With a population of just over 63,000, Stourbridge is a large town located in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands. It marks the south-western extremity of the Black Country and is at the edge of the industrial Midlands, yet it is only 13 miles away from Birmingham.
The layout of the town is characterised by suburban streets which are interspersed by green recreational spaces. The unspoiled countryside of rural Shropshire including the Clent Hills and Kinver Edge are all within easy reach.
The town has a rich and proud history of glass production, and ‘Stourbridge glass’ has been manufactured since the early 1600s. The glass is recognised as amongst the finest in the world, but the industry has now been assigned to museums. Visitors travel to the area to see the famous Red House Cone, which is one of only four remaining glass making cones in the UK.
The area’s rich heritage makes it popular with both residents and tourists and most of the time life passes here at a sedate pace and without incident. However, rarely, accidents can happen and sometimes people get injured because of the actions or inactions of someone else.
Perhaps you were living in or visiting Stourbridge when you were injured in slip, trip or fall in a public place? Or you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Stourbridge because you were injured in a road traffic accident? You could also choose an expert legal firm that operates nationally if you want a wide range of expertise and the highest standards of customer service. We pride ourselves on combining gold star professionalism with the human touch. Give us a ring today.
Road traffic accidents in Stourbridge
Congestion on the roads is often associated with accidents. Most towns in the UK experience congestion at some point, especially during the peak hours of the morning and evening rush hours.
The times when children are dropped off at school and when they are picked up again can lead to localised congestion in the streets around schools. This can present hazards for both the children and the parents. There have been calls in Stourbridge for pedestrian footbridges and safe crossings to be constructed at some school congestion hotspots. There are concerns that the traffic presents an unacceptable hazard to the safety of children.
Despite the excellent work done by the local Road Safety and Travel Awareness team at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, some accidents still occur and sadly some of them involve children
Surprisingly, there are some people who get injured in road traffic accidents in Stourbridge caused by someone else who do not realise that they can make a personal injury claim. This leaves them suffering not only the pain of their injuries but also financial hardship as well. Even moderate injuries can disrupt lives and cost a lot of money. Making a claim can help with this.
There is nothing to be scared of. From the moment you contact our highly trained telephone advisers we will be on your side. Contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline and find out how we can help. Call us now.
Whiplash accident in Stourbridge
Road traffic collisions at low speeds can result in an injury called whiplash. This is a semi-medical term describing a collection of symptoms which affect the neck and upper body. People who have had a whiplash accident in Stourbridge usually report neck pain, stiffness when trying to move the neck, pins and needles in the arms and hands and headache. Many people with whiplash are not able to go to work or carry out their usual everyday tasks.
The physical injury that causes the symptoms arises when the head is violently thrown in one direction and then another during a collision. The ‘whipping’ motion causes stretches of the soft tissue. It is not a life-threatening injury but it can last for some time and a fifth of sufferers will still have symptoms a year later.
It is quite common for people to look for a personal injury solicitor in Stourbridge to handle their claim for whiplash but there are several advantages in using a national legal firm like Accident Advice Helpline. We have all the necessary expertise to handle the most complex of claims and the highest possible standards of customer service. Call us today to find out more.
Work accident in Stourbridge
Stourbridge has characteristics of both a rural and an industrial economy when it comes to its workforce. Thanks to the rich heritage and beautiful local scenery, it attracts many visitors and there is plentiful employment in the hospitality sector. There is also a strong creative community and as it is only a fifteen-minute drive to Birmingham it is perfectly possible to commute to the city for work.
There is also a strong engineering culture with the local colleges providing the workforce with the necessary skills. However, the retail sector is also strong and around a fifth of employees work in wholesale and retail trade.
Health and safety in shops is usually enforced by a local council and they have a wealth of advice and support for shop owners on how to keep employees safe. Shop workers in Stourbridge are no more at risk than shop workers in any other part of the country but a work accident in Stourbridge could happen at any time.
There are certain principles that govern health and safety in all work places. According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive the most common workplace injury is a lifting and handling injury so all employers should be mindful of this and put measures in place to protect their staff. Depending on the particular work task involved, this could be appropriate training, breaking large objects into smaller parts or providing equipment such as trolleys.
If you have been injured at work when you were lifting or carrying something, and you feel that it was your employer’s fault, you may be able to start a personal injury claim. We are leading experts at this type of claim. Give us a call right now.
Slips, trips and falls in Stourbridge
Have you suffered a fall in a public place that you have dismissed as a pure accident? Think about the incident again. Was there something that someone could have done to prevent the accident? Did you fall over a worn section of flooring that should have been spotted and replaced? Did you fall down a stairwell because a step was loose or the handrail was ill fitted?
If you are one of the few people who suffer slips, trips and falls in Stourbridge every year that were caused by another person, you may be able to start a personal injury claim.
The best way to find out is to call our friendly advisers and let them give you an honest assessment of your case. Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you so don’t feel that you have to cope with this by yourself. All you have to do is call.
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Handling a personal injury claim takes a lot of expert know-how and attention to detail. We will devote as much time as is needed to your case. Our expert solicitors can handle claims following road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls and accidents at work.
You will never be asked to pay any upfront legal fees to get the process started so you can have complete peace of mind about your finances. That is the main advantage of a no-win, no-fee* agreement.
If you are hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Stourbridge right now, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are here to help.