Whitley Bay is a seaside town on the north-east coast of England and is part of the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. Its history dates back to the 1100s and, from the late 19th century, the decline of the local mining industries was offset by its emergence as a popular seaside holiday resort, with visitors flocking there from Newcastle and further afield.
With the decline of resort towns in the UK due to cheaper foreign holidays and at-home entertainment, many of Whitley Bay’s landmarks fell into disuse. However, in the 2000s, a regeneration scheme saw the Spanish City earmarked for redevelopment. This has, as yet, not been completed due to lack of funds, but other areas have already been transformed.
Panama Dip, which has already had a skatepark installed, has been announced as a new development including activities and outdoor gym equipment. The town is still renowned for the popular Whitley Beach, a golden sand Blue Flag award-winning beach. The area also has a popular ice rink.
Whitley Bay has a reasonably large population and still attracts many visitors each year, which makes accidents an unfortunate part of daily life. If you were injured in an accident there within the last three years and it was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK, and we can help you wherever your accident took place. We’re one of the most recognised and trusted names in this field and we’re proud to have as our Patron well-loved TV personality and consumer rights champion, Dame Esther Rantzen. She agreed to represent us on the basis of extensive personal research into our service and after talking to many of our satisfied previous customers.
Road traffic accidents in Whitley Bay
Road traffic accidents in Whitley Bay and the surrounding areas have remained static over the last five years. While it’s reassuring that casualties haven’t risen, the fact that they haven’t fallen either shows how difficult it can be to get the message out regarding road safety.
The leading causes of accidents on the roads remain drivers speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or driving carelessly, including using mobile phones while driving. This means that no matter how careful you are, you can still become involved in an accident due to someone else’s carelessness, recklessness or illegal behaviour.
Road traffic accidents can lead to serious injuries, including damage to the chest or sternum, head and brain injury and back or spinal damage. While these injuries are relatively rare, they can have a devastating impact on the quality of victims’ lives.
If you were injured in an accident like this and it wasn’t your fault, it’s likely you had to take time off work to recover. You might have found your recovery compounded by emotional injuries like shock or PTSD. If this was the case, you probably experienced a loss of earnings; many people in this situation find they are on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay.
Making a claim for compensation could help you to recover some or all of the associated costs, including loss of earnings. A personal injury solicitor in Whitley Bay could help you with your case but you might be worried about the costs of securing a solicitor on top of your existing financial difficulties.
That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* guarantee. Dame Esther says: “If you call Accident Advice Helpline, I promise you will receive no high-pressure sales tactics, no money is required to make a claim and no-win, no-fee* means exactly that.”
Call us today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Whitley Bay
Whiplash may seem like a minor injury, relatively speaking, yet, while it often clears up within a few days, some victims are left suffering for weeks, months or even a year or more. Symptoms like headaches, fatigue, confusion and dizziness, muscle spasms and pain and pins and needles in the arms can last for a long period of time.
The stress of chronic pain, alongside the debilitating effects of some symptoms, can also lead to secondary emotional injuries, like anxiety or depression. Yet almost 40 per cent of people who are eligible to make a claim for compensation following a whiplash accident in Whitley Bay never do so.
They may be put off by the negative stigma that has become associated with whiplash over the years. Nevertheless, it is a real condition with extensive research conducted by medical professionals around the world. And, if you were injured in this way and it was someone else’s fault, you do have a right to make a claim.
A personal injury solicitor in Whitley Bay could help you to make a claim, but how do you know they have the expertise you need? Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in helping innocent accident victims to make successful claims, which means we have extensive experience and knowledge of this field.
Talk to us today to find out how we can use that expertise to help you make the best possible claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Whitley Bay
The Health and Safety Executive in the UK reports that slips and trips are the most common cause of injuries at work, accounting for over a third of all major work injuries. Falls from a height are the leading cause of fatalities in work in the country too.
Slips, trips and falls in Whitley Bay may seem like relatively minor accidents but they can result in painful injuries. They are also often avoidable. Most of these accidents are caused by uneven floor surfaces, wet floors, changes in levels, trailing cables, poor housekeeping and poor lighting. Each of these are factors that could, and often should, have been resolved by the responsible party.
It doesn’t where these accidents take place; if you were injured in this way and you believe someone else was to blame, you are entitled to make a claim against them under government legislation. You could seek the services of a personal injury solicitor in Whitley Bay to help you, but how do you know what their previous experience is, or how they deal with their clients?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our reputation speaks for itself; we score a fantastic 4.7 out of 5 on feefo.com, as scored by our previous clients. They are satisfied that we delivered an excellent service to them and helped them to make the best possible claim. Why not call us today and find out if we can do the same for you?
Work accident in Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay has higher than average numbers of residents employed in education. Work accidents can happen in any industry, although the nature of accidents changes from one sector to another. For instance, the Health and Safety Executive reports that the most common work-related injuries in the UK are musculoskeletal disorders or stress, depression and anxiety.
All employers in the UK have a duty of care under legislation to make sure that the workplace is safe for their employees. They must carry out risk assessments and use their findings to remove or reduce hazards. Any hazards that remain should be either clearly signposted or mitigated by appropriate processes and procedures.
They must ensure they provide adequate training to all staff, as well as providing appropriate protective clothing or gear. If machinery or equipment is used, it must be regularly maintained. If the equipment is found to be faulty or defective, it should be put out of use until it can be suitably repaired or replaced.
If you were injured in a work accident in Whitley Bay and it wasn’t your fault, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline will give you all the help you need to do so, supporting you throughout your claim, from start to finish.
Dame Esther said: “After thoroughly investigating Accident Advice Helpline, I have found that they are indeed fighting on behalf of innocent victims who would otherwise not receive the compensation they deserve. I have checked the company’s credentials and track record, and have met a number of its clients, and I was extremely impressed.”
She believes in our commitment to our clients and the quality of the service we provide; call today and talk to our advisers to find out how we can help you too.
It’s easy to claim with Accident Advice Helpline
To start a claim, all you need to do is pick up the phone and call our free, no-obligation helpline. Our friendly, professional advisors will get more information on your accident and explain the process to you in full, so that you know what to expect.
They’ll give you all the advice you need to decide if you’d like to go ahead, but it’s entirely your choice; you won’t face any high-pressure sales tactics from us. However, if you do decide to go ahead, we’ll be with you every step of the way. You probably won’t have to go to court, either, since we can deal with most claims entirely over the phone.
Call today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).