Lying within the county of Nottinghamshire, Nottingham is a popular place to live and work. With a wealth of history and culture, Nottingham is also one of the most visited locations in the United Kingdom.
Known for its links to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham brings in billions of pounds from tourism each year. With many people keen to visit Nottingham Castle and Sherwood Forest Country Park, tourist numbers swell during the summer season. In-keeping with the popular theme of the town, the Robin Hood Marathon and the Robin Hood Pageant take place each year and attract thousands of visitors to the city.
Recognised by UNESCO as a ‘City of Literature’, the Nottingham Playhouse, the Royal Concert Hall and the National Theatre regularly host performances and plays. In addition to this, The Galleries of Justice, Green’s Windmill and Science Centre, Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery and Nottingham Natural History Museum offer year-round exhibitions for visitors of all ages.
With seven large music venues in the area, and many smaller venues too, numerous concerts take place in Nottingham. As well as performances by local and national music groups, some of the world’s most well-known artists regularly play in the pubs, clubs and venues around the city.
Nottingham is also well-known for sporting venues. Two footballs clubs, Nottingham Forest and Notts County, both have grounds in the area and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is recognised as an international venue. The National Ice Centre, the City of Nottingham Tennis Centre and the Lady Bay Sports Ground also host regular national and international sporting events. Dubbed the ‘Home of Sport’ by VisitEngland 2015, many people travel to Nottingham in order to watch live matches and events.
With so much to do in the City, it’s not surprising that Nottingham is such a popular tourist destination. In addition to the 320,000 people living in the city and the 915,000 people living in the wider area, over 34 million additional tourists pay a visit to Nottingham every single year. With residents and tourists keeping close quarters with one another in such a small space, it’s inevitable that the occasional accident can happen.
When an accident strikes, sometimes there is nobody truly at fault. After all, by its nature, an accident is usually accidental. However, just occasionally there is a strong finger of blame, maybe because someone wasn’t paying attention, or because someone didn’t do their job properly. Whatever the case, if you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you’ve come to the right place to seek further assistance.
Rather than spending time looking for a personal injury solicitor in Nottingham, save yourself the time and hassle by working with us instead. Our solicitors are among the best in the UK, and with enviable track records of success in even the most complicated of claims, you know you’ve got the elite on your side when you choose Accident Advice Helpline.
Call us today, and find out more about making a claim for compensation.
Road traffic accidents in Nottingham
Collisions can occur on any type of road and at any time, but there are always some roads which seem more prone to incident than others. The A60 from Nottingham to Mansfield, for example, is known to be something of an accident blackspot in the area. Similarly, numerous accidents have occurred on the A52, leading from the city to Derby. On these high-speed A roads, accidents can be devastating, and can leave victims with life-changing injuries through no fault of their own.
Whilst many accidents do occur on these fast roads, incidents can also happen on inner city and residential roads. Although these collisions tend to occur at a lower speed, they can still result in people suffering serious accidents. In recent years there have been many campaigns to try and improve road safety in Nottingham. Cycle group, Pedals, for example, have asked residents to report dangerous roads, so that action can be taken to make them safer.
Whilst these campaigns do make a difference, people are still injured on the roads around Nottingham. If you’ve been hurt in any type of road traffic accidents in Nottingham, we are here to help. Of course, you should get yourself on the road to recovery first, but then you can rest assured that we are here to make claiming compensation as easy as picking up the phone.
Whether you’re ready to start your claim, or just want some advice from a company you can trust, we are here for you. Call Accident Advice Helpline today, and we’ll answer all your questions without any obligation for you to proceed.
Whiplash accident in Nottingham
Whiplash, although not a life-threatening injury, can be extremely painful. As well as causing considerable discomfort, many people find that the injury lasts for weeks or even months. Whilst treatment for whiplash tends to be rather limited, it’s still important to seek medical help. Your doctor or your local hospital will be able to provide the appropriate pain relief, and they can also rule out any more serious injuries lurking beneath the symptoms of whiplash.
Whiplash occurs when the head is forced out of its comfort zone, usually through the force of an impact. Most people on the roads today wear seatbelts, which restricts the movement of the body in the event of a crash. However, the head is left free to move, therefore tends to take most of the force of the impact. The unexpected, violent movement causes sprains and strains to the soft tissues of the neck and shoulders, resulting in reduced movement, stiffness and pain.
If you’ve been involved in a whiplash accident in Nottingham, you may not be aware that you are eligible to make a claim. Although this injury is not life changing, it can affect you in many ways. If you need to take time off work, you could be suffering from a reduced income. Prescription charges, taxis to and from appointments and specialist treatment can all drain your finances too. When the accident was not your fault, why should you be left to pay for all these things?
Don’t worry about finding an affordable personal injury solicitor in Nottingham. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our advice is free, and all our claims are conducted on a no-win, no-fee* arrangement. There’s nothing to pay to start your claim, and no big legal bills from us if you lose. Simply call us now to find out more about making your claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Nottingham
Of all the accidents to occur in the UK, slips, trips and falls are by far the most common. You may have been heading towards the Victoria Centre for a day of shopping, when your day is spoiled by an unexpected trip on the pavement. Or you could have been wondering around Alexandra Park when suddenly you slipped and fell.
Although the outcomes of slips, trips and falls are not usually life-threatening, injuries can be serious and very uncomfortable to deal with. Sometimes there is nobody to blame but yourself; for instance, if you were distracted by your phone, not looking where you were going or were wearing unsuitable footwear. However, in many cases you have actually been let down by the party responsible for that place, and should not be made to suffer in silence.
Keeping people safe is not rocket science. Simply maintaining walkways well, not leaving trip hazards or clutter in the way, clearing up spills as soon as they happen and providing adequate lighting is usually enough to prevent unnecessary risk. Still, some people, businesses and organisations fail to grasp these simple measures, and put hazards in the path of innocent victims.
If you fell because someone else put you at risk, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. Find out today if you can make a claim for slips, trips and falls in Nottingham: contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Work accident in Nottingham
Although Nottingham was traditionally known for its manufacturing industry, this sector only accounts for around 25 per cent of the local job roles today. With the rest of Nottingham’s employees split between professional, administrative, retail and service roles, there are various industries operating in the area.
Typically, employers in the UK do take their health and safety duties seriously. Most workplaces adhere to the relevant laws, and most employers put plenty of safeguards in place to prevent workers coming to harm. Even so, this isn’t always enough to prevent all types of work-related accidents from occurring.
If you work in Nottingham and have been injured at work, you might be wondering what to do. Pursuing your employer for a compensation claim can be a daunting prospect, and you may be worried about the cost of legal help. Well, worry no more, because we’re here to help with all aspects of your claim, and you will even be able to return to work once you’re well enough.
Claiming compensation will not only provide you with a valuable financial cushion following your work accident in Nottingham, it will also ensure your employer is made to improve their health and safety standards. This will inevitably lead to a better workplace for everyone, and to a safer environment for employees in the future.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now and we’ll help you obtain compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.
Claiming compensation quickly and easily
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that you don’t want to be stressed or hassled while you’re recovering from an accident. The last thing you need right now is complicated paperwork and lots of travelling around. For this reason, we’ll endeavour to conduct the majority of your claim over the phone, and will take care of as much as we can by ourselves, leaving you to focus on your recovery.
To find out how easy it is to make a claim with us, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).