The town of Rhymney in South East Wales developed from a former industrial village of the same name, which expanded to serve the needs of the Rhymney ironworks. It takes its name from the River Rhymney which runs through the town, parallel with the busy A469 road. It stands on the traditional border between the old counties of Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, marking the northern limits of the industrialised South Wales Valleys. Beyond Rhymney lie the uplands of Mid Wales, areas which are both more rural and more affluent.
The ironworks lasted for just over a hundred years, but by the time they closed, coal pits had been sunk to the East of the town. In common with much of South Wales, by the early 20th century the town’s collieries employed nearly the entire town population. As the coal industry collapsed, Rhymney faced its fair share of economic problems, although recent regeneration schemes have been launched to encourage investment and tourism in the area.
With a proud Welsh language and industrial tradition, there is much to attract visitors. The countryside that was once dominated by heavy industry is gradually being reclaimed by nature, and provides stunning and challenging walking and cycle routes.
Whilst the heavy industrial plants and inherent risks to health may be a thing of the past for Rhymney, the risk of accidents remains. The roads, workplaces and public spaces in the area can all play host to accidents, some of which may result in nasty injuries for innocent victims.
Getting hurt in an accident that was not your fault is both upsetting and frustrating. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand how you’re feeling and want to offer practical help. If you think you need a personal injury solicitor in Rhymney to help you start a personal injury claim, why not call us first? Our no-win, no-fee* agreement and attention to detail stands us head and shoulders above the competition as true specialists in our field with some of the highest achieving solicitors in the business on our team. Give us a call now and let’s discuss what we can do for you.
Road traffic accidents in Rhymney
Rhymney is one of four towns that mark the Northern extremities of the former industrialised area of South Wales. The towns of Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney, Tredegar and Ebbw Vale are all linked by the infamous ‘Heads of the Valleys’ road, which has sadly been the location of many serious accidents. Major investment has taken place in the area in recent years which aims to tackle the root causes of economic inactivity and improve the environment and safety of this road.
It is hoped that the on-going improvements to the Heads of the Valleys Road will reduce the number of road traffic accidents in Rhymney. The £800million dual carriageway scheme is designed to reduce the likelihood of collisions when vehicles are overtaking. However, overtaking is just one of many motoring manoeuvres that can result in serious accidents.
High speed crashes inevitably have tragic consequences. At Accident Advice Helpline we are highly experienced and skilled in dealing with personal injury claims for road traffic accidents. The compensation that we can help you win will enable you to start rebuilding your life, replacing lost income and taking care of your family. All you have to do is pick up the phone and get in touch to get the process started.
Whiplash accident in Rhymney
It is not just high-speed collisions that result in injury. Every day, hundreds of people are injured in low speed collisions that were caused by another driver, from shunts at lights to people pulling out into traffic. Although this type of collision rarely results in life threatening injuries, it is very common to end up with a type of neck injury known as whiplash.
In a rear-end shunt, your head is thrown backwards and then forwards with considerable force. This stretches the tendons, ligaments and muscles in the neck beyond their natural range of movement. Inflammation, pain and loss of movement can be caused, and recovery can take from a couple of weeks to several months or longer.
A few decades ago, the treatment for whiplash was to immobilise the neck using a neck brace. However, medical research has shown that this sort of treatment is unhelpful at best and may even hinder recovery. Modern medical advice is that you should take painkillers to ease the discomfort and then try to move the neck gently to maintain the range of motion. However, it is vital that you are checked over by a doctor first to rule out damage to the bones and spinal cord, so always seek medical attention following even a minor whiplash accident in Rhymney.
For many years, we have been helping people with whiplash injuries to claim the compensation that they deserve. The expertise of our specialist solicitors means they will effectively build your case, and ensure you win the full amount for your injuries. Call today, and we’ll start work on your claim right away.
Work accident in Rhymney
Manufacturing provides significant employment opportunities in Rhymney. The proportion of the population employed in the manufacturing sector (22%) is double the figure for Wales as a whole.
Most employees who work in factories remain safe and well throughout their employment thanks to a raft of health and safety regulations enforced by the Health and Safety Executive or by local councils. However, there are still some unfortunate workers who have suffered a work accident in Rhymney. Manufacturing premises often have machinery with fast moving parts, which need to be guarded adequately to protect workers. If the guards are broken or are removed they will not protect the workers from serious injury in the event of an accident.
Adjusting to life after a serious machinery-related accident can be tough. You need a competent legal firm on your side who will fight your corner and help you build a successful claim. Your claim could result in improvements for the rest of the workforce, so why not give us a call and discuss your potential claim today?
Slips, trips and falls in Rhymney
Broken ankles, sprained wrists and head injuries are just some of the injuries we’ve encountered as a result of slips, trips and falls. Whether you are walking in the street, visiting a shopping centre or going about your business at work, a slip or fall can have disastrous consequences. When someone else was to blame for your accident, it’s not fair that you should lose out as a result.
The prevention of slips, trips and falls in Rhymney is often a simple matter of common sense. If there was something on a walkway that should not have been there, or if an area of flooring was badly maintained, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Similarly, if you slipped on a wet floor or fell down an unguarded hole, your accident should never have happened, and you have a right to seek a claim.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Rhymney because you have fallen in a public place, you should talk to us first. Even if you are not sure if you have a claim, our highly trained advisers will be happy to look over the details and give you the best possible advice. Give them a call now and have an informal chat with no commitment on your part.
Claiming for personal injury with the professionals
To ensure a successful personal injury claim, you need to build a good set of evidence and to have a skilled legal professional on your side. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we know exactly how to research and present evidence to formulate a successful claim, thanks to our years of experience in seeking compensation for people just like you. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident or an accident at work, we can help. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall we can help you to put together a claim that stands the best chance of being successful.
When you are hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Rhymney, make sure that you check out the services that we at Accident Advice Helpline can provide. Pick up the phone today and make that call on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. You deserve the best legal representation.