Consett is a large town in County Durham, England. It was a boom town in the 1800s, thanks to the discovery of coking coal, iron ore and limestone. The population grew significantly during this period but, when the steel industry declined in the 20th century, the area was deindustrialised, leading to mass unemployment.
However, the town was regenerated later with some large factories located there, along with many medium and small businesses. The town has a rich cultural heritage, with the Empire Theatre being one of the oldest in the area. It also has a popular 18-hole golf club and course nearby, the Consett and District Golf Club.
Like any sizeable town, accidents happen daily in Consett. If you were injured in an accident there within the last three years and someone else was to blame, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK and we specialise in personal injury claims. We’ve already helped thousands of people to make successful claims and we can help you too. We’re proud to have as our Patron well-loved TV personality and consumer rights champion Dame Esther Rantzen, who agreed to represent us on the basis of extensive personal research into our service.
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Road traffic accidents in Consett
Consett is part of the larger county of County Durham. Like many areas in the UK, this area has seen a marked drop in road casualties over the last 6 years or so. In 2011 there were 1654 casualties, but this dropped to 1242 in 2015. Fatalities, however, increased over the same period, from 18 to 26.
While the local Durham County Council has implemented a number of road safety initiatives to tackle this problem, these figures are part of a larger trend of increased fatalities versus overall casualty numbers. There is no single explanation for this, although researchers have looked into the increase in the number of cars on the roads as one possible reason.
Road traffic accidents in Consett can result in serious injuries that can take long periods of time to recover from. This period of recuperation often involves a loss of taking part in your usual hobbies and social activities, which results in many victims suffering secondary emotional problems, like stress, anxiety and depression, alongside their physical injuries.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you weren’t at fault, a claim for personal injury compensation could compensate you for both your physical and emotional injuries. You could use a personal injury solicitor in Consett to help you make your claim, but you might find that they don’t offer an all-round service of support.
With Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll support you throughout your claim, from your very first call, with good, straightforward advice and expert representation throughout. Call our helpline today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Consett
Despite, or perhaps because of, the stigma surrounding whiplash over the last decade or so in the UK, numbers of whiplash claim have fallen. Between 2001 to 2012, claim number fell by around 24,000. However, when APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) carried out research into whiplash claims, they found that 90 per cent of sufferers had been diagnosed by a medical professional, and around 30 per cent were actually encouraged to make a claim by insurers.
This potentially means that many people who are eligible for compensation following a whiplash accident in Consett are not making a claim. In fact, around 40 per cent of people who have been diagnosed with whiplash never do.
However, if you were injured with whiplash in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to suffer alone. Around one in five whiplash victims have symptoms that last a year or more, which can have an effect on their ability to do their job.
If you had to take time off to recover and suffered a loss of earnings as a result, there is help available. Government legislation entitles you to make a claim if the accident was caused by someone else and took place within the last three years.
You could use a personal injury solicitor in Consett to help you with your claim but, if you’ve already suffered financially following your accident, you might be put off by the high cost of securing representation. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline offers our 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* guarantee; if you are eligible to make a claim, we promise that we’ll give you all the support and representation you need at no upfront cost.
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Slips, trips and falls in Consett
Slips, trips and falls in Consett can be embarrassing, especially if they happen in a public place, like a busy town centre street. Most of us are so embarrassed that we shrug off any pain we might feel and soldier on as if nothing happened.
However, in some cases, accidents like these can actually result in more serious injuries. We often instinctively put out our hands in front of us to cushion our fall and protect our faces, but if we’ve fallen hard, we can break or fracture the delicate bones in the wrists.
Such an injury can be painful and take time to heal. During that time, you might incur costs like medical bills, travel costs to and from GP or hospital appointments, or prescription charges. If you believe that someone else was responsible for your accident, why should you have to suffer both physically and financially?
You could make a claim using a personal injury solicitor in Consett who could help you to recover some or all of your costs, but how do you know they have the right expertise and knowledge to help you make the best case?
Dame Esther says of Accident Advice Helpline: “I have met many people who have been denied justice – innocent people whose lives have been wrecked by an accident which was not their fault – and have faced hardship, unemployment or disability as a result. The law states that if you’ve been hurt and someone else was negligent and is to blame, you should be compensated. Everyone should have access to justice. If you call Accident Advice Helpline, I promise you will receive no high-pressure sales tactics, no money is required to make a claim and no-win, no-fee* means exactly that.”
Work accident in Consett
Since the decline in heavy industry in the area with the loss of steelworks, many residents of Consett are now employed in the caring or service sectors, or in process plant and machine operative roles. While a work accident in Consett can happen in any industry, accidents are common in factories.
One of the most common accidents in factories is becoming trapped in machinery. This can result from improper use, lack of training or the machine becoming faulty. However, all employers have a legal duty of care to their employees. They must make sure all machinery and equipment is regularly risk assessed and is repaired or replaced immediately any fault is found. During that time, it should be put out of commission.
If you were injured in an accident at work and you believe someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience of specialising solely in personal injury claims.
This means we’ve gathered masses of knowledge and experience of all aspects of personal injury claims, including work-related accidents. We’ll give you the best possible representation and the best shot at making a successful claim. Talk to us today to find out more.
It’s easy to claim
First, take our unique 30-second questionnaire. Answer a few short questions about your accident and we’ll tell you if we think you are eligible to make a claim. We’ll even estimate how much that claim might be worth, although we can’t guarantee that figure as everyone’s circumstances are unique.
Then, make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline, where our friendly, professional adviser will help you with every aspect of making a claim. They’ll give you all the advice you need to decide if you’d like to go ahead but there’s no pressure; it’s entirely up to you.
So, call us today free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re here to give you all the help you need.