With a population of around 175,000, Middlesbrough is the largest town in North East England. The town is made up of the borough itself, together with several suburbs. It is located on the south bank of the River Tees in North Yorkshire.
The town was founded around 1830, and later it went through a rapid expansion, due to the iron and steel industry and the many ship yards that were built on the River Tee. Workers were needed for the blast furnaces and steel works, and many families moved into the area from Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as from overseas, giving the town a culturally diverse population.
As you would expect of an industrial centre, Middlesbrough is served well by transport links. Several major roads (the A19 (north/south), A66 (east/west), A171, A172 and A174) pass through or nearby the town. As well as the River Tees, the town is linked to the Northern and Trans Pennine Express railways. The Northern line operates a service to Newcastle, Sunderland, Darlington, Redcar and Whitby. The Trans Pennine Express links Middlesbrough with Leeds, York, Liverpool and Manchester.
The town has a proud footballing tradition and Middlesbrough FC attracts a legion of fans to the area during the season. Overall, Middlesbrough is a great place to live and work, with happy residents and plenty of visitors. However, as with any busy town, accidents can happen from time to time, some of which result in injuries to innocent people.
When someone is hurt through no fault of their own, they could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. This is a complex area of law, which requires specialist knowledge and understanding. Finding an expert personal injury solicitor in Middlesbrough can be a tricky process, particularly when you’re not sure what you are looking for.
But had you thought about choosing a nationwide law firm to handle your claim? Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we pride ourselves on combining exemplary expertise with compassionate customer service. From the moment we take on your claim you will be in safe hands, so call us today to find out more.
Road traffic accident in Middlesbrough
The road network around Middleburgh is dominated by busy A roads, as it is several miles from the UK motorway network. These roads can become heavily congested, particularly during the rush hour. Records show that traffic volumes on all road types increased last year, and traffic rose by 0.7 per cent on urban A roads such as those around Middlesbrough. More traffic means more opportunities for unexpected accidents.
Around the town, Middlesbrough is one of the top 25 most congested places in the UK, and the A66 has been named the most polluting outside of London thanks to all the crawling traffic. West Terrace at North Ormesby, Southfield Road and a section of the A66 all have junctions which are named in the ten most dangerous in Teesside, seeing up to four fatal or serious accidents each in a five-year period.
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident in Middlesbrough when you were visiting or living in the area, we may be able to assist you with a personal injury claim. If you were injured because of the actions or inactions of another person, there is no reason why you should not look into claiming compensation.
We have systems in place to streamline the personal injury claim process and make it as easy as possible for our clients. Your claim journey begins with a chat with our friendly advisers, who will establish if you have a valid claim by taking down some initial details. However, the decision to start the claim is always yours, so you remain in control. Give us a call today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Middlesbrough
Some accidents on A roads in Middlesbrough have been very serious, involving deadly high-speed collisions. Others are less serious, involving lower speeds on congested roads. When collisions take place at low speeds, the most common injury to be sustained is whiplash.
This type of injury occurs when the soft tissues of the neck (tendons, ligaments and muscles) become stretched and inflamed. It is a painful and inconvenient injury and it can take several weeks, if not months, to recover. You may even need physiotherapy treatment to assist your recovery.
Have you recently suffered a whiplash accident in Middlesbrough? If you have, you can turn to us for assistance. For more than 16 years, we have been successfully handling claims for compensation for whiplash, for people just like you. Give our friendly advisors a call today if you are searching for the right personal injury solicitor in Middlesbrough, and we’ll let you know how we can help.
Work accident in Middlesbrough
The three hospitals and many health centres and care facilities in the Middlesbrough area provide employment for many of the town’s residents. In all, over a quarter of employees in the area work in this sector compared to only 16.5 per cent for the whole of the UK. As Middlesbrough is a large centre of population, many residents do not have to travel far to work.
According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), manual handling injuries are one of the most common types of injury to occur in care and medical premises. This is because of the large amount of lifting and carrying that takes place. Vulnerable, ill and elderly service users may need to be moved, leaving nurses and care assistants at risk of manual handling injury.
However, this does not mean that if you work in health, a strained back is inevitable. There should be procedures in place for the safe movement of service users, and appropriate equipment and support provided. Your employer can get support from Middleburgh Council with training, development and regulations, so there really is no excuse for you to be put at risk.
If you have suffered a work accident in Middlesbrough, and feel your employer could have done more to protect you, call us to discuss a workplace accident claim. You may be able to claim for the injury itself as well as expenses such as prescriptions and travel. Don’t presume that being injured is ‘all part of the job’; call us today and see if you can make a claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Middlesbrough
Slips, trips and falls are an everyday occurrence in busy town centres. In most cases, not much is injured apart from our pride, but for an unlucky few, the consequences can be much worse. From sprains and strains to fractures and more, falling down and getting hurt is often no laughing matter at all. And when it’s clear someone else was to blame for our fall, embarrassment can soon turn to annoyance as we realise that it was not our fault.
If you suspect that something could have been done to prevent your slip, trip or fall in a public place, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Not only will you be able to claim for the pain, suffering and inconvenience you have endured, your claim could also lead to changes that would improve safety for the rest of the public.
We understand that you are in recovery, and that you don’t want a claim to add to your worry. That’s why we have spent a long time refining the claims process for slips, trips and falls in Middlesbrough, so that it is as stress-free as it can possibly be. We’ll handle as much of your claim via telephone as possible, so that you can relax and forget all about it.
If you’d like to discuss your options for claiming following your fall, call our helpline today.
Don’t spend hours worrying about your claim
You do not have to spend another minute worrying about your personal injury claim. Once you have handed your claim over to us, you can just kick back and forget about it. We have an enviable track record of success with all types of personal injury claims, including road traffic accidents and accidents at work. We’ve made our service accessible to all, regardless of financial situation, thanks to our no-win, no-fee* agreement that removes the uncertainty for you.
Stop worrying about how you are going to find a personal injury solicitor in Middlesbrough, and whether they’re the right firm for the job. Just pick up the phone and dial 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Let us do the worrying while you focus on getting better.