of South Wales, Abertillery suffered financially as the coal industry declined. High unemployment and financial deprivation were the result. However, European Union and other funding has successfully rejuvenated the area which has plenty of heritage and natural beauty to build on. The surrounding landscape borders the Brecon Beacons National Park and extensive landscaping work in the 1990s successfully delivered a greener environment. A coal mine and iron works have been cleverly developed into the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. It is recognised that this is one of the prime areas in the world where it is possible to study the full social, economic and technological process of industrialisation.
There are many vibrant local organisations which hold arts, music, sport, and cultural events which attract both locals and visitors to the area. Cultural activities such as the Aberfest, Welsh Folk Dancing, Torchlight Processions and concerts are testimony to the thriving cultural and arts scene.
The combination of industrial heritage, stunning natural landscapes and considerable financial investment makes Abertillery a fascinating area to live in and to visit. It is a safe and pleasant place to live and spend time but sadly accidents can happen here in the same way as they can happen elsewhere in Wales and the rest of the UK. However, we have the expertise to help you make a personal injury claim for compensation for your injuries. If you give us a call, we can explain how we can help.
Road traffic accidents in Abertillery
The town of Abertillery lies just to the East of the A467. This main trunk road runs the entire length of the Gwent Valley connecting Newport in the South with the Heads of the Valleys road (the A465) in the North. The road enables motorists to reach high speeds in places, but is also full of bends and, because of the single carriageway construction, the opportunities for over-taking safely are limited. This has led this road to become one of the most dangerous in Wales, and the entire UK. Tragically, road traffic accidents in Abertillery on roads like this can lead to very serious injuries.
This stretch of road is very popular with motorcyclists in particular, but the area next to Abertillery town has been identified as an accident hotspot. Statistics have confirmed that motorcyclists are the single most vulnerable road user in terms of casualty and fatality rates. Figures for 2014 reveal that there were 6,676 casualties per billion passenger miles for motorcyclists, which is far greater than the figures for any other mode of transport.
When you have been injured in a serious road traffic accident you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Abertillery to help you make a personal injury claim. However, a national firm will have the depth of expertise that is needed to fight your corner and get you the compensation that you deserve. You do not have to compromise on customer care because we pride ourselves on combining exemplary professionalism with a friendly approach. Give us a call today and we can look into your claim for you.
Whiplash accident in Abertillery
When you read about road traffic accidents, you often come across the term ‘whiplash’. This is not strictly a medical term, but it is used to describe a very common injury of the soft tissues of the neck. It happens when the neck is stretched beyond its normal range of movement.
A whiplash injury is caused by the transfer of kinetic energy. When the vehicle in which you are seated is struck by another vehicle, much of the energy is transferred to your vehicle and to your body. Your body is accelerated forward but your head is not, and this causes the neck to stretch outside of its normal range of movement. This is what causes whiplash.
Car safety features such as seat belts and air bags have saved countless lives and reduced the severity of injuries, but they don’t prevent whiplash injuries. A correctly fitted head-rest can help to reduce the severity of a whiplash injury but cannot stop it altogether, and whiplash remains the single biggest cause of personal injury resulting from a car crash.
We can help you if you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Abertillery because you’ve suffered whiplash. We understand the mechanism through which the injury is caused and how painful it can be, and will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We are best placed to help you start a claim for a whiplash accident in Abertillery, so pick up the phone and call us today.
Work accident in Abertillery
The manufacturing sector was once hailed as the replacement to the coal and iron industries in the Gwent Valleys, and successive governments have invested heavily in attracting businesses to the area. Whilst it has not been able to completely take over from the heavy industries, the manufacturing sector does make a significant contribution to the local economy. Around 22 per cent of workers are employed in this sector, which is around double the average figure for the whole of Wales.
Modern manufacturing plants are much safer that the coal mines of the Victorian era. These days, workers are protected by a raft of health and safety legislation. However, it is still possible to suffer a work accident in Abertillery because an employer has not paid sufficient attention to health and safety. Workers can be injured through a lack of training, unsafe equipment or poorly assessed working practices.
If you have suffered a work accident that you think was the fault of your employer, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. This is a method of seeking compensation for your injuries. We can provide you with a specialist work place injury lawyer, so that your case stands the best chance of being successful; all you have to do is give us a call.
Slips, trips and falls in Abertillery
Slips, trips and falls can happen in any public place. They are an embarrassing thing to happen, but even after the embarrassment has passed, the physical injuries remain. They are a very common occurrence and often a result of a momentary lapse of concentration, but just occasionally they are caused by someone else’s negligence.
The organisations that operate public spaces have a responsibility to make sure that they are clear of slip and trip hazards. This means being vigilant for trip hazards and being on top of maintenance checks. Over time, floor surfaces can become worn, lighting can fail, and barriers can break. All of these can result in nasty accidents.
If you are one of the people who have suffered slips, trips and falls in Abertillery you may be dealing with a nasty injury that is preventing you from working. It does not take long for this to develop into serious financial problems that can last longer than the actual injury.
We can help you alleviate these issues by starting a personal injury claim to get the compensation you deserve. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Abertillery, get in touch today to discuss your options.
Taking the stress out of claiming
It is difficult to comprehend how distressing an accident that was not your fault can be until you have experienced it yourself. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we understand that it is even more distressing when the accident was caused by another person
We have spent many years perfecting our systems so that we are able to offer a personal injury claim service with minimum stress. We deal with all of the complicated legal aspects of the case giving you the time and space to focus on your recovery and your family. If you just want to find out more about how the process works you can call us without commitment. Give us a ring right now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are the experts in personal injury claims so why not turn to us.