Caernarfon in Gwynedd, Wales, is a royal town, popular with tourists due to its medieval walls, harbour and marina. It has also been regenerated significantly in the past couple of decades, with suburbanisation taking place.
As one of the oldest towns in Wales, Caernarfon is known for its historical landmarks, which include Caernarfon Castle, the town walls with eight towers and two twin-towered gateways, the Church of Saint Peblig and the Old Market Hall, among many others. It has also capitalised on its tourism industry by promoting local culture through Galeri, a creative enterprise centre with a gallery, concert hall and cinema, and Oriel Pendeitsh, a gallery and exhibition space.
Caernarfon has a relatively small population of around 9,600 people (with the highest percentage of Welsh speakers in the country), but its status as a historical tourist destination means the town can still become busy with visitors.
Like any popular tourist destination, Caernarfon sees its fair share of accidents, whether on the roads, at work or slips, trips and falls. If something like this has happened to you, you might be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Caernarfon to help you claim compensation. Well, look no further, because you’ve already found the best in the business.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help innocent accident victims, no matter where you are in the UK. With over 16 years’ experience, we’re ideally placed to deal with your case, so call our friendly advisors today to find out if you could claim.
Road traffic accidents in Caernarfon
Caernarfon is located in the county of Gwynedd. As one of the most sparsely populated regions in Wales, there are fewer road traffic accidents here than in other, busier areas. Like many parts of Wales, the numbers of accidents on the roads have fallen in the last few years, thanks to a commitment to road safety awareness on the part of the Welsh Government. However, serious injuries and fatalities remain at similar levels between 2013 and 2015, according to latest figures.
Caernarfon is a small town with a similarly small population, but road traffic accidents in Caernarfon and the surrounding rural roads still occur. Tight bends in such roads are particularly dangerous for those who drive at high speeds, with a large number of those accidents occurring because the driver of one of the cars was travelling over the speed limit.
Common injuries in car accidents include head and brain trauma, neck and back injuries, burns and broken bones. These can be compounded if those involved were not wearing a seatbelt. The most common reasons for car crashes occurring are speeding, driving carelessly, using a mobile phone and driving under the influence of drink or drugs.
This means that, no matter how careful you are on the roads, you could be involved in a crash that was caused by another driver’s carelessness. If you were injured in an accident like this and you believe you were not at fault, you could make a claim for compensation.
You don’t need to search for a personal injury solicitor in Caernarfon, because Accident Advice Helpline are the national company you can trust to win you the maximum compensation. Call us free today to find out how we could help you to make a claim.
Whiplash accident in Caernarfon
For such a small town, there are a surprisingly large number of chiropractors and physiotherapists in Caernarfon. One common reason for people visiting such practitioners is due to being involved in a whiplash accident.
Whiplash is a fairly common injury in the UK, caused by the head being whipped around unexpectedly due to a sudden force. With more cars on the road per square mile than any other country in the EU, it’s hardly surprising that low speed shunts are a fairly common occurrence, even in small towns like Caernarfon.
Surprisingly, almost 40% of people who suffer from whiplash never make a claim, and around 30% of those who do claim were encouraged to do so by their insurance companies. While whiplash can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, around 90% of claimants were positively diagnosed by a medical professional. This goes to show that whiplash is a genuine, fairly common injury in the UK and that victims should not be put off making a claim if they are suffering through no fault of their own.
Whiplash symptoms can include headaches, muscle and neck pain, fatigue and lack of concentration. In most cases, symptoms take a day or two to develop, then subside over a couple of days. However, in some cases symptoms can last for weeks, months or even years, and can have a major impact on your ability to continue your usual work and leisure activities.
If you were injured in such a way and you think someone else was to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim. We’ve already helped thousands of people just like you to make successful claims, and have the very best team of specialist solicitors on our side to ensure you get every penny you are entitled to. Call us today and find out how we could help you.
Slips, trips and falls in Caernarfon
Slips, trips and falls in Caernarfon can seem like embarrassing inconveniences rather than serious accidents, but sometimes even a minor trip or slip can lead to injury. Broken bones, head and back injuries as well as cuts and bruises can all be very real consequences of slipping over or tripping on something which shouldn’t have been there.
Falls from height, though, are often far more serious. According to the Health and Safety Executive, they are the leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries in the UK every year. Most commonly happening at work, many of these accidents could have been prevented by better safety practices in the workplace.
The nature of falls from height means that injuries can be incredibly severe, including head trauma, brain damage and spinal injuries. Injuries like these are some of the most debilitating, and can lead to limited movement and compromised motor skills, as well as cognitive impairment.
If you were injured in a fall from height, or in a slip or trip anywhere, if you feel that someone else was to blame for your accident, you could be entitled to compensation. An award could help you to recover some or all of your costs, such as medical bills, travel expenses to and from doctors or hospital appointments or prescription charges. In the case of serious injuries, you could be awarded money to cover loss of earnings, including future earnings if you are prevented from returning to work.
We have significant experience in dealing with complicated claims like falls from height, and have some of the best legal minds in the business ready to help you with your claim. We will begin by offering free, no-obligation advice from the start and will give you the best support throughout your claim.
Just talk to our friendly, professional advisors by calling our helpline; they’ll give you all the help you need.
Work accidents in Caernarfon
Like the rest of the county of Gwynedd, Caernarfon has employment levels that are in line with UK averages. The majority of people are employed in a high level position or professional occupations, with above-average levels of people working in skilled trades and elementary occupations, as well as leisure, in part due to the large draw of tourism in the area.
Work accidents in Caernarfon happen in all industries, although they may be more common in skilled trades, construction and leisure. Most work-related accidents are unavoidable, being random incidents that no one was to blame for. However, in some cases, these accidents are related to bad workplace practices and a lack of due care by employers.
In the UK, employers are bound by legislation, which is governed by the Health and Safety Executive, that ensures the safety of workers in all industries. Employers have a duty to ensure your workplace is made as safe and free from risk as possible, so that you can do your job effectively without putting your health or safety in jeopardy.
This can include providing adequate training as well as any necessary personal protective equipment and clothing. It also means carrying out thorough risk assessments and removing or reducing hazards or risk, including using appropriate signage. They must also ensure that all equipment is regularly tested and maintained, and either repaired or replaced if it becomes outdated, faulty or defective.
If you feel that you were injured due to negligence or carelessness on the part of your employer, you could be eligible to make a claim. These situations can be tricky, complicated and difficult, so not any old personal injury solicitor in Caernarfon will do. The solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline have years of practical experience in fighting these types of cases, so call us first and see how we can help.
Get the help you need to make a claim
You don’t need to suffer in silence and you don’t need to go it alone if you decide to make a claim. With over 16 years’ experience in helping innocent accident victims to make a claim, Accident Advice Helpline is on your side.
Just make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline and our friendly, professional advisers will get all the details on your accident, explain the claims process to you in full and give you all the advice you need to decide if you’d like to go ahead with a claim. We’ll support you throughout and, because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, you probably won’t even have to go to court.
You could start your claim today with one phone call, so, why wait? Call us no free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re here to help
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: Clare P