The Staffordshire town of Cannock lies to the north of the West Midlands conurbation and is one of three towns in the district of Cannock Chase. Around 30,000 people live within the town itself but a further 50,000 or so live in the wider Cannock Built-up Area which includes Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Hednesford, Huntington, Heath Hayes and Wimblebury.
Whilst the history of Cannock is linked closely with the Midland’s coal industry, it is more than half a century since the last colliery in the town closed and there is no heavy industry in the area now. Many residents commute out of the town to find work. Nearby the former Royal forest of Cannock Chase is Britain’s smallest mainland Area of Outstanding Beauty where visitors can marvel at the rolling hills, purple heather and miles of quiet woodland. The area can be enjoyed on foot, on bicycle and on horseback.
Areas like Cannock are proof that landscapes can recover after heavy industry and the environment is now safe for residents and visitors. However, whilst the hazards of the past may be long-gone, there are still a small number of modern-day hazards and accidents can happen. Some accidents feel even worse because they were not your own fault. This is when a personal injury claim can be very useful.
Finding a personal injury solicitor in Cannock to handle your claim should not be difficult, but you may prefer a highly respected national law firm to take on your case for you. At Accident Advice Helpline we put you, the client, at centre of everything that we do. From the moment we take on your claim we work tirelessly to get you the compensation that you deserve. To find out more, all you have to do is give us a call now.
Road traffic accident in Cannock
Cannock lies at the heart of a rural area which is accessed by several A roads. These typically have a mixture of straight sections and some sharp bends which, unfortunately, makes them the types of roads where motorbike accidents are a serious concern. Statistics from the Department of Transport show that motorcyclists suffer the higher rates of casualties of all road users and in recent years the figure has been around 6,676 casualties per billion passenger miles.
The A460 from Cannock to Wolverhampton has in the past been included in a high-profile campaign aimed at reducing the number of motorcyclist casualties on Staffordshire’s roads. The Ride it Right initiative run by Staffordshire County Council Road Safety Unit was launched in recent years and aims to increase awareness of the stretches of road where most motorcycle casualties are recorded.
It has been hugely successful with a reduction in motorcycle casualties by up to 55 per cent on the routes. The scheme involves the placing of roadside signage on the high priority stretches of roads in order to remind both motorcyclists and drivers of other vehicles of the dangers. The A34 from Stafford to Cannock is currently being targeted by the campaign.
Road safety campaigns such as this have been highly effective in cutting casualties on the roads but sadly it is not impossible to get injured in a road traffic accident in Cannock. In some cases, that accident may not have been your own fault. This can be especially upsetting and can be both painful and financially damaging and leaves you needing a personal injury solicitor in Cannock.
We want your claim journey to be a smooth one and have refined our services to give you one of the best customer experiences in the claim’s industry. The decision to start a claim is yours alone so why not give us a call today and find out more.
Whiplash accident in Cannock
Motorcyclists are not the only road users to suffer injuries. However, as a car driver or passenger, you are more likely to suffer a whiplash accident in Cannock. This is when your neck is ‘whipped’ forwards or backwards suddenly and the soft tissues are badly stretched.
The resulting inflammation causes pain, a loss of movement and may even cause pins and needles in the arms. If you suspect that you have whiplash after a road traffic accident, it is important that you seek medical attention. You may require treatment to control the pain and restore your normal range of motion in your neck. You may be prescribed over-the-counter medication, prescription medication or physiotherapy.
You do not have to wait until you are fully recovered to start a personal injury claim. The most successful claims are started right after the accidents that caused them so there is nothing to be gained by delaying. For more than 16 years, we have been helping people with claims for compensation for whiplash. To take advantage of our expertise, give our friendly advisors a call right now.
Work accident in Cannock
The town of Cannock has a strong economy based securely on the manufacturing, retail and service sectors. The public sector provides significant employment opportunities. There are several educational institutions including South Staffordshire College and several primary and secondary schools. The Cannock Chase Hospital provides further employment and has secured £27 million of investment and the health and social work sector provides employment for 11.6 per cent of the population.
Several international manufacturing firms are based in the town and are making significant investments. There are plans to build an industrial digital hub where there will be opportunities for workers with digital skills. Statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that 14.2 per cent of residents worked in manufacturing and 72.2 per cent in service industries. Many of these (around a fifth) work in the wholesale and retail trade and a further 7.4 per cent in education.
Modern manufacturing workplaces are much safer than they were during the industrial revolution, but workplace accidents can still happen. Hazards can be presented by heavy or fast-moving machinery, sharp tools, hazardous chemicals or manual handling.
With careful risk assessment and appropriate policies, it is perfectly possible to control these risks and prevent the majority of accidents. However, some employers do not bother to do this, and as a result, workers get hurt. If you have been injured in a work accident in Cannock in any type of employment sector, we can help. Give us a call now to discuss your accident and how we could help you to claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Cannock
Falling over in a public place is embarrassing but it can also be very dangerous and could end up costing you a lot of money. Slips, trips and falls in Cannock could be as simple as a slip on a spillage that should have been cleaned up immediately. On the other hand, it could have been a major fall down a stair-well because the lighting was inappropriate or a fall on a floor surface that was worn and damaged.
If you feel that something could have been done to prevent your slip, trip or fall in a public place then a personal injury claim could be a way of you getting compensation. Because the claim will be for the pain and suffering and for any financial loss that you have suffered, you should be able to claim for your expenses and for loss of income.
We think that you should not have to put up with the suffering when someone else was to blame. Give us a call today to discuss how you could get fair compensation.
You can stop worrying right now
Once we take over your claim, you can stop worrying about your financial situation and focus on your recovery. We have an enviable reputation for successfully handling all types of personal injury claims. We have made sure that our service is accessible to all our clients by introducing a no-win, no-fee* agreement so you pay no upfront legal fees.
Stop worrying about how you are going to find a personal injury solicitor in Cannock and call us now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are here to help.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Staffordshire
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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