Redcar is a seaside resort town in North Yorkshire. The town expanded significantly in the late 1800s, due to both the installation of a new railway to attract tourists and the discovery of iron ore, which brought about mining in the area.
For most of its modern history, Redcar’s economy has centred around heavy industry and chemical works, especially following the decline of resort towns in the UK. Despite this, it still attracts many visitors each year. In 2011 a new sea front development was started, with the showcase being a vertical pier and art gallery, named the Redcar Beacon.
Local attractions include three listed buildings, including the Former Coatham Hotel, and others like the Zetland Lifeboat Museum and the Sound Mirror. Sports are also popular in Redcar, and it is home to the Redcar Racecourse, where thoroughbred horse racing takes place as well as motorcycle speedway.
Redcar’s population has decreased slightly in recent years, but it is still a busy town, especially during holiday season. As such, accidents can sometimes occur. If you were in injured in an accident in the area within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the most trusted names in personal injury compensation. We have an excellent reputation for helping innocent accident victims to seek justice, and our customer service is second-to-none. Talk to us today to find out how we can help you.
Road traffic accidents in Redcar
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council invests considerable effort into road safety awareness campaigns, designed to bring down the number of road traffic accidents in Redcar and the surrounding areas. This includes initiatives aimed at children, working in conjunction with local schools.
There has been significant success in reducing the overall number of accidents, from 332 in 2011 to 271 in 2015. Unfortunately, though, fatalities rose from three a year to four over the same period. Road safety is the responsibility of all road users though, and not just the local government. All road users should make sure they are careful and considerate while out and about, but this isn’t always the case.
Road traffic accidents can lead to serious injuries that can affect your ability to work, to take part in hobbies or social events, and can have a negative impact on relationships and family life. If you were injured in an accident like this and you believe someone else was at fault, help is available to you.
A claim for compensation could help to redress the balance, and restore some quality back to your life. Any payment you are awarded will reimburse any out of pocket expenses you have incurred, as well as sending a strong message to the perpetrator that their actions are unacceptable. You could use a personal injury solicitor in Redcar to help you make a claim, but you can’t always be sure what experience they have.
Don’t waste any more time looking for your perfect legal representative. For over 16 years, Accident Advice Helpline has specialised solely in personal injury claims, which means we have considerable knowledge and expertise in all aspects of this field. We can put that knowledge to good use helping you in your claim. Talk to our friendly team today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Redcar
Whiplash is an injury most commonly sustained in rear-end collisions, and can occur in both slow shunts and high-speed collisions. It is caused by the head being thrown forward and back, causing the muscles in the neck to overextend. This can damage the ligaments, leading to the main symptoms of whiplash.
Those symptoms vary widely in sufferers meaning there is no one way to diagnose the condition; they can include headaches, fatigue, dizziness or confusion, pins and needles in the arms and pain in the neck and shoulders. In many cases, symptoms subside within a day or two of the accident but sometimes they can last for weeks, months or even, in around one in five cases, for a year or more.
Living with the symptoms of whiplash can be debilitating, and dealing with chronic pain can lead to secondary emotional symptoms like anxiety, stress or depression. If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Redcar, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
You could claim back some of the costs associated with your injuries, like prescription charges, travel costs to and from GP or hospital appointments, or medical bills. A personal injury solicitor in Redcar could help you to make a claim but it can take time to narrow down the choices available to you and it can be difficult to know how to choose a solicitor or firm.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK and we can help you wherever you are in the UK. We’ve already helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims and, thanks to our excellent customer service, we score a massive 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com, as scored by our previous clients, so you know you can trust in our service.
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Slips, trips and falls in Redcar
Slips, trips and falls in Redcar are often minor accidents, relatively speaking. Usually the victim will walk away with only minor bruises or scrapes, and maybe a bit of a dent to their pride if it happened in a public place. However, occasionally they can result in more serious injuries.
We’ve heard from trip and fall victims who have broken bones, damaged their back or even suffered a nasty head injury. Most of the time, these accidents are random and unavoidable, but occasionally they could have been avoided if someone else hadn’t introduced a risk. Slips and falls in a public place, like a park or on the street, in a workplace, in a shop or restaurant, or in any other managed area, should not automatically be considered to be your own fault. Sometimes, there really was someone else to blame.
If you were injured in an accident like this, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. A personal injury solicitor in Redcar could help you with this, but solicitors can often be costly, sometimes charging even for initial consultations before you’ve decided whether to use them or not.
If you had a loss of earnings due to taking time off to recover, you might already have found yourself in financial difficulty and the cost of a solicitor could put you off making a claim. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* guarantee: you won’t pay anything upfront to start a claim with us.
Work accident in Redcar
Redcar residents are employed in a diverse range of industries by, by far, the most popular is wholesale and retail. While accidents at work can happen across all sectors, some industries carry higher specific risks.
For example, common injuries in retail and wholesale happen in warehouses and stockrooms. Poor planning can lead to badly laid out storerooms, with tripping hazards blocking corridors and walkways. Shelves that are improperly stacked, perhaps with heavy items stacked on higher shelves instead of nearer the floor, can lead to objects falling on employees’ heads.
Equally, musculoskeletal damage can occur due to improper moving and handling of objects. While in many instances these accidents happen because staff fail to follow the correct procedures, occasionally they can occur due to a lack of appropriate training or the provision of the right equipment.
All employers have a duty of care to ensure that their employees don’t come to harm at work and, if an employer failed to live up to these duties and someone was injured as a result, they can be held responsible.
If you were injured in a work accident in Redcar, help is at hand. You could make a personal injury compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll give you free, no-obligation advice from the start and we’ll also help and support you throughout your claim, so you’ll never feel like you’re going it alone.
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