The town of Middleton sits on the banks of the River Irk, to the Northeast of Manchester and southwest of Rochdale. At the last census, the population was 42,972.
Located within the town is the Church of St Leonard, a Grade I listed building. The sanctuary of the church houses the Flodden Window which is believed to be the oldest war memorial in the UK. It captures drawings of the archers of Middleton pictured fighting in the Battle of Flodden back in the year 1513.
In its beginnings, Middleton was just a small village of no more than 20 houses. The 18th and 19th centuries saw the town grow enormously, fed by the expansion of the textile manufacturing industry that was rooted here. Today the Warwick Mill building (originally built as a cotton mill in 1907) still stands in testament to the once thriving textile industry. The historic Grade II building was part of a multi-million-pound development project and now houses the Global Trade Hub, Red Warwick.
In recent times the town of Middleton has undergone improvements which have seen the building of Middleton Arena civic containing sports and leisure facilities. There is also a Green Flag award winning park (Jubilee Park) situated in the town’s conservation area.
In common with other towns here in the UK, a number of accidents happen every year. As a result, people suffer injuries, some more severe than others. Where injuries are significant ones, and the faults for the accidents lay with a third party, injury victims could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
Naturally, people seeking to obtain compensation want to use the best law firms available to them which is why in many instances they choose to nominate Accident Advice Helpline to act as their personal injury solicitor in Middleton.
The fact that we are not physically based in Middleton is of little consequence because our fast, responsive website and our national helpline make us as readily accessible as any locally based injury claim law firm.
We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and since we were first established in the year 2000, we have become one of the most successful injury claim specialists in the UK, making us the top choice for many innocent injury victims. If you would like to make use of our specialist services, why not contact us today?
Road traffic accidents in Middleton
Road traffic accidents in Middleton and elsewhere here in the UK cause more injuries than any other type of accidents apart from slips, trips and falls. The rising number of people taking their driving tests and buying cars and then having accidents, unfortunately, keeps the accident rate higher despite the downward trend in the national road traffic accident rate.
New drivers are of course especially vulnerable as they haven’t yet had the time to gather appropriate experience and awareness. They make up a significant proportion of the 17,376 people seriously injured or killed on the roads in the North West. According to statistics recently gathered by the government, Greater Manchester is the sixth highest in terms of being an accident blackspot area.
If you are looking to claim personal injury compensation, having been involved in one of the many road traffic accidents in Middleton, you may wish to take advantage of the compensation claim services that here at Accident Advice Helpline provide.
If you do decide to appoint us as your personal injury solicitor in Middleton, before going any further, we would ask you to review the following.
- Who was to blame for the accident you were injured in? In order to have a viable claim, a third party must have been at least partially responsible.
- Was the injury you’ve sustained a significant one? Claims for personal injury compensation can only be raised where the injury victim received medical treatment for his/her injury,
- When did be accident occur? There is a three-year statute of limitations on the majority of personal injury claims. If the accident happened in the past three years, you can claim.
Having read the point above, if you believe you have a legitimate personal injury compensation claim to be registered please call Accident Advice Helpline today.
Whiplash accident in Middleton
One of the most common injuries that occur in any road traffic accident is whiplash. This type of injury can be sustained at impact speeds as low as 5 mph. As a rule of thumb, the higher the impact speed, the more serious the whiplash injury is likely to be.
Recovery times can take anywhere from two weeks to several months and in worst-case scenarios even years. During the recovery period, victims will experience limited, painful neck movements. The prescribed treatment for whiplash is to exercise the neck as much as possible. The severe discomfort that whiplash injuries experience is usually managed by prescribed pain medication.
If you were hurt in a whiplash accident in Middleton, but you didn’t report your injury immediately, there is no need to worry. It is quite common for whiplash accident victims not to manifest the injury symptoms until the next day at the earliest. When the symptoms do manifest themselves you should go and see your GP to be diagnosed and treated.
Whiplash injury claims have increased in recent years as people become more aware of their right to claim personal injury compensation. We here at Accident Advice Helpline have successfully aided hundreds of innocent whiplash injury victims to get the compensation that they deserve.
We can help you too. All you need to do is get in contact with us today to ask us to act as your personal injury solicitor in Middleton.
Slips, trips and falls in Middleton
We mentioned in the above section that slips, trips and falls in Middleton and the rest of the UK account for more personal injuries than any other type of accident. Injuries range from minor cuts and bruises, twists and sprains, to broken bones and damage to the head, neck or spine.
If you are one of the people who get significantly hurt in slip, trip and fall accidents every year across the UK, the best thing to do is to contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this by visiting our website or calling our national helpline.
If you do visit our website, you will come across our 30-second test. This is a simple test that can estimate the amount of compensation that you could be due. All you have to do to complete it is to answer a simple number of questions regarding what type of injury you’ve sustained and when the accident that caused it took place.
Although you do have up to 3-years during which you can register a claim, we recommend that you should contact us sooner rather than later, so why not call us today?
Work accident in Middleton
Often when someone gets injured in a work accident in Middleton, and indeed anywhere else here in the UK, they can be somewhat reticent about claiming compensation from their employers.
If you are one of these people, you should bear in mind that your employer must have employee liability insurance in place by law. It is this insurance that pays out any compensation that could be due rather than the employer themselves.
You should also consider that claiming compensation can actually increase health and safety in the workplace thereby preventing similar sorts of accidents and injuries to work colleagues.
When you work with us here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are the ones who will do all the communicating with your employer. You don’t need to get involved at all unless the case ends up in court. This is however quite unlikely as the vast majority of claims that we handle are settled before they get to court.
The best thing to do is to take the bull by the horns and get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline as early as possible after the accident. You can call us by using our national helpline. You can call free from any landline on 0800 689 0500. You can also use your mobile although your call provider is likely to charge you. The number to call from mobiles is 0333 500 0993.
The sooner you call us sooner we can start the ball rolling.
Date Published: 21st February 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Middleton
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