Located in Yorkshire, Castleford is an historic market town close to Wakefield. Evidence suggests it is built on a Roman army settlement, and several pieces of archaeological interest have been found to support this theory. Castleford has suffered economically over the past few years, as several large companies have closed major factories and offices, with some being demolished to make way for new housing projects.
In spite of its financial problems, there is plenty to do in Castleford. The Snozone has a ski slope that was the largest in the country until Manchester built a larger facility. There is an RSPB nature reserve, a laserzone, museums, arts and crafts and several popular shopping centres. There are 11 schools spread across the town, educating children from ages five to 16.
In the past, Castleford has had two greyhound tracks, a motorcycle race team and football teams. These have all faded away in recent years, to give way to the more popular sport of the town; rugby league. Castleford has three teams, the most successful being the Castleford Tigers, who have won four Challenge Cups and the Super League leaders shield.
Whether you’re shopping, driving, playing sport or working, the occasional accident is always a risk. When people have been injured through no fault of their own, they may be searching for a personal injury solicitor in Castleford. If you want solicitors that have the expertise for your type of claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. Our solicitors are among the finest in the industry, and we have the expertise to help you claim compensation no matter what type of accident you were injured in. Why not give us a call now and find out more?
Road traffic accidents in Castleford
Castleford has some very busy roads. The A369 to the A1, and the A655 to Wakefield were both included in a study about cutting congestion in and around Wakefield and Castleford. It is estimated that the average speed on these roads is just 22 mph, and it is hoped that smart technology will help to manage the traffic more efficiently.
Castleford is less than one mile from the M62, which is approached on another very busy road, the A656. There are several other ‘A’ roads that criss cross the town, and with so many cars in such a small space, the occasional road traffic accidents in Castleford are practically unavoidable.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, we are the experts to help you make your personal injury claim. Our solicitors have years of experience in helping people just like you, so when you want your claim to reach its maximum potential, there is only one number you need. Call us now to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Castleford
If you’ve suffered a whiplash accident in Castleford, we are here to help you. The majority of whiplash injuries are incurred on the roads, but can happen anywhere where you suffered a blow or sudden movement to the head. From sporting injuries to trips and falls, there are so many ways to injure the soft tissues in you neck that it can happen anywhere at any time.
Often you don’t even know you’ve suffered until later on. Immediately after the accident you might feel fine, and it’s only until several hours later that the pain starts to creep in. It will get worse before it gets better, as will the stiffness in your neck and shoulders that accompanies it.
Generally, you can expect a whiplash injury to heal in just a few weeks, but some people will suffer with it for months. At this point it becomes chronic whiplash, and can cause problems for many years to come. It is not fair if you are enduring this pain and suffering because of an accident that someone else caused.
If another person was to blame for your whiplash accident, you may be thinking of trying to find a personal injury solicitor in Castleford to help you claim compensation. Save yourself the hassle and call us instead. We have over 16 years experience in the personal injury claim field, and are one of the largest specialist law firms in the UK. For the best legal representation without any worries about financing your claim, call and ask about our no-win, no-fee* agreement today.
Work accident in Castleford
Castleford has a higher unemployment rate than the national average, at 5.5 per cent compared to just over four per cent for the rest of the country. Of those, over 12 per cent are students, over 30 per cent are long term sick and a further 20 per cent are a housewife or househusband. 18 per cent of the population is retired.
Of those working, over half are in jobs relating to administration or technology, and nearly a third work in processing plants or factories. The remainder of employees work in the care sector, sales, education or the leisure industry.
Whichever job you work in, your boss has a legal requirement to ensure that the workplace is a safe place to be, and that you are trained adequately to use any plant or equipment without endangering yourself or others. A lack of training can frequently be the cause of accidents at work. Even something as simple as lifting heavy boxes in the wrong way can cause back injuries, and trying to use a machine you are not trained to operate could be fatal.
If you have been injured in a work accident in Castleford because you were not given enough training, or because of any other breach of health and safety regulations, you could be entitled to compensation. Call us today and ask our friendly advisors all the questions you may have. Our legal experts will give you all the advice you need, without any obligation or pressure to go ahead with your claim. What are you waiting for? Pick up that phone now!
Slips, trips and falls in Castleford
At some point, most of us will have seen someone fall over, or will even have experienced it ourselves. Generally, this sort of unexpected accident does not cause a serious injury, but there are some types of slips, trips and falls in Castleford that could change the victims’ life forever.
Falling from height could be very serious, but even accidents like tripping over an obstacle that shouldn’t have been there can result in a horrible injury. It depends how and what you land on of course, but what if your trip threw you into a piece of moving machinery or through a nearby window?
Often, slips, trips and falls could have been avoided is someone had taken more care. If you have suffered in this type of accident and someone else was to blame, you can and should make a claim for compensation. As well as winning a cash pay out to aid your recovery, your claim could serve to make the responsible party more serious about health and safety in the future.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Castleford to help you make a claim, call us and find out how we can help you. We will ensure that you are not only compensated for your pain and suffering, but also can recoup any extra costs and losses that the accident might have caused. If you want to be certain that your claim will reach its full potential, get in touch with us today.
Stress free claims
We believe that you have suffered enough stress already due to your accident and your injuries, and that your personal injury claim should not cause you any more. We will take all the hard work off your shoulders, keep you updated with progress, but otherwise will leave you to concentrate on your recovery. Stress and hassle free claims are our aim, so why not call us today. From a landline ring us on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: Clare P