In splendid isolation on the rugged West coastline of Wales, the Victorian town of Aberystwyth has been attracting visitors since the early 1800s. The original tourist boom was facilitated by the completion of a rail link (the Cambrian Railway Line) from Machynlleth in the North to Carmarthen in the South. The town’s impressive railway station is a reminder of its heyday as seaside resort when it was dubbed the “Biarritz of Wales” although modern day Aberystwyth still has plenty to offer the discerning traveller.
For many, Aberystwyth is a place of learning and culture. It is home to the National Library of Wales which boasts one of the best views of any library in the world. It houses historical collections of national and international importance, including 950,000 photographs. Aberystwyth University is rightfully proud of its position as University of the Year 2018 for teaching quality, as well as its ranking among the top 10 of all UK universities.
The majority of visitors to Aberystwyth remember it for all the right reasons, but for a minority the memories are not so pleasant. Accidents can happen in an attractive seaside town in the same way as they can happen anywhere else. All it takes is split second for someone’s life to be turned upside down. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in helping people who have had their lives disrupted by accidents that were not their own fault.
We want to help people who are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Aberystwyth because they have suffered a personal injury in an incident that was caused by someone else. Find out more about what we can do to help you by giving us a call right now.
Road traffic accidents in Aberystwyth
The A44 between Llangurig and Aberystwyth has the unenviable accolade of being Wales’ most dangerous road. The stretch of road, which covers 39km, has the fourth highest accident rate in the whole of the UK. When the types of accidents were analysed, it was found that many (40%) were “run off” incidents where a single vehicle leaves a carriageway. A further 19% were head-on crashes.
Overall, accidents on the road in Wales are more common than in many other parts of the UK, due to the high number of A roads and rural highways. Even though many accidents are the fault of someone else, we find it quite concerning that many people injured in road traffic accidents in Aberystwyth do not claim for compensation. Maybe they don’t realise that they are able to claim, or they may think that it will be too stressful and complicated.
We are here to remove all the stress and complexity from making personal injury claims. If you feel you need a personal injury solicitor in Aberystwyth, you have already found the best law firm for the job. We’re experts in claiming compensation, and have some of the highest achieving solicitors in the UK on our team. We’ll take care of the legal aspects of your case, so that you can focus on your recovery.
If you are unsure about starting a claim, call us now for an informal chat about your options.
Whiplash accident in Aberystwyth
Road traffic accidents can result in injury to various parts of the body. It is common to see limb, spinal and head injuries following a car crash, but the most common type of injury is a neck injury called whiplash. This is a common name for a hyper-extension injury of the neck area, caused by a sudden jolt to the body that causes the neck to be stretched beyond its normal range of movement.
The bones are undamaged in a whiplash injury, but you may need an x-ray to confirm this. After a whiplash accident in Aberystwyth, it is possible that you’ll walk away thinking that you are uninjured, because it can take up to 24 hours for the symptoms to become apparent. When the symptoms do reveal themselves, they can often include:
- Loss of movement and difficulty moving the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms
- Numbness and tingling in the arms
This combination of symptoms is very unpleasant, and can persist for several weeks. You may need to see a physiotherapist who can teach you how to do some special exercises to aid your recovery. Whilst you are recovering, you may not be able to work, and may suffer other financial losses as a result of your accident. If you weren’t to blame, why should you be made to pay? Call our experts now and we’ll make a start on claiming all the compensation you deserve.
Work accident in Aberystwyth
As a university town, it is hardly surprising that so many people are employed in education in Aberystwyth. There are also 17 primary schools and two high schools in the area, offering both Welsh and English medium education. In total, around 21 per cent of the population work in education compared to a Welsh national average of 10 per cent.
There are also large numbers of residents working in accommodation and food service businesses, reflecting the thriving hospitality industry in the town. Although not seen as particularly risky job roles, maintaining health and safety in any industry, including education and tourism, is crucial to keeping all workers safe.
One of the most important tools to maintaining health and safety is the risk assessment. Employers are required by UK law to risk assess all tasks that employees are engaged with, to ensure they are not put at risk. This process involves carefully analysing their roles and identifying any potential hazards to performing the tasks.
In jobs which involve working at a height, working with chemicals or lifting heavy weights, the risk assessment and subsequent health and safety measures are essential to maintaining a safe workplace. However, even office based work can come with trip hazards, manual handling dangers and other issues, so it’s important that all employers take health and safety seriously to keep you safe from harm.
If you have suffered a work accident in Aberystwyth, and think your employer did not do enough to keep you safe, you could claim compensation for your injuries. These types of claim are often very complicated, and not every personal injury solicitor in Aberystwyth will have the necessary knowledge to ensure your claim is a success. Why take chances with your valuable claim? We have highly trained and dedicated advisers who are waiting to talk to you about your claim, and who will put you in touch with the right expert to handle your case. Call us today to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Aberystwyth
‘Taking the air’ is something that visitors to Aberystwyth have enjoying since Victorian times. A wander along the seafront or through the town is a must for every holiday itinerary. The last thing you expect when indulging in such a relaxing pastime is to slip, trip or fall over something that should not have been there.
Wet floors are one of the most common causes of slips and falls, because they induce a sudden loss of balance. As you feel yourself tumbling, your instinctive reaction is to put out your arms to save yourself, which is why it is so common to suffer a wrist injury in this type of accident. Other injuries frequently sustained in slips and falls include head and back trauma, muscular injuries and broken bones.
Preventing injuries from slips, trips and falls in Aberystwyth is not rocket science; mostly all that is required is a little care, attention and dedication. There should be systems in place to quickly spot hazards, and to deal with them effectively, or at least to restrict access to that area until the hazard is removed.
If you have suffered the indignity of a slip in a public place, it is a natural reaction to want to forget about it as quickly as possible. However, if you have a nasty injury this may not be possible, and when it wasn’t your fault, why should you suffer in silence? Claiming compensation sends a powerful message to the responsible party, which could help to prevent others getting injured in the future.
Our highly trained personal injury advisers are waiting to talk to you now, so give us a call and we’ll answer all your questions.
Compensation for your injury and financial loss
No matter how your injury was caused, it is inevitable that it will affect your life in a big way. From prescription charges to time off work, loss of lifestyle to financial burdens, if you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, none of this is fair.
We don’t believe you should pay the price for someone else’s carelessness or negligence, which is why we’re here to set the balance straight. With our no-win, no-fee policy, the financial risks to you are minimised, so that you have nothing to worry about. Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993, and see just how easy making a claim can be.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: Clare P
Accident Advice Helpline: Aberystwyth
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