The town of Stevenage is situated in Hertfordshire and gives its name to the borough in which it is located. It was the first town to be designated as a ‘New Town’ under the New Towns Act just over 70 years ago.
In its infancy there was plenty of controversy surrounding the plans and layout of the new town and many changes of personnel on the management team. However, the general principles were achieved and there is a separation of bicycles from motorised vehicles and six self-contained neighbourhoods. The first of these to be completed were Stoney Hall and Monks Wood and the last was Symonds Green. The pedestrianised town centre was the first purpose-built traffic-free shopping zone to ever be constructed in Britain.
The ‘New Town’ concept of separating traffic from bicycles and pedestrians is one that has been replicated in many other towns in the UK with varying degrees of success. By separating the two, the opportunities for car-on-pedestrian and for car-on-bicycle collisions are reduced. However, accidents can still happen. Cars can hit other cars and pedestrians can slip, trip or fall in paved areas. Accidents can also happen in the workplace and so unfortunately Stevenage is not an accident-free zone.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, help is at hand. We at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help people just like you. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Stevenage because you want to talk through your options, call us today.
Road traffic accidents in Stevenage
Stevenage is served by the A1(M) motorway and the A602 which connects it to Hitchin, Watton-at-Stone and Hertford and Ware. However, one of the most distinctive features of the road layout around Stevenage is the large number of roundabouts. There is also a completely segregated network of cycleways. Recent European research into accidents has shown that the most common types of accidents at roundabouts are rear-end crashes, collisions with vulnerable road users, entering-circulating crashes and single-vehicle collisions with the central island. The majority (80 per cent) of collisions occur on the entry lanes.
Getting injured by another driver’s actions at a roundabout is both frustrating and distressing. If you know that their actions caused your pain and discomfort, it can make it even harder to cope with.
Many road traffic accidents in Stevenage at roundabouts and on other parts of the road network could have been avoided if drivers obeyed the law. A personal injury claim for compensation is one way of restoring fairness to this difficult situation. We want to help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Call us now.
Whiplash accident in Stevenage
One of the most typical types of accidents to take place at roundabouts is the rear-end shunt. This is when one vehicle runs into the back of another and is often caused by a momentary lapse of concentration by a driver.
Whilst it is unusual for very serious injuries to result from rear-end shunts at low speeds, it is very common for the occupants of the cars to suffer whiplash. This is a common term for an injury to the soft tissues of the neck.
The symptoms are caused by a stretching of the soft-tissues such as the ligaments, tendons and muscles. Some people do not develop symptoms right after the crash. Instead, they wake up the morning after the crash with neck pain and stiffness.
For this reason, it is always advisable to make a note of the personal details of the driver that caused the accident and of witnesses. Claiming for a whiplash accident in Stevenage is something that only an experienced legal professional should handle. Our skilled legal team will handle your case efficiently and put your needs at the centre of everything they do. Why not call today?
Work accident in Stevenage
Employment from just about every sector of the economy are represented in Stevenage. The two most plentiful are service industry jobs and light manufacturing. There are several specialised business parks (such as Arlington Business Park) with high-tech end engineering employment with well-known global brands in the electronics industry. Added to this are highly specialised jobs in the headquarters of one of the country’s foremost life sciences companies and the defence contracting and space exploration and satellite industries.
It is not surprising that statistics show that the business service sector offers the greatest number of jobs in Stevenage, followed by health and care services. Stevenage Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council are the main local public sector employers.
Modern industries come with their own unique set of workplace hazards. It is true that many of the obvious hazards of the old industrialised factories are now gone but they have been replaced by new dangers. Employers have a duty to ensure that all these hazards are fully assessed and that control measures are put in place. It could be a matter of adequately guarding moving parts of a new piece of machinery or it could be controlling unseen hazards from toxic gases or radioactive isotopes. The principles are the same.
If you are one of the workers who has suffered a work accident in Stevenage recently, we can help irrespective of what industry you work in. We have solicitors with highly specialised legal skills so they can handle even the most complex workplace claim. Contact us now to learn more.
Slips, trips and falls in Stevenage
Slips, trips and falls are some of the easiest accidents to prevent. It is very frustrating that they still happen and that they are still the most common type of accident to take place in public areas. All it takes is a few simple precautions to minimise the risks yet these precautions are often not taken. Perhaps you are paying the price for that right now?
Did any of the following contribute to your recent accident?
- A walkway cluttered with debris and presenting a trip hazard.
- A spillage not being cleaned away promptly and no “wet floor” signage being put in place.
- A cable trailing across a walkway.
- A loose handrail on some steep stairs.
If any of these caused your recent accident, we may be able to help you claim compensation for your injuries. Slips, trips and falls in Stevenage are not a minor matter and they can cause serious injuries. If you have had to seek medical attention after a slip, trip or fall you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Stevenage although you may prefer to use our national law firm. We have the depth and breadth of experience you need. Call us right now.
Get the compensation you deserve
Claiming compensation is not about taking revenge it is about restoring fairness. You did not cause this situation and so why are you paying the price alone?
We pride ourselves on providing a stress-free experience for injured people. To facilitate this, we take over all of the legal technicalities. We even do most of the paperwork!
Meanwhile, you get to focus on your recovery and on re-building your life. You will not be asked for any upfront legal fees to get your claim started as you will be offered a no-win, no-fee* arrangement.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Stevenage, we can help. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Call us now.