The village of Nelson sits at the lower end of the Taff Bargoed Valley. It is five miles north of Caerphilly and only ten miles north of the Welsh capital, Cardiff.
It originated as a tiny hamlet on an ancient drover’s trail between the South Wales coast and the farming communities of Mid Wales. A coaching inn was erected and named The Nelson, possibly after Admiral Lord Nelson and his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Once the Industrial Revolution started, the landscape of South Wales changed dramatically. The Llancaiach Colliery was developed near Nelson in 1811, and with it came the need for workers, as well as housing for these people. As a result, Nelson grew into a thriving mining village.
Llancaiach Fawr is a 16th-century manor house which is located at the northern end of Nelson. It is a popular museum with tourists, and has the dubious accolade of being the one of the most haunted buildings in Wales. Other local attractions include the Nelson Bog which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) where there is a handy walkway so you can get a better view of the butterflies and bugs that reside there.
Nelson is clearly a pleasant area to live, surrounded by history and rural treasures. However, that does not make it impossible for accidents to happen there. A small number of people get injured in road traffic accidents or slips, trips and falls in public areas every year. There are even some workplace accidents, all of which can leave innocent victims hurt and out of pocket, through no fault of their own.
Accidents are never pleasant. However, if they are caused by the actions or inactions of another party it makes the situation worse. There is one way of redressing the balance, and this is through making a personal injury claim. You don’t have to spend ages looking for a personal injury solicitor in Nelson to help you start a claim. If you wish, you can choose a national law firm like us, here at Accident Advice Helpline.
We are hugely proud of our reputation for helping people to get the compensation that they need and that they deserve. We can tell you all about it, so call us now.
Road traffic accidents in Nelson
There has been significant investment in the road infrastructure around the Nelson area in the past decade. In particular, the nearby A470 roundabout (locally referred to as the Nelson Roundabout) has been altered. A dedicated left turn lane on the northbound approach to the A470 roundabout, serving the A4059 and Cynon Valley, has been installed, as well as signalling to improve traffic flow.
These changes were excellent news for commuters travelling to and from Nelson, and has resulted in less congestion and reductions in travelling time. Nevertheless, road traffic accidents can still happen here as they can in other parts of the UK.
You do not have to accept road traffic accidents as an inevitable part of motoring. If you have been injured because of another driver’s carelessness, there is a way of redressing the balance of fairness. By starting a personal injury claim, you stand a good chance of winning the compensation that you need to cope with your injury. We are experts at handling claims for road traffic accidents in Nelson. You have nothing to lose by picking up the phone and calling us now.
Whiplash accident in Nelson
If you have suffered a whiplash accident in Nelson, you may be in pain and discomfort right now. Whiplash is sometimes dismissed as a mild injury, but in many cases, it can be a very debilitating condition. Around 20 per cent of sufferers report ongoing symptoms such as neck pain even up to a year after the accident.
The most important thing you must do is to get checked out by a doctor as soon as the symptoms start. For some people, this may not be until several hours after the accident, and could even be the following day. Medical research now indicates that most people with whiplash will recover best if they take pain killers (if it is safe for them to do so) and to keep moving gently. If you do not recover quickly, you may be offered physiotherapy treatment.
We want to help your recovery by removing all worry about a personal injury claim. We have been helping people with whiplash injuries to claim the compensation they deserve for more than 16 years. Our reputation is hard-earned and means a lot to us. Call us today to find out what we can do for you.
Work accident in Nelson
Many residents of Nelson travel out of the town to find employment in the rest of the Caerphilly area, or in the larger cities of South Wales. Over a fifth of the working population are employed in the manufacturing sector. This sector reports 2,080 injuries per 100,000 workers every year. This makes it one of the more dangerous sectors to work in, with many injuries reported relating to manual handling or to slips, trips and falls.
Have you been injured in a workplace accident in Nelson? Did your employer fail to risk assess a manual handling task that you were asked to complete? Or, perhaps, someone failed to put up a warning sign on a wet floor and you slipped?
Your employment sick-pay scheme may cover some of your costs, but you are still likely to lose out financially. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we understand the financial hardships that a workplace accident can inflict on a hard-working family. It is not fair that you should suffer when the accident was not your fault. We can help you claim after a work accident in Nelson. Our expert team will support you through the whole process, so give us a call in complete confidence now.
Slips, trips and falls in Nelson
Have you had a fall whilst you were out and about around Nelson? It is a normal reaction to want to forget about the episode and put the whole thing behind you. However, some people who have suffered slips, trips and falls in Nelson find that they are not able to move on with their lives, because the impact has been too severe. Broken bones, strained muscles and head trauma can all have serious consequences for the victim, and can have a financial impact on themselves and their family too.
Not all falls are our own fault. If you slipped, tripped or fell over something that should not have be there, or because of a lack of maintenance, then you may be able to make claim. You could spend hours looking for the right personal injury solicitor in Nelson, but it’s unlikely they will have the skills and experience you need to give your claim the best chance of success.
If you think that your slip, trip or fall was caused by someone else, we want to help. Our legal team are highly effective at fighting claims for accidents in public spaces. Most of our cases do not even need to go to court, so if you’d like to make a claim in a hassle-free, low stress way, call today.
Call in the experts
Choosing a personal injury solicitor in Nelson can be a tough call. Without assurance of their experience and professionalism, you could be wasting your time and money. If you want the experts to work on your case, make us your choice of legal representative. We are a friendly company who always put you, the client, at the heart of everything we do. You can do no better than choose us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Our no-win, no-fee* scheme is highly valued by our clients because it means that you do not have to pay any upfront fees at all to get your claim started. Pick up the phone today and call us on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. The experts are waiting to get started on your claim so call us now!