Airdrie is a town that lies about 12 miles east of Glasgow city centre. The town first appeared in Scottish record in 1373. It was badly affected by losses in the first World War, and by a large number of people emigrating soon afterwards. Several of its largest employers went out of business in the depression and by the end of the 1920’s, there was more than 50 percent of the population unemployed.
The situation did not improve a great deal until the late 1940’s when a large pharmaceutical company and a textile company both moved their businesses to Airdrie. This brought interest from other companies and next to join them were one of the largest UK companies that made music players, such as stereos, and had a record label. These three companies alone, and there were several other smaller ones, employed nearly 3000 workers, and that made Airdrie a prosperous town once again.
Although some of those businesses have now moved on or ceased, Airdrie remains a thriving community. It has a strong involvement in the distilling of whiskey and is also home to one of the largest crisp manufacturers in Scotland.
The town has teams in several different sports including football, rugby union, sailing, tennis, bowls, athletics and fishing. There is much more to do in the town than work and playing sports. There are play centre, spas, nightlife, shopping, tours and many other attractions in Airdrie.
Just sometimes, accidents happen in the town and innocent people are injured when they were not to blame. In this situation, compensation may be due, and they could be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Airdrie. We can make the whole process so much easier as we only work with the finest solicitors across Scotland, so why not give us a call instead.
Road traffic accidents in Airdrie
There are several major roads the run through the town, but according to the collisionmap, most of the road traffic accidents in Airdrie happen toward its centre. In the 3-year period the map covers, there were both minor bumps and serious accidents on Chapel Street, Forrest Street, and on Glenmaviser Road.
Some of those injured were not at fault for the accident, and may well have wanted to make a compensation claim. Only about 30 percent of accident victims go on to make a personal injury claim though, mainly because of concerns over the cost of a personal injury solicitor in Airdrie.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we and any solicitors we work with, operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so that you do not have to worry about finding any money to start your claim, or a hefty solicitors bill if your claim is lost. Want to know more about this? Call us today for all the information you need.
Whiplash accident in Airdrie
If you have been the victim of a whiplash accident in Airdrie you are likely to be in pain and have a stiff neck for several weeks. You may also suffer from nausea, depression, headaches, lower back pain and pins and needles in your hands and arms. Although not all victims will suffer all symptoms, it certainly will turn your life upside down until you have recovered.
People usually walk away from an accident without realising they have whiplash. The pain does not start till a few hours later, and it is often the next day. Then it will get much worse before it starts to get better, but apart from painkillers and gentle exercise, there is not much you can do to treat a whiplash injury.
If someone else caused the accident you were injured in, you should call us to discuss whether you qualify for compensation. Chatting to our friendly advisors is free of any obligation, free of any pressure and free of any charge. You have nothing to lose by finding out more, so call us today.
Work accident in Airdrie
Airdrie has a higher than the national average number of jobs in the construction industry, manufacturing and retail. Each of the trades comes with its own set of health and safety risks, construction being the second most dangerous industry to work in.
There are so many things that can go wrong on a construction site. Electrics that have not been yet made safe can give workers shocks, scaffolding can be not secured properly, there are often lots of vehicles moving about and sometimes things get dropped from height and hit the people below.
Most construction companies take health and safety matters very seriously treating any breach of the rules as gross misconduct with instant dismissal as the punishment. But sometimes accidents still happen and workers and visitors to sites are injured through no fault of their own.
There are time limits for claiming compensation if this has happened to you. Do not waste time looking for a personal injury solicitor in Airdrie, just pick up the phone and call us today.
Slips, trips and falls in Airdrie
When someone trips up in the street, and slips down a couple of steps, the results are often not much more than a red face. But it can be much worse and slips, trips and falls in Airdrie can cause life-changing injuries.
If you have been injured in this type of accident, and someone else was to blame, you could be entitled to compensation. It does not matter who was at fault, as long as it was not you. It could be a local business owner, or a multinational business. Local councils are sometimes at fault, or it could be the authority in charge of the local parks. In fact, it can be anyone that is responsible for safety in public places.
You should not suffer in silence, as making your claim can help to prevent someone else experiencing the same fate as you.
If you would like more information about making a personal injury claim, call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you text ‘claim365’ to 88010, we will call you.