Keighley is a town within the borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire. Formerly a market town, other industries during its history have included textiles, and the production of machine tools like precision lathes. In the 1960s, much of Keighley was remodelled and many historical buildings were lost. However, attractions remain, including Keighley Museum (formerly Cliffe Castle), the heritage Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and the East Riddlesden Hall.
Recently, Keighley College was expanded to include an Industrial Centre of Excellence and the Star Centre, designed to encourage the study of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). There is also a popular music scene in the town with many local bands and is now well-known for local breweries.
As a small town, Keighley might not see as many accidents as larger, built-up metropolises, but accidents do still occur there every day, whether on the roads, at work, on town streets and other places. If you were injured in an accident within the last three years and you believe someone else was to blame, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make your claim; we have over 16 years’ experience of dealing solely with personal injury claims and, in that time, we’ve already helped thousands of people to make successful claims.
Road traffic accidents in Keighley
Like many similarly-sized towns in England, Keighley and its surrounding borough of Bradford has been successful in reducing the numbers of accidents on the roads in recent years. Numbers fell from 1880 in 2011 to 1685 in 2015. Numbers of fatalities fell from 12 per year to seven, over the same period.
There are a number of reasons for this success, but part of the answer lies in improved public road safety awareness, driven in part by local council initiatives. A particular focus has been on providing road safety awareness training to youngsters in the area, showing them how they can be safe on the roads, particularly in the dark winter mornings.
Road traffic accidents in Keighley might have fallen but, unfortunately, many people are still injured in these kinds of accidents every year, and the repercussions can be life-changing. Even minor accidents can result in injuries but often, people sustain more serious injuries that can prevent them from working, taking part in social activities or looking after their families.
If you were injured in an accident like this and it wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation, which could compensate you for your physical or emotional pain and suffering. You could search for a personal injury solicitor in Keighley to help you with your claim but, while there are many firms in the area, you can’t always be sure they have the specialist skills and experience you need.
That’s where Accident Advice Helpline comes in. We can help you wherever you are in the UK and, because we focus solely on personal injury cases, we’ve built up both experience and a positive reputation for helping people to make the best possible claims. Call us today to find out how we can help you.
Whiplash accident in Keighley
It might seem paradoxical, but modern safety features in cars could be responsible for an increase in incidences of whiplash in the UK. Car manufacturers have focused a lot of research and development into making cars safer, resulting in more rigid chassis that can withstand impact, and better, self-locking seatbelts that protect the inhabitants during a crash.
Such measures have brought down numbers of serious injuries and fatalities on the roads, but there’s a trade-off; these design features can actually increase the chances of whiplash. This is because the head is usually the only part of the body not protected in a crash. On impact, the force travels through the car chassis into the body. The forward momentum of the body is resisted by the seatbelt, but that opposing force causes the head to snap forward and back.
This motion overextends the muscle and ligatures in the neck and shoulders, leading to the familiar symptoms of whiplash, including headaches, fatigue, dizziness and confusion, pins and needles in the arms and legs and muscle pain.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Keighley and you believe someone else was at fault, you could make a claim for compensation. An award could help you to recover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred as a result of your accident, including loss of earnings, medical bills, prescription charges, travel costs and more.
However, a personal injury solicitor in Keighley can be costly and you could find yourself being charged even for initial consultations. That’s why at Accident Advice Helpline, we work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. That means you can access justice at no upfront cost. Even your first call to our helpline is free. Talk to us today to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Keighley
Often a slip, trip or fall is embarrassing. If it happens in a busy area, we try to pick ourselves up and walk on, braving the shame. However, sometimes people find they injure more than their pride, and are unable to just walk it off.
In such cases, victims of slips, trips and falls in Keighley might experience cuts and bruises, or sprains, fractures or breaks in the ankles and wrists. The latter is especially common because we tend to put out our hands to break our fall and, if we fall awkwardly or heavily, that puts pressure and force on the relatively weak joints of the wrists.
Sometimes even these injuries are minor, healing quickly without much fuss, but sometimes, it can take longer to recover. That can lead to financial difficulty and, if you are prevented from taking part in social activities or hobbies, it can result in anxiety and depression.
If your accident was caused by someone else, you shouldn’t suffer in silence. A personal injury solicitor in Keighley could help you to make a claim but you might be uncertain which one is the best in your area. Instead, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Our reputation extends across the UK and, because we always put our customer first, we score a massive 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com. We support our clients throughout their claim and, because we can deal with most claims entirely over the phone, you probably won’t even have to go to court.
Work accident in Keighley
Keighley has a diverse economy with large numbers of people employed in wholesale and retail, manufacturing and health and social care. A work accident in Keighley can happen in any industry, but injuries are often specific to the type of work being carried out.
For instance, those working in social care often find they are more likely to experience musculoskeletal disorders as a result of improper moving and handling of service users. Often this is caused by bad practice, which is sometimes down to carers or support workers taking short cuts or not following their training correctly.
However, sometimes these accidents are the fault of the employer. Perhaps inadequate training was given, or moving and handlings aids were unsuitable for the task. Sometimes, too, workers can find themselves pressurised to take shortcuts due to low staffing levels and coercion from managers.
In each of these cases, the employer is failing to live up their legal duty of care, which requires them to take all reasonable precautions to prevent their employees from coming to harm in the line of their work.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you believe your employer was responsible, a claim against them could not only compensate you for your pain and the costs you’ve incurred, but it could also force your employer to improve working practices, preventing any of your colleagues from being injured in a similar manner.
Accident Advice Helpline has experience of dealing with all kinds of personal injury claims, including those related to accidents at work, and we can reassure you by supporting you throughout your claim. Talk to us today to find out more.
Talk to the experts
All it takes to start your claim is one free, no-obligation call to our helpline. Our trained professional advisers will talk you through the claims process and give you all the advice you need to decide if you’d like to go ahead with a claim.
It’s your choice; you won’t face any high-pressure sales tactics. We look after our customers and we want you to be sure that you’re making the right choice. If you do go ahead, you’ll receive expert representation on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis, and we’ll be with you throughout your claim.
So, why wait? Call us free from a landline today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).
Date Published: 10th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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