With an estimated population of just 115,000 people, Bassetlaw is a relatively small district of northern Nottinghamshire. Comprised of just two main towns; Worksop and Retford, much of the area is rural in nature. Although the majority of local residents live in either Worksop or Retford, there are a number of small villages located throughout the district, and almost seventy parishes in total.
Due to its rural landscape, there are many outdoor attractions in and around Bassetlaw. There are many walking and hiking routes in the area, for example, and numerous initiatives to encourage local residents to join walking clubs in the area. Clumber Park, run by the National Trust, is a particularly popular location for hikers, with many people travelling from nearby counties to visit the Park.
In addition to this, Bassetlaw is home to three open water sites and is ideal for keen anglers. With Langold County Park, Sandhill Lake and Woodsetts Quarry Pond all providing viable fishing opportunities, there are many clubs and amateur enthusiasts who visit the area throughout the year.
As well as catering for outdoor pursuits, Bassetlaw has a comprehensive mix of leisure and entertainment facilities. With over 200 retail outlets in the area, residents can choose from big brands names and local, independent retailers when they’re out shopping. In addition to this, the number of leisure centres, bars, restaurants and cinemas ensures that there is plenty of night-time entertainment available in Bassetlaw.
Although the town is considered to be a relatively safe place, nowhere is immune from accidents. In fact, people can sustain injuries in Bassetlaw as easily as anywhere else in the country. If people around you act recklessly or dangerously, you may be unable to avoid getting hurt and this can be particularly frustrating.
If you’ve been injured because of someone else, however, you may be able to take legal action. If you want to find out more about obtaining compensation for an injury, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline today. With over 16 years’ experience as a personal injury law firm, we can provide all the help you need when it comes to obtaining injury compensation.
Road traffic accidents in Bassetlaw
After playing host to the Tour of Britain cycling event earlier this year, the roads of Bassetlaw have been subject to a significant amount of scrutiny. As in most areas of the UK, there are concerns about the volume of traffic in some areas of Bassetlaw. Although the Worksop bypass helped minimise the impact on traffic in the area, many people now feel that this is outdated and in need of modernisation.
The three-way junction between High Hoe Road, Cheapside and Retford Road has been dubbed the ‘most dangerous road in the area’, for example and many residents are concerned that the existing infrastructure is unable to cope with large amounts of traffic.
Due to such concerns, Nottinghamshire County Council has taken steps to improve the safety of roads in the area. Notably, £1.83 million in funding has been secured in order to introduce a new transport scheme at the St Anne’s Drive roundabout in Worksop. With the A57 and B6024 also connecting at this roundabout, it’s hoped that the planned changes will improve traffic flow in the area, as well as reducing the rate of accidents which occur.
Although efforts are being made to increase the safety of roads in the area, road traffic accidents in Bassetlaw still aren’t uncommon. Whilst some collisions may be unavoidable, in many cases incidents are due to human error in some way or another. With 73 of Nottinghamshire’s 467 road traffic casualties occurring in Bassetlaw in 2015, it’s easy to see how many people are being hurt on local roads.
If another road user doesn’t see your vehicle, for example, they could easily collide with you. Alternatively, if a vehicle fails to give way to you when they should, it could result in a road traffic accident occurring. Following this types of accidents, it’s normally to feel angry and frustrated. Whilst there is no point venting your anger at the scene of the accident, you may want to ensure that the person responsible for the incident is held to account.
One way of doing this is to make a compensation claim against them. By doing so, you can obtain financial compensation for the physical and psychological injuries you sustained. Often, people assume that they need to contact a personal injury solicitor in Bassetlaw in order to make an injury claim in the area but this isn’t the case. In fact, at Accident Advice Helpline we can help you to make a compensation claim regardless of your location.
To find out more about taking legal action with us, contact our team of personal injury advisers now.
Whiplash accident in Bassetlaw
Unfortunately, rural areas tend to have a relatively high rate of road traffic accidents. ‘A’ roads, in particularly, tend to have a high risk of accidents occurring and there are normally significantly more ‘A’ roads in rural areas than in towns or cities. Due to this, the number of people who experience a whiplash accident in Bassetlaw may be slightly higher than the average.
You shouldn’t let this prevent you from making an injury claim, however. If you’ve experienced whiplash as a result of an accident that was caused by someone else, you should certainly consider taking legal action.
Providing you obtained medical treatment following the incident and you can prove that someone else was responsible, it’s likely that you’ll be eligible to take action.
When people sustain whiplash, however, they aren’t always aware of how painful the condition will be. As the symptoms can take a few hours or days to become fully apparent, people may not think about making a personal injury claim at first.
As the pain and stiffness associated with whiplash begins to assert itself, however, the true impact of the injury tends to become clear. Whilst few people suffer complications as a result of a whiplash injury, the pain associated with the injury can be significant and debilitating.
Due to this, it’s important to get legal advice if you’ve suffered this type of injury through no fault of your own. If you’ve been looking for a personal injury solicitor in Bassetlaw because you want to learn more about making a claim, why not contact our personal injury team instead?
We’ll provide all the help you need and, if you decide to move forward with your claim, we can help you to take action straight away. Call Accident Advice Helpline now and we’ll be happy to provide the assistance you need.
Slips, trips and falls in Bassetlaw
Although slips, trips and falls aren’t uncommon in any area, they can occur more frequently in locations with dedicated walking routes. With many people travelling to Bassetlaw in order to explore the local area on foot, it’s not surprising that accidents can happen on occasion.
Whilst it is possible to take legal action after slips, trips and falls in Bassetlaw, you’ll only be able to make a compensation claim if you weren’t responsible for your injuries. This means that someone else needs to be at fault in order for you to be able to make a successful claim.
If you were shopping in Worksop Town Centre and fell on stock which had been left strewn across the floor, for example, you may be able to seek compensation from the store owners. Alternatively, if you suffered harm whilst walking in a local park, the relevant council may be liable for the injuries you sustained.
Fortunately, most people don’t suffer serious harm as a result of this type of accident but it’s certainly possible to do so. Falling or landing awkwardly could increase your chance of suffering a serious injury and you may need to seek urgent medical treatment. Broken bones or fractures aren’t uncommon as a result of a slip or fall and you could even sustain spinal damage or head injuries as a result of this type of accident.
If you’re thinking of making a claim with a personal injury solicitor in Bassetlaw, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline we can help you to obtain compensation for almost any type of injury, providing you obtained medical treatment for it and it was caused by someone else.
To start a claim with us today, contact our personal injury team for free no-obligation advice now.
Work accident in Bassetlaw
With high levels of employment in the area, the vast majority of employees in Bassetlaw work in professional occupations or in the administrative and secretarial industries. Almost 25 per cent of Bassetlaw employees work as plant operatives or as skilled tradespeople and this may put them at risk of different types of workplace accidents.
Office workers in Bassetlaw can certainly sustain injuries if an accident occurs but the risks of this working environment are normally fairly common. Poorly maintained workplaces, faulty electricals and poor training often contributed to office accidents, for example. Similarly, if employees are asked to move heavy equipment and aren’t provided with the appropriate training, they can easily sustain a manual handling accident.
When working with plant machinery or as a tradesperson, however, employees may be more at risk of industry-specific injuries. Malfunctioning machines could put you at risk of serious cuts of even the loss of a limb, for example. Similarly, construction workers may be at an increased risk of falling from a significant height if they’re regularly working on high rise buildings.
If you’ve experienced a work accident in Bassetlaw, you could take action against your employer. Regardless of what type of industry you work in, your employer should be implementing effective health and safety procedures. If they’ve failed to do so, it’s likely you’ll be able to obtain compensation from them.
Although making a claim against your employer may seem daunting, we’re here to help. Contact Accident Advice Helpline now and we’ll provide you with all the information you need before you start your claim.
Getting compensation for your injuries
After an accident, people don’t always realise that they’re eligible to claim compensation or they may be too focused on their recovery to think about making a claim. If your injury occurred some time ago and you’ve yet to seek legal help, it might not be too late.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can normally help claimants who have been injured within the last 3 years’. If you’ve suffered harm within the last 3 years and you don’t believe you were at fault, why not get in touch with us?
We’ll provide free no-obligation advice so you’ll find it easy to learn more about making a claim and we can even help you to take legal action on a no-win, no-fee* basis. To learn more now, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary).