The Cathcart district of Glasgow was once a much larger area than it is today. It sat astride the county boundaries of Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire stretching from Langside past Netherlee.
Cathcart was originally the home of the Cathcart family. Their hereditary seat was Cathcart Castle. Erected by the Cathcarts in circa 1450, the castle overlooked White Cart Water. Regrettably, the building fell into ruin and, having been deemed dangerous in 1980, was demolished.
Today, Cathcart is mostly residential. It contains a blend of tenements, terraces and villas which are constructed from red or blonde sandstone. The area does have a number of historic buildings such as the Public Hall and Library, and Holmwood House now owned by National Trust for Scotland.
Together with the suburbs of Netherleee and Simshill, Cathcart surrounds Linn Park, a 200-acre natural space. It is the second largest of Glasgow’s parks after Pollok County Park. Linn Park offers residents of Cathcart some beautiful woodland and riverside walks. The Park also contains an 18-hole public golf course, an equestrian centre, and an orienteering course.
Locating a personal injury solicitor in Cathcart, if you should get injured and want to seek financial compensation, could prove challenging. However, by talking to us here at Accident Advice Helpline, we could match you up with a top injury claim specialist to help you with your claim. Talk to us today for more information.
Road traffic accidents in Cathcart
Clarkston Road has over the years been the scene of many road traffic accidents in Cathcart. Some have involved pedestrians who have been knocked down, some have included cyclists, as well as the odd bus and lorry.
Road traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities here in the UK. Looking at Great Britain as a whole, last year in total there were 181,384 reported injuries of which 25,893 were what were classified as KSI’s (Killed or Seriously Injured). Just looking at Scotland alone, the total number of injuries were 10,883 of which 1,885 were KSIs.
Some of these accidents leave victims scarred or injured for life. Many victims become wheelchair bound. Not only are these injuries life-changing but they can have serious financial implications too. Many people find they are unable to carry on with their careers, and nearly all have to make changes to their home environments to make them wheelchair friendly.
Whatever the nature or seriousness of the injury you have suffered in a road traffic accident, if you call Accident Advice Helpline we will find you a personal injury claim solicitor in Cathcart or elsewhere who will ensure that all your financial costs are covered within the compensation that is agreed.
Injury victims are sometimes reticent about trying to claim personal injury compensation because they are afraid that they could end up owing their solicitor large sums of money that they will struggle to repay; especially if their claims fail.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, however, the network of injury claim solicitors we work with all operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis. This gives you the comfort of knowing that should your claim fail for any reason, you will not be expected to pay the solicitor’s legal fee.
To find out more about no-win, no-fee* why not pick up your phone and call us here at Accident Advice Helpline today?
Whiplash accident in Cathcart
If you have a whiplash accident in Cathcart, it is highly unlikely that the injury will be long-lasting. In most cases, the average whiplash injury heals within about two to six weeks, with the help of regular exercise and prescribed pain medication to manage any discomfort. Chronic whiplash injuries, however, can take several months and in some instances even years to completely heal.
Old school thinking was that whiplash accident victims should rest their necks to allow them to recover. Modern medical thinking, however, advocates that victims should exercise their necks as frequently as possible, as this usually speeds up the recovery process.
If you are the victim of a whiplash injury, the first thing you need to do is to go and see your doctor to gain a medical diagnosis. You will need this in order to support any claim you might make. It will also help your claim if you can supply as much proof as possible regarding the accident itself.
Photographs of the accident scene, showing any damage to the vehicles involved will help, as will any statements recorded from witnesses of the incident. If there are any witnesses, you should make a note of their names and addresses so your compensation claim solicitor can contact them to obtain their statements.
Working with the right injury claim specialist is essential as this will make your claim faster and easier to process. That is precisely why we here at Accident Advice Helpline will take great care in matching you up with the best personal injury solicitor in Cathcart to make your claim experience as smooth as possible.
Call us today so we can begin the task of finding the best match for you.
Slips, trips and falls in Cathcart
You don’t have to be elderly to break bones in accidents involving slips trips and falls in Cathcart. People who suffer from the brittle bone disease (osteoporosis) are at most risk, but many younger adults also sustain bone fractures which need to be medically treated.
The worst types of falls are invariably those taken from height. Normally, the higher the height from which the victim falls; the more serious the injury. But the fact of the matter is that falls from heights as low as three or four feet can also cause severe and even life-threatening injury.
If you’ve been injured in a recent fall for which someone else was to blame, you can take the 30-second test here on our website to see whether or not the accident and injury you’ve suffered would qualify for financial compensation. Not only that, but this test will also give you an estimate of what your claim could win for you in terms of personal injury compensation.
If you do take this test and decide that you would like to register an injury claim, Accident Advice Helpline will put you in touch with one of the solicitors we work with who will be able to give you any help you need. The sooner you call us the sooner you will hear back from the solicitor we recommend so why not make that call now?
Work accident in Cathcart
A work accident in Cathcart does not necessarily have to be a stereotyped accident to qualify for financial compensation. As far as injury compensation law is concerned, a workplace accident can also cover things like repetitive strain injuries and work-related illnesses.
Repetitive strain injuries (aka work-related upper limb disorders, or non-specific upper limb pain) cover things like carpal tunnel syndrome and vibration white finger. The most common symptoms of these types of injuries include:
- Limb pain, aching or tenderness
- Limbs stiffening up
- Throbbing sensations
- Sensations of tingling or numbness
- Muscle or joint weakness
Repetitive strain injuries are by their nature progressive. As well as affecting parts of the body they can also interfere with your senses too – for example, your hearing and your sight.
Whereas there is a three-year time constraint for registering most personal injury claims, this can be extended in the case of work-related illnesses that take longer than three years to materialise. If you contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline with full details of the injury you wish to claim for, we will recommend an injury claim solicitor who will negotiate diligently on your behalf.
The sooner you register your claim, the sooner you can expect to receive the compensation that you deserve so please call our national helpline today on 0800 689 0500 had from any landline or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile and let us find the right solicitor for you today.