Newport, in South Wales, is a cathedral and university city. The third largest city in Wales by population, it was once a successful coal-exporting port and remained a key centre for manufacturing and engineering even as the coal industry diminished. More recently, it has become known as a cultural city, with the Riverfront Arts Centre being opened in 2004. It’s also well known for sport, as the home of Newport RFC, Newport County FC and the regional Dragons rugby teams.
The city attracts around 2.6 million visitors each year, who flock to see its many attractions. From civic art, to the National Roman Legion Museum, from shopping centres to the Newport festival which runs throughout the summer, there’s always a reason to visit Newport, and a reason to love living there too.
Like many bustling metropolitan cities, accidents can sometimes occur in Newport. From road traffic accidents to slips, trips and falls, accidents can happen when we least expect it. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in helping innocent accident victims to claim personal injury compensation in Newport, whenever they were unfairly injured through the fault of someone else.
If you were injured in Newport in the past three years, one call to us could get your claim underway.
Road traffic accidents in Newport
Accidents on the road can be fairly common in busy cities like Newport. Contrary to what many believe, accidents that result in serious injuries don’t just occur at high speeds, but can happen in slow or gridlocked traffic too. That’s particularly true of accidents involving pedestrians crossing busy city centre streets, for example.
In Newport, road traffic accidents grew sharply in 2014 to 430, up from 371 in 2013. However, like many areas of Wales, those numbers have fallen again, as the Welsh Assembly and local governments took measures to curb those figures. Increased road safety awareness campaigns seem to have had a positive effect, with numbers falling to 322 in 2015.
However, the number of fatal accidents increased that year to 8, an increase of 6 over the previous year. It’s obvious, then, that even initiatives that bring down the overall number of accidents doesn’t necessarily limit the number of serious accidents and fatalities.
Road traffic accidents in Newport can result in broken bones, spinal damage and serious head injuries, all of which can significantly impair the victims’ standard of living. If you were injured in an accident and it wasn’t your fault, you need a personal injury solicitor in Newport who can help you to make a claim. Come to Accident Advice Helpline and let us represent you on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Whiplash accident in Newport
While many people assume that a whiplash accident in Newport will involve a car collision, that’s not always the case. Whiplash is an injury that can be sustained in other ways, too, including severe tackles in sports like football and rugby.
As a sporting city, it’s likely that participants in Newport have seen their fair share of injuries, including whiplash. Most of these accidents are unavoidable and are part of the risk involved in taking part in contact sports. However, other accidents that lead to whiplash could have been avoided if others were taking more care.
Whiplash injuries can cause headaches, neck and back pain, grogginess and fatigue as well as a loss of concentration. In most cases, symptoms appear over a couple of days and quickly subside; however, in some cases, symptoms can last for weeks, months or even years.
If you were injured in an accident like this and someone else was to blame, why should you suffer in silence? With the expert help of our specialist solicitors, you could be compensated for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, as well as recovering the costs you’ve incurred as a result. You could spend hours looking for an experienced personal injury solicitor in Newport and still not find the right person, so why not let Accident Advice Helpline deal with your claim instead?
As long as your accident took place within the last three years and wasn’t your fault, we’ll represent you on a no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning there are no upfront costs to start your claim. Call our friendly advisors today for personal advice, and see just how easy it can be to make a claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Newport
If you’ve ever slipped or tripped in a busy place, it’s likely that the worst damage was done to your ego. While it’s painfully embarrassing to fall in front of other people, most of the time we can dust ourselves off, put on a smile and carry on with our day. However, in some cases, the consequences can be much more serious.
Slips and falls are the most common cause of accidental injury in the UK today, and can cause ailments ranging from broken bones to damaged backs and more. Falls from height, on the other hand, are far more likely to result in serious injuries that can significantly impair victims. The Health and Safety Executive reports that more serious injuries and fatalities are caused by such falls every year that any other kind of accident. They can result in serious brain, head or spinal injuries.
The associated costs of these injuries can include loss of earnings due to time off work, medical bills and personal care or help around the home. You might be thinking of making a claim following any kind of slips, trips and falls if you believe someone else was responsible, but you could waste time and energy finding the right personal injury solicitor in Newport.
Instead, let Accident Advice Helpline take the stress out of claiming following slips, trips and falls in Newport; one free, no-obligation call to our helpline is all it takes to get started and we can represent you no matter where you are in the UK, so call today.
Work accident in Newport
Newport is a busy city, with a wealth of financial companies, shopping centres and visitor attractions. It has also retained an engineering and industrial base, with above average levels of population working in process plant and machine operative roles. Many people in the city work in administrative and secretarial roles too.
You might think that a work accident in Newport is more likely to happen in industrial sectors, however while it might be true that more serious injuries are often sustained in these kinds of jobs, work accidents actually happen daily across all sectors. Even a low risk office job can be full of hazards that need to be effectively managed. It is the responsibility of all employers, no matter the industry, to put in place all reasonable measures to protect employees doing their jobs.
This may be done through the provision of adequate training, appropriate signage and carrying out regular risk assessments. To help employers get it right, Newport Council has comprehensive guidance on health and safety at work on its website.
If you have suffered because of an injury at work and you feel your employer could have done more to protect you, you could be eligible to make a claim. Talk to Accident Advice Helpline today and find out all the ways in which we can help you to win the compensation to which you are entitled.
Get the help you need
If you were injured in an accident and you want to make a claim for personal injury compensation, you don’t have to go it alone. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make your claim. Just make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline, where our friendly, professional advisers will be happy to take more information on your accident and explain the claims process in full.
They’ll give you all the advice you need to decide if you want to make a claim, but there’s no pressure; it’s your decision.
We’ll look after you throughout your claim and, because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, you probably won’t even have to go to court. So, what are you waiting for? Get the help you need to start your claim today by calling free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re on your side.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Wales
Accident at Work stats for Newport
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Date Published: 2nd February 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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