Redruth, in Cornwall, is a sizeable town which, when taken with its surrounding satellite villages, is the largest built-up area in the county. Formerly a small market town, a demand for copper ore in the 18th century saw the town become one of the largest and richest mining areas in the UK.
When the mining industry went into swift decline at the end of the 19th century, Redruth became a commercial town. It is popular with visitors, thanks to its strong performing arts scene, which includes The Redruth School of Art as well as the Heartlands Visitor Park, built around the theme of the Robinson Mine Shaft. It contains an adventure playground and restaurant, and is a stop on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Redruth has a sizeable population which swells considerably due to visitors, particularly in summer months, so it’s no surprise that accidents can happen there from time to time. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is the leading name in personal injury claims. We put our customers first and offer a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* guarantee, meaning there’s nothing to pay upfront to start your claim. Call us today to find out more.
Road traffic accidents in Redruth
Redruth is part of the large county of Cornwall in the South West of England. Over the last six years, the county has seen a marked reduction in road traffic accidents, with numbers falling from 2,026 to 1,722 over these years. Fatalities on the roads have fallen too, from 19 to just nine across the same period.
This can be largely attributed to the local council’s comprehensive road safety strategy, which offers guidance on being a safer driver, motorcyclist and pedestrian, as well as offering case studies, child seat safety advice and events and campaigns. Such a strategy can succeed in improving public awareness of road safety but, unfortunately, will never fully prevent accidents.
Even if you’re an aware and careful driver, you still have to contend with others on the roads who may not be so cautious. The leading causes of road traffic accidents in Redruth remain drivers speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or not paying attention to the roads including using mobile phones while driving.
If you were injured in an accident like this, you could seek redress by making a claim for compensation. Such a payment could compensate you for any physical or emotional pain and suffering you have endured. You could use a personal injury solicitor in Redruth to help you with your claim, but it can be difficult to find one with the right skills for these complex cases.
Alternatively, you could use Accident Advice Helpline to help you with your claim. For over 16 years we’ve been helping innocent accident victims to make successful claims and our track record speaks for itself. We score a huge 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com, as scored by our previous clients, because we always put them first. Talk to us today to find out how we can help you.
Whiplash accident in Redruth
Whiplash is often considered to be a relatively minor injury sustained in accidents, and many of assume that people recover quickly. However, only a third of those who are injured in this way recover within a month and, in fact, almost one in five people have symptoms that last for a year or more.
Those symptoms include headaches, fatigue, loss of concentration, pins and needles in the arms, muscle spasms and chronic pain. Many people who experience long-term symptoms have to take time off work to recover, which can lead to a loss of earnings. This can have a significant impact on household bills and can lead to financial difficulty.
A claim for compensation could help you to recover some or all of those lost earnings and help you to get back on your feet financially while you recover physically and emotionally from your whiplash accident in Redruth. A personal injury solicitor in Redruth could represent you in your claim, but many people are put off by the high costs of a solicitor.
When they can charge you even for initial consultations, people who are already in financial difficulty tend to decide not to claim. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers our service on the basis of a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* guarantee. You can make a claim with us regardless of your financial situation or affordability, safe in the knowledge that you don’t have to pay anything upfront to get access to expert representation and support throughout your claim.
Make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Redruth
Busy town centres like Redruth can be hazardous during peak periods. If pavements and pedestrian areas are not kept up to date, paving slabs can come loose, drain covers can be removed and not replaced and hazards can block paths and walkways.
If you’re not aware of these hazards and are walking in a busy area, you could slip, trip or fall. While most people who are involved in accidents like this take no more than a bump to their pride, some people come off worse. From cuts and scrapes all the way up to fractured or broken bones, there are a number of injuries you can sustain in slips, trips and falls in Redruth.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you feel like someone else was responsible, get help to make a claim, and you could recover some or all of the other associated costs you’ve incurred, like travel costs to and from GP or hospital appointments, prescription charges or medical bills.
A personal injury solicitor in Redruth could help you but it can be tricky narrowing down the choices available to you and working out which offers the best chance of making a successful claim. Instead, contact Accident Advice Helpline, the leading name in personal injury claims and one of the UK’s largest law firms.
We can help you wherever you are in the UK and we’ll offer advice, help and support throughout your claim; and, because we can handle most claims over the phone, you probably won’t even have to go to court. Talk to advisers today for more information.
Work accident in Redruth
Redruth’s economy is largely based around the leisure and hospitality sectors, with above-average numbers of residents employed in these roles. Accidents at work can happen in any industry, but a study in 2016 by Hayward Baker revealed that around 43 per cent of leisure and hospitality workers had suffered an injury at work at some point.
Almost 67 per cent of those surveyed said they found their working environment to be a health and safety hazard. These staggering figures reveal a culture of risk-taking and lack of concern for safety, mainly by employers and managers.
It is the legal duty of all employers to protect their staff from coming to harm, which means regularly risk assessing the workplace and reducing or removing hazards. It also means providing adequate training for staff on how to avoid such hazards, as well as clearly signposting them.
The temporary nature of employment in this industry may allow employers to feel that they can take shortcuts on training, for example, but with such high figures of accidents, they are potentially neglecting their legal duties.
If you were injured in a work accident in Redruth and you believe someone else was to blame, make a claim for personal injury compensation through Accident Advice Helpline. We have years of experience and knowledge of these kinds of cases and, if you’re worried about making a claim, we can let you know where you stand, and support you throughout, so that you never feel like you’re going it alone.
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It’s easy to make a claim
Making a claim for compensation shouldn’t be difficult, which is why Accident Advice Helpline offers a number of easy ways to get your claim started. First, take our unique 30-second questionnaire, and we’ll tell you if we think you are eligible to claim. We’ll even estimate how much that claim might be worth but, since everyone’s circumstances are unique, we can’t guarantee the figure at this stage.
Then, make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline, where our friendly and professional advisers will give you all the help and advice you need to decide if you’d like to make a claim; the choice is yours, and you won’t have any high-pressure sales techniques.
Get in touch today by calling free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re here to help.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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