Kettering in Northamptonshire was formerly known as a centre of development for the boot and shoe industry in the UK, with much of the architecture of the era being the large homes of factory owners, and terraced streets for the workers. This industry went into decline in the 1970s and, since then, its economy has diversified, with many large businesses having their headquarters there.
Kettering has a growing commuter population, thanks to good rail links and its geographical situation. As a growing town, accidents are common in the area. If you were injured in an accident in Kettering and it was someone else’s fault, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
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We’ve already helped thousands of people to seek justice and make successful claims and we can help you too.
Road traffic accidents in Kettering
Kettering is in the county of Northamptonshire, in the East Midlands. Unlike other similar counties, Northamptonshire has seen road traffic accident numbers increase over the last 5 years. Numbers of fatalities, in particular, have grown at a worrying speed, from 19 in 2011 to 32 in 2015.
Northamptonshire County Council has implemented a number of road safety initiatives, but it remains to be seen whether these will reduce the numbers of road traffic accidents in Kettering. Driving on the roads can be dangerous because, no matter how careful and considerate you are, some drivers will drive with reckless abandon or carelessness, putting other peoples’ lives at risk.
The most common causes of road traffic accidents across the UK are drivers speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, or not paying attention, including using mobile phones while driving. If you were injured in an accident like this within the last three years and you’ve received medical attention for your injuries, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
A personal injury solicitor in Kettering could help you to make your claim but, if you’ve already experienced financial difficulty as a result, you could be worried about the cost of a solicitor. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline works on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you to start a claim.
Our Patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, believes that our no-win, no-fee* policy represents the best opportunity for people to seek justice who would otherwise not be able to afford to take their claim to court, especially since legal aid has been stopped for those making compensation claims.
Talk to us today to find out more about our no-win, no-fee* guarantee.
Whiplash accident in Kettering
Compared with other injuries sustained in road traffic accidents, whiplash might seem like a minor injury. However, it can cause painful symptoms, like headaches, muscle strain and pins and needles that, in some cases, can last over a year.
Not only that, but it’s also recognised that many of those who suffer from the long-term symptoms of whiplash can develop mental health problems as a result, including anxiety and depression. This is usually as a result of both the chronic pain experienced and the fact that some of those people may be prevented from working or taking part in social activities.
A claim for compensation following a whiplash accident in Kettering can not only compensate you for your physical injuries, but also any emotional ones you’ve experienced as a result. It’s a good idea to get expert help to make a claim but, while you could take on a personal injury solicitor in Kettering to help you, you can’t always be sure who has the specialist knowledge and experience you need.
If you don’t know who to trust, let us reassure you that you can trust Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 16 years’ experience of dealing solely with personal injury claims and, as well as having Dame Esther Rantzen in our corner, we also have a great satisfaction record with our previous clients.
They’ve given us a fantastic score of 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com and this because we put you, the customer, at the centre of everything we do. Talk to use today to get more information on how we can help.
Slips, trips and falls in Kettering
Slips, trips and falls in Kettering are more common than you might think. While most of these accidents are unavoidable, caused by losing your footing, for example, sometimes they are caused by the inaction or carelessness of someone else.
For example, imagine walking into your office on a wet and windy morning. The highly polished marble floor surface of the lobby is light, so it’s difficult to see if there are puddles of liquid there and many people have already arrived and shaken dry their jackets or umbrellas.
If there’s a large puddle of water on the lobby floor and you slip on it, falling hard, who’s fault is it? Whoever is responsible for the facilities upkeep in the building could be responsible if you can prove that they knew there was excess liquid in the lobby but failed to put up adequate signage to point it out.
They could also be responsible if they failed to provide an appropriate matting system as you enter the building that could have absorbed much of the liquid from people’s shoes.
If you were injured in a situation like this and you believe someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to compensation. That could help you to recover some or all of the costs you incurred as a result of your accident, including loss of earnings if you had to take time off work.
Finding the right personal injury solicitor in Kettering to help you could take time, though. Instead, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline? As one of the largest UK law firms, we can provide you with specialist representation from a solicitor with experience in the field of personal injury law, and that means you can make the best claim possible. Call our helpline today to find out more about how we can help.
Work accident in Kettering
Like may similar areas, Kettering has high levels of employment within the wholesale and retail trade, health and social care and manufacturing. Due to the nature of the work involved in manufacturing, injuries sustained in that industry can be serious.
Manufacturing processes often involve working with complex and dangerous machinery and equipment. That equipment needs to be maintained well and kept up to date; if it becomes outdated or faulty, it should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
This is your employers’ duty of care; they need to do everything they can to ensure that their employees don’t come to harm while at work. While some jobs carry an element of inherent risk, that can be exacerbated if machinery isn’t looked after properly.
If you were injured in a work accident in Kettering and you believe someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. That could compensate you for costs you’ve incurred, such as medical bills, travel costs to and from GP or hospital appointments, prescription charges or even the cost of personal care or help around the home, if your injuries were serious enough to warrant this.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to support you throughout your claim, so that you never feel like you’re going it alone. All it takes to get started is one free, no-obligation call to our helpline.
How to make a claim
When you call our helpline, you’ll be put through to one of our friendly, professional advisers. They will talk you through your accident, getting as much information as possible. They’ll then explain the claims process in full so that you know what to expect, and give you all the information you need to decide if you’d like to make a claim.
However, it’s entirely your choice whether to go ahead or not; there’s no obligation and you won’t face any high-pressure sales tactics. We put the customer first at all times, and our great reputation with previous clients proves that.
If you do decide to go ahead, you probably won’t have to go to court because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone. You’ll get help and support throughout, and expert representation at no upfront cost.
Call us today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).