Cornwall in the South West of England is a coastal county bordered on three sides by the Celtic Sea and the English Channel. It has a distinct cultural identity that stems from the history of the Cornish diaspora and is officially recognised as a Celtic nation.
With a history stretching back to the Palaeolithic period, Cornwall has been occupied by a variety of people over the years. In the modern era fishing, agriculture and tin mining were the main economic activities, at least until the end of the 19th century. Since then, it has become a popular tourist area for both Britons and those visiting from abroad.
Cornwall has many attractions, from cultural hotspots like the Minack Theatre to its many areas of natural beauty, like Trebah Garden and Lanhydrock House and Garden. It has a large number of museums, including Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
If you were injured in Cornwall within the last year, on the roads, at work, in a public place or anywhere else, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience of specialising solely in personal injury compensation claims. We’re one of the most respected names in the business and we’ve already helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims.
We can help you too; get in touch today to find out more about the service we offer.
Road traffic accidents in Cornwall
Across the UK, local government and other ages work hard to try and reduce the numbers of casualties on the roads. Some have been more successful than others, and Cornwall has seen a significant drop in casualty numbers over the last few years. In 2011, there were 2026 casualties but this had dropped to 1722 in 2015. Over the same period, fatalities fell from 19 to just nine.
Part of this success can be attributed to Cornwall Council and Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service’s road safety initiatives. These include various campaigns and events as well as guidance for young drivers, driving for work and work with young people.
However, local government initiatives on their own don’t completely reduce the numbers of road traffic accidents in Cornwall, and it is everyone’s responsibility to be careful and considerate on the roads. Even the best drivers can find themselves involved in an accident; the leading causes of road traffic accidents remain drivers speeding, driving carelessly (including using mobile phones while driving) and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you believe someone else was responsible, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. If you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries and lost earnings as a result, a claim could help you to recover some or all of those earnings you lost.
A personal injury solicitor in Cornwall could help you to make a claim, but people are often worried about the potentially high cost of securing a solicitor. Many firms will charge you for initial consultations, before you’ve even decided whether to take them on or not.
That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers a 100 percent no-win, no-fee* guarantee. This means that you’ll get specialist, expert representation, as well as support for the duration of your claim, and all at no upfront cost. Call out helpline today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Cornwall
Whiplash is an injury that is often sustained in road traffic accidents. Despite the stigma attached to the condition, a lot of research has been undertaken in recent years that might explain why numbers of whiplash claims are considered to be high in the UK.
For instance, the Association of British Insurers said that since late 1980, “vehicle bodies have become stiffer … increasing crashworthiness in high speed rear-end crashes.” While it’s recognised that stiffer car chassis help to reduce the chance of more serious injuries, more energy is transferred in a crash which can increase chances of whiplash. This is because the head remains unprotected in a crash; the body’s motion is stopped by locking seatbelts, but the head is still whipped forward and back.
Even in slow shunts, this jolt can overextend the muscles in the neck and lead to the symptoms of whiplash, which include headaches, fatigue, dizziness, confusion and muscle pain. While most people recover after a day or two, around one in five people report symptoms that last a year or more.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Cornwall, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation that could compensate you for your physical injuries, as well as emotional injuries like stress, anxiety and depression. A personal injury solicitor in Cornwall could help with that claim, but you can’t always be sure what kind of experience they have in dealing with these kinds of claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the most reputable law firms in the UK dealing with personal injury claims. We score an excellent 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com, as scored by previous satisfied customers. They trusted us to help support them throughout their claim and we didn’t let them down. We can help you too; just call us today to start a claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Cornwall
Slips, trips and falls in Cornwall can happen especially in bad weather conditions. In busy town particularly, pedestrian areas can become treacherous due to black ice during winter. If these areas are not gritted in time, people can easily slip on the ice, leading to injuries like fractured or broken bones.
In cases like these, it’s likely that someone will be responsible for making sure that pedestrian areas are kept safe. If they have failed in their duties in this regard, you might be able to make a claim against them. That could help you to recover some or all of the other costs you’ve incurred following your accident. Those costs could include medical bills, travel costs to and from GP or hospital appointments, prescription charges and more.
It’s always a good idea to get specialist help and support to make a claim, but you might have trouble finding the right personal injury solicitor in Cornwall to help you. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK and we can help you wherever your accident took place. We make it easy to claim, so get in touch today to find out more.
Work accident in Cornwall
Work accidents are not limited to high-risk industries like manufacture or construction. Office accidents account for a large proportion of the work-related accidents that take place in the UK every year. These are usually attributed to people falling from chairs, tripping over obstacles like trailing cables or becoming injured by objects falling on their heads, often in store cupboards.
Every employer has a duty of care to ensure that their employees don’t come to harm in the line of their work; that means carrying out regular risk assessments and reducing or removing any hazards. Those that remain should be clearly signposted, and employees should be given appropriate training on how to work safely.
If you were injured in a work accident in Cornwall and you think someone else was at fault, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Get the help you need from Accident Advice Helpline; we’re represented by well-loved TV personality and consumer rights champion Dame Esther Rantzen, who agreed to be our Patron on the basis of extensive personal research that she undertook.
Find out why she thinks we represent the best opportunity for innocent accident victims to claim justice by calling our helpline today.
How to make a claim
Making a claim is easy. All you need to do is pick up the phone and call our helpline. Calls are free and there’s no obligation; it’s entirely up to you whether you go ahead with a claim or not, and you won’t face any pressure. Our friendly, professional advisers will talk you through the process and give you all the advice and support you need.
Call today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re on your side.