The cathedral city of Salisbury, with its timbered buildings, Gothic cathedral and swan-dotted canals is the sole city in the English county of Wiltshire on the edge of Salisbury Plain. Geographically, it sits at the confluence of five rivers which are the Nadder, Ebble, Wylye, Bourne and the Hampshire Avon. The area is popular with tourists who find that there is plenty to keep them busy and there is a range of accommodation to suit all visitors.
Without doubt, the most famous and popular local attraction is the ancient Stonehenge which is one of the wonders of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Visitors can explore the ancient landscape on foot and even enter recreated Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Stonehenge is about 8 miles northwest of Salisbury.
There is a vibrant artistic scene in Salisbury where you can find galleries situated in the city centre and an annual International Arts Festival held in late May to early June. The Salisbury Playhouse theatre produces several plays a year and hosts many more touring productions.
As a visitor to Salisbury, perhaps you got injured in an accident that you feel was not your own fault? Alternatively, you may be a resident who is looking for a personal injury solicitor in Salisbury to help you with a personal injury claim right now? If this sounds like you, give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline before you search any further.
We have a dedicated legal team who have both the skills and experience to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Get in touch now and we will give you an honest appraisal of your case. Give our friendly advisers a call today.
Road traffic accident in Salisbury
Travelling to and from Salisbury involves a journey on one of the main trunk A roads in the area. The A303 passes to the north of the city and the A338 passes through Salisbury itself. The stretch of the A338 between Salisbury and Ringwood has been named locally as a “highly dangerous stretch of road” with 28 fatal or serious accidents on the same stretch over a four-year period. One suggestion is that the single carriageway alignment and multiple sharp bends result in drivers taking risks when overtaking and this causes head-on collisions with tragic results.
Over-taking is one of the most dangerous manoeuvres that a driver completes and it requires 100 per cent concentration and excellent risk assessment skills. If a driver is reckless when overtaking, many people’s lives can be put at risk and serious injuries can be suffered.
Are you looking for a personal injury solicitor in Salisbury because of the actions of another driver? Perhaps your recent road traffic collision was not your own fault. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we want to help. We can offer you the highest standards of customer service combined with a forensic knowledge of how the personal injury system works. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Salisbury of any kind, call us now to find out more.
Whiplash accident in Salisbury
The term ‘whiplash’ is used as a short description for excessive hyperextension, hyperflexion, or rotation of the neck. A whiplash accident in Salisbury typically occurs at lower speeds and one of the vehicles involved may even have been stationary at the time of the collision. The bones are not damaged and there are no fractures. Typical symptoms include:
- Neck pain – this can be moderate or severe
- Neck stiffness
- Pins and needles in the arms
Whiplash is an injury that requires medical attention. It is important that other types of injuries (such as a fractured vertebra) are ruled out and that you get the best advice on how your injury should be managed. It is also very important for a personal injury claim.
Starting a claim does not have to add to your stress. You do not have to hand over large sums in legal fees to get the claim started because here at Accident Advice Helpline we operate a no-win, no-fee* scheme. Give us a call now to find out more.
Work accident in Salisbury
The South Wiltshire Economic Partnership aims to sustain a skilled workforce in Salisbury via various projects to promote business growth, competitiveness, social enterprise and urban regeneration.
There is a vibrant shopping centre in Salisbury and the wholesale and retail sector provides the highest proportion of jobs (over 16 per cent). As a popular destination for tourists, it is also not surprising that the accommodation and food service activities sector makes up a further 8 per cent of employment.
There is no evidence to suggest that a work accident in Salisbury is any more likely than in any other part of the UK but they can occasionally happen. The workplace hazards presented by the wholesale and retail sector and by the accommodation and food sectors are diverse. In all sectors of employment, employers have a duty of care to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees.
There are many laws and regulations relating to health and safety in the workplace and the need for an appropriate risk assessment is enshrined in many of them. This is a systematic way for an employer to search for, identify, analyse and control hazards that an employee is exposed to. In many cases written records are required and employees need to be consulted.
If you have suffered a work accident recently and you feel that your employer did not carry out a risk assessment, we may be able to help you start a personal injury claim for compensation. If your job required you to work on a roof but due to the absence of a risk assessment you suffered a fall, there may be grounds for a claim.
We have been helping people with claims like this for more than 16 years and we know that it can be daunting to start a claim against your employer. We know exactly how to support you through the process to make it as stress-free as possible. Call us now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Salisbury
Many slips, trips and falls in Salisbury would have been relatively easy to prevent and this is what can make them so frustrating. If someone had applied a little common sense or had taken a little more care, your injury may have been prevented. This is a type of accident that can happen to anyone at any time irrespective of age or gender.
Has it happened to you? Perhaps an uneven floor surfaces or a wet floor was the cause? If correct policies and procedures had been in place, then the accident may not have happened.
If you make a claim for a slip, trip of fall accident with us you can benefit from our unrivalled expertise and exceptionally high standards of customer service. Give us a ring today to find out more.
Let us help you with your claim
No-one wants to handle a claim for compensation on their own and this is probably why you are hunting for a personal injury solicitor in Salisbury right now. Another option is to choose an expert national legal firm who can handle claims from all over the UK. If you were a visitor to Salisbury when you were injured, or if you lived there at the time, we can help.
We take on the stress so that you can focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track. There is nothing to be gained by delaying starting a claim so call us right now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Let us help.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Wiltshire
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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