For many years, Lichfield was considered to be very much an upper class city, famous for its three spired cathedral and tiny front doors in some of its historic houses along the main road into the centre. The prolific building of housing estates around it has changed that perception, but it is still one of Staffordshire’s most popular places.
The population of the city itself is about 32,000 but the addition of the housing around it means that the areas that come under its jurisdiction has a population of well over 100,000 and with more housing estates being built, it is set to grow even more.
As well as the extra housing a new shopping centre is being constructed. It will be known as Friarsgate and will have a multi screen cinema, leisure facilities, department stores, and 56 other shops and eateries. Locally, Lichfield is known for its large number of independent retailers, and it looks as though this trend will continue with Friarsgate.
Situated just a few miles from Birmingham, Tamworth, Burton on Trent and Derby, Lichfield sits fairly central to them all, and has the public transport infrastructure to reach any of them with ease. There are also lots of small villages round and about Lichfield.
Lichfield is a lovely place to visit, to walk round the centre and see the historic monuments and buildings. It even has a huge park in the middle, and visiting there after a long days shopping can be a restful reprieve. Apart from play areas, mini golf, food and drink kiosks and a river running through it, Lichfield Park has several football pitches that a lot of use is made of.
Just sometimes, an accident happens in the city and if you were the unfortunate victim and not to blame, you could be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Lichfield to help you claim compensation. Lichfield does have several law firms, but ones that specialise in personal injury claims is another matter. It would be much better to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, the nations favourite specialist law firm who only deals in compensation claims. We cover the whole of the UK, so why not give us a call today.
Road traffic accidents in Lichfield
The new housing estates they are building around Lichfield tend to have very narrow roads, not enough room to overtake certainly, and a parked car on one of them can cause a problem. The roads in the city are well laid out and you do not get many road traffic accidents in Lichfield. However, the major road running close by is the A38. That is dual carriage most of its length in Staffordshire, and accidents on there are a daily occurrence.
This is compounded by the fact that as well as building new housing estates, several commercial parks have been erected. One of our biggest high street supermarkets has opened the largest warehouse in Europe on the outskirts of Lichfield at Fradley. It is not unusual for the Fradley exit from the A38 to be blocked by HGV’s queuing up to get into this warehouse, and that situation can last for hours. Residents of Fradley have to find other routes to reach their homes, and this can cause many frustrated road users.
As well as this notoriously dangerous road, the M6 Toll road terminates at Lichfield, which can bring even more traffic into the area. It was hoped that the M6 Toll would alleviate much of the traffic on the A38, but that has not happened. With the many thousands extra people that now have homes in this part of Staffordshire, these roads are getting worse, not better.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Lichfield because you have been injured in an accident on the roads that was not your fault, call and chat to our friendly advisors first. They will be able to answer all your questions and provide you with all the advice you need, free of any charge, obligation or pressure. They are waiting for your call, so why not pick up the phone now.
Whiplash accident in Lichfield
Most whiplash injuries are caused in road traffic accidents, but that is not the only way by any means. Anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head and makes it move further than it should, can damage the muscles and tendons in your neck and that is what creates the pain and stiffness of whiplash.
Most people who have been the victim of a whiplash accident in Lichfield will recover in just a few weeks, but for some, it turns into a chronic complaint and can then last for months.
Whiplash, like any other sprain in your body, is a self-healing injury that needs time to improve. Painkillers and gentle exercise can help to relieve the symptoms, and sometimes physiotherapy will make victims feel better.
If you are suffering from whiplash caused by an accident that was not your fault, you only have three years to get your compensation claim started. That might sound like a long time, but it soon disappears. Don’t waste any of it looking for a personal injury solicitor in Lichfield, call Accident Advice Helpline instead.
Work accident in Lichfield
In what used to be green fields around Lichfield, there were several plane hangers from the war. There used to be an airfield at Fradley, which was used for the testing of warplanes and the training of pilots. Some of the hangers are listed buildings so cannot be touched, but others have either been demolished for the land or turned into commercial premises.
These provide some of the local employment, together with the supermarket warehouse that employs over 1000 people. Then with all the retailers and offices, unemployment in Lichfield is quite low. Traditionally, it was a city with a large number of retired people. Once they moved to the area, very few left and it used to have quite an aged population. The expansive building projects have changed that, and there are many more children living in Lichfield which has meant having to expand the school and nursery infrastructure, which in turn has created extra jobs in education.
It really does not matter what job you are in though, your employer has the same legal duty to keep you safe while you are at work. Failing to do this could result in a work accident in Lichfield, and then you might want to claim compensation.
With over 16 years of experience in making successful personal injury claims, we have the expertise and knowledge to give your claim its best chance of success. Call us today and find out how we can help you claim compensation.
Slips, trips and falls in Lichfield
When someone falls over in the street, often they are able to walk away without much more damage than a bruise or a graze. If they slip down a few steps, they might ache for a while, but will soon recover. When a worker trips up at work, it might just be something to laugh about. Unfortunately, not all slips, trips and falls in Lichfield are that simple, and some innocent victims sustain dreadful injuries.
Slips, trips and falls are said to be the most common of all injuries, and that is because they constitute so many different scenarios. Falling from height, tripping in a busy restaurant kitchen or slipping on a wet floor that leaves you with a damaged back are just three of the ways a serious slip, trip and fall accident can happen.
If you have been hurt in this way you may be wondering how much compensation you are entitled to. Take our 30-second test to get an estimate of the amount, although nothing is guaranteed as each claim and set of personal circumstances are different. It only wants the answers to four easy questions, so why not try it today?
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You might be feeling a bit under the weather if you are trying to recover from an accident that was not your fault, so leave all the hard work to us and you concentrate on getting better. We will only bother you if we really need to, or to keep you updated of the progress of your claim.
Don’t be one of the 70 percent of accident victims that does not claim their compensation. Call us today and lets get your claim started. Ring 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.