Neath is a town in the area of Neath Port Talbot in Wales. Part of Roman Wales when a fort was established there in the AD70s, there is also evidence of prehistoric settlement in the area, meaning it has been inhabited for centuries. It became a market town that grew into a manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution, with coal and silica mining as well as brick production forming the backbone of the local economy.
The manufacturing industry continued into the 20th century, with petroleum refining an important activity in the town but, as with most similar areas in the UK, heavy industry suffered a massive decline in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The modern Neath is more focused on commercial, retail and tourism activities.
Neath has a number of attractions that draw visitors to the area, including the Cistercian Neath Abbey, the Gnoll Park and Neath Indoor Market. One notable attraction in the area that has drawn a lot of attention over the years is the Baked Bean Museum of Excellence; one man has transformed his council house into a museum dedicated to baked beans, and every year this wacky entrepreneur welcomes thousands of visitors, donating proceeds to charity.
With a growing population and an influx of tourists each year, Neath is a busy little town, and accidents can happen at any time. Whether on the roads, on the streets, at work or anywhere else, if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is the leading name in personal injury law, and we’ve already helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims. We can help you too; call today to find out how.
Road traffic accidents in Neath
Neath is part of the wider area of Neath Port Talbot, which has a relatively low number of accidents on the roads each year due to its low population. However, the county has bucked the trend of growing accident numbers, reducing casualties radically over the last five years. Numbers of accidents fell from 424 in 2011 to 294 in 2015. Over the same period, fatalities fell from three to just one. This fantastic success can be attributed at least in part to the local borough council which has taken road safety so seriously that it has created a website dedicated to education, training and publicity, with a committed team of road safety officers.
However, road traffic accidents in Neath may never be fully eradicated, because there are always vehicle users who drive carelessly, recklessly or illegally. Even the most careful drivers can find themselves involved in an accident due to someone else’s behaviour.
If you were injured in an accident like this and it wasn’t your fault, you could make a claim for compensation. You could be compensated for your physical and emotional injuries. A personal injury solicitor in Neath could help you to make a claim, but it might be difficult to find the right solicitor or firm in such a small town.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline instead; as one of the largest law firms in the UK, we can help you wherever you are. We’ll provide you with expert representation to help you make the best possible claim, and will support you throughout the process to minimise stress. Call us now to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Neath
A lot has been said over the years about the fact the Britons appear to make more whiplash claims than other, similar countries, and this has resulted in a number of myths being spread around this condition. One of the most pervasive of these is that not all whiplash claims are legitimate. However, that can put genuine victims off claiming when they have a right to do so.
So, what is the truth? APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) carried out a wide-ranging report into whiplash, which has served to reveal many answers. One of the most interesting is the fact that, according to the World Bank, the UK has 79 per cent more vehicles on the road per square kilometre than the EU average.
Many more cars on the roads leads to congestion and an increase in low-velocity accidents. Increasingly, medical research also shows that whiplash is as common in slow shunts as in high-speed collisions. These statistics certainly go some way towards accounting for the higher numbers of claims in the UK compared to our continental neighbours.
A whiplash accident in Neath can lead to painful symptoms, such as muscle pain and spasms, pins and needles in the arms, headaches, fatigue and confusion and dizziness. In most cases, these symptoms only last a day or two but, in some cases, they can last for weeks, months or even, in around 1 in 5 cases, a year or more.
If you were injured in an accident like this, don’t suffer in silence, and don’t let myths around whiplash put you off making a claim you are entitled to make. You could use the services of a personal injury solicitor in Neath to help you with your claim, but you can’t always be sure they have the expertise you need.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience of dealing with personal injury claims which means we’ve dealt with every kind of claim, amassing a wealth of knowledge and expertise that we can put to good use helping you. Call our helpline today to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Neath
Neath is not a heavily-populated town, but slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere. In many cases, a momentary lapse of concentration while walking can lead to these accidents and they are unavoidable. In other cases, however, they are caused by an obstruction or hazard that should have been removed by the responsible party.
Slips, trips and falls in Neath can result in a number of injuries. Most of these are minor bumps and scraps but, depending on how the accident occurred, can also be more serious. Fractures and broken bones in the ankles or wrists are not uncommon and they can lead to long recovery periods, during which time you might be prevented from working.
This can lead to a loss of earnings, which could leave you in financial difficulty, especially when there are other costs involved, like medical bills, prescription charges, travel costs to physio or GP appointments and such.
A claim for compensation could help you to recover some or all of these losses but if you’ve already faced financial difficulty and stress as a result of your accident, you might be worried about the cost of securing a suitable personal injury solicitor in Neath to help you.
That’s why Accident Advice Helpline works on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis; there are absolutely no upfront costs to make a claim which means that justice is within reach regardless of your current financial situation. Talk to our trained advisers today for more information.
Work accident in Neath
Neath’s economy has changed considerably over the years but, unlike many areas of the UK, it still retains a high level of employment in the manufacturing sector. While accidents at work can happen in any industry, the nature of the injuries differs across sectors and injuries in the manufacturing industry can often be quite serious.
Common injuries in manufacturing include becoming trapped in equipment, chemical burns and falls from a height. These injuries can be seriously debilitating, leading to long periods of time off work, and some victims may be prevented from returning to work at all.
If you were injured in a work accident in Neath and you think someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Work-related claims can seem stressful and complex, so it’s best to have expert help and support on your side.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll look after you. We make it easy to start a claim, and we’ll support you throughout, ensuring you get all the help and advice you need, so you’ll never feel like you’re going it alone. Call our free, no-obligation helpline today to get started.
Help and support throughout your claim
When you call Accident Advice Helpline, you’ll be put through to one of our friendly, professional advisers. They’ll explain the process of making a claim, so that you know what to expect, and they’ll get more information from you on your accident. They’ll give you sound advice that can help you to make up your mind about whether or not you want to go ahead with a claim.
You won’t face any pressure; it’s entirely your decision. If you do go ahead though, you probably won’t have to go to court, as we can handle most claims entirely over the phone.
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 help.
Date Published: 2nd February 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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