With just shy of 89,000 residents, Bath is the largest city in Somerset. It can be found 97 miles west of London and 11 miles south-east of Bristol. The area is probably one of the oldest constantly inhabited places in the United Kingdom, with the Romans making it a prime destination due to the hot springs tied to the River Avon.
Bath is perhaps best known for the Roman baths, built somewhere around 60 AD, although the city has a lot of history behind it. Bath Abbey was built there in the 7th Century, undergoing several rebuilds over the centuries. The Georgians made Bath a prime spa town. All of this, coupled with the beautiful walks around the city, have made Bath into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom.
With a city that boasts this many inhabitants, and has thousands of tourists descending on the city year, accidents are bound to happen. We here at Accident Advice Helpline want to help you out.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we want to help you when it comes to making a claim for compensation. We have a successful team of personal injury solicitors at our disposal who are more than happy to take on your case. We will handle everything for you. All we ask is that you meet the following criteria:
- You have been involved in an accident that was not your fault.
- You were injured. It does not matter how serious your injuries were.
- You saw a medical professional to get treated for your injuries.
- The incident occurred within the last three years.
We may be able to make an exception for a few of these rules, so if you’re not sure, do get in touch. Don’t waste time looking for the perfect personal injury solicitor in Bath; you’ve already found the best law firm to represent you right here. If you wish for a no-obligation discussion about whether Accident Advice Helpline can help you, then please pick up the telephone and give us a call today.
Road traffic accidents in Bath
Each year, approximately 40 people are killed or seriously injured on the roads of Bath and the surrounding area. This is a rate of 24.2 per 100,000 population, which is significantly lower than the national average of 41.7 per 100,000. However, Bath and North East Somerset Council are looking to bring this rate down even further. They regularly install new speed cameras throughout Bath in a bid to cut down speeding in the area which, ultimately, will cut down on road accidents.
One area in which Bath has particularly struggled as of late is accidents related to cyclists. The number of cyclists being injured or killed after a collision with a motor vehicle has risen sharply over the past couple of years. This can be attributed to an increasing number of cyclists on the roads of Bath, particularly when tourism season is in full swing.
Recently, the A37, which connects Bath to Shepton Mallet, was named as one of the most dangerous roads in the country for motorcyclists. The A367 also appeared on the same list.
Of course, statistics are meaningless if you have been involved in road traffic accidents in Bath. Accidents can happen in a split second without notice. Anybody could be the victim of one. If you have been involved in an accident and you believe it was not your fault, then let Accident Advice Helpline take on your case.
If you’re looking for a personal injury solicitor in Bath, you’ll already know how confusing it can be to understand who is suitable, and who you can afford to work with. Let us help you to claim the compensation that you deserve. If you call our helpline today, we will take care of everything for you.
Whiplash accident in Bath
Back in 2015, the United Kingdom was dubbed ‘the whiplash capital of Europe’, with the bulk of personal injury claims involving whiplash in some way. The whiplash claim rate was double that of anywhere else in Europe. While the number of claims has fallen sharply since then, mostly due to a major crackdown on false whiplash claims, there is no question that whiplash is still a major problem in our country. Many people do not realise this, but while most forms of whiplash will disappear a couple of days down the line, there are some people who feel the impact of their condition for years.
If you have one of the following symptoms after an accident, then you are urged to get in touch with a doctor to allow them to diagnose you with whiplash. If you do not, then you may struggle to make a personal injury claim:
- Stiffness in the neck
- Pain in the neck
- Headaches, normally quite severe.
- Pain in the upper part of your body
- Numbness in your arms.
Remember; while whiplash is a condition most-often associated with car accidents, it can occur in any situation where your neck is suddenly moved. Slips and trips could cause whiplash, for instance. Serious cases of whiplash could put you out of work for months on end, and you may be dealing with the problem for the rest of your life. Don’t suffer in silence after your whiplash accident in Bath. Get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline in order to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Bath
Most accidents, not just in Bath but worldwide, are due to simple trips, slips and falls. Most of these falls are not going to be serious. You will be able to stand up and walk away with barely a scratch. However, all it takes is falling a tiny bit awkwardly and you are running the risk of serious injury.
If you’ve been involved in slips, trips and falls in Bath, perhaps in stations such as below, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury:
- Slipped on a wet floor, particularly one which has not been sign-posted.
- Tripped on a broken or cracked pavement.
- Fallen over items which have been left out e.g. workman’s tools.
- Slipped on an uncleaned spill
- Fall from a height
Don’t worry about your claim taking up time and energy you just don’t have right now. We understand that it’s important you focus on your recovery, not paperwork and hassle, so we’ll do everything we can to take the burden out of making a claim. Call today and find out more about claiming with Accident Advice Helpline.
Work accident in Bath
While Bath originally boasted a sizeable manufacturing industry, manufacturing in the city is on the decline. The bulk of the jobs in the city are now in software development, tourism, and service-related industries. In fact, Bath is home to one of the largest publishing companies in the world.
Just because the manufacturing industry, often classed as the most dangerous industry to work in, is gradually moving out of Bath, it does not mean that its inhabitants are immune to risk. In fact, you can be injured at any job. Even the simplest of slips in an office environment can put you out of action for months at a time.
Remember; your employer has a legal duty to ensure that you are safe at work. This duty can extend to them providing you with the safety equipment and training that you need, or something as simple as ensuring that your working environment is clean. If you have suffered an injury at work in Bath due to a breach of this duty, then you may have a claim. A personal injury solicitor in Bath would have to have extensive experience of workplace injury law to take on your case, so why take the chance? Choose to work with the specialists instead.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand personal injury at work law inside out. If you have been involved in a work accident in Bath and wish to make a claim, then please get in touch with us. Our team of experienced staff will be more than happy to provide you with advice on whether you can make a claim, as well as walk you through the process of claiming. Do not leave your injury at work claim in the hands of any law firm, leave it in the hands of one of the most-experienced personal injury law firms in the country. Call today to find out more.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline Today
If you have been involved in an accident in Bath which you believe not to be your fault, then please get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. This is a no-obligation discussion. We can provide you with advice on how best to proceed with your claim.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Somerset
Date Published: 22nd December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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