The seaport of Grimsby, or Great Grimsby as it is sometimes known, is on the South Bank of the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire. The large town of around 88,243 residents has a long and prosperous connection with the fishing industry and boasted the largest fishing fleet in the world by the mid-20th century. However, following the ‘Cod Wars’ of the 1970s several trawling firms closed and the fishing industry went into decline.
Similar to the post-industrial decline seen in other towns, the sudden removal of the fishing industry ended a way of life that had gone on for generations and triggered high unemployment and the associated social problems. Governmental statistics indicated that the town’s East Marsh ward was the second most deprived ward in the country.
Rejuvenation plans are centred on the Grimsby–Cleethorpes conurbation which acts as the cultural, shopping and industrial centre for much of northern and eastern Lincolnshire. The quality retail outlets now attract shoppers from across Lincolnshire. The town is in the process of very successfully diversifying into several other areas of industry including food manufacture.
Despite the hazards associated with the fishing industry being mainly in the past, modern-day Grimsby is not completely without dangers. People can get injured in road traffic accidents or in accidents at work. Accidents can compound existing financial difficulties. It is a common misconception amongst injured people that you need to have a considerable sum of money to start a personal injury claim. This could not be further from the truth when you claim with us.
Our solicitors all work on a no-win, no-fee* basis so you have to pay no upfront legal fees to get your claim stared. Instead of continuing your search for a personal injury solicitor in Grimsby why not give us a call? Let us help you secure the compensation payment that you deserve. Call us today.
Road traffic accident in Grimsby
Grimsby is around 15 miles from the M180 which becomes the A180 as it links to the town. The town is skirted by the A18 and the A16 links Grimsby with Louth and south and eastern Lincolnshire. There are a number of roundabouts on the road and some have been highlighted locally as congestion hotspots. There are plans to improve road safety and decrease congestion with some changes to the road infrastructure at some key locations.
Thanks in part to the road safety initiatives delivered by several local authorities working in partnership, huge improvements to road safety in Grimsby and the surrounding areas have been achieved. In recent years there has been a 62 per cent reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents in this area.
Despite this success, there are still a minority of drivers who insist on putting other road users at risk. Have you been involved in a car accident in Grimsby that was caused by another driver? We have the legal skills to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Our solicitors will work very hard to secure the settlement for your claim that compensates you for lost wages, prescriptions and equipment as well as for the injury itself. You may even be able to claim for childcare and personal care costs.
Whiplash accident in Grimsby
For people who have suffered a whiplash accident in Grimsby we are the obvious legal firm to call. We have built up an enviable reputation for negotiating very hard on behalf of our clients.
We do not dismiss whiplash as a mild injury. We understand how painful and inconvenient it can be. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck and shoulders and it gets its name from the ‘whipping’ movement that the body undergoes in a road traffic collision.
Typical symptoms include pain, difficulty in moving the neck and headaches although some people also get pins and needles in their arms and hands. In most cases, it gets better within a few months but there is a more chronic form of whiplash can last for years. This is often accompanied by psychological symptoms and is treated with a combination of physiotherapy and psychotherapy.
Whiplash is far from a trivial matter and it takes an expert lawyer to handle the claim correctly. If you are currently looking for a personal injury solicitor in Grimsby, why not give us a call instead. We have the experts who can help. Call us now.
Work accident in Grimsby
Whilst the traditional fishing industry does not provide the employment that it used to, there are a number of successful companies in the area including several large food manufacturing plants which provide a significant number of jobs. The port itself still represents a steady source of employment opportunities and it handles more freight (by weight) than any other UK port. Many of the port-associated jobs are shift-work as it operates 24 hours.
Grimsby’s position as a regional shopping centre provides many other jobs and the wholesale and retail trade sector makes up nearly a fifth of all employment in the area.
The serious hazards of the fishing industry are not replicated in retail work, but this does not mean that a work accident in Grimsby is an impossibility. Despite strenuous efforts by local councils and the Health and Safety Executive, workers are still hurt every year in accidents that were not their own fault. Perhaps this has happened to you? If you feel that your employer did not do enough to protect your safety and you were injured as a result, you can turn to Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
As a national law firm with considerable experience in work accident claims, we combine exemplary customer service standards with the highest standards of legal expertise. Talk to our friendly advisers by calling today.
Slips, trips and falls in Grimsby
Making the most of the shopping and cultural events that Grimsby has to offer involves getting out and about around the town. Most of the time, this will pass off without incident but sometimes a trip out to a restaurant or a visit to the shops ends with a nasty slip, trip or fall and a serious injury.
Some slips and trips result in minor but painful injuries. Perhaps you have sprained your ankle or dislocated a thumb in this type of incident. However, some falls are from a height and these can result in life-changing or even life-threatening head and spine injuries. Recovering from major injuries like these takes a lot of courage and a long period of time. It can also cost the injured victim a lot of money.
Who should pay the price? We don’t believe that it should be the injured person and that is why we work so hard to support people with their personal injury claims. Call us today to find out more.
No-win, no-fee* for peace of mind
To make things as stress-free as we can for you, our client, we have introduced a no-win, no-fee* scheme. This means that you do not have pay any upfront legal fees. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Grimsby this is probably your best option.
We also try to take on as much of the paperwork as we can and will not bombard you with legal jargon and complicated forms. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We want to hear from you.