Rossendale in Lancashire is an area with a population of approximately 68,000 people that incorporates the towns of Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall, including a number of medium and small-sized villages. It’s part of the Forest of Rossendale which is an area of outstanding natural beauty comprising of several valleys through which the River Irwell and its tributaries flow.
Rossendale is serviced by trunk roads and motorways including the A56, the M65 and the M66 which supply fast links to Blackburn, Burnley and Manchester. Many of the residents of Rossendale commute into Manchester, which is only just over 17 miles away.
The Rossendale district is also renowned for quarrying, with Rossendale Flagstone being used extensively across the country in the 19th century. One of Rossendale’s claims to fame is that the flagstones in Trafalgar Square originated from here. As well as quarrying, farming is another important contributor to the local economy.
Farming is, unfortunately, a notoriously dangerous occupation, with more deaths per head than any other industry. If you need a personal injury solicitor in Rossendale, either for an injury sustained in a farming accident, or any kind of accident, Accident Advice Helpline is often chosen to act as a personal injury solicitor in Rossendale in the virtual sense.
Although from a distance point of view it may seem more convenient to choose a locally based solicitor, the internet has now brought this barrier down. Injury victims now often prefer us to action their claims because our reputation for success precedes us. Our state-of-the-art website and our national helpline make us readily accessible to anyone, anywhere here in the UK.
Another reason we are frequently chosen to assist innocent injury victims is the fact that we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Road traffic accidents in Rossendale
We are often asked to help people to gain compensation for injuries sustained in road traffic accident in Rossendale. It’s an area in which we have securable expertise and experience and it’s why people choose us over other local options.
Motorways are always likely to have accidents happen on them, it is one of the unfortunate consequences of speed, but the A56 trunk road sees more accidents because it is not a full motorway quality road; but drivers drive as though it is. The majority of crashes are caused by speeding and reckless driving. When you throw fog, rain and snow into the equation, the results can be catastrophic.
If you are one of the many people who get injured every year in road traffic accidents in Rossendale, you should think about claiming compensation. If you use Accident Advice Helpline as your personal injury solicitor in Rossendale, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you are working with one of the top compensation claim specialists in the UK.
You do, however, need to be aware of what it is that constitutes a valid claim for compensation. There are three factors that must be borne in mind.
- Someone other than the injury victim has to be responsible for the accident or incident that led to the injury.
- The accident that caused the injury must have happened sometime within the three years immediately preceding the date you register your claim for compensation.
- You will need medical proof of the injury you are claiming for.
If your accident/injury qualifies within these parameters, then you will have a just claim which could entitle you to a substantial amount of money in terms of financial compensation; just how much you can get an idea of by taking our 30-second test. Why not visit our website or call our national helpline and take this simple test today?
Whiplash accident in Rossendale
An injury from a whiplash accident in Rossendale may not immediately be apparent. You could walk away from the accident thanking your lucky stars that you weren’t hurt, only to find that sometime later (usually the next day, although on occasion it can take several days) you did in actual fact sustain a whiplash injury.
The first thing is not to worry. A time delay is normal and providing you have proof of the accident and that you get a medical diagnosis of whiplash, you should still be able to claim financial compensation. We here at Accident Advice Helpline know all there is to know about whiplash injuries, so if you want us to act as your personal injury solicitor in Rossendale, you can take full advantage of our expertise.
As mentioned previously, you can take our 30-second test to get an estimate of how much your compensation claim could be worth. Alternatively, you might like to call our national helpline on one of the numbers shown below, to have an informal chat with one of our friendly advisors. The choice is yours.
We recommend that you register your claim with us as soon as you feel able to do so. Technically you have up to three years during which time you can claim, but it’s far easier if you deal with it sooner rather than later, while the experience is still fresh in your mind, so why not get in touch with us today?
Slips, trips and falls in Rossendale
Whiplash injuries are quite common, but not as common as injuries from slips, trips and falls in Rossendale, or wherever else it may have been that the incident occurred. Injuries can range from minor things such as cuts and grazes, to more serious injuries like twists, sprains and fractures.
As with any injury you wish to claim compensation for, the blame for the accident/incident that caused you to get hurt must lie with a third party. This third party could be another person, a business such as a supermarket, or a corporation such as a local council authority.
Collecting evidence at the time of the incident is very important when it comes to slip, trip and fall accidents. Witness statements from anyone who saw the incident could prove invaluable, and if you are able to take any photographs of the trip hazard on your mobile phone, this can also prove useful.
Accident Advice Helpline has successfully handled many thousands of slip, trip and fall injury claims since we first began helping people back in the year 2000. With our interactive website and national helpline we can act as your personal injury solicitor in Rossendale or anywhere else here in the UK for that matter. So why not make contact with us today?
Work accident in Rossendale
A lot of people get injured in their place of work. If you have had a work accident in Rossendale, you should get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline to determine whether or not you could have a valid claim for financial compensation. Our team of professional, friendly advisers is available at the end of our national helpline to offer free help and advice.
Most employers have a fixed health and safety regime in place, and this includes keeping an accident book, fully up-to-date. Any dangerous incidents or accidents that cause injury should be logged in it, and it is in your best interest to ensure that this happens if you do get injured at work.
A workplace accident that causes injury may not be a single event. In the case of a repetitive strain injury (RSI), it is, in fact, a series of “accidents” that lead to an injury developing. RSI is a generic term that is used to cover the pain felt in nerves, muscles and tendons that is brought about by certain repetitive actions. It is sometimes referred to as work-related upper limb disorder or alternatively, non-specific upper limb pain.
The parts of the upper body most commonly affected are:
- The elbows and forearms
- The hands and wrists
- The neck
- The shoulders
- The spine
Repetitive strain injuries like vibration white finger can be brought about through the regular use of power tools. Whether you have suffered an RSI, a slip trip or fall injury, a fall from height, or you’ve been injured by machinery in the workplace, you could be owed financial compensation. To find out more contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Contacting the Accident Advice Helpline national helpline
The easiest way of getting in touch is via the national helpline service we provide. The numbers to call are 0800 689 0500 if using a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile. Calls from any UK landline to the 0800 number shown, are free of charge. If however, you use a mobile to make your call, your call provider may charge you.
Remember that it’s advantageous to register any claim for injury compensation at the earliest opportunity, so why not grab your phone and get in touch with us today?
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Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Rossendale
Accident Advice Helpline: Rossendale
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