Milton Keynes is a large town situated around 45 miles north west of London. It is one of the so-called ‘new towns’, which were established in the 1960s with the aim of alleviating housing congestion in London. Its name was taken from an existing village on the site.
Milton Keynes was one of the last new towns to be established, and has escaped many of the problems experienced by its predecessors, as the town planners were able to learn from previous mistakes. The characteristic grid roads and layout of intensive planting, lakes and parkland have proved to be both flexible and adaptable; they have stood the test of time.
The town benefits from an extensive network of cycle and pedestrian routes which are locally called the “Redways”. They are used for leisure cycling and provide scenic routes through open countryside, which now forms part of the national Sustrans cycle network.
The partial separation of motor vehicles from pedestrians and cyclists is an excellent way of reducing accidents. However, accidents can and do still happen in Milton Keynes, just as they can in any other large town. Collisions can still take place and pedestrians can still slip, trip or fall in paved areas. Accidents involving chemicals, electricity or machinery can happen at work. Such unfortunate occurrences can leave innocent victims suffering painful injuries that were not their fault.
If this has happened to you, then the good news is that help is at hand. Accident Advice Helpline was established more than 16 years ago to help people just like you. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve, so if you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Milton Keynes, give us a call today. Our excellent advisors will be able to talk you through your options.
Road traffic accidents in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes has an unusual road structure for a UK city. Whilst most urban areas in this country have grown in an ad hoc way, with roads being added and modified over many years, the road system in Milton Keynes was entirely planned before it was constructed. It is essentially a grid pattern of approximately 1 km intervals. With the future in mind, a grassed area was included on one side of each carriageway, to allow for additional road capacity if it was later needed.
The traffic movement around Milton Keynes is generally fast and free flowing, as the efficient road layout relieves congestion and presents alternative routes if one area gets too busy. To enter the town, roundabout junctions are placed at intersections, and they can cope with large volumes of traffic too. Some of the major roads are dual carriageway, such as the A509, whereas single carriageway and low speed limits have been introduced on some stretches to reduce accident rates. Locally there are concerns that motorists are not adhering to the limits.
Getting injured by a driver that ignores traffic signs and speed limits is absolutely no fun. You know that their reckless actions caused your pain, and you are paying the price for it. We want to help you restore the balance and fairness to this sort of situation. Why not call our helpline and tell us about the incident? Then, let us explain how we could help you to start a personal injury claim for compensation.
Whiplash accident in Milton Keynes
When free moving traffic enters an area of stop-start traffic, there is a high likelihood of rear-end shunts. A momentary lapse in concentration or judgement approaching stationary traffic, perhaps at a roundabout or junction, is all that is needed for the most common of road traffic incidents to occur. The likely outcome of this type of collision is a whiplash injury to at least one party.
Though not really a medical term, whiplash is the name generally given to a collection of medical symptoms that are caused by the stretching of the soft-tissues of the neck including ligaments, tendons and muscles. When they are suddenly over-extended, they can become torn and inflamed. This irritates the nerve endings and causes pain. It can also cause tingling, pins and needles and numbness in the arms.
Whiplash may not develop for a few hours after a collision, so even if you feel physically unharmed it is always wise to make a note of the personal details of the driver that caused the accident, as well as of any witnesses. Claiming for a whiplash accident in Milton Keynes is something that we are highly experienced in. Our skilled legal team will handle your case efficiently and with sympathy and understanding. Why not call us today to find out more?
Work accident in Milton Keynes
Because the town was planned, rather than evolving around an historic industry, it is difficult to generalise about the nature of employment in Milton Keynes. The area has several highly acclaimed schools and a University hospital, so it is no surprise that 10 per cent of the population are employed in the education sector. There are several major companies who have their UK headquarters located in the town, providing work for a further 10 per cent of the population in the administration and support services sector.
Unemployment is not a significant problem in Milton Keynes, but as more people enter employment then more are at risk of being hurt in a workplace accident. You may feel that it’s pretty difficult to get hurt at work when you work in an office, but statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show that workers employed in the administrative and support activities sector suffer 1,560 non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers every year. Records show that 19,000 people work in this sector in Milton Keynes, so there are around 300 injuries a year in Milton Keynes alone just in this sector.
If you are one of these unfortunate workers who has suffered a work accident in Milton Keynes, then we can help you to start a claim for compensation. Our solicitors are highly experienced in handling complex workplace claims, and will know exactly what evidence to collect and how to present it. Contact us to find out more about the services we can provide.
Slips, trips and falls in Milton Keynes
Slips, trips and falls are some of the easiest accidents to prevent, and yet they still happen! All it takes is just a few simple precautions and the risks can be removed or at very least minimised. Public safety guidance to prevent these accidents recommends a few key precautions:
- Spillages should be cleaned up as soon as they happen. If this is not possible, the area should be signposted with a “wet floor” warning sign.
- Walkways should always be kept free of debris, clutter and obstacles.
- Cables and cords should not run across walkways but if they must they should be encased in specially designed covers.
- Lighting should be regularly checked, especially on stairwells.
If this advice is ignored then serious injuries can be sustained. Serious slips, trips and falls in Milton Keynes can result in anything from a fractured wrist to a brain injury. No matter how serious your injury, if you have had to seek medical attention after a slip, trip or fall, we want to hear from you. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Milton Keynes, you should consider working with our national law firm. We have the depth and breadth of experience to help with your claim, so why not give us a call right now?
Helping you to get compensation
We take pride in providing a stress-free experience for all innocently injured people who are making personal injury claims. We will guide you every step of the way, and leave you free to focus on your recovery. We conduct all our cases on a no-win, no-fee* arrangement, so you do not have to pay any upfront legal fees to get your claim started.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Milton Keynes then we have the experience you need. Pick up the phone and call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 and become one of our many success stories!