The coastal town of Blyth lies to the south of the River Blyth in Northumberland. With a population of around 37,000 it is only 13 miles northeast of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The port at Blyth was established in the 12th century, but the development of the town as it is known today began in the early 1700s. Thanks to coal mining, shipbuilding, the salt trade and fishing, Blyth became a bustling centre during the Industrial Revolution, but these industries fell into decline and have now all but vanished. The Port of Blyth, however, is still very active and handles up to 1.5 million tonnes of cargo a year, mainly as containers.
At the end of last century, there were concerted efforts to regenerate the town. As part of this, the Keel Row Shopping Centre was opened in 1991 and the market place has been re-developed, to provide a vibrant town centre. The Quayside has also seen much redevelopment and has been transformed into an attractive area with houses and hotels.
The combination of new and old developments with plenty of investment and regeneration makes Blyth a desirable area for both residents and visitors. For the majority of the time, it is both safe and peaceful but just like any other town in the UK, it can be the location of nasty accidents.
Coping with the aftermath of an accident is not easy. There is the obvious pain and suffering to deal with but you soon realise that there are implications for your home-life and your work-life as well. In fact, it can put your life off course for many months or even longer. If the accident was caused by another person, is it fair that you are paying the price?
Many people think that they can only turn to a personal injury solicitor in Blyth to help them claim compensation. This is not true, you also have the option of choosing a national law firm. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have the expertise to help. Give us a call now to find out more.
Road traffic accidents in Blyth
There has been significant investment in the cycling routes around Blyth to encourage residents out of their cars and onto their bicycles. Sustrans have been instrumental in creating a network of traffic-free routes after concerns were voiced about the conditions for walkers and cyclists in Blyth. It was claimed that the busy and dangerous main road together with inadequate crossing points at junctions were creating dangerous conditions. There are now over five miles of high quality almost entirely traffic-free routes making Blyth the UK’s first Active Travel Town.
The separation of motor traffic and pedestrians is an excellent initiative for cutting down the incidence of road traffic accidents in Blyth. However, accidents can still happen and sadly people can still get hurt. Has this happened to you recently?
Perhaps this is why you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Blyth to help you make a personal injury claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are a highly respected national legal firm with expertise in all kinds of personal injury claim. We want nothing more than to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call us today.
Whiplash accident in Blyth
Have you recently suffered a whiplash accident in Blyth? If so, you will already know that whiplash is a soft tissue injury of the neck. The ligaments, muscles and tendons are stretched and damaged and that causes neck pain, neck stiffness and headaches.
Sadly, you are not alone. Whiplash injuries have become more common since seatbelts were legally required in the UK and the rates of serious injuries and fatalities on our roads began to fall. This is because the car occupant’s bodies are accelerated in one direction and then another during a collision (because they are strapped into the car) but the head does not accelerate at the same rate.
Was your recent accident caused by another driver? We can help if you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Blyth to start an injury claim. We have huge experience in handling this type of case. Pick up the phone and call us today.
Work accident in Blyth
In many respects, Blyth is considered to be a dormitory town and is part of the commuter belt serving Newcastle and North Tyneside. The heavy industrial jobs in Blythe were lost with the decline of the coal mining and shipbuilding industries. However, the port is still very active and a major local employer.
There is also plenty of employment in the light industries which are largely located in the new trading estates. Nearly a fifth of the workforce are employed in manufacturing and a further 17 per cent in retail trade.
One of the most common types of accident in manufacturing is manual handling accidents. This is when an employee is hurt whilst moving something from one place to another. Back injuries are most often associated with manual handling but all parts of the body could be affected.
Perhaps you have experienced a work accident in Blyth because your employer did not provide you with the necessary training. There are techniques that you can use when lifting weights that minimises the risk to you and you should receive training in them. You also have the right to be provided with appropriate equipment such as hoists and trolleys.
If you have suffered a work accident and it was not your fault, you may be able to start a personal injury claim. We can provide the expert legal advice that you need. Why not call us now to find out more?
Slips, trips and falls in Blyth
Did you know that many slip or trip accidents could have been prevented? When you think back to your recent accident, could something have been done to stop it happening in the first place?
Many slip accidents happen because of spillages or splashes of liquids. A wet floor is often a dangerous floor because there will be a loss of friction between the floor surface and your footwear. This is why steps should be taken to prevent spillages and to signpost them quickly and clear them away when they happen.
The organisations that operate public spaces should be doing all they can to prevent this sort of accident. So, if you are one of the unfortunate few who have suffered slips, trips and falls in Blyth, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.
We want to help you. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor right now, all you have to do is pick up the phone. You can discuss your options without commitment. Call us for more information right now.
We can help with your claim
Getting injured in an accident that was caused by another person is stressful and we don’t want to add to your stress. At Accident Advice Helpline we pride ourselves on providing a supportive service tailored to your needs. We want to help you get the financial compensation that you deserve and we want to make that process as smooth as possible.
We will make sure that we take on all of the legal technicalities and correspondence whilst you focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track. If you just want to find out more about how the process works, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 for a chat. Let us help with your claim. Call us today.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Northumberland
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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