Ilkeston in Derbyshire sits on the side of River Erewash, from which the borough took its name. It is only two miles inside the Derbyshire border and is quite close to the city of Nottingham. It is one of the few places where residents still speak with the strong and very distinct East Midlands accent. For a very long time, iron was the backbone of the Ilkeston economy, although the last of the ironworks closed in 2007.
Ilkeston has an average age of 41, higher than the national average by two years. Qualifications are at the lower end of the scale, but health wise nearly 95 per cent of its population are in fair to very good health, with only just over one per cent suffering badly.
To keep residents and visitors occupied, Ilkeston has many attractions including sights and landmarks, museums, nature parks, play centres, nightlife and shopping centres.
There are occasions when an accident can happen in the town, and you could be caught up even if it was not your fault. If this sounds familiar, you may already be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Ilkeston. You can stop searching now; call us at Accident Advice Helpline instead. We have been assisting innocent accident victims with their personal injury claims for over 16 years, and we will help you with yours. It only takes one phone call, so get in touch with us today.
Road traffic accidents in Ilkeston
A look at collsionmap shows that most of the road traffic accidents in Ilkeston are around the centre of the town, although quite a few are shown on the A6007, the A609 and at the junction where the A6007 and B6007 meet. The map covers just a three-year period, and shows just how dangerous some of these roads can be.
Victims of road traffic accidents can suffer emotionally as well as physically, and this needs accounting for in a personal injury claim. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, remember that personal injuries can be to the mind as well as the body. Although mental issues can be harder to prove, our expert solicitors will ensure your health is adequately reflected in the case they put together, and that any award you receive is fair and just.
You do not need to find a local personal injury solicitor in Ilkeston to help you claim compensation; we are here to assist you no matter where you are in the UK. Have a chat to our friendly advisors for answers to all your questions and you will soon realise that your claim is in safe hands. We’re waiting to take your call, so get in touch today.
Whiplash accident in Ilkeston
For many accident victims, a whiplash injury can mean pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders, caused by an impact accident. These are not the only symptoms, as some sufferers describe:
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands that can turn to aches
- Lower Back Pain
- Sleeplessness because of the discomfort
- Blurred vision
Not all victims of a whiplash accident in Ilkeston will suffer all of these side effects of the injury, but for those that do, they will not be feeling to good at all.
If you’re recovering from a whiplash injury, you’ll already know that everyday tasks can be a struggle. You almost certainly will not be feeling up to finding a personal injury solicitor in Ilkeston to seek compensation for your injuries. We have streamlined the processes of making a claim, and are able to deal with much of the action over the phone. This means you can stay at home and focus on getting better. Call us today to find out how easy making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline can be.
Work accident in Ilkeston
With a lot of redevelopment happening in the area, Ilkeston has a higher than average number of workers in the construction industry, which is second only to agriculture in numbers of serious injuries and deaths each year. Large construction employers tend to take health and safety matters very seriously as a result, although not all businesses are quite as conscientious.
In smaller businesses, exemplary health and safety is rarer to find. They may cut corners, either to save money or just because they don’t know better, which could put workers at risk. Using a ladder where it really should be scaffold, for example, could end in disaster, and an accident which should never have happened.
Health and safety regulations are there for a reason, and should not be ignored. If every employer had the correct health and safety measures in places, there would be fewer workplace accidents and fewer workers injured through no fault of their own. Whether you work in construction or finance, in a factory or an office, you have the same right to do your job safely and without risk to your health as anyone else.
If you have been injured in a work accident in Ilkeston caused by your employer’s negligence, get in touch with us right away. The sooner a claim is made, the fresher the evidence will be, so the more likely it is that your claim will be successful. You have three years to get your claim started, but don’t waste time, call us today.
Slips, trips and falls in Ilkeston
Slips, trips and falls in Ilkeston are as common as anywhere else in the country. They can happen anywhere, at any time, and most are relatively non-serious. Sometimes this is not the case, however, and some awkward falls can lead to debilitating injuries that have a significant effect on the victim’s life.
Often there is nobody to blame for our slip or fall; its just plain bad luck or a lack of concentration on our part. However, a disturbing number of slip and fall accidents could have been prevented if more care was taken by those responsible for our safety. Poor lighting, uneven floors, mess and clutter can all present a hazard to our health, and could lead to a disastrous slip, trip or fall.
If you have been injured in this way, and someone else was at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Making a claim is not only about the financial payment you will receive; it will also highlight the cause of your accident, leading to improvements in standards and possibly preventing another person from suffering in the future.
If you are considering pursuing compensation, you can call us to discuss the next steps. We will assess your claim and let you know if you qualify to make a claim, and will allocate an experienced, specialist solicitor to represent you going forward. You have nothing to lose by making that call, so do it today.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
When you make your claim with us we will not ask you to pay any money before we start the work, or to pay our legal fees if your claim is lost. We want every innocent accident victim to have the same opportunity to make a personal injury claim, so finance all the claims we handle with out no-win, no-fee* agreement.
For as much information as you need call us right now on a landline by dialling 0800 689 0500, or on a mobile by ringing 0333 500 0993.