The large market town of Tamworth in the county of Staffordshire, England, is just 14 miles northeast of Birmingham. It is bordered by Warwickshire to the South and East, and Lichfield to the North and West, and sits on the River Tame. As of recent estimates, the town had a population of 77,100 and is therefore the second largest settlement in Staffordshire after Stoke-on-Trent.
The main industries to be found in Tamworth include logistics, engineering, clothing, brick, tile and paper manufacture, although many residents commute to Birmingham, Warwick and Nottingham. Tamworth is famous for The Snowdome, which is the UK’s first full-sized real-snow indoor ski slope and is now a famous landmark in the area. Drayton Manor Theme Park is also relatively close by.
As a busy town, accidents can happen in Tamworth from time to time. Whether these accidents are on the road, at work or when you’re out and about shopping, the consequences for your lifestyle and finances can be dire. If you feel someone else is to blame for your accident, you could make a claim for compensation.
If you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Tamworth, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of expert solicitors are among the best in the whole UK, with extensive experience of putting together cases and winning maximum compensation for our clients. Find out more about making a claim, the easy way, today.
Road traffic accidents in Tamworth
Over the past decade, 17 people have died on the roads in the Tamworth. This may not sound a huge amount when you consider that hundreds die on the roads across the UK each year, but every single death is devastating to the families involved. Aside of these tragic fatalities, many more drivers, passengers and road users are involved in road traffic accidents in Tamworth, some walking away with minor ailments, and others suffering life changing injuries.
The main A5 that runs through Tamworth has been named as one of the most dangerous roads in the west midlands, particularly for motorcyclists with unpredictable junctions and varying carriageway widths contributing to a hazardous route. In the town itself, the famous Egg Roundabout on the A51 is one of only a few ‘magic roundabouts’ in the UK, directing traffic in both directions around a central island, and typically causing great confusion among its users. The Egg was voted the fourth worst roundabout in Britain, and frequently sees its fair share of low speed collisions.
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident, and you feel that someone else was to blame, you could make a claim for compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we take road accident safety very seriously, and we will fight to ensure that justice is done.
It’s not just car drivers who can claim for their injuries either. You may have been a cyclist, clipped by another road user who wasn’t paying due care and attention to the road conditions and his surroundings. You may have been a pedestrian, hit by a driver who failed to stop at a crossing. Perhaps you are a public transport user and you fell while trying to alight your vehicle because the vehicle suddenly lurched forwards.
You don’t have to be a car driver or a passenger to be involved in road accidents. If you were injured in any kind of road accident, call Accident Advice Helpline today and have an informal chat with us about what occurred and who you think was to blame.
Whiplash accidents in Tamworth
At Accident Advice Helpline we’re happy to answer questions about any specific injuries you might want to make a claim for. One of the most frequent injuries we are asked about is whiplash accidents in Tamworth. We know that many people worry about making a claim for whiplash injuries because they are frightened that they won’t be believed.
While we understand your concerns, we also see first-hand just how devastating the consequences of whiplash injuries can be. You could be losing out financially, struggling emotionally to cope with your injuries, and could be suffering for several weeks or even months. If you have been injured in any accident that was not your fault, then you are well within your rights to make a claim for your injuries. Whiplash is notoriously painful and uncomfortable, and we believe that if you were hurt by someone else, you should make your claim.
The symptoms of whiplash include
- Dizziness or light headedness
- Neck pain
- Arm pain
- Poor concentration
You may be advised to apply ice to your neck if you visit a specialist dealing with whiplash injuries.
In order to claim compensation for whiplash, we will need evidence of your injuries, as we would with any other claim. When you have been involved in a shunt or collision from the rear, you often don’t immediately understand at the time that you have been hurt. You may develop symptoms a little later in the day, or overnight. Seek medical advice as soon as you can.
If you’re interested in pursuing a claim for whiplash injuries, but you’re still not sure, contact us today for a no-obligation chat.
Slips, trips and falls in Tamworth
Some of the most common accidents that we have to deal with at Accident Advice Helpline are slips, trips and falls. Slips, trips and falls may not sound particularly dangerous, but there are a number of fatalities every year among those who suffer such accidents, especially at work.
Slips, trips and falls are most dangerous among the under-fives and the over 60s, and proportionally more women than men in the older age bracket are hurt in such accidents. Of course, many slips, trips and falls are down to our own carelessness, when we don’t look where we’re going, or we’ve lost concentration. However, there are large numbers of people who are injured when they are out and about in public, and through no fault of their own, because someone else put them at risk.
If you’ve been injured in slips, trips and falls in Tamworth and you would like to make a claim for compensation, talk to Accident Advice Helpline right now. We’ll be sympathetic to your story and we’ll be able to advise you whether you have a claim to pursue, as well as make an estimate of the compensation you might receive. And don’t worry; you’ll never be out of pocket because we use a no-win, no-fee* agreement with all of our clients. Call and ask for more information today.
Work accident in Tamworth
Have you had a work accident in Tamworth? If you have, you may be unsure about making a claim against your employer. We completely understand your concerns, but it is important to take poor health and safety very seriously, because next time the injury could be worse. By making a claim against your employer, you’ll be ensuring that health and safety practices are improved, keeping you and other workers safer in the future.
In Tamworth, a higher than average proportion of residents are employed in the manufacturing industry; around 16 per cent compared to just eight per cent nationwide. Although manufacturing is seen as a relatively risky industry in which to work, due to the operation of heavy machinery, that doesn’t mean you should accept that accidents are ‘all part of the job’. You have a right to a safe workplace, as much as anybody else.
One in four workers in Tamworth are employed in retail, wholesale and the motor trade. These occupations certainly aren’t immediately obvious as being risky, but accidents can still take place. From lifting accidents to falls from height, maintaining good health and safety is just as important in these types of workplaces as they are in any other occupation.
Accident Advice Helpline are well versed in employment law, and we will be able to advise you as to your rights, as well as pursue personal injury compensation on your behalf for your workplace accident. Don’t leave your valuable claim in the hands of any old personal injury solicitor in Tamworth; you need to make sure you have the right legal representation on your side.
Our expert solicitors have extensive experience in handling these complex types of claims, and will give your case the very best chance of a successful outcome. All calls to our phone lines are completely confidential, so call us and get the ball rolling today.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for expert advice
If you’re thinking about claiming compensation following an accident, consider the following:
- Was the accident the fault of someone else?
- Did you receive medical attention for your injuries?
- Did the accident occur during the last three years?
If you can answer yes to these questions, and you are interested in making a claim for your injuries using no-win, no-fee*, call Accident Advice Helpline today for a no-obligation chat. We’ll advise you how to take the next steps in the process.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
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Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Tamworth
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