Hull is the common abbreviation for Kingston upon Hull which is a city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The city lies on the River Hull where it joins the Humber estuary
It is around 25 miles inland from the North Sea and was founded as long ago as the twelfth century as a port for Meaux Abbey monks to export wool from their estates. These days, visitors to Hull can learn more about its maritime history and the city’s links with the sea at Hull’s Maritime Museum.
Hull suffered significant damage in the Second World War which is often referred to as the ‘Hull Blitz’. In common with many other Yorkshire cities and towns, it endured a period of post-industrial decline but has benefitted from recent investment and retail, commercial, housing and public service construction.
Modern-day Hull, is a pleasant place to live in and to visit but accidents can happen there as they can in any other location in Yorkshire or the rest of the UK. Sometimes, there is someone else who is clearly at fault for your accident. Perhaps this has just happened to you when you were visiting Hull or when you were living there?
Don’t waste your energy on getting stressed about finding exactly the right personal injury solicitor in Hull. Instead, you can call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We are one of the leading law firms in the UK specialising in personal injury claims. Give us a call today to find out more about how we can help you.
Road traffic accidents in Hull
In a recent survey, Hull was named as one of the UK’s worst cities for traffic congestion. It was estimated that drivers in the city spend an average of more than six days every year stuck in congestion. Locally, commentators have pointed the finger at Castle Street in the city centre as one of the main contributory factors.
Despite the excellent efforts by local road safety authorities, accidents still occur in the area and congestion does not help the situation. Frustration can soon boil over into aggressive driving and accidents can be the result.
A personal injury claim is an effective way of showing that this type of driving is completely unacceptable. If you are a victim of someone else’s poor driving, you deserve some financial compensation. This will not make your injuries go away but the money will help you to pay for your rehabilitation and transport for your treatments.
Have you or a loved one been involved in one of the road traffic accidents in Hull that happen from time to time? Why not give us a call and find out how we can help you claim?
Whiplash accident in Hull
There are a number of potential causes of a whiplash accident in Hull. They can be the result of a driver not paying attention or driving too fast. Both can result in the driver failing to spot a hazard in the road ahead and a collision with your vehicle may have been the result.
Whiplash is a semi-medical term for symptoms caused by neck pathology (damage). It does not involve the bones in the neck but does involve the soft tissues such as the ligaments and muscles. The tissues have been stretched too far and this is what causes the damage.
Most of the time, whiplash is a mild injury that can be managed at home with a combination of pain killers and gentle movements. It is vital that you see a doctor and get a correct diagnosis and appropriate advice.
In some cases it can last for several months and there is a condition termed ‘chronic whiplash syndrome’ which can last for years and may be associated with psychological symptoms. Statistics show that up to 20 per cent of sufferers still have symptoms a year after the accident.
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Work accident in Hull
The wholesale and retail trade sector provides nearly 17 per cent of all employment in Hull. As the biggest settlement in the East Riding of Yorkshire and a local transport hub, it is an obvious focus for retail shoppers. Many well-known high street brands have outlets in the city. There are three main shopping areas – St Stephen’s, Princes Quay, and the Prospect Centre. Added to this are a number of out of town retail parks and suburban shopping centres.
The wholesale and retail trade industry is one of the more hazardous industries to work in (2,250 injuries per 100,000 employees according to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive). There is no suggestion that it is more dangerous in Hull than anywhere else but accidents here are a possibility.
A significant portion of such accidents are connected with manual handling. Nationally, this activity accounts for around third of all workplace injuries. Manual handling is just a technical term for moving objects from one place to another. When an injury occurs, it is often down to a lack of lifting equipment, inappropriate or poorly maintained equipment or a lack of training.
Your employer has a duty to try to prevent manual handling accidents by providing appropriate training and lifting equipment where necessary.
Have you suffered a work accident in Hull recently because your employer did not provide this? We may be able to help you start a workplace personal injury claim. Our workplace claims solicitors have the necessary legal skills to handle the most complex of cases. Contact us now for more help.
Slips, trips and falls in Hull
A visit to one of the many shopping centres, tourist attractions or open spaces around Hull should not be a hazardous activity. You are entitled to enjoy a day out without getting injured in a slip, trip or fall that was not your own fault.
Something as simple as a trip over some trailing cables can result in injuries that put you out of action for weeks or even months. The organisations that operate public areas have a duty to keep them safe. It takes just a little common sense to prevent slips, trips and falls in Hull.
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