The lively, industrial town of Runcorn has a long and fascinating history. Back in the10th century, Alfred the Great’s daughter built a fort on the banks of the River Mersey and called it ‘Runckhorn’. Before the Industrial Revolution, Runcorn was a small and isolated village. The construction of a barge dock on the Mersey in the 18th century, just as the Manchester-Liverpool ship canal was being completed, changed all that. Quarrying became very important and Runcorn sandstone was even used in the construction of the docks of New York.
Runcorn was designated a new town in 1964 and although retaining its chemical industry has seen a move away from the major manufacturing industries and an increase in the service sector. Proximity to the motorway system has allowed diverse industries to develop. With the city of Liverpool, just 16 miles down river, Runcorn now finds itself part of the modern age including a frequent, mainline service to Liverpool, Birmingham and London (Euston).
This modern Cheshire town with a population of approximately 61,000 now offers excellent shopping and leisure facilities and many interesting and historic sites for the enjoyment of visitors and residents alike. Norton Priory, now a museum, contains the remains of the ancient 12th century Abbey. If science is your bag, the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre offers hands-on activities and the opportunity to explore the science behind the chemical industry. Or just enjoy a leisurely trip down the Manchester Ship Canal.
As you can imagine, Runcorn can get pretty busy, especially in the summer months with all it has to offer by way of interesting landmarks and historic sites. Unfortunately, in this environment, accidents can happen and innocent people can, and do, suffer injury through no fault of their own.
If this has happened to you or your family, you need to know where to turn for expert help and may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Runcorn. When the dust has settled and any injuries treated by the medical professionals, you might want to consider seeking some expert legal advice.
Accident Advice Helpline are specialists in helping the innocent victims of someone else’s negligence get redress for their suffering. At times like this you need a reliable, dependable and compassionate lawyer on your side.
We are a well respected and established law firm who’ve been helping the innocent victims of non-fault accidents get justice for over 16 years. Compensation can go a long way to relieve the pressure an unexpected accident can have on you and your finances, your friends and your family.
Our full legal service is offered to you on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis. There are no up-front costs to find. All of our solicitors are highly qualified and will work hard to get you the maximum amount of compensation they can for your suffering and losses. In the unlikely even your claim is unsuccessful you don’t need to be concerned about a large legal bill. We won’t be sending you one. You can get some free legal advice today from one of our sympathetic advisors so give us a call.
Road traffic accident in Runcorn
According to news reports, road deaths in Runcorn have ‘rocketed’ in recent years. The number of fatal road accidents had increased from just one in 2013 to six in 2014. The number of casualties as a result of road traffic accidents had also increased, giving rise to speculation about the cause. Some believed Government cuts to road safety were to blame.
The town has a system of ‘expressways’ which have been designed to keep through-traffic off local roads and away from residential areas. There are also ‘busways’ which are not part of the normal road system at all. The M56 motorway to the south east of the town links to the M6. Despite these traffic management systems, accidents still occur.
Any town of historical interest with sites of natural beauty will experience high levels of traffic congestion at particular times of year, usually in the summer months. High levels of congestion can lead to traffic queues full of frustrated and impatient drivers who are more likely to be involved in an accident. Tourists and visitors unfamiliar with their environment are also more likely to make mistakes while driving.
If you’ve been the victim of someone else’s careless driving in a road traffic accident in Runcorn then you may be entitled to compensation. Whether your injuries are minor or severe, if the accident wasn’t your fault you need to talk to Accident Advice Helpline to see if you can make a compensation claim.
Our expert solicitors will want to know the details of your accident so try to get as much information together for when you call us. We will help you with advice about providing evidence of your non-fault accident, and will do as much of the hard work as we can so you can focus on your recovery. Call us today to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Runcorn
A whiplash injury is one of the most common injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. The area of the body affected is the neck, but pain can spread to the arms, head and back. It can occur following a minor shunt at the traffic lights or a more serious crash at speed. A sudden braking by a bus or taxi driver can also leave you injured in this way. Although it is more likely to happen in a road traffic accident, whiplash can also happen in other circumstances such as a fall.
The symptoms of a whiplash are often delayed. You may feel nothing until the next day or even days later. Common symptoms include a stiff neck, pain in the neck, shoulders and back, numbness and tingling in the arms, headaches, nausea and dizziness. If you think you have suffered a whiplash get a prompt medical diagnosis. If you decide to make a claim against the person who caused your whiplash accident in Runcorn, medical evidence is essential.
Talk to our trained advisors who will give you all the advice you need and connect you to one of our specialist solicitors. If you’ve had to take time off work and have costs associated with your non-fault accident, then let us get you the recompense you deserve.
Work accident in Runcorn
Have you been injured at work due to your employer’s negligence or the reckless behaviour of a colleague? If you work in the chemical industry in Runcorn this could include chemical burns, inhalation of fumes or long-term disability from working in a relatively risky environment.
Perhaps you work in one of the Runcorn service industries engaging with the public on a daily basis. This kind of work can be quite stressful and lead to mistakes on the part of staff and managers. If you’ve been left with an injury because proper precautions weren’t taken to protect your health and safety then call us now.
Employers are required by law to protect staff from hazards while they are at work but accidents still happen. Make sure you follow your employer’s workplace rules and regulations and report anything that appears to put you or your colleagues at risk. A non-fault work accident in Runcorn can sometimes be complicated to prove so you need specific expertise and we have that expertise at Accident Advice Helpline. Don’t leave things to chance by looking for a personal injury solicitor in Runcorn. Get in touch with us today.
Slips, trips and falls in Runcorn
These kinds of accidents can leave you temporarily incapacitated or with life changing injuries. If you’ve fallen from a height the consequences can be devastating. Simple trips over uneven pavements or obstacles in your path can leave you with bruises or broken bones. Always take care when out in public or when using public buildings.
If your slip, trip or fall was caused by someone else’s carelessness then you are not to blame. Wet floors for example should always be signposted to avoid an accident. If you’ve slipped in a cafe because a spillage was left for someone else to clean up, then you have a right to compensation for your injuries. If you trip over an obstacle in a public building then don’t suffer in silence. Accident Advice Helpline deal with these kind of accidents everyday and we know what we are doing. We are the experts who can help you get justice for slips, trips and falls in Runcorn.
Our promise to you
You don’t need to search for the right personal injury solicitor in Runcorn to help you claim compensation. How can you be sure they have the right expertise? We can offer you a bespoke legal service and our no-win-no fee* promise in response to a simple phone call from you. We care about our clients and will do the very best to get you back to where you were before your accident happened. Our service is always personal and professional and totally confidential. We will give you some initial advice when you call us but if you decide not to proceed we promise not to pester you with follow up contact.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Runcorn
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