Although it started life as a market town, St Albans is now part of the London commuter belt. Situated in Hertfordshire, it is only 19 miles from London, eight miles from Welwyn Garden City and 11 miles from Luton.
Before the 20th century it was the first coaching stop of the route to and from London, which is thought to be the reason for so many old inns and taverns in the town. There was not much industry there before World War I, but in the years up to World War II it became a centre for the electronics industry. These days, tourism is its biggest industry, attracting around 1.8 million visitors per year, and it has lots to offer visitors for a day out or for a holiday.
The street markets were granted a charter back in 1553, and are still in operation today. There are parks, shopping centres, countryside and food and drink to suit everyone. As well as being a beautiful building, St Albans Cathedral is the oldest site of continued Christian worship in the country. Thousands of pilgrims visit it every year to pay homage to Britain’s first saint, who is buried beneath it.
With so many visitors to the town mingling with the 140,000 local residents, sometimes accidents can happen in St. Albans, and innocent victims can end up hurt. Those same victims may think they need to find a personal injury solicitor in St Albans, when actually all they need do is get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
We are one of the largest specialist law firms in the UK and have assisted many thousands of victims to win the compensation they deserve. One phone call is all it takes for us to help you too. Get in touch with us today.
Road traffic accidents in St Albans
St Albans council are keen to make the roads in the town safer for cyclists. They also want to encourage more people to use cycles because of the health benefits. To this end, they are considering introducing 20 mph speed limits as well as dedicated cycle routes that they cay could be shared with pedestrians.
The idea is to reduce the number of road traffic accidents in St Albans in which cyclists are seriously injured. Because of the lack of protection bike riders have, this is often the result of colliding with a motor vehicle.
Being so close to so many major locations there are numerous busy roads in St Albans. Two of the worst are the A1081 and the A414, both of which can come to a standstill in rush hour traffic. This can cause frustration and impatience, leading drivers to take unnecessary risks. More accidents in St Albans happen in the morning and evening rush hours than at any other time of day.
A personal injury solicitor in St Albans may be able to help you claim compensation if you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, but you should make life easier for yourself and get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 16 years of experience in the field of personal injury law and this has allowed us to streamline the processes to make them as simple and efficient as possible.
Calling us today would put you under no obligation to make a claim, but our expert advice will help you to make an informed decision about whether to proceed. Contact us now to find out more about making a claim after a car accident.
Whiplash accident in St Albans
Whiplash is not a medical term, but is the name commonly used for a sprain in your neck. As one of the most painful soft tissue injuries, it can be caused in many different ways, although most commonly is a result of a road traffic accident.
Anything that causes your head to move further than it should in any direction can result in a whiplash injury. For the lucky ones it will heal itself in just a few weeks. For the not so lucky it can last months, and some people never fully recover from it. This could lead to a lifetime of pain, loss of movement and stiffness.
If you have suffered a whiplash accident in St Albans, you will soon realise how disabling it can be. Suddenly you will not be able to do many of the things you take for granted such as driving or going to work.
If the accident you were involved in was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. You can find out if your claim is likely to be successful by taking our 30-second test, either online or by phone with one of our advisors. This will provide you with an estimate of how much you could be awarded, and is a great place to start if you want to know if you can claim.
Call today and we’ll give you outstanding advice on making a whiplash claim, and how you can start the process.
Work accident in St Albans
Accidents at work are more common than you may realise. All jobs have their dangers, although some are more hazardous than others. Every workplace should have someone qualified in first aid, and all employers should adhere to the health and safety guidance for their specific industry.
In St Albans, the majority of the workforce are employed in retail, administration and professional jobs, with these sectors accounting for almost half (48.7 per cent) of all employment in the area. Although these jobs are classed by HSE as being relatively low risk, there are still dangers in these sectors which need to be carefully managed.
Around 11 per cent of the St Albans population work in manufacturing, construction and transportation, three of the industries that HSE cite as being most common for accidents at work. The need to work at height, to use heavy machinery and to work difficult shifts makes these employees more at risk than most of being injured in a workplace accident.
Whether you work in a ‘safe’ industry or one with more risk, it is imperative that your employer does everything they can to ensure your safety. Regular risk assessments, effective hazard management and meticulous maintenance of machinery will lessen the risk, and should be expected from every employer.
If your employer has been lax in safety matters and you have been injured as a result, you may be considering finding a personal injury solicitor in St Albans to help you make a personal injury claim. However, you don’t need to look any further or limit yourself to local options only, because our team of solicitors are the very best in the business.
Claiming after an accident at work in St Albans can be a complex process, and requires you to have true expertise on your side to give your case the best chance of success. We can provide the expertise you need, so call our advisors today and let us help you make your claim.
Slips, trips and falls in St Albans
It’s easy to think that slipping or falling is just a bit of bad luck and nothing to worry about too much, but that’s not always the case. Falling down is the number one cause of accidental injury in the UK today, according to HSE, and whilst some falls will lead to nothing more than just cuts and bruises, others can be much more serious.
When a slip or fall has been caused by someone else’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation from the one to blame. For instance, if you slip on a wet floor in a restaurant or café because something has been spilt and not cleaned up, or have tripped over trailing wires in your office, these situations could have been prevented and should not have happened at all.
Falls from height can sometimes happen because safety was not taken seriously enough. It could be that ladders are being used when it should be scaffold, or that the worker has no safety harness. Whatever the reason, two people each year will die from a fall from height, and around 37,000 will be injured.
If you have been hurt in one of these slips, trips and falls in St Albans, and you think someone else is to blame, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries. From broken bones to concussion, back injuries to muscle sprains, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence because someone else didn’t do their job properly. Call our expert advisors today, and we’ll help you make a claim to bring justice to your situation.
Get your claim started with no money up front
There are many victims who do not claim the compensation they are entitled to because they are worried about the costs involved. This need not be a problem when you work with us, as we handle all our claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that you don’t need any money to get your claim started, or to worry about legal fees if your claim is lost.
To find out more about our no-win, no-fee services, call our friendly advisors today. From a landline ring 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile it’s 0333 500 0993.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Hertfordshire
Accident at Work stats for St Albans
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Date Published: 20th August 2015
Author: Clare P
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