The metropolitan county of Merseyside is home to nearly 1.4 million residents and is found in north west England. It straddles both banks of the lower reaches of the Mersey Estuary (from which it takes its name) and covers 249 square miles. The Irish Sea forms its west boundary.
The county was created as a distinct administrative area in 1974 and comprises the boroughs of Knowsley, St. Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool. Modern day Merseyside is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural areas although the urban areas dominate the landscape.
Urban life presents its own set of risks to the resident population, and accidents can happen in Merseyside as they can in all other built-up areas of the UK. Visitors and residents can become injured in unfortunate accidents that were not their own fault. The implications of some of these accidents can be serious.
If you are one of the unfortunate few that have suffered an accident in Merseyside that was caused by someone else, our solicitors are on hand to help you with the legal process of making a claim. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Merseyside why not give us a call? Let us help you secure the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Call us today for full details.
Road traffic accident in Merseyside
Road traffic accidents present a significant risk to public health in all areas of the UK. The Centre for Public Health at Liverpool’s John Moore’s University conducted a study into road traffic accident injuries in the Merseyside area. It found that Liverpool had the third highest number of RTCs in Merseyside and Cheshire, but that this was actually the lowest rate of 1.0 per 100 population. They also found that accidents were clustered away from Liverpool city centre.
In agreement with other studies into road traffic accidents, males were more likely to attend an emergency department in connection with a road traffic accident in Merseyside and the road traffic accident rate for 15-29 year olds was almost double other age groups combined.
High quality studies like this help to inform local road safety and public information campaigns. Yet, despite the excellent pro-active work of road safety authorities, some accidents still occur. One cause of road traffic accidents is careless drivers. Sadly, some people still believe that they have the right to put other road users at risk. If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Merseyside that was caused by another driver, we don’t think it’s fair that you have to pay the price.
Our legal team will work tirelessly to show who was really to blame and win you the compensation you deserve. Your compensation can help to pay for your treatment costs, childcare and even personal care in some circumstances. This help won’t cost you a penny in upfront legal fees so you have no excuses! Call us today.
Whiplash accident in Merseyside
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we deal with claims relating to every part of the body, but the one injury we deal with more than any other is whiplash. We are often the first port of call for people who have suffered a whiplash accident in Merseyside and who want to make a personal injury claim.
Because whiplash is a soft tissue injury of the neck, the bones of the spine are unaffected. The muscles, ligaments and tendons, however, are stretched and inflamed and very painful. There can often be a delay in the onset of symptoms. You may have walked away from the accident feeling perfectly okay, but woken up the next morning in a lot of pain and discomfort. Symptoms usually resolve within a few weeks, but around one fifth of sufferers still have symptoms a year later.
We can help you to make a claim for your whiplash injury. If your injury lasts for some time it will soon start to cost you money, and when the accident was not your fault that’s just not fair. You don’t have to use a personal injury solicitor in Merseyside, even if you live there or your accident happened there. You are welcome to use our experienced, national law firm, so why not give our team a call right now?
Work accident in Merseyside
The Merseyside area is fortunate to have a number of state-of-the-art medical facilities, including the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital which cares for more than 270,000 children and families each year. It is not surprising, therefore, that nearly a fifth of all the working population of the area are employed in human health and social work, making it the single biggest employment sector in the area.
There are around 72,000 non-fatal injuries to workers each year in the UK in this sector and of these, 27 per cent are from a slip, trip or fall on the same level. Slips can result in serious wounds, such as fractured bones, head trauma and back injuries. Most slips occur on wet or contaminated floors and they are prevalent in health care settings because of the widespread use of smooth vinyl floors.
However, many slip accidents could be avoided if simple risk assessments were carried out by employers to mitigate the danger. A typical example is a policy of cleaning up spillages immediately and using signs to warn workers that there is a wet floor. If your employer didn’t do enough to keep you safe and you were injured in a work accident in Merseyside, we’re here to help.
As a national law firm with considerable experience in this area, we can provide you with an accurate assessment of your chances of a successful claim. We have the necessary skills to give you the best opportunity to secure the compensation you deserve. Give us a call and have an informal chat with one of our compassionate advisers before you make a decision. Call today in complete confidence.
Slips, trips and falls in Merseyside
Slips, trips and falls in Merseyside do not just happen at work. Anyone who is on a night out, on a shopping trip or even on a visit to the cinema in the area could be injured in this type of accident. The resulting injuries can be complex and can take a long time to heal.
This type of accident can happen at any time and in any location including:
- Car parks
- External paths
Preventing slip, trip and fall accidents involves a little attention to detail and planning. It rarely costs a lot of money. However, the cost of not doing it is huge. Perhaps you are personally paying the price for someone else’s negligence right now?
If you’ve suffered a slip, trip or fall, and you feel that it could have been prevented, do talk to us first. We don’t think it’s fair that you are suffering. Call us right now.
No upfront legal fees
We are continually striving to make things as easy as we can for our clients. One part of our strategy is the no-win, no-fee* scheme. This arrangement means that you do not have to worry about paying any upfront fees to get your claim started. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Merseyside, working with us not only means exceptional expertise, but also no financial worries for you.
We also believe in keeping things simple; we’ll handle the paperwork and deal with all the legalities of the case. Talk to our friendly advisors today and they will give you a realistic assessment of your case. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.