The North Tyneside town of Wallsend, originally named Wallsend on Tyne, has a population of around 43,000 and lies just over three miles east of Newcastle City Centre.
The early industry in Wallsend was coal mining, and the first Wallsend colliery was established as long ago as 1778. There is also a strong historical association with shipbuilding, and a local shipyard is where the RMS Carpathia was built. This is the ship that famously rescued survivors from the Titanic in 1912.
The local football team, Wallsend Boys Club, is an association football club which has produced many famous players such as Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley.
Living and working in Wallsend is no more hazardous than in any other town but, sadly, it can still be the location of accidents, just the same as anywhere else in the UK. Have you been in an accident that was caused by someone else? It can be both frustrating and upsetting as well as painful.
Rather than adding to your stress by spending hours searching for a personal injury solicitor in Wallsend, why not call us here at Accident Advice Helpline? For more than 16 years we have been helping people to make successful claims for personal injury compensation. Why not give us a call today?
Road traffic accidents in Wallsend
There are huge efforts underway in the Wallsend area to make the roads safer for residents and visitors. The Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative was launched to collect accurate statistics on road traffic accidents in order to identify areas where speed cameras are needed.
The data has pinpointed the A1058 Coast Road at Wallsend as one of the top ten sites for road traffic collisions. Over a two-year period there were a total of 31 accidents. Local road safety authorities have used static and mobile speed cameras to detect offences, and to encourage people to drive safely.
Despite the hard work of the road safety authorities, some drivers still insist on driving over the speed limit, and this puts themselves and everyone around them at risk. A personal injury claim is an effective way of sending the message that this type of behaviour is not tolerated.
Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident with a speeding driver? We can help with personal injury claims after road traffic accidents in Wallsend, and can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Call us today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Wallsend
Whiplash is a semi-medical description of a collection of symptoms caused by the hyperextension of the soft tissues of the neck. The injury is often suffered in a ‘rear-end shunt’, but it can also happen in side-impact collisions. A whiplash accident in Wallsend is not a trivial matter, because this type of injury can be very painful and inconvenient.
The soft tissue damage in whiplash can cause a range of symptoms, including neck pain, stiffness and headaches. Some sufferers also get a tingling sensation (like pins and needles) in their arms and hands.
In the majority of cases, the injury gets better by itself within a few weeks or months. However, it can last for over a year and there is a form of whiplash syndrome which is a chronic physical and psychological condition that can go on for years. Treatment of this more serious condition usually includes physiotherapy and psychological interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
If you are struggling with this injury right now, we want you to be compensated. Our skilled legal team will handle your case efficiently and will work tirelessly to try to get you every penny that you deserve. Pick up the phone right now and call us.
Work accident in Wallsend
The largest employment sector in Wallsend is the human health and social work sector which makes up 16 per cent of the employee jobs in the area. A further 13 per cent work in wholesale and retail trades.
According to statistics collected by the Health and Safety Executive, the wholesale and retail trade industry reports 2,250 injuries per 100,000 employees each year, making it one of the more hazardous industries in which to work. In addition, in the human health and social work sector there are 1,780 injuries per 100,000 employees, and most of these are slips, trips and falls as well as lifting and handling accidents.
The most frequent cause of lifting accidents is incorrectly executed manual handling operations. Contrary to what most people think, manual handling is not all about heavy manual labour. Many jobs involve lifting or carrying something or someone, such as in the health care setting where staff may need to move vulnerable clients to assist them with everyday tasks. Each lifting task needs to be thoroughly assessed so that it can be completed safely by the employees, whilst maintaining the dignity of the patient.
Your employer has a duty to provide you with necessary lifting equipment such as hoists and trolleys, if such facilities are required to conduct your job safely. If this has not happened and you have suffered a work accident in Wallsend as a result, we may be able to assist you with a personal injury claim. Our personal injury solicitors are highly experienced in handling workplace claims, so contact us now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Wallsend
You deserve to be safe when you are walking around the public areas of Wallsend, and most of the time you will be. However, it is possible for slips, trips and falls in Wallsend to ruin your day, or in serious cases, even your entire year.
Far from the trivial occurrence that many people assume them to be, slips, trips and falls are potentially very serious accidents, and can result in major injuries. If you have been injured in a similar accident that was not your own fault, we may be able to help you start a personal injury claim.
Perhaps someone did not clear up a spillage on a shiny floor surface and you slipped and fractured your wrist? This is not an unavoidable accident. If the spillage had been prevented, identified, signposted or cleared away promptly you may not have sustained your injury.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Wallsend to help with your personal injury claim just call us. As a UK-wide law firm with a wide range of expertise in many types of claim we are well placed to help you. Call us right now.
Supporting you and your claim
We offer a full package of support which starts on the day we take on your claim. Our team of highly-trained, friendly advisers can tell you all about it. We will deal with all of the legal technicalities and correspondence. Meanwhile, we want you to focus on your recovery.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Wallsend, and would like your case handled on a no-win, no-fee* basis to minimise the financial risks to you, we can help! We can be reached on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Give us a call right now.