Famous for its cathedral, for the 15th century Battle of Worcester, and, more recently, for it’s acclaimed university, Worcester is a small city with a big heart. Home to over 100,000 people, Worcester is conveniently located just an hour from Birmingham, and around the same distance from Gloucester.
The city is also well known for its world-renowned Worcester Porcelain, and of course for the spicy Worcestershire sauce. The nearby Malvern Hills are wonderful places to walk, and as such the city attracts in the region of 740,000 visitors every year.
On the northern edge of the River Severn, Worcester’s shared public and university library, The Hive, is the first of its kind in Europe. It’s seven towers and golden rooftop make it a prominent landmark on the city skyline, and have won it numerous awards for architecture and sustainability in building design.
Visitors to the city will enjoy spending time in the three large outdoor parks, at Gheluvelt Park, Cripplegate Park and Fort Royal Park, the latter of which is built on one of the main battle sites of the English Civil War. History buffs will also find boxes ticked at the Tudor House Museum, and at Greyfriars’ House and Garden, a period house with a fascinating 600-year history.
While the history may be exciting, finding a personal injury solicitor in Worcester is often not so much fun. If you’ve had an accident and would like to make a compensation claim for injuries you have sustained, then you’ll need to find a personal injury solicitor in Worcester with plenty of experience and knowledge of this sector. Make it easy to find the right person for your claim with Accident Advice Helpline. We are a nationwide company with extensive experience in accident compensation and we’ll be happy to discuss your claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so get in touch today.
Road traffic accidents in Worcester
As with any major city, there are accidents on the roads in Worcester with alarming regularity. Thankfully, most are minor, but the potential for devastating consequences are still high. On average, there are around 1,500 road traffic accidents in and around Worcestershire. These accidents result in a total of around 2,000 casualties, of which around 10 per cent are serious.
The stretch of road between Martley and Broadheath, labelled as the B4202, is one of the worst accident blackspots in the whole county. The local news agency recorded five accidents in just three months one year, with locals claiming there are around 20 – 30 incidents every year along that road. Many are single vehicle accidents, often due to speeding and losing control of the car.
To try and reduce incidents on the roads in Worcester, the local council run a number of road safety education programmes for schools and young people, including classroom talks, pedestrian training and cycle training. These have led to a reduction in accidents in the city, but there is still much to be done before road traffic accidents in Worcester are negligible.
Whether you’re in a car, on a bike or using public transport, there is a chance you could be involved in a road traffic accident. If you weren’t to blame for your accident and have been injured as a result. you may be interested in making a claim for compensation. You can talk to us at Accident Advice Helpline about the best way to proceed, and to get the legal assistance you need. We have experts ready to help start your claim for compensation, so call today.
Whiplash accident in Worcester
Despite its historical status and awe-inspiring beauty, Worcester sees its fair share of modern problems too. Congestion at peak times is comparable to any big city, and actually led to Worcester being branded the third most congested city in the UK. The Southern Link Road is one of the worst spots to be stuck in a jam, with more than 30,000 drivers a day cramming down the single carriageway road.
With so many cars and people in a hurry, the risk of an accident is high. At slow speeds, such as when crawling in traffic, fatalities are rare, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be injuries. One of the most common injuries from low speed car accidents is whiplash, where the head is whipped back and forth by the impact, damaging soft tissue in the neck and shoulders.
If you’ve been involved in a whiplash accident in Worcester and would like to pursue a claim for compensation, get in touch with us today. Our solicitors are experts in building a case for whiplash claims, so don’t suffer in silence; contact us now.
Slips, trips and falls in Worcester
Worcester is a beautiful city that is usually well looked after and maintained. Would it surprise you to learn then, that slips, trips and falls in Worcester account for a large proportion of the claims we handle for local inhabitants?
In fact, slips and trips are the number one cause of accidental injury right across the UK, with thousands of us every year getting hurt because we lost our footing or tripped over something. Most of the time, there is nothing more than bad luck to blame, but just occasionally, our accident could have been avoided if someone else was taking more care.
When this happens, you have a right to seek compensation. Whether you slipped on a wet floor, fell down an unprotected hole or tripped on a badly maintained footpath, we’re here to help. Our sympathetic advisors will offer practical support and professional advice, so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you wish to pursue a claim. Call us today to find out more.
Work accident in Worcester
Most workers in Worcester are employed in jobs which are perceived as ‘low risk’. These include things like human health and social work, which offer 20 per cent of the employment opportunities in the city. A further 20 per cent of people work in education or in retail, and around one in ten works in manufacturing.
Of all these professions, those working in manufacturing are perceived as the most likely to suffer an accident at work. However, it’s often the case that, because this industry is perceived as higher risk, employers actually take health and safety more seriously. More money is invested, more risk assessments undertaken, which can actually put workers in manufacturing in a very safe position.
The fact is that, without adequate health and safety provision, anyone could be at risk of an accident at work. From tripping over items left lying around to hurting your back through lifting something heavy; if your employer didn’t do enough to keep you safe, you could make a claim for compensation.
If you have been unlucky enough to have been involved in a work accident in Worcester and you are seeking to make a claim for compensation, talk to us at Accident Advice Helpline now. We know that finding the right personal injury solicitor in Worcester can be tricky, so make it easy on yourself and get in touch with us today.
Expert help to make your claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Remember, when you need a personal injury solicitor to make a claim for compensation for injuries you have received, Accident Advice Helpline have all the experience you need. When you call we’ll just need to establish the following:
- That you were injured in an accident that was not your fault
- That you received medical help (at a GP, or at the hospital for example)
- That the accident occurred in the last three years
Don’t lose your right to claim by leaving it too long; contact us and start the process as soon after your accident as possible. We’ll get to work on your case right away, building the evidence to ensure you stand the best chance of winning possible.
It’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court, as most of our claims are settled before they get to that stage. We’ll do everything we can to take the stress out of making a claim, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery instead.
Your compensation is just a phone call away, so call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Worcestershire
Accident at Work stats for Worcester
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Date Published: 20th August 2015
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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