Gloucester is a city in the southwest of England. Close to the border with Wales, it was founded in 97AD and was once a major exporting of wool and wool products, as well as leather and iron, and had a large fishing industry. In the modern area, it has been renowned for its aerospace industry, being home to many aeronautical engineering firms.
The city attracts many visitors thanks to its historical buildings, such as Gloucester Cathedral and the medieval and Tudor era houses that have survived. It also has a rich cultural scene, with the Three Choirs Festival held there every third year since the 18th century, the Rhythm and Blues Festival and the Frightmare Halloween Festival.
Other cultural attractions include the Museum of Gloucester, one of several museums in the city, and the Tailor of Gloucester House which is dedicated to the author Beatrix Potter. There is also a significant sporting culture in the city, and it is home to a number of rugby and football teams, as well as cricket, hockey and American Football.
Gloucester has a growing population and also sees many visitors to its attractions and annual festivals. Like many large cities in the UK, accidents happen there every day. If you were injured in an accident within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim.
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Road traffic accidents in Gloucester
Over the last five years, the district of Gloucestershire has seen a slight drop in casualties involved in road traffic accidents. However, across the same period, fatalities have risen from 20 in 2011 to 26 in 2015. This increase in fatal accidents despite an overall drop is cause for concern and the Gloucestershire Road Safety Team has implemented a number of initiatives to try and tackle this problem.
Road traffic accidents in Gloucester can cause serious injuries depending on a number of factors like the speed at which both cars are travelling, the weather conditions, whether drivers and passengers are wearing seatbelts and such. Injuries include broken bones, head and brain trauma, damage to the chest and sternum and spinal injuries. Minor injuries can include fractures, bruising and whiplash.
The leading causes of road traffic accidents in the UK remain people speeding, driving carelessly (including using mobiles while driving) and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, this means that you can become involved in an accident no matter how careful and considerate a driver you are, due to someone else’s carelessness, recklessness or illegal behaviour.
If you were injured in an accident like this within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. It’s best to get a help to make a claim of this nature and, while you could look for a personal injury solicitor in Gloucester to help you, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline instead?
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Whiplash accident in Gloucester
Whiplash is a commonly-misunderstood injury most often sustained in car collisions. It is a common injury because it can be sustained in slow shunts as well as high speed collisions. This is because of the nature of the injury; in a crash, the forward momentum of the vehicle carries through into the seat, but because of inertia, the body initially resists this movement.
The body is then “scooped up” and moves forward but the head doesn’t at first. When the head finally moves forward, the movement is accelerated, jerking the head forward at the same time as the body has begun to stop accelerating. This “whipping” forward of the neck overextends the muscles and gives the condition its name.
Symptoms of whiplash often include headaches, muscle strain and fatigue, and in some cases, can even lead to pins and needles in the arms or legs, back pain and spasms. These symptoms usually take a day or two to appear and subside within a similar timeframe but, occasionally, they can last for longer; weeks, months or even a year or more.
The debilitating nature of the symptoms that some people experience can limit their ability to work, as well as to take part in their usual hobbies or social activities, and it can have a negative effect on relationships too. This is why many whiplash sufferers report psychological impacts too, including stress, anxiety and depression.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Gloucester, you don’t need to suffer in silence. You can get the help you need from a sympathetic, trusted source. Instead of trying to search for a suitably experienced personal injury solicitor in Gloucester, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We have experience in dealing with all kinds of personal injury cases and, because we work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, we can represent you at no upfront cost.
Slips, trips and falls in Gloucester
Slips, trips and falls are common in most cities, particularly at rush hour or weekends when city centres are full of workers and shoppers. In most cases, these are random, unavoidable accidents, caused by wrong-footedness or inattentiveness.
However, in some cases, slips, trips and falls in Gloucester are caused by obstacles such as trailing cables, loose pavestones, potholes, slippery floor surfaces and more. Again, sometimes these hazards are themselves unavoidable but, in other cases, they could have been prevented.
If a responsible person was made aware of a hazard and failed to deal with adequately or in a timely manner, they could be held responsible if you tripped and injured yourself. Common injuries in such cases include broken bones or fractures in the ankles or wrists.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you think you can prove that someone else was responsible, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. This could compensate you for any physical or emotional pain and suffering you experienced. If you were prevented from taking part in social activities you could be compensated for loss of enjoyment and, if your injuries had a negative impact on your relationship, for loss of consortium.
A personal injury solicitor in Gloucester could help you with your claim, but solicitors can be costly. Some firms will charge for even initial consultations, and that’s before you’ve decided whether to take them on or not. Instead, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We can help you wherever you are in the UK and, as one of the largest law firms in the UK, we can represent you at no upfront cost. We’ll do more than that, though; we’ll be with you every step of the way throughout your claim.
Work accident in Gloucester
Many residents of Gloucester work in either professional occupations or administrative and secretarial roles. There are also large numbers of people employed in skilled trades. While accidents are common across all injuries, the nature of those accidents varies depending on the type of work being carried out.
For example, those working in offices are more likely to be injured by tripping over an obstacle, falling from their chair or being struck by a falling object in a storeroom. On the other hand, people working in construction are more likely to be injured in a fall from a height or by becoming trapped in machinery.
No matter what industry you work in, you have a right to be able to carry out your work safely. While we are all responsible for our own health and safety to a degree, and to that of our colleagues, ultimately employers are responsible for creating a work environment that is safe.
They have a duty of care to make sure you are well-trained, provided with all appropriate protective gear and clothing and that all the equipment you use is regularly tested. If machinery is found to be faulty or defective, they should make sure that it is repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
If you were injured in a work accident in Gloucester and you believe your employer was at fault, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. This could help you to recover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred as a result, including loss of earnings if you had to take time off work.
Claims against employers can be complex, so you need the experts on your side. Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of innocent victims, who were injured in all kinds of accidents, to make successful compensation claims, and we can help you too. Get in touch to find out how.
How to start a claim
Starting a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is easy: just pick up the phone and make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline, where our friendly, professional advisors will give you all the help and advice you need. We can handle most claims entirely over the phone, so you probably won’t even have to go to court.
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