East Lothian is a local council area on the east coast of Scotland. It is bordered by the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. The administrative centre of the authority area is the town of Haddington and the largest town (with a population of nearly 22,000 people) is Musselburgh.
The area has a lot to offer the discerning visitor. There are over 40 miles of stunning coastline and acres of rolling countryside. Added to this are some of the world’s finest links golf courses. It can be reached within minutes from Edinburgh and is popular with UK and international visitors.
One top attraction is the 17th Century dwelling called Newhailes House. This historic building offers a designed landscape full of unusual and interesting features with plenty of woodland walks with great views across the Firth of Forth.
With so many people travelling around this attractive area, it is not surprising that sometimes accidents can take place. Although road traffic accidents and slip, trips and falls are no more common here than in any other part of the country, they can happen. Accidents that were not your own fault can cause pain, inconvenience and financial hardships.
If this is something that happened to you as a resident of East Lothian, or as a visitor to the area, you may be looking for an injury solicitor in East Lothian. Perhaps you need help because you have been injured in a workplace accident that was not your own fault? We have the expertise you need to help you make a personal injury claim for compensation for your injuries., and we only work with the best solicitors across Scotland. When you contact us, we can explain how we can help in further detail. Call us now.
Road traffic accidents in East Lothian
A rural and picturesque area such as East Lothian is not a location that you may naturally associate with road traffic congestion but the statistics paint a worrying picture. Recent reports have named a four-mile stretch of the A720 between Musselburgh services in East Lothian and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh as one of the top ten most congested roads in Scotland. Also, Scotland as a whole had the second and third most congested roads in the UK outside of London.
More recently, there have been concerns expressed locally about the potential impact of proposed housing developments on the southbound slip road of the Bankton Junction of the A1 and on surrounding roads. As the Scottish population continues to rise and further housing developments are needed, these issues could be repeated in other areas of East Lothian.
As the number of cars on the roads increases, the opportunities for road traffic accidents in East Lothian, and in all other areas of the UK, will also increase. Congestion does not help the situation.
Some collisions are very mild and result in only minor damage to the vehicles involved. However, other collisions are more serious and people can bet very badly hurt. Getting injured in a serious road traffic accident that was not your own fault may have left you looking for a personal injury solicitor in East Lothian. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer expertise in all types of personal injury claims and can assist you with yours.
When you choose us, you do not have to compromise on friendly customer care. We offer a personalised service to our valued clients and always put their interests first. Give us a call right now to find out more.
Whiplash accident in East Lothian
Whiplash is not a life-threatening injury but it is both painful and inconvenient. It is frustrating that you cannot get on with your life as normal. It is even more frustrating if your injury was caused by someone else.
Perhaps your car was moving slowly or was stationary when it was struck by another vehicle? If so, there would have been a transfer of kinetic (movement) energy from that car to yours. Some energy would have been transferred to your body. You may have felt your body being accelerated forward because it was strapped into the car. Your head, however, would not have experienced the same acceleration and so your neck will have stretched in a ‘whipping’ motion.
You may be able to start a personal injury claim for whiplash. We understand the mechanism through which the injury is caused and how to construct the best claims after a whiplash accident in East Lothian. If you are searching for a personal injury solicitor in East Lothian, call us today and we will assess your case.
Work accident in East Lothian
Tourism is a significant employment sector in the East Lothian economy. It is obvious why so many visitors are attracted to the area. In particular, the ‘day-tripper’ and short break market are especially buoyant.
As a whole, the distribution, hotels and restaurants sector is the second largest employment sector in East Lothian. It employs 22 per cent of the working population of the area, excluding the self-employed.
Modern cafes, restaurants, guest houses and hotels are safe places to work and most employers place health and safety high up on their priority list. However, sometimes, there are insufficient policies and practices in place to protect employees. Examples could include procedures for manual handling or for using dangerous cleaning chemicals. Employers have a duty to implement appropriate policies to keep their workforce safe. Have you been the victim of a work accident in East Lothian because your employer did not introduce the correct policies?
You are welcome to give us a call in complete confidence and without commitment. If we take on your claim, we can provide you with a specialist work place injury solicitor to give your case the best chance of being successful. Call us now.
Slips, trips and falls in East Lothian
Slips, trips and falls can happen in any type of public place, be it inside or outside. Humiliation is one of the main results of this type of accident! Thankfully, this is short-lived. If you suffer a physical injury in the accident it can last for a lot longer. It can also end up costing you money.
The injury does not have to be serious to cause a major disruption to your life. A fractured wrist is not classed as a very severe injury but it can disrupt your everyday life for several weeks. You may not be able to work, drive or even look after your young kids.
Did you realise that the organisations and individuals that operate public spaces have a duty of care to those that use them? Where slips, trips and falls in East Lothian are caused by someone’s actions or inactions, there may be scope for a personal injury claim.
We pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of support and legal advice for personal injury claims. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in East Lothian, get in touch with us today. We deal in down to earth advice. Call us now.
Taking the stress out of personal injury claims
We completely appreciate how distressing an accident that was not your fault can be. We have made it our objective to help people who have been injured through no fault of their own.
Over the last 16 years, we have spent a lot of effort perfecting our systems to remove as much stress as possible. We handle all of the complicated legal aspects of every case. You don’t just have to take our word for it. Get in touch and ask us some questions! We are happy to chat to you. The decision to proceed with the claim is yours and you will not be put under any pressure. Give us a ring right now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are waiting for your call.