Buckley, in Flintshire, Wales, is a former coal mining town that was also known for its pottery and clay-fired products. Nowadays, its economy is largely based around light industry and it is also a commuter town for Deeside, Cheshire and other nearby areas.
The town celebrates an annual festival called the Buckley Jubilee and it also has a popular nightclub called the Tivoli, which is well-known on the music gigging circuit. Many famous bands are known to have played there in their early days, including Oasis, Radiohead and Ocean Colour Scene.
Buckley residents also have a unique local dialect that is heavily accented, with many colloquialisms that make it unintelligible to visitors. This is still spoken among mainly older residents, although widespread use of the dialect has diminished over the years as people moved in and out of the town.
Although a fairly small town, Buckley nevertheless has a sizeable population and, as you might expect, it has its fair share of accidents. Accident Advice Helpline can help you if you were involved in an accident within the last three years that was someone else’s fault. We have over 16 years’ experience of personal injury claims, and we’ll put that experience to good use in helping you to win the compensation you deserve. Call us today to find out more.
Road traffic accidents in Buckley
Due to its small size, Buckley doesn’t see as many road traffic accidents as many other parts of the country and, like similar areas in the UK, there has been significant drop in these kinds of accidents over the last 5 years. Numbers of casualties feel from 529 in 2011 to 362 in 2015, with fatalities falling from 8 to 1 respectively.
Flintshire County Council, the local authority responsible for Buckley, has implemented a number of road safety schemes in recent years that may have contributed to this drop in numbers. These include Pass Plus Cymru, a scheme designed to help younger road users to develop advanced techniques, and the Mobility and Driving Assessment Service for over 65’s.
Despite these efforts, road traffic accidents in Buckley can still happen. Being involved in a car crash can be a frightening and often painful experience, and full recovery can often take quite some time. There are the physical injuries, like broken bones or head trauma, which take time to heal, not to mention psychological effects like shock, anxiety or depression.
All these types of injuries can have a significant negative impact on your life. For example, you might have had to take some time off work to recover, and suffered a loss of earnings as a result. Equally, the crash might have made you nervous about getting into a car again, which can impact your enjoyment of life.
If you were injured in an accident such as this and you believe someone else was to blame, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Get the help you need to make a claim. You could search for a personal injury solicitor in Buckley, but given the size of the town, it might be difficult to find one who is suitably experienced to offer professional help.
Instead, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We’re one of the largest law firms in the UK and are ready to take on your personal injury claim in a professional, sympathetic manner.
Whiplash accident in Buckley
Whiplash is a relatively common injury which occurs when the head is thrown back, often as a result of a rear-end collision. Sometimes symptoms can take a day or two to appear, which can be confusing and frightening for the accident victim. The most common symptoms include pain, headaches, loss of movement, fatigue and muscle spasms, although the specific combination of symptoms is often unique to each person.
Most people who sustain whiplash injuries report that their symptoms ease within a week or two of the accident, although in some cases, they can last for months or over a year or more. In fact, APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) report that 1 in 5 people who suffer whiplash experience symptoms lasting more than a year.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Buckley, your injuries may take time to heal and, depending on the job you do, you may have to be off work for some time. If, like many of us, you are on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay while not in work, you will be experiencing a loss of earnings.
On top of that, you might also have had to pay for chiropractic services or for physiotherapy, as well as prescription charges and travel costs to and from GP or hospital appointments. If your accident was caused by someone else, it’s unfair that you should have to suffer all this financial difficulty on top of your physical and emotional damage.
This is precisely why government legislation has been put in place to entitle you to make a claim for compensation. A personal injury solicitor in Buckley could help with your claim, but solicitors can be expensive, and you could find you need substantial funds just to have an initial consultation. If you’re eligible to claim, Accident Advice Helpline promises to represent you on a no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning there are no upfront costs required to start your claim. Call today, and we’ll start building your case right away.
Slips, trips and falls in Buckley
Even quiet towns see their share of slips, trips and falls. All it takes is a cable trailing on the floor or a loose paving slab and, before you know it, you’ve suffered a painful injury. Many people who trip end up with damage to their ankle, due to their foot being trapped as they fall. It’s also common for people to experience fractures in their wrists, as we have an instinct to put out our hands to break our fall. Head injuries are not uncommon either.
If you were injured in slips, trips and falls in Buckley, there is help available to you. If you believe your accident was caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you could be eligible to make a claim. Don’t waste time looking for a suitable personal injury solicitor in Buckley; come to the experts first.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll look after you. You’ll get free, no-obligation advice from the start with absolutely no pressure to make a decision. We put our customers first, providing outstanding customer service and a stress free process all the way through. We’ve been in business for over 16 years, and are one of the top personal injury law firms in the UK today. Talk to our friendly, professional advisers today.
Work accident in Buckley
Buckley has a service and light industry driven economy, with higher than average numbers of people employed in skilled trades as well as plant and machine operative roles. It has low levels of unemployment too, compared with UK averages. Plant work carries with it some inherent risks. The most common injuries sustained in this line of work include crushing injuries, burns, respiratory injuries, and damage to hearing or eyesight.
Although this type of work does carry some risk, employers have a duty of care to look after their staff no matter what your job. In plant work, this involves ensuring that all operatives are fully trained, provided with adequate protective clothing and equipment, and that regular risk assessments are carried out. Machinery should be regularly checked; if it has become outdated, faulty or defective, it should be immediately repaired or replaced, or put out of service until it is appropriate and possible to do so.
If you were injured in a work accident in Buckley and you believe your employer was at fault, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. This could compensate you for your pain and suffering, as well as helping you to recover some or all of the associated costs. Not only that, but your claim will serve to motivate your
employer to change their practices, ensuring no one else is injured in this way in the future.
Talk to Accident Advice Helpline today to find out how we can support you in your claim.
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