The borough of Erewash is located in East Derbyshire. The area takes its name from the River Erewash and is made up of towns including Ilkeston, Long Eaton, and Sandiacre. Ilkeston, the largest town in the borough, has undergone many changes in recent decades, particularly in terms of its economic roots which were based in coal mining and iron works. Both of these activities have long since disappeared.
Ilkeston is a market town and the market still thrives today. It is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and can be found in Market Square just beside the Town Hall.
Long Eaton is the next biggest town in the Erewash district although because of its proximity to Nottingham it is often mistaken for being part of the City’s urban area. It too has a market similar to that of Ilkeston market. In terms of its industrial heritage, Long Eaton developed as a lace-making centre. At its height in 1907, the lace industry in the town housed nearly 1,400 lace-making machines.
One of the biggest of the lace mills was Harrington Mill which was built in 1885. It spanned 167 metres in length, had 224 cast iron windows along one side, and used a quarter of a million bricks in its construction. Today it has been turned into a business centre
Parts of Sandiacre have been absorbed into Long Eaton. The Erewash Canal runs through the centre of the town, and the small basin just above the town housed lock number eleven which used to be a junction with the Derby Canal. Although no longer in use, a charity has been formed with the specific intention of making the canal navigable once again.
Whether it’s mucking about on the canal, driving your car around the area, or just going about your business, accidents that cause personal injury occur from time to time. When they do, if you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Erewash, you might like to consider Accident Advice Helpline.
Although we are not based in the Erewash area, we operate on a national basis. Our website and helpline make it as easy to contact us as if we were in your home town; wherever that may be.
If you’d like a preliminary, informal chat about registering a claim for personal injury compensation, why not get in touch with us today?
Road traffic accidents in Erewash
One blackspot that witnesses many road traffic accidents in Erewash every year is a stretch of the A38 between the A609 and A610. Even when junctions are governed by traffic lights, accidents still happen when vehicles jump the lights or fail to stop when the lights change to red.
Driver error is a major cause of accidents and injuries here in the UK and if you have been hurt due to the actions of another driver, you could be entitled to financial compensation. However, to warrant compensation, you will need to have received medical treatment for your injury and the incident must have taken place in the three years immediately preceding the date you register your claim.
Although the statute of limitations lasts for three years, we do, however, suggest that injury victims raise their claims sooner rather than later. One reason is that events are still clear in the minds of those involved or those who may have witnessed the accident. So if you are contemplating claiming personal injury compensation, and you are considering using Accident Advice Helpline to act as your personal injury solicitor in Erewash, get in touch with us today.
Whiplash accident in Erewash
Most whiplash accidents happen at low speed. Junctions controlled by traffic lights, and roundabouts are classic examples of where whiplash incidents occur. The most common type of whiplash is when the head is jerked violently backwards and forwards, typically in a “rear-end” collision. It can also happen when the neck is jerked from side to side too, in a side-on collision.
Whichever the direction happens to be, the results are the same. The movement of the neck goes beyond its normal travel parameters causing the muscles, tendons and ligaments to overstretch, and it is this overstretching that causes inflammation, which in turn leads to pain and immobility.
If the immobility and pain are severe, you might be forced to take time off work, and depending on your employment contract, this could lead to a loss or earnings. But when you claim compensation, as well as being recompensed for the injury itself, you are also legally entitled to have any direct expenses or loss of earnings made good.
If you choose Accident Advice Helpline as to act as your personal injury solicitor in Erewash, we will ensure any out-of-pocket expenses that are attributable to your injury are recovered. All it takes is one phone call to our helpline, and we can set about securing any money that you could be owed.
As with any accident, you should register a claim for a whiplash accident in Erewash at the earliest opportunity, so why not make that call to us now?
Slips, trips and falls in Erewash
When slips trips and falls in Erewash lead to injury, you could be determined to seek compensation if your injury was the fault of a third party and it was serious enough for you to be given medical treatment.
Falls can be nasty, and as well as causing injury they can also damage your self-confidence, particularly if you are an elderly person. Some senior citizens suffer from osteoporosis of course, and this can mean getting severely injured in even the most innocuous-seeming fall. Broken wrists and pelvises are quite common, and of course, if it is your pelvis, it will be seriously debilitating.
The amount of compensation you will be awarded relates to the nature and severity of the injury. But if you are curious as to how much your injury could entitle you to, the easiest way to get an idea is to take our 30-second test. It will give you an estimate of what the injury could be worth. Any other costs (expenses or loss of earnings etc.) will be defined separately and in addition.
Taking our 30-second test will result in one of our friendly advisors following your enquiry up if you don’t proceed there and then. This is just to ensure you don’t have any questions. If you would rather speak to someone first, why not call us now?
Work accident in Erewash
If you get injured in a work accident in Erewash, you may be a little scared at the thought of suing your employer for compensation. It is understandable, but you are both morally and legally within your rights to do so if they are responsible in any way.
The thing to bear in mind is that your employer will have employee liability insurance in place to cover this sort of event. Some injuries can be severe enough to end working careers and some can even be fatal. In other words, the amount of compensation that could be awarded can be very substantial indeed. Most small companies couldn’t afford to pay out large sums, which is exactly why liability insurance is taken out. It’s the insurance company that pays and not the employer.
Any accidents that occur in the workplace should be recorded in the firm’s accident book. This is standard procedure and it is in your best interest to ensure a log of the incident has been made. It could help any subsequent claim you register.
Accident Advice Helpline work on a no-win, no-fee* basis
You’ll be pleased to know that we here at Accident Advice Helpline work on a strict no-win, no-fee* basis. If your claim fails for any reason, you won’t have to pay our legal fee. To find out more about this, or to talk over the details of your accident and injury, call our helpline. The numbers are 0800 689 05550 from any landline or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Your call will be answered by one of our team of advisors who will be able to tell you all you need to know. Don’t delay – call today.