Situated in South Lanarkshire, Rutherglen it is a town with a population of around 33,000. The M74 runs through the town, providing a good road link to Glasgow airport, as well as the English border. In addition to the town in Scotland, Rutherglen is also a wider parliamentary area that covers more than 20 other towns and villages.
Rutherglen has 13 schools, for children of all ages, and fields a very popular junior football team. As it is not too far from Glasgow, many residents commute to the city for work. As the town itself is mainly residential, Glasgow is also a popular place for cinemas, theatres, parks and all the other attractions you would expect in this part of Scotland. The town does have good shopping facilities, as well as a handful of restaurants. In 2015 it was voted as one of the top 25 places for first time buyers in the UK by a national newspaper.
As with any busy town, Rutherglen can sometimes be the scene of unexpected accidents, and innocent victims can become injured through no fault of their own. At Accident Advice Helpline, we work in partnership with the finest solicitors across Scotland, and if you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Rutherglen, you should get in touch with us today.
Road traffic accidents in Rutherglen
With a busy motorway running through it, as well as the A730, A728 and A749, it is a foregone conclusion that sometimes there will be road traffic accidents in Rutherglen. Statistically, you are much more likely to become involving in an accident on an A road than on a motorway, a fact that the collisionmap for the area confirms.
On a motorway, all the traffic is flowing in one direction, the only signs are directional, and there are no traffic islands or lights to distract drivers. Despite vehicles travelling at speed, motorways are actually some of the safest roads in the country. Unfortunately, when an accident does occur on these roads, the consequences can be severe due to the speeds involved.
Conversely, on A and B roads, there tend to be junctions, islands, lights and pedestrian crossings, not to mention oncoming traffic. All these draw on a driver’s attention, and increase the chances of an accident happening. In fact, statistics show you are eight times more likely to be involved in a crash on an A road as you are on a motorway. Often driver error is the overriding cause, and innocent people can become injured as a result.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, don’t let financial worries prevent you from claiming compensation. Finding your own personal injury solicitor in Rutherglen can be hard, not to mention expensive, but when you choose to work with us, you can put your money fears aside. All the solicitors we work with operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so you will not have to find any money to get your claim started. Give us a call today.
Whiplash accident in Rutherglen
Often, when there has been a whiplash accident in Rutherglen, it has happened on the roads. You don’t need to have been travelling at great speed to sustain this injury. If another car runs into the back of yours, your seatbelt will hold your body firmly in place. However, you head could take quite a jolt, and it is this that creates a whiplash injury.
Any action, whether it is a fall, lifting something heavy or a knock to your head, can cause this very painful injury. It usually takes a few weeks to heal, but for some unlucky victims it can take many months. Are you suffering from whiplash, and wondering how much a personal injury solicitor in Rutherglen could win in compensation for you?
Each accident, injury, victim and claim are different, so no one can guarantee an exact amount. You can get an estimate, however, by completing our 30-second test. Just answer four simple questions, either online or by phone, and in less than a minute you will know if you have a valid claim, as well as an estimate of how much you could be awarded.
We make everything to do with your claim as easy as possible, so why not try this handy compensation calculator today?
Work accident in Rutherglen
Rutherglen is located in South Lanarkshire, which has a large proportion of manufacturing jobs, and more than twice the national average of jobs in the construction industry. Most other trades and profession are within one per cent of the averages for the rest of the UK, as are the amount of unemployed people. The area does have a larger than you would expect percentage of the population who are retired.
We have all heard of health and safety, and it is your employer’s legal duty to comply with all applicable rules and regulations, to ensure that your workplace is safe. If they breach any of these rules and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Making a personal injury claim does not have to be a daunting prospect; not with us at your side to guide you every step of the way. Our friendly advisors are here to help you, and to answer your questions, so give us a call today.
Slips, trips and falls in Rutherglen
If you are a victim of one of the more serious slips, trips and falls in Rutherglen you could have broken a bone or two, been burned or scalded, suffered some damage to your back or even have a head injury. These types of accidents can lead to devastating injuries, and people have their lives turned upside down by simple falls every day.
In addition to the pain and suffering you are enduring, you could also be experiencing financial difficulties as a result of your accident. It is not unusual for injuries to create additional expense, and if you have had to take time off work to recover, you could be trying to cope on a reduced income as well.
If someone else caused your fall, a personal injury claim could recoup any costs and losses that are accident related. It is a good idea to keep proof of payment for anything you have to spend because of your injuries. We will ensure that your claim reaches its full potential, so give us a call today to get it started.
Speaking with us does not put you under any obligation to make a claim; we just want you to have the correct information so that you can make an informed decision. You have nothing at all to lose by getting in touch, so call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you would prefer that we call you, just text ‘claim365’ to 88010.