Known to its residents simply as Ponty, Pontypridd is the county town of Rhondda Cynon Taf in the south of Wales. With a population of around 32,000, the town grew up on the local industries of coal and iron, but today have diversified into farming, services and, of course, tourism.
With over eight million tourists every year, Wales is a blossoming hub for visitors. Pontypridd certainly gets its fair share of tourists, thanks to its interesting mining history and strategic location for exploring the rest of Wales. Situated within easy reach of both Cardiff and Swansea and just half an hour from the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park, Pontypridd is a popular choice not just for visitors, but for locals too.
Home to numerous small businesses and boutique or independent shops, Pontypridd gets very busy at weekends as visitors and locals alike descend on the town centre. With so many people densely packed into the town, the occasional unexpected accident is to be expected. Sometimes this is just bad luck, but other times it could have been avoided if someone else was less careless.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident in Pontypridd, Accident Advice Helpline are here to put things right. We don’t think that the person who hurt you should get to carry on regardless, while you are dealing with the pain and inconvenience of recovering from an injury. With our help, you can take legal action and make a claim for compensation, bringing justice to a bad situation.
You may already be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Pontypridd, but have fallen at the first hurdle because you’re worried about the cost. Work with us and you’ll have no worries about the expense, because every case we take on is on a no-win, no-fee basis. That means there’s nothing to pay to start your claim and no big bills from us if you lose. There really is no reason not to investigate further, so call our team today and see if you can make a claim.
Road traffic accident in Pontypridd
As with any busy town, there’s always a chance that there will be an accident in Pontypridd. Simple lapses in concentration, poor judgement or the influence of distractions on the driver can cause anyone to make a mistake, particularly when the roads are congested. Usually these are nothing more serious than a minor fender bender, but when someone gets hurt as a result, the guilty party needs to take responsibility.
In general, the roads in Wales are more dangerous than those in England, due to the terrain and lack of dual carriageways on many major routes. Over the course of last year, almost 5,000 accidents occurred which caused someone to be hurt, resulting in over 6,800 casualties. Of these, 103 died and just over 1,000 were seriously hurt, with the remainder suffering only minor injuries as a result.
Road Safety Wales in partnership with the Welsh Assembly has produced numerous resources in both English and Welsh, to help people stay safer on the roads. Unfortunately, it is often the case that no matter how carefully you drive, you can’t control the actions of others. Carelessness by other road users can lead to innocent people getting hurt in accidents which were not their fault at all.
If this situation sounds familiar, we are here to help. You don’t need to worry about finding a personal injury solicitor in Pontypridd, because Accident Advice Helpline will provide you with an industry expert. We only deal in personal injury claims, and are one of the UK’s largest and most successful law firms dealing with accidents of all shapes and sizes.
Don’t be scared to claim what is rightfully yours; you’ve been hurt and that’s not fair. Talk to our friendly, sympathetic advisors today and we’ll start working on your claim right away.
Whiplash accident in Pontypridd
Many accidents don’t result in serious or life-threatening injuries to either the driver or the passengers of the vehicle. The design of modern cars, with all their airbags and safety protection, means more people walk away from accidents without any major injuries and there are less fatalities overall. However, with the improved safety in our vehicles comes a small but significant downside.
Because our cars are more rigid, and our seatbelts designed to hold us in place, a great deal of force from a crash is concentrated on the one moving part of our anatomy: our head. This means the head can be snapped forwards and backwards with the impact of the collision, which can tear, strain and damage those delicate soft tissues in our neck, back and shoulders.
This type of injury is commonly known as whiplash, and can be very painful for the victim. It doesn’t always hurt right away, but usually by the next day they will be experiencing stiffness, aching and pain in the neck and shoulders, as well as sometimes headaches and nausea too. There’s not much the doctor can do for whiplash, but it’s important to get diagnosed anyway to ensure there is nothing else wrong with your neck.
If you’ve had a whiplash accident in Pontypridd which was caused by someone else, we can help. Whiplash is notoriously difficult to measure and to prove, due to the lack of exterior evidence. However, our specialist solicitors have worked on thousands of cases just like yours, and are experts in winning compensation for just this type of injury.
There’s no shame in claiming for whiplash. You have been made to suffer because someone else wasn’t paying attention, and it’s not right that they get away with what they did. Only one in three accident victims claims the compensation they are owed; thousands miss out. Don’t be one of them. Call us today and let us start work on your whiplash claim right away.
Work accident in Pontypridd
Around three quarters of Pontypridd’s working age residents are in regular employment, which is slightly higher than the average in the rest of Wales. Many workers will travel to larger towns and cities each day to do their job, with regular trains and busses linking the town with Cardiff and Swansea, making it easy to commute to work. However, not all employees will leave the town for work.
In fact, three of Wales’ largest 300 employers are based in Pontypridd, including a manufacturing firm, an automotive business and a sports company. These provide employment for many of the town’s residents, as well as a small number of people from outside of the area. The small Dewi Sant Hospital employs a small number of healthcare workers and medical professionals in the town.
Agriculture is big business here too, with numerous farms both large and small located around the Pontypridd area. Many locals work with dairy businesses, crop producers and poultry farmers, providing labour or lower management for the operations. According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), agriculture is the riskiest industry in which to work, seeing more accidents and more serious injuries than any other each year.
That’s not to say that all farmers are going to be injured at work, or that someone who works in an office in Cardiff will not. Accidents can happen at any time, and it is only with thorough vigilance combined with good health and safety practices that we can hope to manage the risks. No matter what you do for a living, your employer has a duty to keep you safe at work, and to take health and safety seriously.
If you feel your employer has failed you and, as a result, you’ve been involved in a work accident in Pontypridd, talk to Accident Advice Helpline. We can discuss the details of your accident with you, and help you to decide whether a compensation claim is right for you. If you do decide to take legal action, you can be sure we’ll have the very best personal injury solicitors on hand to work on your case. Call us today, and find out more about your rights following a workplace accident.
Slips, trips and falls in Pontypridd
Slipping and falling can be devastating for the elderly, and even young people can often end up injured if they are unlucky enough to fall awkwardly. When there’s nobody to blame but yourself, there’s nothing to do but pick yourself up and get on with it. But, when someone else caused you to fall because of something they did (or didn’t do), it’s just not right that you should suffer in silence.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with far too many slips, trips and falls in Pontypridd which could have been avoided. Simple things like using warning signs, installing the right type of flooring or simply keeping footpaths well-lit could have made all the difference and kept people safe. But, for whatever reason, the responsible parties decided not to do these easy things, and somebody ended up hurt.
If you’ve fallen down, slipped over or tripped on something which shouldn’t have been there, talk to us about making a claim. The responsible party should be held to account, and made to take more care in the future. Call us today and ask about making a claim after a fall, and our expert solicitors will be pleased to help.
Simple, honest, expert legal help
You could spend hours searching for a personal injury solicitor in Pontypridd, trying to decide which one will be the best. Even when you do find a passable option, you’ve no guarantee that they’ll be as good as their website suggests. Take the guesswork out of your appointment, and work with Accident Advice Helpline instead.
All our solicitors have years of experience in following up personal injury claims. Each has an enviable track record of success in winning substantial compensation for people just like you. There’s no ‘ifs’, ‘buts’ or ‘maybes’ with us; just simple, honest advice from the start and the expert legal help you need to make your claim a success. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 21st February 2014
Author: Clare P
Accident Advice Helpline: Pontypridd
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