Sitting in the East Midlands, a large part of the Peak District National Park is situated in Derbyshire and the southern part of the Pennines reach into the north of the county. There are other notable things about Derbyshire, such as the further point from the sea is at Coton in the Elms, the countries longest river, the Derwent, runs north to south through the county and it also contains part of the National Forest.
Deposits left in caves close to the Nottinghamshire border date occupancy of the county to between 1200 and 700 BC and in central Derbyshire there are burial mounds of Neolithic settlers. But it was not until the Bronze Age that there are signs of any real settlements and agriculture, arable fields and hut circles having been found in the moors of the Peak District.
Although there are large areas of rolling hills and valley in Derbyshire, it also has several large towns. Derby is the county town, but there is also Chesterfield, Long Eaton, Buxton and Bolsover among a list of others.
As well as Derby County F.C. and Chesterfield F.C. that play in the football league, Derbyshire has many non-league football teams. There are also cricket teams, rugby teams and it has ideal landscape and roads for rock climbing, hill walking, hang gliding caving, cycling and motorcycling.
The county has a mass of attractions of all different types. There is something to suit all ages and tastes whether you want an outdoor pursuit or something indoors, you will find it in Derbyshire.
Sometimes accidents happen and innocent people are injured. In this situation you may be entitled to compensation and could be seeking a personal injury solicitor in Derbyshire to help you. You do not need to spend hours trawling the Internet or searching through magazine adverts. Just call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We cover the whole of the UK and one phone call is all it will take to get your claim started. Call us today.
Road traffic accidents in Derbyshire
Derbyshire has some major roads running through it, and it is not unusual for there to be accidents on them. The crossroads at Egginton has had 13 collisions and according to locals many hundreds of unrecorded near misses. The infamous Cat and Fiddle road is in Derbyshire, and is constantly named in any survey of the most dangerous roads in Britain. It runs from Buxton to Macclesfield and is named after the pub at its peak. Renowned for its spectacular views and bends, there were 33 major accidents on this road in a three-year period.
Derbyshire County Council publish figures for road traffic accidents in the county, and the latest ones available for 2015 show that 23 people lost their lives, 301 were seriously injured and 1913 were slightly injured in the 12 month period.
If you have been one of the unlucky travellers injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Accidents can cause extra expenses though, so many victims suffer financially as well as physically. If worries about the cost of a personal injury solicitor in Derbyshire are stopping you pursuing compensation, call us today. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, and our agreement will take care of the financing of your claim.
Whiplash accident in Derbyshire
A whiplash injury can be caused in no end of different ways, although the most common is in road traffic accidents. Speed is not needed to cause whiplash, your vehicle could be stationery and if another bumps into it with enough force, you may well be in a whiplash accident in Derbyshire.
People who have never had this type of injury do not always realise just how painful and disabling it can be. Although it should heal in just a few weeks, for that time your life will be disrupted. You won’t be able to drive, go to work and do many other things that normally you just do without thinking about.
Although whiplash is not a life threatening injury, it is still unfair if you have been put in this situation through the actions of someone else. Claiming compensation will not take the pain or stiffness away, but it will help to recover some of the extra costs you have incurred and give you closure on the accident.
If you are thinking of looking for a personal injury solicitor in Derbyshire, call and chat to our advisors instead. They are here just to help you, to answer all your questions and give you whatever support you need. Speaking with them puts you under no obligation, so give us a call right now.
Workplace accident in Derbyshire
Derbyshire is a mix a rural and urban areas with a total population of almost 800,000. Of those about 61 percent are of working age, with only two percent unemployed, which is better than the figures nationally. The level of manufacturing jobs in the county is more than twice the countrywide average at over 17 percent. Apart from the construction industry, which is also on the high side, most other trades and professions fall pretty much in line with the national averages.
Manufacturing usually involves machinery, and that can be dangerous if it is not used correctly. Proper and adequate training needs to be given to all employees operating any piece of equipment, and safety guards should always be in place. It is the employers’ responsibility to make sure this happens so that the likelihood of a workplace accident in Derbyshire is reduced. If you have been hurt in an accident in your workplace, and you were not to blame, you could be entitled to compensation. You can find out if you qualify by completing our 30-second test, either online or by phone. It only asks four simple questions, so why not try it today?
Slips, trips and falls in Derbyshire
Slips, trips and falls in Derbyshire are not uncommon occurrences. Accidents like this happen everyday, mostly with no more than a bruise or graze being the result. But sometimes they can be very serious and victims suffer injuries that can take a long time to recover from, and some injuries leave permanent damage.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault, and your injuries were bad enough to need medical attention, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim. You only have three years to get your claim started though, so make sure you get in touch with us today.
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