The town of Skelmersdale is located in west Lancashire, just 13 miles north-east of Liverpool. In 2006, the town’s population was 38,813. Known by locals as ‘Skem’, the main industry here was once coal mining; in fact Skelmersdale sprung up as a colliery village to house local miners and mine owners. Today the town is part of the Wigan Urban Area and serves as a commuter base for the surrounding region.
Injury solicitors in Skelmersdale may be hard to find so if you’ve been involved in an accident in the town, getting in touch with a nationwide firm such as Accident Advice Helpline may be your best bet.
How have you been injured?
The most common types of accidents to happen in town centres are slips and trips. You could trip on a broken kerb or catch your heel in a cracked pavement. Here are just a few examples of the types of injuries you could sustain:
- Broken bones – such as a broken ankle or fractured hip, or even a wrist fracture
- Strains and sprains
- Facial injuries
- Loss of teeth (if you hit your face as you fall)
- Head injuries
- Back, neck and shoulder injuries
You might be lucky enough to escape with minor injuries, but elderly people in particular are at risk of serious injuries after a fall. Their bones are more brittle, so if you are elderly and fracture your hip (one of the most common injuries), it may take a long time to heal, and may never heal fully, affecting your mobility and independence. If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, wasting time hunting for injury solicitors in Skelmersdale is never a good idea. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you have a viable claim.
100% no win, no fee claims
There aren’t many injury solicitors in Skelmersdale who specialist in personal injury claims and can offer a 100% no win, no fee service. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you have a viable claim today. Whether you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall, or you’re claiming on behalf of a family member, it’s free to call and our helpline is open 24/7. You can get confidential, no-obligation advice and answers to any questions you have about the personal injury claims process.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Lancashire
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown
Accident Advice Helpline: Skelmersdale
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