Situated in Bedfordshire, Leighton Buzzard lies between Luton and Milton Keynes, close to the Chiltern Hills. The local train station was used for the film, Robbery, which was based on the 1963 Great Train Robbery that took place just outside of the town.
Underneath its High Street there is a network of tunnels thought to date back to medieval times. Although they have never been fully investigated, there is estimated to be around 500 yards of tunnels running from the church to what would have been different public houses.
Leighton Buzzard has a long sporting history and boasts teams in hockey, tennis, football, rugby, athletics and cycling. Over the years, the town has been home to several manufacturers, although most of them have now closed. It does have a sizeable sand quarrying industry, which produces sand of a good enough quality to export to Egypt. Several large companies have their headquarters in Leighton Buzzard, including two of the biggest estate agents in the UK and an American company that sells household goods worldwide.
The town has plenty of attractions and things to do for its 37,000 residents and any visitors including nature parks, play centres, guided tours, nightlife and shopping centres.
Leighton Buzzard is like any other place in the UK in the respect that sometimes accidents happen, and innocent people are injured through no fault of their own. If this has happened to you and you are thinking of claiming compensation, you do not need to find a local personal injury solicitor in Leighton Buzzard. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline instead, as we can help you no matter where you are in the UK.
With more than 16 years’ experience in the personal injury claim industry, we have streamlined the processes of claiming to be simple and efficient. Call us today and find out how easy it is to make a claim with us.
Road traffic accidents in Leighton Buzzard
Leighton Buzzard is close to two very busy roads, the M1 and the A5, and it has several roads running through it that carry large amounts of traffic. Leighton Road is known locally as an accident black spot, several fatal accidents having happened on it over the last ten years. However, it is not dangerous roads that cause road traffic accidents in Leighton Buzzard; it is more often dangerous drivers who are at fault.
The majority of road traffic accidents are caused by driver error, either because they are distracted or just not concentrating as they should be. Exceeding speed limits, talking on a mobile phone or just misjudging what another road user is doing can all add up to cause a nasty accident.
The injuries sustained in an accident on the road can be life changing, and the trauma experienced can be even worse if someone else was to blame. You do not have to suffer in silence, because you have a right to make a claim against the guilty party. The financial compensation you could be awarded will not undo your injuries, but it can help to make them a little easier to cope with.
A personal injury solicitor in Leighton Buzzard might not have the experience in road traffic accident claims that we do. As one of the largest specialist law firms in the UK, our solicitors are among the best in the industry and have handled many thousands of claims for accidents on the road. Call us today and find out how we can help with your claim.
Whiplash accident in Leighton Buzzard
If you have a painful stiff neck a few hours after an accident or a fall, there is a good chance that you have a whiplash injury. A whiplash accident in Leighton Buzzard can happen in many different ways, but the most common way is to sustain it in a car crash. The car accident does not have to be at speed to result in whiplash; in fact, crashes at just five mph can have enough force to cause this injury.
Whiplash will usually heal by itself within a few weeks, and apart from taking painkillers and doing a little gentle exercise, there is not much you can do to help it. Chronic whiplash, which can last for months, might benefit from physiotherapy, but the old treatment of wearing a neck brace is now thought to worsen the injury, and is not recommended.
If the accident that caused your whiplash injury was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. You can find out for certain by chatting to our friendly advisors, who are here just to help you. They will answer all your questions and give you all the free claims advice you need. Give them a call today.
Work accident in Leighton Buzzard
Central Bedfordshire, where Leighton Buzzard is situated, has a higher than average number of scientific and technical jobs, at over 12 per cent of the total jobs market, compared to eight per cent for the UK as a whole. The number of manufacturing jobs and employment in education is also higher, but those working in health care and social services are significantly lower at just five per cent compared to 13 nationwide.
No matter what job you are employed in, you could be injured in a work accident in Leighton Buzzard if your employer is not efficient in health and safety. It is a legal requirement that your working environment is a safe place for you to do your job, and if your employer fails in this duty, you could be entitled to compensation.
Work accident claims can be complex, and not every personal injury solicitor in Leighton Buzzard will have the experience you need. That is why so many innocent victims call on Accident Advice Helpline to help them win the compensation they deserve. We have one of the highest claim success rates in the country, and we’ve already helped thousands of people just like you. Let’s make you our next success story; call us today.
Slips, trips and falls in Leighton Buzzard
There are several shopping centres in and around Leighton Buzzard, including Waterborne Walk in the centre of the town. Slips, trips and falls in Leighton Buzzard can happen anywhere and at any time, but often it is while people are out shopping that they suffer this sort of injury. It could be that a spillage has not been cleaned up and someone slips on it, an obstacle could have been left in a walkway that should have been kept clear or there could be some loose flooring that has become a hazard.
Most times, the victim will walk away with no serious injuries, but that is not always the case. Any of these scenarios could result in something falling on top of you, in your landing awkwardly and injuring your back, or your becoming involved in an even more dangerous situation. Shops, just like any other public space, have to be very aware of health and safety on their premises. If you are injured because of something they did or did not do, you should be considering making a compensation claim against them.
We can help you make a compensation claim without you having to pay any money upfront, or pay our legal fees if your claim is lost. We handle all our claims on a no-win, no-fee* basis and that will take care of the financing of your pursuit of compensation. Find out more by getting in touch with us today.
How much could you be entitled to?
Most victims would like some idea of how much they could be awarded. No one can guarantee the amount, as there are too many variables to each claim. We can give you an estimate and you can get this by completing our 30-second test. This handy tool asks just four questions about your accident and injury. You can complete it yourself on line or by phone with one of our advisors. It really is simple, so why not complete it on our website today, or call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and one of our advisors will run through it with you.