Cumbria in North West England is a ceremonial county, a rural area that contains the Lake District and its National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The economy in the area is comprised of manufacture, shipbuilding, nuclear processing and production, although by far the largest industry is centred around tourism.
Cumbria has many attractions both within and without the Lake District. Some of the most popular are the Whinlatter Forest Park and Visitor Centre, Carlisle Cathedral and the Dock Museum. Other attractions include the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Muncaster Castle. The area also has a large variety of sports teams including football, rugby league, rugby union, cricket and a local sport called uppies and downies.
Like any large area that attracts a lot of visitors, accidents happen regularly in Cumbria. These can take place in public places, at work or on the roads. If you were injured in an accident in the area and you believe someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK and we can help you wherever you are in the country. We specialise solely in personal injury claims, so you know that we have the expertise and knowledge you need. We’ve already helped thousands of people to make successful claims and we can help you too. Call us today for more information.
Road traffic accidents in Cumbria
Cumbria is an area that has only seen a modest fall in number of road traffic accident casualties in recent years. Overall casualties fell from 1755 in 2011 to 1733 in 2015, while fatalities only fell by one over the same period. The Cumbria Road Safety Partnership works hard to educate the public on road safety, but ultimately drivers are responsible for how they use the roads.
The leading causes of road traffic accidents in Cumbria and around the country are recklessness, carelessness and illegal behaviour. This includes speeding, not paying attention to the roads (using a mobile while driving, for instance) or driving while under the influence of drugs or drink.
If you were injured in an accident like this, it’s likely that you sustained injuries that were serious enough to warrant at least some time off work to recover. That often leads to a loss of earnings, especially if you were on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay. If you believe someone else was responsible for your accident, you could make a claim against them for personal injury compensation, which could help you to recover your lost earnings.
While you could use a personal injury solicitor in Cumbria to help you with your claim, it can take time and energy to narrow down the vast range of solicitors and firms out there. Instead, why not rely on a trusted, national firm that specialises in these kinds of claims? Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in personal injury claims, making us one of the leading firms in this area in the UK.
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Whiplash accident in Cumbria
Whiplash is an injury often associated with road traffic accidents. However, it can also result from playing sports. In contact sports, particularly rugby and boxing, a person can receive a forceful impact, most commonly from behind, that jolts the head and causes the head and neck to snap forward. This results in overextension of the muscles in the neck, leading to the symptoms of whiplash.
Those symptoms can include headaches, neck pain and stiffness, lower back pain, dizziness, loss of concentration or pins and needles in the arms. While most sports injuries are unavoidable and an inherent risk of the sport, occasionally they happen due to the carelessness of an appropriate person in ensuring that players are well-trained to avoid such injuries.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Cumbria, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. This could compensate you for any physical injuries you sustained, as well as secondary emotional injuries, such as stress, anxiety or depression.
You could use a personal injury solicitor in Cumbria to help you make your claim, but it can be tricky to find a solicitor or firm that has the expert knowledge you need. Many firms are ‘jacks-of-all-trades’ and don’t specialise in personal injuries, for example.
Accident Advice Helpline, on the other hand, is one of the most reputable and well-known law firms that specialises solely in personal injury claims. All of our solicitors are experienced in this field and can help you make the best possible claim, with the best chance of your claim being successful. Get the help you need to make a claim by calling us today.
Slips, trips and falls in Cumbria
Slips, trips and falls can happen in public places, both indoors and outdoors. Common places for indoor accidents like these are shops and shopping centres, restaurants, hotels, cinemas and venues. Outdoor accidents can take place in car parks, on the pavement, in parks or crossing the road.
Most slips, trips and falls in Cumbria are random, unavoidable accidents that couldn’t have been prevented. Sometimes, though, they come about due to the negligence or carelessness of a responsible party. For instance, if a wet floor hasn’t been properly dried and there is no signage, the proprietor of the business or the owner of the building could be held responsible.
If you were injured in an accident like this within the last three years and you weren’t at fault, you could make a claim for compensation that could help you to recover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred as a result. These could include medical expenses, especially for treatment like physiotherapy, for travel expenses to and from hospital appointments, or prescription charges.
It’s always a good idea to get help and support to make a claim from a specialist and, while a personal injury solicitor in Cumbria could help you, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline instead? We’ll not only give you help and support throughout your claim, but we also guarantee to work with you on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis; not only that, but because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, you probably won’t have to go to court.
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Work accident in Cumbria
A large proportion of Cumbrian residents are employed in the tourist industry and, while workplace accidents can happen in any sector, there is an increased likelihood of some kinds of accident in the tourism. For example, tourism workers who act as guides through the Lake District or other natural areas run the same risks as members of the public, such as slips, trips or falls, animal attacks and more.
While everyone is responsible for their own health and safety and that of the people around them, employers have a specific duty of care to protect their employees. This means ensuring that all workers are provided with adequate training in order to work safely, and that this training is updated regularly and as required.
If you were injured in a work accident in Cumbria and you believe someone else was responsible, you could make a claim against them for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make that claim. We’re already trusted by thousands to help them with their claims, and we score a massive 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com, as scored by our previous satisfied customers.
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