Located close to the Humbar estuary, around 25 miles inland from the North Sea, is Kingston upon Hull so named after the River Hull on which it is located. It has a population of around 260,200 and has served many purposes in its long history. It has been a market town, a commercial port and trading hub, a military supply port and even a whaling centre. During the last two centuries it was an industrial metropolis and suffered decline at the end of the Industrial Revolution.
Today, Hull has much to offer its residents and visitors. There is The Deep aquarium with a packed programme of daily activities and displays. To learn more about the maritime heritage of the area, you can climb aboard the last surviving sidewinder trawler and learn about life onboard by an ex-trawlerman who worked on the Arctic Corsair.
The rapidly changing environment of Kingston upon Hull is usually a vibrant and safe place to spend time. Accidents and incidents are rare here. However, that is no help to the small number of people who have already been injured. Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Some of those accidents will not be your own fault. The actions of another person or organisation may have changed your life dramatically for weeks, months or even years.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have made it our company mission to help people who are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Kingston upon Hull or anywhere else in the UK. We understand that getting injured in an accident that was not your own fault is costly as well as painful. Call us now to find out what we can do for you.
Road traffic accidents in Kingston upon Hull
The road safety record in Hull is good. There have been great improvements over the last decade with the overall number of injuries down by almost one third and the number killed or seriously injured halved. Local initiatives such as the ‘Front Seat Treat’ and discounted driver assessments for certain age groups have gone a long way to making the roads around Kingston upon Hull as safe as they have ever been.
Nevertheless, in a busy city, accidents will still sometimes happen. Speed is still the biggest single factor in crashes, even in a city such as Kingston upon Hull. However, the risks are increased when alcohol, drugs and tiredness are added into the mix.
Road traffic accidents in Kingston upon Hull can result from a toxic combination of the above elements. Perhaps you have been injured in an accident by a speeding driver? Alternatively, a driver under the influence of drink or drugs may have been to blame.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Kingston upon Hull because you have been injured in a road traffic accident, give us a call. Our dedicated team can help. Call us now.
Whiplash accident in Kingston upon Hull
The symptoms of a whiplash injury are caused by damage to the soft tissues. This means that the ligaments, tendons and muscles are affected but the bones are not. It is not uncommon for whiplash symptoms to take a while to develop. You may feel fine for hours or even days after a whiplash accident in Kingston upon Hull. This is because it can take a while for inflammation and pain to be triggered. Typically, once the symptoms start you will have:
- Neck pain
- Postural changes
- Loss of neck movement
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands
The neck is particularly vulnerable during a road traffic collision because your head is free to move whilst your body is secured to the seat by a seat belt.
It is possible for the symptoms can go on for over a year. During this time, your ability to work, drive and look after your family can be impaired. Surely you deserve compensation for this if the accident was not your own fault? Call us to find out how you start a claim.
Work accident in Kingston upon Hull
Historically, employment in Kingston upon Hull was based on trading and seafaring together with oilseed crushing. Whilst it is true that the fishing industry declined in the 1970s, the port is still very active, handling more than 13 million tonnes of cargo per year and providing 5,000 local jobs. It is estimated that a further 18,000 people are employed as a direct result of the port’s activities.
There is still significant industrial activity in the area. The chemical industry is represented by several international brands. Highly skilled and professional jobs are available at research facilities provided by the University of Hull.
Modern industry has a raft of health and safety laws and regulations designed to protect the workers. However, some accidents can still occur. There will be chemical hazards, bio-hazards and hazards related to machinery. It could be something as simple as failing to install a guard on a piece of machinery or failing to provide appropriate training in how to use it.
If you have suffered a work accident in Kingston upon Hull because your employer has not bothered to provide you with guarded equipment or training, you may be able to start a personal injury claim.
Personal injury claims for workplace accidents can be complex, especially when they involve chemicals or machinery. Perhaps you are struggling to find a personal injury solicitor in Kingston upon Hull who has the skills that your claim needs. We are a national firm with legal experts in all fields. Why not give us a call?
Slips, trips and falls in Kingston upon Hull
Slips, trips and falls in Kingston upon Hull are no more common than anywhere else in Yorkshire or in the rest of the UK. But when they happen to you, you realise how much misery they can cause. Some people trip over objects that should not have been left on a busy walkway. Others trip over a worn carpet that had curled up at the edges. A range of injuries can be sustained – it can be anything from bruises to major fractures or even brain injuries.
Clearing away clutter and renewing worn floor surfaces are good ways of preventing trips and falls in public spaces.
If you have an injury that required medical attention after a trip in a public place, do you want to send a clear message that this is not acceptable. A personal injury claim against those to blame can even trigger improvements in health and safety.
Our highly trained personal injury advisers can answer all of your questions. Give them a call right now.
Compensation to aid your recovery
It is simply not fair that you should suffer financially because of an accident that someone else caused. It is not right that you have to spend your savings to fund your rehabilitation, transport and medication.
Why not use our no-win, no-fee* offer? It means that you do not have to spend any money upfront on legal fees to get your claim started. We have teams of experts, so we can find just the right solicitor to help with any type of personal injury claim. Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 to find out more about how it works. Give us a ring today.