Leamington Spa (officially named Royal Leamington Spa) is a spa town in Warwickshire. It is famed for the influx of visitors it received in the 19th century, hoping to share in the benefits of its medicinal waters. As the popularity of spa towns diminished due to wider travel, the economy of the town changed, and it became a popular retirement destination and middle-class enclave.
Leamington is still popular for being the place where lawn tennis was founded, and the first tennis club in the world was started there in 1872. Since then, the town’s economy has diversified significantly; it still attracts many tourists, but is also an area of manufacturing and digital media and video games.
With a fairly large population, and with numbers swelling due to tourism throughout the year, it’s hardly surprising that accidents are common in Leamington Spa, whether at work, in the town centre, on the roads or anywhere else. If you were injured in an accident in the area and it wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience of handling personal injury claims and, in that time, we’ve helped thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims. We can help you too; call us today to find out how.
Road traffic accidents in Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa is part of the county of Warwickshire. Unlike similar areas in the UK, the country has seen road traffic accidents levels remain almost static; in fact, there’s been a very slight increase within the last 5 years, from 2078 in 2011 to 2091 in 2015. Fatalities fell significantly from 33 in 2011 to 23 in 2013, but unfortunately, they rose again to 32 in 2015.
The local council has implemented a number of road safety measures to try and bring these numbers down, including courses and workshops, schemes that focus on parents and young people and cyclists, and traffic calming measures.
Road traffic accidents in Leamington Spa can result in serious injuries. A bump to the head can cause brain injuries, ranging in severity from mild concussion to coma and lasting cognitive impairment. The impact can also cause back injuries including a herniated disk or spinal cord damage, and by far the most common complaint; whiplash
These injuries can have a significant negative impact on victims’ lives; they can prevent people from working for long periods, or from returning to work at all, and, in serious cases, victims may require personal care and help around the home.
If you were injured in an accident like this within the last three years and it was someone else’s fault, help is at hand. You could make a claim for personal injury compensation that could help you to recover some or all of the associated costs, including loss of earnings or the cost of personal care or adaptations to your home.
You could search for a personal injury solicitor in Leamington Spa to help you with your claim, but solicitors can be expensive. If you’re already faced significant costs following your accident, and perhaps even financial difficulty, this could put you off claiming at all.
Instead, contact Accident Advice Helpline; we work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis, which means there are absolutely no upfront costs for you to make a claim. Talk to us today to find out more about this great service.
Whiplash accident in Leamington Spa
Sudden movement of the head and neck, such as that experienced in a rear-end collision, can cause serious damage to the neck muscles and ligaments. This is known as whiplash and, while symptoms vary greatly from person to person, often include headaches, fatigue, muscle spasms, pins and needles, confusion and dizziness.
Most people recover from a whiplash accident in Leamington Spa very quickly, usually over a day or two. However, in some cases, these symptoms can last for weeks, months or even, in around one in five cases, a year or more.
Such chronic symptoms can affect your ability to carry out day to day activities and, in long-term cases, often leads to emotional injuries like anxiety, stress or depression. A claim for personal injury compensation could compensate you for not only your physical injuries but also your psychological ones too.
A personal injury solicitor in Leamington Spa could help you to make a claim, but how do you know which ones have the most suitable experience? It could take time to narrow down your choices so, instead, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline?
As one of the largest law firms in the UK, we can help you wherever you are and, because we specialist solely in personal injury claims, you know that we have the knowledge and expertise you need to make the best possible claim. Call us today for more information.
Slips, trips and falls in Leamington Spa
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere and are usually unavoidable. However, in some cases, such accidents are caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Imagine you’re in a busy town centre shop near Christmas time. The place is packed, so it’s hard to see where you’re walking. You put out your foot to take a step forward and suddenly trip, landing awkwardly and causing pain in your ankle and bruising to your face.
You look back at where you tripped and see the cable of a vacuum cleaner stretched across the aisle. In such a case, it would be very difficult for you to have been aware of the cable, especially with the shop being so busy. However, the party at fault here is the retailer: they should have ensured that the vacuuming was completed before crowds of people entered the shop, or at least, that adequate signage was used to warn people of the trailing cables.
If you were injured in slips, trips and falls in Leamington Spa because neither of these happened, you could have a claim. You could use a personal injury solicitor in Leamington Spa to help you, but you might find that they don’t offer you much in the way of support. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll not only provide you with excellent representation at no upfront costs, we’ll also support you right throughout your claim.
Talk to our professional advisers today to find out more about the support we offer.
Work accident in Leamington Spa
A work accident in Leamington Spa can happen in any industry or type of job. Commonly, people are injured by slipping, tripping or falling, being struck by a falling object, or by an injury caused by heat, flames, chemicals or machinery.
No matter where you work, your employer has a legal duty of care to look after you; they must take all reasonable precautions to ensure that you don’t come to harm while you’re at work. In practice, this means they need to carry out risk assessments and either remove or reduce any hazards that are spotted. Those hazards that remain should be well signposted and proper processes and procedures should be put in place to minimise risk.
This means providing adequate training as well as personal protective gear or clothing, and it also means ensuring that all machinery and equipment is in good working order. It should be inspected regularly and, if it is seen to be outdated, faulty or defective, should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you weren’t to blame, you could make a claim for compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re experienced and skilled in handling these cases; because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, you probably won’t even have to go to court.
Get the help and support you need
We’re here to help you and we make it easy to claim. Take our 30-second online questionnaire and we’ll tell you if we think you are eligible to make a claim. We’ll even estimate how much that claim might be worth, although we can’t guarantee that figure at this stage, as everyone’s circumstances are unique.
Then, call our helpline, where our advisers will give you all the advice you need to decide if you want to go ahead with a claim. It’s your choice, and you won’t be pressured into making a decision.
So, don’t wait; call us free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).
Road Traffic Accident stats for Warwickshire
Date Published: 15th April 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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