Standing on the River Ryton at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest, Worksop is a town of around 45,000 residents in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire. The City of Sheffield is only 19 miles away, and the town is also within commuting distance of Nottingham and Lincoln.
Historically, Worksop was a coal mining town, and the industry provided thousands of local jobs during the 1800s and 1900s. However, there was widespread closure of the collieries in the 1980s and this triggered high unemployment in the area. For a glimpse into the Worksop past, visitors can pop into Mr Straw’s House, which is the family home of the Straw family. Here they can step back in time to the 1920s, and discover how a grocer’s family lived in a Midlands market town through their furnishings and household objects.
Today, the outlook for Worksop is more optimistic, and unemployment levels in the area are lower than the national average thanks, in part, to a large number of distribution and local manufacturing companies.
Worksop is a home town to many and an interesting destination for visitors. For the majority of people, it is a safe and pleasant environment in which to spend time. However, a minority of people will suffer an accident whilst they are in the town, are sometimes that accident will be caused by another person.
Accidents can be caused by carelessness, a loss of attention or a straightforward lack of common sense. Sadly, the implications can be serious and long-lasting. Families are left looking for a personal injury solicitor in Worksop to help them with a personal injury claim. Are you in this situation right now? Call us now because we’re here to help.
Road traffic accidents in Worksop
Worksop lies on the A57 with excellent links to the A1, M1 and A60. This facilitates the rapid transportation of goods, and has led to the town being a popular area for large distribution depots.
Within the town itself, there are some accident hotspots which are receiving additional funding to improve road safety. Raymoth Lane, in particular, has been identified as a hazardous area. Over a three-year period, there were three serious collisions involving young pedestrians aged between 10 and 14. It is hoped that three raised flat topped plateaus will reduce the speed of traffic along the road, and reduce the incidence of accidents.
Despite these very intelligently-targeted road safety improvements, accidents can and do still occur. Some drivers will continue to drive too fast and without care. Have you or a member of your family been injured in a similar accident? Did you know that it may be possible for you to make a claim for personal injury?
At Accident Advice Helpline we want to help you to do just that. We can help with claims after all categories of road traffic accidents in Worksop as we are experts in this type of claim. Our highly trained advisers are waiting to take your call. Ring us today.
Whiplash accident in Worksop
Of course, pedestrians are not the only ones that can get injured in road traffic accidents. The occupants of vehicles are also vulnerable when a collision occurs. Yet, some people walk away from low speed collisions thinking that they are uninjured. They soon realise that this is not true when they wake up the next morning with bad neck pain and a loss of movement. The most likely explanation is that they have an injury called whiplash.
If you have been involved in a whiplash accident in Worksop, you may spot your own symptoms in the following list:
- Neck pain
- Lack of movement in the neck.
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands.
You cannot diagnose whiplash yourself, it is vital that you consult a doctor. It is also important that you collect the details of the other drivers and vehicles involved in the collision so that you have the option of making a personal injury claim if you want to. You deserve to have some compensation for your injuries. Give us a call now and find out how.
Work accident in Worksop
A growing number of Worksop residents commute every day to Sheffield, Nottingham and Lincoln. Within the town itself, the traditional industries such as coal mining no longer exist. Instead, there is a mix of sectors, providing a range of employment but the largest employment sector is the distribution industry. The wholesale and retail sector accounts for over 18 per cent of local jobs. It provides a number of operations and logistic jobs for household brand names in the DIY and food manufacturing sectors. There are a number of business parks providing local employment opportunities.
Modern working conditions in offices, warehouses and shops are generally much safer than the conditions in coal mines in the last century. Modern workplaces are highly regulated and health and safety standards are high. The welfare and safety of employees should be at the top of every business’s priorities but sadly that is not always the case. Accidents can happen because an employer failed in their duty of care. This is very upsetting and distressing for the injured employee. Do you feel that a recent workplace accident was your employer’s fault?
If your work accident in Worksop was caused by a lack of training or because you were issued with faulty equipment, we can help. There may be evidence that we can use such as accident reports, photographs or even CCTV footage. It is always useful to have statements from people who witnessed the accident.
You may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Worksop right now but worry that you may not find a legal expert who has the necessary skills and experience. Workplace accident claims are a highly specialised area of personal injury law. We have highly trained and dedicated solicitors who can handle your claim. All you have to do is give us a call right now.
Slips, trips and falls in Worksop
Not all accidents happen on the roads or in workplaces. Sometimes, people are injured as they are simply walking around in public areas such as shopping malls, supermarkets and car parks. You do have the right to spend time in public areas without getting injured. Have you recently had a slip, trip or fall that was not your own fault? Was it because an area was poorly lit or badly maintained?
Individuals and companies or organisations that operate public buildings and spaces have a duty of care towards you. They should be taking steps to prevent slips, trips and falls in Worksop and keep you and your family safe.
If you think that your accident could have been prevented, give us a call. As a large national law firm, we will have just the right expert personal injury solicitor who can help with your particular case. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Worksop, we want you to get in touch. Give us a ring right now.
The help you need to make a claim
You need expert legal help to launch a personal injury claim. We can provide you with highly trained and experienced professionals. When you first call us, you can talk to one of our friendly advisers for an informal chat. If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your fault, they can talk you through your options and answer any queries that you may have.
Our team have been helping people just like you to claim compensation for more than 16 years. For your peace of mind, we operate a no-win, no-fee* policy. We will never ask you for any upfront fees to get your claim started. Call us today at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are waiting for you call.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Nottinghamshire
Date Published: 12th February 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Worksop
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