Chepstow in Monmouthshire, Wales, sits right on the border with England, adjacent to Gloucestershire. It is most famous for being home to the Chepstow Racecourse, where the Welsh National takes place annually. The population of the town has grown sharply in the last 15 years, as it has become a commuter town for many people working in Bristol, Cardiff and Newport.
Tourists enjoy visiting Chepstow Castle, the oldest surviving post-Roman stone castle in Britain, as well as the 13th Century port wall and town gate, and St Mary’s Priory Church, the earliest example of Romanesque architecture in Wales.
As a commuter town and tourist destination, Chepstow may have a relatively small population, but it thrives during holidays, weekends and especially during its biennial community festival. Like any small town that attracts lots of visitors, accidents of all kinds are unfortunately common.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with all kinds of personal injury claims, and have done for over 16 years. If you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, we could help you to make a claim, starting with free, no-obligation advice and a guarantee that if we take on your claim, we’ll do so on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
Road traffic accidents in Chepstow
Chepstow is situated in the county of Monmouthshire, an area that has seen a sharp decrease in road traffic accidents in recent years. This is partly due to increased road safety awareness campaigns driven by both national and local government. That said, road traffic accidents in Chepstow are unfortunately still a fact of life in the area.
For a small town, Chepstow has some issues with traffic congestion, including at Hardwick Hill which can become so congested that its air quality declines to as low as London’s. In areas of congestion, drivers can become frustrated which can lead to aggression or poor judgement, resulting in accidents.
In fact, the leading cause of accidents on the roads is not, as you might expect, speeding, but ‘driver error or reaction’, which can be attributed to a range of factors. These may include not watching the roads and other cars properly, loss of control or failing to judge another person’s path or speed.
Car crashes and other road traffic accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including brain injuries, injuries to the neck and back, crushed chest or sternum, leg, knee and foot injuries and rupture of the diaphragm. No matter what kind of injury you sustained, if you were involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim. If you need a personal injury solicitor in Chepstow, ours is the number to call.
One quick call to our helpline is all it takes to get started, so call today.
Whiplash accident in Chepstow
Whiplash is a fairly common injury in the UK, although not as common as you might think. Fevered press reporting over the last decade has made it seem as though claims following whiplash injuries are at epidemic levels, but recent research shows this to be untrue.
Unfortunately, this kind of reporting puts many people off applying for compensation; in fact, around 40% of people who are eligible to claim never do so. In reality, far from being caused by fraudulent claims, incidences of whiplash claims in the UK may seem higher than elsewhere for one simple reason, and that is that we have more cars on the road. The World Bank reports that the UK has a staggering 79% more cars on the road per kilometre than the EU average.
That’s not all; 1 in 5 of all people who are involved in a whiplash accident in Chepstow and across the UK have symptoms which last more than a year, including neck and back pain, headaches, fatigue and dizziness. It appears that many eligible victims may, in fact, underplay their symptoms, with whiplash claims falling by around 24,000 in the last year; a potential result of negative press.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we never take on a claim unless we think it is valid, and that includes a mandatory medical assessment. We will provide support to help you get this done, as it will provide valuable evidence to prove your whiplash diagnosis, giving you a great start to your compensation case.
If you’ve suffered whiplash through the fault of someone else, you don’t have to worry. We are here to support you and to win the compensation you deserve. Just call our free, no-obligation helpline and talk to our friendly, professional advisers who will give you all the advice you need to get started.
Slips, trips and falls in Chepstow
Slips, trips and falls are a relatively common accident; they happen every day for a variety of reasons and most of them are unavoidable. However, in some cases, they happen as a result of negligence or carelessness on the part of another party, and we don’t think that’s at all fair.
Whether you slipped on excess water or cleaning fluid that wasn’t adequately signposted, or tripped on a cracked or loose paving slab, slips, trips and falls in Chepstow can hurt more than just your pride. People frequently sustain fractures in the arms and wrists, because we usually put out our hands instinctually to break our fall. Awkward falls could injure backs, necks or could break bones in ankles or hips.
Even more dangerous are falls from a height. The nature of these accidents means they often result in serious injuries such as head or spinal trauma or brain damage. In fact, the Health and Safety Executive reports that every year, more people die or are seriously injured in falls from height than from any other type of accident.
Falls from a height should be avoidable. Sometimes they occur due to carelessness on the part of the victim, but occasionally they are caused by poor work practices, such as poorly-maintained equipment or a lack of adequate training. The injuries that result can be life-changing and devastating, with people sometimes unable to work again, or experiencing severe motor function or cognitive damage that impacts on their relationships, family life and social activities.
Whatever kind of slip, trip or fall you were injured in, if you believe that someone else was at fault and your accident happened within the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. We’re one of the largest law firms in the UK and we specialise in personal injury claims. Don’t limit yourself to a local personal injury solicitor in Chepstow; work with the best in the whole UK instead. We’re here to support you to get the justice you deserve.
Work accident in Chepstow
A high proportion of people in Chepstow work in retail and wholesale, property services and transport communications. The highest proportions work in higher status roles, such as managers, directors and other professionals. We tend to imagine work-related accidents as taking place on construction sites or in factories or labs, but in reality, a work accident in Chepstow can happen anywhere.
Even in a seemingly low risk environment such as an office, people can be injured by tripping over loose cabling or being struck by objects falling from shelves. In retail, slips on shop floors or back injuries caused by manual handling are fairly commonplace too.
Under health and safety legislation, every employer has a responsibility to look after their staff. They must take all reasonable precautions to remove or limit the chances of employees coming to harm during the course of their work.
Their specific responsibilities will vary from one industry to the next, although usually this will at least mean providing adequate hazard signage, ensuring appropriate training is conducted and the supply of personal protective equipment and clothing. It also means regularly undertaking risk assessments and repairing or replacing machinery or equipment that has become outdated, faulty or defective. The local council has some good advice on health and safety, as well as how to report an issue if you feel your workplace in Chepstow could be improved.
If you have been injured in an accident at work and you think your employer was to blame, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence, and could be in line for significant compensation to cover your out of pocket expenses. This could help you cope with loss of earnings, medical bills, travel costs, prescription charges and more.
Take our 30-second test online to find out if you might be eligible. We’ll even give you an estimate of how much your claim might be worth, although we can’t guarantee the figure at this stage, as everyone’s circumstances are unique.
How to make a claim
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is easy. If you think you might be eligible, we’ll help you find out for sure. Just pick up the phone and make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline. Our friendly, professional advisers will take some information about your accident, will explain the claims process to you in full, and provide you with all the advice you need to decide if you’d like to go ahead with a claim.
There’s no pressure; it’s your choice. There really is no easier way to find a personal injury solicitor in Chepstow who is perfect to handle your case. All our solicitors are specialists in personal injury, with enviable track records of success in claims just like yours. You probably won’t even have to go to court, as we can handle most claims entirely over the phone.
It’s really that simple; just pick up the phone and call us free on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile you can call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re here to help you get the justice you deserve.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: Clare P