The borough of High Peak is situated in Derbyshire. Much of its area is made up of high moorland plateau in the Dark Peak Area found within the Peak District National Park. Its boundaries stretch from Holme Moss in the north to Sterndale Moor in the south, while its east/west boundaries are Bamford and Hague Bar respectively. In the 2011 census, the population measured 90,892.
High Peak has the highest point in Derbyshire and the East Midlands. It is called Kinder Scout, and it reaches a height of 2,087 feet above sea level. If you are looking for a challenging walk, Kinder Scout is just the job, and it comes complete with some beautiful views of its unique moorland, plus a waterfall.
There are many settlements in the High Peak area, some large and many small. Some of the largest include Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Glossop, New Mills and Whaley Bridge. It is here in these larger towns where most of the borough’s services are to be found; services such as the retail sector, the public sector, entertainment and leisure facilities, plus transport links including buses and trains.
Some of the top visitor sites here in High Peak include: Mam Tor which is great for caving, climbing and hiking; Peak Cavern where you can take guided tours of its natural underground caverns; Peveril Castle, home to Norman fort ruins; Blue John Cavern, with its limestone caves and its mineral mine; Speedwell Cavern, where can go on one of the underground cave boat tours, and Cave Dale, a limestone valley which is popular with hikers. You can find out more about these top locations, plus many more, by following this link.
People sometimes get injured when exploring the countryside, and if the injury is the fault of a tour guide, it may be possible to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help by acting as your personal injury solicitor in High Peak if you have been injured and you do decide to explore the possibility of making a claim. Please get in touch with us today for more information.
Road traffic accidents in High Peak
The roads in the High Peak area, given the nature of the surrounding countryside, can prove challenging. Because of the area’s natural beauty, some drivers allow themselves to become distracted. If they meet another vehicle on the road when their attention is not fully focussed on driving, road traffic accidents in High Peak can easily occur.
If you are the innocent injury victim of an accident caused by a negligent driver, and you would like Accident Advice Helpline to act as your personal injury solicitor in High Peak, all you have to do is get in touch with us. You can do this via our website, or by using our national helpline.
Many people make their first contact with us by taking our 30-second test. You’ll find it here on our website. Just answer some simple questions, and you’ll be given an estimate of what your claim could be worth.
Once you have your estimate, you might then like some time to think about whether or not you will register a claim. That’s fine. Take the time you need, and one of our advisors will contact you later to make sure you are happy with the information you have been provided with. If you then decide you want to press ahead, the advisor can help you to do so. It’s a simple as that, so why not take the test today?
Whiplash accident in High Peak
Most people associate whiplash injuries with car crashes, and indeed, this is how many whiplash injuries do happen. But any sort of collision or fall can result in this type of injury. All it takes is for your head and neck to be jarred, resulting in your head being jerked past its normal travel parameters, and you will sustain the whiplash effect.
You may not even realise at the time that you have injured yourself in this way. That is because the symptoms take time to manifest themselves. They usually build up overnight, when you are asleep after the incident, and you are relatively immobile. Inflammation of the overstretched muscles, ligaments and tendons takes place and results in extreme pain when you then try to move your head and neck.
The only way of treating whiplash is physiotherapy. This is, of course, painful, so your doctor will prescribe pain management medication. Symptoms last for two to three weeks on average, but can last for up to six weeks or more. In cases of chronic whiplash, the effects may still be apparent months or even years later.
If you would like Accident Advice Helpline to act as your personal injury solicitor in High Peak to pursue a claim for a whiplash injury, we would be pleased to do so. Over the past few years (since the year 2000 in fact) we have successfully handled literally hundreds of whiplash claims. Using our experience is a wise move; so why not contact us today?
Slips, trips and falls in High Peak
Slips, trips and falls in High Peak not only happen when people go climbing, hiking and caving, they also happen in everyday situations, i.e. when you go shopping, and even when you are at work. Before you can claim, however, you need to be aware of the rules that govern all personal injury claims.
- The accident must have been caused by someone other than you (at least in part).
- The incident must have happened in the last three years.
- Your injury must have been given medical treatment.
As with a whiplash injury, you may not realise at the time, the extent of your injury. You may, for example, think you have only sprained your wrist when trying to arrest your fall, only to find out later that you actually fractured it.
The important thing with any injury claim is medical proof. So, if your sprained wrist doesn’t get better quickly, go and see your GP and arrange for an x-ray. If it shows a break, you can claim compensation.
You will also need some proof of how and when the accident took place. If you have your mobile with you when you fall; take a picture of the trip hazard. Did anyone see you fall? If so, make a note of their contact details so we, if you do employ us to act as your injury solicitor in High Peak, can get a statement from them at a later date.
If you are in any doubt about whether or not you can claim, just call Accident Advice Helpline today for an informal chat.
Work accident in High Peak
If you get hurt in a work accident in High Peak, you might want to register a claim for personal injury compensation. Many people do, but they are afraid of talking to their employers about making a claim.
If this applies to you, there is no need to worry. If you employ Accident Advice Helpline, we will do all of the communicating on your behalf. In the majority of cases, you won’t have to get involved. Not only that, but we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. In other words, if your claim proves unsuccessful for any reason whatsoever, you won’t have to pay our legal fee.
You should never fear claiming against your employer. You have the right to expect to be able to work in a safe environment. Even if your job is riskier than others, you should be trained and given the right PPE) Personal Protective Equipment) to keep you safe in your task. If your employer fails in this duty, you have a moral and legal right to be compensated if you’ve been hurt as a result.
You can exercise your rights by calling Accident Advice Helpline today. We have championed many innocent injury victims’ claims in the past. Let us champion yours. Call us today from any landline on 0800 689 0500 or from any mobile on 0333 500 0993.
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Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in High Peak
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