Burton-on-Trent is often referred to as Burton-upon-Trent and is a town on the western banks of the River Trent in East Staffordshire. The population of around 72,299 are referred to as “Burtonians”.
The history of Burton is intrinsically linked with the brewing industry and, at its height, one quarter of all beer sold in Britain was produced in the town. The trend started in the second half of the 19th century and by 1880 there were 30 breweries. However, the industry suffered a gradual decline and one hundred years later there were only a tenth of that number. The town is currently home to eight breweries; a combination of local enterprises (some of which are micro-breweries) and national names. The town is also the corporate headquarters of the several nation pub chains.
Visitors to the area can find out more about the town’s association with the brewing industry by calling in at the National Brewery Centre in the town centre where there are displays and special events throughout the year.
A visit to Burton-on-Trent is an informative and pleasant way to spend a day or so but sadly it can be the location of accidents in the same way as in other destinations in the UK. Sometimes, people who have been hurt in an accident know that they were to blame for what happened but at other times they suspect that someone else was to blame. Have you been in an accident that was caused by someone else?
Rather than getting stressed about finding exactly the right personal injury solicitor in Burton-on-Trent, why not call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We were set up more than 16 years ago to help people to make successful claims for personal injury compensation. Give us a call today and we can discuss your options.
Road traffic accidents in Burton-on-Trent
Burton-on-Trent lies between the M1 and M6 motorways and is traversed by several major A roads. The A38 near Burton-on-Trent has been highlighted locally as an accident hotspot and the local police force have taken steps to improve road safety in the area. There have been clampdowns on drivers that were speeding, using mobile phones and not wearing seatbelts. All three practices break the law in the UK and offenders were offered the choice of education as opposed to penalty points.
When a driver does not wear a seatbelt, they pose a risk to themselves but speeding and using a mobile phone whilst driving (to text, use the internet or to make phone calls) endangers all road users. Getting injured in an accident that was caused by a driver that was using their phone is very frustrating and upsetting to say the least.
A personal injury claim is one way of sending a message that this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and of getting some much-needed compensation for the victim. Have you or a loved one been involved in a similar incident? We can help with personal injury claims after road traffic accidents in Burton-on-Trent. If your accident would not have happened if another driver had obeyed the rules, we want to help. Why not give us a call right now and let us explain more?
Whiplash accident in Burton-on-Trent
Sometimes, a whiplash accident in Burton-on-Trent is caused by a driver not paying attention because they were distracted by a mobile phone. They may fail to spot that the vehicle in front of them has come to a halt and run into the back of them. This is sometimes termed a ‘rear-end’ shunt.
Whiplash is a quasi-medical term to describe a collection of symptoms that can occur after this type of accident. However, the injury can also be caused by head-on and side-impact collisions.
In medical terms, the symptoms are caused by the soft tissues of the neck being stretched too far. This is the ligaments, tendons and muscles. They become damaged and inflamed and this triggers pain and stiffness. It can also cause a tingling sensation which is described as pins and needles in the arms. Some patients with whiplash also suffer nasty headaches and nausea.
For most people, this is a self-limiting injury which simply gets better by itself. However, it can last for several months and there is a chronic whiplash syndrome which can last for years. If this has happened to you, it is only right that you are compensated. Our skilled legal team will handle your case efficiently and will work tirelessly to get you the compensation that you deserve. Pick up the phone right now to find out more.
Work accident in Burton-on-Trent
As well as the brewing industry, there are several large manufacturing plants near Burton-on-Trent so it is hardly surprising that around 13 per cent of the population work in the manufacturing sector which is higher than the UK average of 8 per cent. There is also a thriving retail and hospitality sector which provide flexible job opportunities.
According to statistics collected by the Health and Safety Executive, the wholesale and retail trade industry reports 2,250 injuries per 100,000 employees each year which makes it one of the more hazardous industries to work in. One of the reasons for this is incorrect manual handling. This accounts for around third of all workplace injuries. It is not all about heavy manual labour. It can be caused in shops by awkward postures, repeated small movements and manual materials handling. The key to prevention is appropriate training and provision of lifting equipment where necessary.
Your employer should provide you with equipment and training to make sure that you do not injure yourself at work. If this has not happened and you have suffered a work accident in Burton-on-Trent recently we may be able to assist you with a personal injury claim. Our lawyers are highly experienced in handling workplace claims which can be complex and require a high degree of skill. Contact us now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Burton-on-Trent
A visit to Burton-on-Trent to shop, enjoy some entertainment or learn more about the history of the area should not put your safety at risk. Most people will enjoy an uneventful day out but a few unfortunate people will suffer a slip, trip or fall that was not their own fault. This is when you fall because of something that someone else has done or that they have not done.
Perhaps someone did not clear up a spillage or failed to maintain a walkway or keep it clear of debris. These are not unavoidable events. With a little care and attention, slips, trips and falls in Burton-on-Trent can be avoided in the main.
Seeking medical attention after a slip, trip or fall is advisable. It is possible to fracture a wrist, tear an ankle ligament or even suffer a brain injury when you slip or trip. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Burton-on-Trent to help with your personal injury claim just call us. We are a national law firm with a wide range of expertise in many types of claim. Why not give us a call right now?
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We will support you from the moment you make that first call to our friendly advisers. We will take on all of the legal aspects of your claim and try to avoid excessive paperwork to make the process as streamline as we can. Your focus will be on your recovery and ours will be on your claim.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Burton-on-Trent, and would like your case handled on a no-win, no-fee* basis to minimise the financial risks to you, all you have to do is give us a call. We can be reached on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We are waiting to help you.