Situated on the eastern edge of the former coalfields of South Wales, the town of Pontypool is home to some 36,000 residents. Typical of the area, it’s heritage is firmly rooted in the industrialisation of the South Wales valleys during Victorian times. However, ambitious redevelopment programmes towards the end of the last century saw large sections of old streets and historic buildings being cleared away, to make way for new road networks to accommodate modern vehicles. Pontypool Indoor Market has benefited from a £2.5m revamp and there are plans to further improve the town centre to attract more visitors and secure its future in challenging economic times.
Pontypool links to the rest of the South Wales Valleys via the A472. This cross-valley link road originates at Treharris in the West and runs through Nelson, Maesycwmmer and Newbridge before heading East to Pontypool and then onwards to Usk. The road has been viewed as crucial to the rejuvenation of the area, but it very much builds on the past. Between Crumlin and Pontypool, the road has been laid following the route of the disused Taff Vale Extension railway line. Further improvements to the road have been called for. In particular, there have been calls for a solution to the ‘Maesycwmmer crawl’, a four-mile section of the road which suffers heavy congestion during rush hour.
Whilst road improvements can improve safety, there are still accidents reported on all of the roads in South Wales. A road traffic accident which involves injury to drivers, passengers or pedestrians can have far reaching implications for all those involved. If you are suffering the consequences of an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
It can be challenging to try to find a personal injury solicitor in Pontypool with the skills and experience to get you the compensation you deserve. If your priority is great customer service and a personal touch, you don’t have to compromise when you work with our national law firm. At Accident Advice Helpline we combine personal attention of a local specialist with professional expertise of a leading national law firm. Get the best of both worlds; call us today and we can get started on building your case.
Road traffic accidents in Pontypool
Statistics on road traffic accidents throughout the UK show a gradually improving picture, yet hundreds of accidents still take place on Welsh roads every day. In fact, you are eight times more likely to be involved in a car crash in Wales than in the West Midlands, largely due to the lack of motorways and the rurality of the roads.
Road Safety Wales campaigns to keep people safer on the roads, but despite plenty of progress being made over the last few years, road users are still at risk every day. Vehicular accidents can cause devastating injuries, and even moderate injuries can result in a great deal of disruption to your life. There will be financial consequences if you are not able to work and have to pay out for medication, specialist rehabilitation services or equipment, and if someone else caused your accident, we don’t think this is fair.
We have developed a highly effective service for helping our clients to get the compensation that they deserve after road traffic accidents in Pontypool. From the moment you contact our friendly telephone advisers to the day that you receive your compensation, we promise to make every effort to provide you with the best legal advice and support there is. Give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline and we can discuss your potential claim.
Whiplash accident in Pontypool
Whiplash is a term that most people associate with road traffic accidents, but they may not understand the mechanisms behind the injury. It is caused when the soft tissue structures in the neck are stretched beyond their usual range of movement. This is the tendons, ligaments and muscles. Usually there is no damage to the bones, but a doctor may want to carry out an X-ray of your neck to confirm this.
Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and loss of movement. In most cases it will get better by itself, but it can take several weeks for that to happen. In other cases, treatment such as physiotherapy is required to achieve a recovery, and this can take months. For an unlucky few, their whiplash injury may never fully heal, leaving them with niggling pain or permanent weakness in the affected area.
If you have suffered a whiplash accident in Pontypool, you may not be able to work whilst you are suffering from symptoms. The pain and loss of movement can make it impossible to attend your job, which can result in a loss of wages and financial problems. It may be that you need help around the house, additional childcare or other support, all of which is going to cost you money that you shouldn’t have to part with if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Building a successful personal injury claim is a job for experienced legal professionals. If you are not sure that a personal injury solicitor in Pontypool will have the necessary expertise to win your case, you should give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline. We can allocate the right solicitor with the right experience to handle your case with the best success possible, so why not call us today?
Work accident in Pontypool
A large proportion of Pontypool’s residents work in the manufacturing sector, and several large manufacturing plants are based around the area. The retail sectors, including the repair and sale of motor vehicles, also provides employment opportunities. Significant numbers also work in health and social care. The specialist in-patient and out-patient facilities at Neville Hall Hospital provide employment for many medical, para-medical and support staff.
Health and safety in hospitals is governed by the Health and Safety Executive and the hospital environment presents risks to the health of employees that are not found in other areas of employment. The risk of infection, sharps injuries and manual handling injuries from moving patients should be identified and controlled by employers.
Those working in any role in Pontypool should expect to be kept safe at work. Whether they are operating dangerous machinery in a factory, spending their days in an office or running a retail store, good health and safety standards should be implemented no matter what. This includes your employer undertaking regular risk assessments, providing adequate training for your job, as well as issuing any protective equipment needed to keep you safe.
If any employer has not done this, employees who have suffered a work accident in Pontypool may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. If you want to talk to us in confidence about an incident at work in which you were injured, all you have to do is pick up the phone. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so give us a call today.
Slips, trips and falls in Pontypool
A fall in the street or a slip in a public building can be a lot more than an embarrassing incident. Something as simple as a trip on a worn carpet or a fall down an unlit stairwell can result in severe and even life-threatening injuries.
If the accident in which you were hurt was preventable, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. You will need to be able to prove that you were injured in the accident and that it was the fault of another person or an organisation. We here at Accident Advice Helpline can help with that. We can unravel complex cases to ensure that you get the right result.
We can’t help you after slips, trips and falls in Pontypool if you don’t get in touch so why not dial our number now and let’s start to build your case.
Compensation without the stress
Claiming compensation requires attention to detail and a forensic knowledge of how the personal injury claim system works. Our lawyers are amongst the best in the UK and will fight hard to get you every penny of the compensation you deserve. There is no requirement for you to pay upfront for this service. We take all our cases on a no-win, no-fee* basis so you do not have to worry about paying a big legal bill if you do not win your claim.
We can help if you need a personal injury solicitor in Pontypool. To secure the best possible legal support for your claim just contact us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Get the help that you deserve for your recovery by calling us today.
Date Published: 21st February 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Pontypool
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