North Lanarkshire is one of the 32 council districts in Scotland and was only formed in 1996. It is home to the World Of Wings Birds of Prey Centre and the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, both of which attract many tourists throughout the year.
In the UK Quality of Life Index, it is rated as the 8th best place to live in the UK in 2015, and several reasons were cited for this. The area has a low rate of unemployment, with an average income above the norm for Scotland. House prices, whether you want to rent or buy, are low as is the general cost of living. It also scored well on mobile phone signal coverage and broadband speeds, making it an ideal area for those that rely on technology to earn their living.
North Lanarkshire has a population of about 340,000, with a slightly higher than the national average of those being retired.
It may be one of the best places in the UK to live, but accidents still happen in North Lanarkshire. Innocent victims are injured through no fault of their own in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in public places. If this has happened to you, you may be considering finding a personal injury solicitor in North Lanarkshire to help you claim compensation, but be worried about the costs involved. That need not be a concern if you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. All the solicitors we work in partnership with across Scotland work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. This means you do not have to find any money to get your claim started. If you want to know more about how this works, call us today.
Road traffic accident in North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire has the M8, M73. M74 and M80 in various parts of the county, as well as some busy A roads, such as the A71. With commuters trying to get to and from work in the rush hours, it is no wonder that sometimes people are injured in a road traffic accident in North Lanarkshire.
The consequences of road traffic accidents can change victim’s lives, and they may no longer be able to go to work, drive a car or do many of the everyday tasks we all take for granted for themselves. If brain damage is suffered or maybe a lost limb, it is not just the victim that will be affected, but their loved ones as well.
This is so unfair if you have been put in this situation because of the actions of someone else, and the law agrees. That is why you can claim compensation, not just for your pain and suffering but also for any costs and losses that are accident related.
We can help you with your claim no matter where you are in the UK. You do not need to find a personal injury solicitor in North Lanarkshire, just call us instead.
Whiplash accident in North Lanarkshire
Whiplash is an injury that can happen in a multitude of different ways. Anything that makes you head jolt out of its normal movement zone can damage the soft tissues in your neck, creating the pain and stiffness of whiplash. Often it happens in road traffic accidents, but you could also suffer it in a slip, trip or fall or an accident at work.
It is an injury that will heal itself in time, usually just a few weeks, but is more painful that people who have never suffered from it sometimes realise. If you have been the innocent victim of a whiplash injury in North Lanarkshire, you may be entitled to compensation. If you want to know if you qualify to make a claim, complete our 30-second test. It asks you just 4 simple questions, and if you do have a valid claim, will give you an estimate of the amount you could be entitled to.
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Work Accident in North Lanarkshire
If you compare the types of work in North Lanarkshire to the rest of the country, apart from social services, healthcare, construction, and transport which are all higher than average, the rest are close to or slightly lower. Even the amount of unemployed people is in line with the rest of the UK.
Health and Safety legislation applies to all employments and all UK employers have a legal responsibility to ensure their work environment is safe. If they are negligent in these matters there is always the possibility of someone being injured in a work accident in North Lanarkshire, and then the employer may have to face a personal injury claim.
If you have been injured in this way, you should call us for all the help and guidance you may need with you claim. We are here to assist you so call us today.
Slips, trips and falls in North Lanarkshire
People who suffer slips, trips and falls in North Lanarkshire could be seriously hurt. These types of accidents are not always as simple as they sound and it is not unusual for someone to suffer broken bones, burns, back damage and much worse. As examples, spillages on wet floors, loose flooring, unlit stairs and broken paving slabs are all things that could have been put right and slips, trips and falls prevented.
Everywhere you go someone has the responsibility to make sure it is free from accidents. This could be a local shopkeeper, a supermarket owner, the management company of a local building, the local council, or anyone else that is in charge of places the public venture.
If someone has been negligent in these duties and you have been injured as a result, if your injuries were bad enough to need medical attention, you could be entitled to compensation. You only have three years to start your claim and that will soon disappear. Don’t leave it too late and lose your compensation, call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.