Scotland has 32 council areas, and East Ayrshire is one of them. More than 46,000 of its total population of 122,000 live in Kilmarnock, the counties main town. The second largest town is Cumnock, and then they move down in size to smaller towns and villages.
East Ayrshire has several castles and stately homes that are open to the public, and it is also home to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. There are tours, nature parks, museums, play centers, spa and wellness centres as well as plenty of shopping areas and places to eat and drink.
In 2017 East Ayrshire Council was named the UK Council Of The Year because of its strategic approach to improving settlements by understanding and acting on local requirements. In 2006, Kilmarnock was awarded the title of UK’s Most Friendliest Shopping Town, and in 2015 it won the accolade of Scotland’s Most Improved Town because of its efforts in regeneration and restoration.
Even award-winning places sometimes have accidents in them, and often innocent victims are injured through no fault of their own. If this has happened to you, you might be looking for a personal injury solicitor in East Ayrshire, but it is not always easy to be certain you have picked the best one to help with your claim. At Accident Advice Helpline we only work with the finest solicitors across Scotland, so give us a call today and see how we can help you.
Road traffic accidents in East Ayrshire
East Ayrshire has much beautiful scenery, as well as major road links to the rest of Scotland and England. Glasgow and Prestwick are just 30 minutes drive, or you can get the ferry over to Ireland. There are high-speed rail connections to many large cities all over the UK, and these together with the other transports infrastructure mean you can get to wherever you want to go quite easily.
The M77, which terminates at Kilmarnock, is the link to the south west of Scotland. Like on all roads sometimes accidents happen on the M77, as they do on the A77 and the M8.
If you have been injured in on of the road traffic accidents in East Ayrshire, and you were not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. You do not have to have been a driver to make a claim; it could be that you were a passenger, a cyclist, a motorbike rider or a pedestrian. Making a claim is complex and one you might think you need the help of a personal injury solicitor in East Ayrshire for. We can make it easier for you though. With over 17 years of experience behind us and working in partnership with the best solicitors in Scotland, we can help you pursue the justice you deserve. Why not call us today?
Whiplash accident in East Ayrshire
Whiplash is the most common of all injuries that compensation claims are made for because it happens so easily in a multitude of different ways. All it takes is your head to be jolted out of its normal movement zone to damage the soft tissues in your neck. A whiplash accident in East Ayrshire could happen on the roads, in the street, when you are playing sport, of something solid bangs your head or is you are involved in an accident at work.
Most victims will be in pain for a few weeks, but for some it turns into a chronic condition and lasts for months. If the accident that caused your whiplash was the fault of someone else, you could be entitled to compensation. If this is your situation, you only have three years to start your claim. The sooner it is off the ground the better, so do not waste time looking for a personal injury solicitor in East Ayrshire, call us instead and we can start your claim today.
Work accident in East Ayrshire
With the exception of health care and social work activities, which is much higher than the norm, most of the trades and professions in East Ayrshire are quite close to the national averages. All jobs come with their health and safety risks, and health is no exception.
A worker could slip on a wet hospital floor, they could damage their back if they have not been trained how to lift patients correctly or they could be injured by a contaminated needle or blade. These are just three examples of how healthcare workers could be injured through no fault of their own, there are many other accidents that could take place.
Whether the NHS or a private healthcare organisation employs them, they have the right to expect to be safe while they are at work, and it is up to their employers to ensure this is the case. This applies to all jobs, health and safety being an important part of having people work for you.
If you have been injured in a work accident in East Ayrshire and your employers was negligent where health and safety are concerned, you could be entitled to compensation. Many accident victims do not make a claim because they are worried about the costs involved. All the solicitors we work within Scotland operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis so that you do not have to find any money to start your claim or worry about a bill for their legal services if your claim is lost. If you would like to know more about how this works, give us a call today.
Slips, trips and falls in East Ayrshire
There are as many slips, trips and falls in East Ayrshire as anywhere else. Thankfully, the majority of them do not result in serious injuries, but there are times that they do. Falls from height can be fatal, as can tripping over a broken paving slab and falling into the path of a motor vehicle. Tripping over trailing wires or down a flight of stairs can both cause serious injury, and if you were not to blame there could be some compensation due.
Wherever you go throughout your day, someone is responsible for ensuring accidents do not happen. If you are one of the unlucky ones that is injured in an accident that was not your fault you should chat to our friendly advisors. They will be able to answer your questions and will be here to guide you every step of the way. They are waiting to take your call so why not ring today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.