Blackburn is a Lancashire town to the north of the West Pennine Moors. Between the 13th and 20th centuries, it was a global centre for the manufacture of textiles, and home to Flemish weavers who developed a woollen cottage industry there.
Like many industrial towns in the UK, Blackburn underwent significant changes due to deindustrialisation in the mid-20th century. In recent years, the local economy has shifted to one focused primarily on retail, with light industry and aeronautics also contributing to employment in the town.
The town also has a rich cultural scene, including a number of public art pieces, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery and The Making Rooms, a centre for creativity, technology and advanced manufacturing. There are also heritage trails, the Wellybobs Adventure Farm Park and the Wellbeing Farm.
As with any large conurbation, accidents can sometimes happen. While most accidents are unavoidable, whether at work, on the roads or in public places, sometimes they are caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of others. If you were injured in an accident within the last three years and you believe someone else was at fault, you could make a claim for compensation.
With over 16 years’ experience of helping innocent accident victims to make successful claims, Accident Advice Helpline is the name you can trust. We’ll give you all the advice and support you need, and our solicitors will ensure you can make a successful claim.
Road traffic accidents in Blackburn
Road traffic accidents in Blackburn have remained at similar numbers over the last five years; overall, accidents on the roads, including those involving serious injuries, have actually increased slightly, although fatalities have dropped sharply.
Blackburn Council runs a number of initiatives to improve safety on the roads, including schools’ programmes, cycle and pedestrian training and bespoke driver courses for all ages. It’s clear that although accidents levels remain relatively high, this is more likely due to the sheer volume of traffic on the roads, rather than a reduced focus on safety.
However, accidents still occur every day. Whether a high-speed collision or a slow shunt, road traffic accidents can result in a range of injuries, from minor bruising to serious injuries such as head trauma. Even the most careful driver can find themselves involved in a crash due to the behaviour of others on the roads.
If you were involved in an accident and you weren’t at fault, you could be entitled to make a claim. This could compensate you for the physical or psychological injuries you sustained, as well as loss of earnings and other financial losses.
A personal injury solicitor in Blackburn could help you to make a claim, but with so many solicitors and firms out there, how do you know which one has the experience you need? You could spend time contacting them to ask about their service, or you could save yourself the time and hassle by contacting a national, reputable firm that can help you wherever you are in the UK: Accident Advice Helpline. Call us today and tell us about your accident, and we’ll let you know if you can make a claim.
Whiplash accident in Blackburn
Despite the potential stigma and negative press attached to whiplash claims, if you were injured in a whiplash accident in Blackburn and it wasn’t your fault, you have a right to make a claim. Such a claim could compensate you for your injuries and help you to recover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred.
Far from there being overwhelming numbers of whiplash claimants, the stigma associated with such injuries actually means that, according to APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers), almost 40% of people who are entitled to make a claim never do so.
It’s not fair that if you have a legitimate claim you are put off from making one. Don’t miss out on what is rightfully yours; get help and advice from a trusted source that can help you to make up your mind for yourself. You could contact a personal injury solicitor in Blackburn, but many local firms can be costly.
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline instead? We’ll not only give you free, no-obligation advice that can help you to make a decision, we’ll also guarantee that if you’re eligible to make a claim, we’ll represent you on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. That means you won’t pay anything upfront to start your claim.
Call our helpline today to find out more about how we can help you to get the justice you deserve.
Slips, trips and falls in Blackburn
While slips, trips and falls in Blackburn are common, thankfully most of these accidents only result in minor injuries. However, in falls from height, the repercussions are often far more severe. Falls from height are still the leading cause of serious injury and death by accident in the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
These types of accidents are most common in agriculture, forestry and arboriculture, construction, roof work and the food and drink industry, and can result in serious, life-altering injuries like head and brain trauma or severe spinal damage.
Injuries like these can transform someone’s life forever; they might be unable to work again, to take part in social activities, or even look after themselves physically. Cognitive impairment can also result from head trauma, and this can mean a need for personal care or help around the home, sometimes for the rest of a victim’s life.
If you were injured in an accident like this, help is at hand. A claim for compensation could help you to cover the associated expenses, including loss of earning (including future earnings if you can’t return to work) as well as the cost of medical or social care.
While a personal injury solicitor in Blackburn could help with your case, you might be unsure of their knowledge and expertise around such cases. Accident Advice Helpline, on the other hand, specialises solely in personal injury claims and, with over 16 years’ experience in the field, we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge around personal injury law. Contact us today to find out how we can help you to make the best possible claim.
Work accident in Blackburn
Blackburn has above-average numbers of people employed in administration as well as in retail and customer services. While work-related accidents can happen in any industry, the nature of those accidents is often specific to the place of work.
For example, in offices, the most common accidents are those involving furniture, particularly chairs. Sometimes the user is at fault, either using the chair improperly or leaning too far so the chair slides away underneath them. In other cases, sometimes the chair has become faulty or defective.
In retail, accidents can sometimes happen in stockrooms and warehouses. Poor lighting, obstruction of corridors or walkways and improper stacking can lead to trips or objects falling and striking people on the head. One of the most common injuries in this sector is back injury, caused by improper manual handling of stock.
No matter what industry you work in, your employer has a legal duty of care to ensure that they take all reasonable precautions to prevent you from coming to harm. While some jobs carry an inherent risk, your employer should have carried out adequate risk assessments, and to have removed or minimised those risks.
They must also use appropriate signage to warn you of dangers, provide you with adequate training to do the job safely and provide you with the right equipment and personal protective clothing or gear. All equipment must be regularly tested and maintained and, if it’s become outdated, faulty or defective, it should be repaired or replaced.
If you were injured in a work accident in Blackburn and you feel your employer was at fault, get the help you need by contacting Accident Advice Helpline today. We make it simple and straightforward to make a claim so you don’t need to worry about added stress on top of dealing with your recovery.
In most instances, you only have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim, so don’t wait; call us today.
Support and advice on making a claim
If you’re not sure about making a claim, just pick up the phone and talk to our friendly, professional advisers. You’ll get free, no-obligation advice on all aspects of your situation. They’ll take more information from you on your accident and give you all the advice you need to decide if you’d like to go ahead and make a claim.
There’s absolutely no pressure; the choice is up to you. If you do go ahead, we’ll support you throughout and provide you with top-class legal representation. Because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, you may not even have to go to court.
Don’t delay, call us today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). Get the help you need to make your claim today.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Lancashire
Date Published: 25th September 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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