Bromsgrove is a Worcestershire town known historically for the manufacture of cloth and textiles. It was also home to MG Rover before its collapse in May 2005. Most employment in the area is now in manufacturing, retail and services. Regeneration of the area in recent years has included a number of business parks, created to encourage an influx of enterprises.
It also has a number of tourist attractions, including museums, arts centres, a safari park and rugby, one of the more popular sports in the town and surrounding areas. Shoppers are also well catered for, with a number of shopping centres and the ever-popular Jinney Ring Craft Centre; these 200-year-old barns have been converted into 12 craft studio workshops with a farmhouse restaurant and gift shop.
As with any busy town centre, accidents are common in Bromsgrove. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we assist the innocent victims of accidents to make claims for compensation, helping them deal with the aftermath. We’re one of the largest law firms in the UK and over more than 16 years, we’ve helped thousands of people to make successful claims.
No matter what kind of accident you were injured in, if it was someone else’s fault, we can help you to seek justice.
Road traffic accidents in Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove is bordered by the M42 and M5 motorways, and intersected by the busy A38 bypass. Travel by car is popular in the town and, although accident statistics for the years after 2012 are not widely available, earlier statistics show that road traffic accidents in Bromsgrove which resulted in casualties were typically under the average for the West Midlands, and significantly lower than the numbers in nearby areas.
That said, accidents on the roads are still common; the motorway was recently closed due to a crash involving a lorry and a car, and accidents involving pedestrians being struck by cars happen with much the same regularity as they do in other, similarly-sized towns.
Regardless of the nature of the crash or how serious the injuries are, road traffic accidents can have significant consequences for those involved. Many accidents involve lengthy recovery times and extensive medical treatment for injuries, which can result in both unexpected costs and loss of earnings as a result of taking time off work. In serious cases, victims can require additional personal care, may have to cope with life changing after effects, and their enjoyment of social activities can be seriously impaired.
If you were in a road traffic accident and sustained injuries that left you out of pocket, or struggling to cope with the pain and suffering, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. Talk to Accident Advice Helpline; we offer a 100% no-win, no-fee service and the most experienced personal injury lawyers, ready to deal with even the most complex of cases.
Whiplash accident in Bromsgrove
Whiplash remains a common injury that leads to personal injury claims. Often resulting from car crashes, it can also be caused by sudden blows to the head such as can be sustained in sports like rugby. It can also occur during slips or falls if the head is suddenly jolted backwards.
Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and tenderness, stiffness in the neck and shoulders, headaches, fatigue, muscle spasms and difficulty concentrating. They often take a few hours to develop, so you may not be aware you’ve suffered a whiplash accident in Bromsgrove immediately following the incident. They usually get worse for a day or two then subside naturally over the course of a couple of weeks.
However, in some cases, symptoms can remain for weeks, months or occasionally, years, causing pain and discomfort, limiting movement and, as a result, impacting on your ability to work or take part in social activities and enjoy your previous lifestyle. Whiplash can be difficult to diagnose and treat; usually, patients are advised to keep the neck mobile and allow the symptoms to subside of their own accord, although painkillers and physiotherapy can be administered in more serious cases.
Due to the difficulties in diagnosing the condition, as well as negative press reports on whiplash claimants, many people who have been injured in this way never go on to make a claim, even if they are eligible to. If you were injured and sustained whiplash in an accident that wasn’t your fault, talk to our friendly and sympathetic advisors who can talk you through all of the aspects of making a claim.
A personal injury solicitor in Bromsgrove could help you to make a claim for whiplash. Our expert solicitors specialise in compensation cases like these, and are best placed to ensure you secure all the compensation you deserve. Speak to our friendly, expert advisors today, and we’ll help you start your claim as soon as possible.
Slips, trips and falls in Bromsgrove
Much of Bromsgrove’s economy is based in the retail and service sector, due to its many shopping centres and local attractions. Slips, trips and falls in Bromsgrove are the most common cause of accidental injury by far, and although they can be embarrassing if they happen in a public place, all too often the faller actually hurts more than just their pride.
The natural tendency is to put out our arms to break our fall, which is why wrist breaks or fractures are common injuries sustained in these kinds of accidents. Going over on your ankle often leads to sprained, strained or fractured joints too and facial injuries can also result. A slip, trip or fall could lead to head injuries, back injuries or worse; in fact, two people per year die in the UK as a result of a seemingly innocuous trip or slip.
Such slips and trips are often unavoidable, and are purely a result of our own carelessness. However, in some cases, they are the result of someone else’s carelessness or neglect. Loose paving slips in a busy town centre, trailing cables in an office or excess water or cleaning fluid in a hotel lobby can all result in embarrassing and painful accidents.
Falls from a height, on the other hand, are often very serious accidents. They are the leading cause of fatality and serious injury as reported each year to the Health and Safety Executive. Due to the nature of such falls, they frequently result in head trauma, brain damage and even serious spinal injury. These injuries can lead to a lifetime of pain, treatment and loss of mobility or cognitive function, and the repercussions can be devastating.
If you or a family member were injured in an accident like this, it’s highly likely that you’ll have been significantly out of pocket due to loss of earnings, travel costs to and from hospital appointments and personal care or help around the home. Compensation can help you to recoup some or all of your costs, and with the help of a personal injury solicitor in Bromsgrove through Accident Advice Helpline, making such a claim can be simple. Get in touch today and find out how you can make a claim for a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault.
Work accident in Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove has above-average levels of employment, with a greater proportion of people economically active than the rest of the West Midlands, and compared with UK averages as well. More people are employed in managerial or professional roles than in the rest of the country on average, with higher average wages and lower levels of benefit claims too.
With lower levels of construction or manufacturing industry work, it might be expected that cases involving a work accident in Bromsgrove might be lower. However, workplace accidents still happen regularly in other industries, even in seemingly ‘safe’ jobs such as office based work.
Some workplace accidents could have been avoided if employers made adequate provision for health and safety. Your safety at work is governed by law and employers have a duty of care to look after their staff and prevent them from coming to harm. If an accident has happened because an employer did not do this, you should not allow them to get away with it.
Employers must take all reasonable precautions to minimise and prevent injuries, including regular risk assessments, provision of warning signs and training to enable employees to avoid accidents. If you were injured in an accident at work and you believe your employer failed to live up to these duties or knew of risk they failed to minimise or warn you of, you could be entitled to make a claim.
This would not only compensate you for your pain and suffering and help you to recover financial losses you incurred; it could also help to change the culture in your workplace, forcing your employer to make changes that ensure no one else will be harmed in the same way. Call our team today and we’ll allocate you a work accident solicitor to put together your case.
Get in touch
No matter how you were injured, if you feel like it was someone else’s fault, there’s every chance you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we pride ourselves on putting our customers first.
We offer free, no-obligation advice from your first call, so if you’re unsure if you’re eligible to claim or would just like some advice, talk to our friendly, professional advisers who will be happy to help. If you decide to go ahead with a claim, we’ll connect you with our personal injury solicitor in Bromsgrove who will take on your claim on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so there’s nothing to pay upfront.
Get in touch by calling our freephone landline number, 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). One call and you could be on your way to getting the compensation you are entitled to so don’t wait, call today.
Date Published: 21st December 2013
Author: Clare P
Accident at Work stats for Bromsgrove
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