Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England, is a large market town that played an important role in the Industrial Revolution, as it was the site where the Luddites began destroying mills and machinery in response to their loss of livelihood due to mechanisation.
Unlike many similar town in the UK, Huddersfield has retained a manufacturing economy that involves textiles, chemicals and engineering companies. It has also been the site of a number of film and TV productions.
Huddersfield has a number of well-known landmarks, including the Victoria Tower which was constructed to mark the 60th Jubilee Year of Queen Victoria, Huddersfield Town Hall, designed by John H. Abbey. It has a strong arts scene, with the annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Marsden Jazz Festival and the Huddersfield Festival of Light.
These festivals attract large numbers of visitors to an already heavily-populated town, so it’s no surprise that accidents are common. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else within the last three years, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
As one of the largest law firms in the UK, Accident Advice Helpline can help you no matter where you live or wherever your accident took place. We specialise in personal injury claims and we’ve already helped thousands of people to make successful claim. We can help you too.
Road traffic accidents in Huddersfield
Huddersfield is part of the metropolitan borough of Kirklees. That area has seen a fall in road traffic accidents, from 1461 in 2011 to 1332 in 2015. Unfortunately, though, there was an increase in fatal accidents from 5 to 7 over the same period.
This trend is repeated across the UK; accident numbers are reduced but fatal injuries have risen. This increase may actually be accounted for by increased numbers of pedestrians as opposed to vehicle traffic, and could also be related to increased numbers of cyclists on the roads.
When we look at road traffic accidents in Huddersfield we often focus on collisions involving two or more cars, but pedestrians and cyclists are commonly involved too. Because they are not protected by a rigid chassis the way drivers are, the injuries they sustain can be more commonly serious or fatal.
Such injuries can include back or spinal damage or head and brain trauma. Where these are not fatal, they can nevertheless have a serious negative impact on peoples’ lives. Victims may be forced to take long periods of time off work and, in some cases, may be unable to work again.
If you were injured in an accident like this, you may have experienced a loss of earnings due to your recovery period, or you may be faced with uncertainty about whether you can go back to work or not. If someone else was responsible for your accident, you could make a claim against them.
This could compensate you for lost earnings, included projected future earnings, which could help you to get back on your feet financially if not physically, and could reduce the stress you’ve encountered as a result. You could use the services of a personal injury solicitor in Huddersfield to help you with your claim but with so many firms out there, it’s hard to know who to trust.
Instead, contact Accident Advice Helpline; we’re on of the most well-known and trusted names in the field of personal injury claims and our Patron is well-loved TV personality and consumer rights champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
Whiplash accident in Huddersfield
While road traffic accidents can result in a number of different injuries, the most common one remains whiplash. This is because whiplash can be sustained in even slow shunts, meaning it’s possible to be injured this way even in built-up or congested areas.
Whiplash may even be on the increase due to modern safety features in new cars, such as more rigid chassis and locking seatbelts. While these features protect vehicle users from more serious injuries, their nature means that they apply an even stronger opposing force against the direction of travel of the body in a shunt, and it is this action that is seen to cause whiplash.
When the head is thrown back and forth, the muscles in the neck and back are overextended, leading to muscle pain, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, confusion and other symptoms. These usually clear up of their own accord within a couple of days but, in some cases, can last for weeks, months or even a year or more.
If you were injured in a whiplash accident in Huddersfield that was caused by someone else, government legislation entitles you to make a claim. That could help you to recover some or all of the associated costs, such as medical bills, prescription charges, travel to and from hospital or physiotherapist appointments and more.
A personal injury solicitor in Huddersfield could help you, but what if you’re already in financial difficulty and you’re worried about the cost? Dame Esther Rantzen represents us on the basis of our 100% no-win, no-fee* guarantee, which she believes offers the best possible way of enabling victims of accidents to seek justice regardless of affordability.
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Slips, trips and falls in Huddersfield
Most people who are the victim of slips, trips and falls in Huddersfield suffer no worse than a knock to their pride. We’re usually able to brush ourselves off and walk on, with little more than embarrassment to show for it.
However, in some cases, injuries can be more serious. For instance, if you were walking along a busy street and you were unable to see that a drain had its cover missing, you could have plunged your foot into it without warning. Due to the forward momentum of your body, and the direction of travel of the crowd around you, this could cause you to seriously twist your ankle, leading to a sprain, a fracture or even a break.
Most of the time these accidents are unavoidable, but they sometimes occur due to the negligence or carelessness of the party responsible for ensuring that such hazards were fixed. If you were injured in an accident like this and you believe you were not responsible, you could seek redress by making a claim for personal injury compensation.
You could look for a personal injury solicitor in Huddersfield to help you to make your claim, but it can be difficult to find the solicitor or firm that has the expertise you need to make the best possible claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been working solely on personal injury claims for over 16 years, so you know we are experts in our field.
We can use that knowledge and expertise to help you make the best claim; talk to our friendly, professional advisers today to find out how.
Work accident in Huddersfield
Huddersfield has significant numbers of resident employed in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing often carries an inherent risk of accident and injury due to the machinery and equipment used. This is why it’s important that employers fulfil their duty of care to their employees to maintain high standards of health and safety.
In this kind of work, employers must ensure they carry out regular risk assessments. Any hazards that are identified must be removed or minimised wherever possible, and appropriate policies and procedures should be implemented to ensure that employees know about these risks and how to mitigate them. This includes using appropriate signage.
Any equipment that is used must be regularly inspected and, where machinery is seen to be faulty, defective or outdated, it should be repaired or replaced as appropriate.
If you were injured in a work accident in Huddersfield and you believe your employer was responsible, you could make a claim against them. Legitimate employers are covered by insurance for these situations, so you needn’t worry about making that claim.
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury claims, including possibly complex work-related accidents. We’ll support you throughout your claim so that you never feel like you’re on your own and, because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone, it’s unlikely you’ll have to go to court.
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All it takes is one free, no-obligation call to our helpline and you could get your claim started. Our advisers will take more information from you about your accident and explain the process of claiming to you. You’ll get all the advice you need to make an informed decision about whether you go ahead or not, but it’s your choice; you won’t face any high-pressure sales tactics.
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