Located in South Yorkshire and straddling the River Don, the large town of Rotherham together with its outlying settlements to the north, south and south-east makes up the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. Around a quarter of a million people call this area home.
Whilst it was coal that first brought the Industrial Revolution to Rotherham, it was iron and steel that dominated the industrial and economic landscape up until the 20th century. Today, Rotherham is the largest town in what is termed locally as the ‘Sheffield Urban Area’ and is the economic centre for many of Sheffield’s suburbs.
Visitors are attracted by several historical and cultural centres including The Magna Science Adventure Centre, an interactive science and adventure hub built in a former steel works and the Civic Theatre in the town centre.
As with any bustling area, some people will inevitably find themselves caught up in accidents of various sorts. It could be a high-speed collision on the nearby M1, a low-speed impact in the built-up areas or a fall at work. Sometimes these things are simply down to bad luck or unfortunate timing. Other times, however, the blame can firmly be attributed!
Whether it was a careless driver or a negligent employer, if you get hurt in an incident that was not your fault, you may be left looking for a personal injury solicitor in Rotherham.
At Accident Advice Helpline we feel that that, not only is it your right to make a claim, it is your duty as well. A compensation settlement will give you the financial resources to get your life back on track and it will ensure those to blame are held to account for their actions.
Road traffic accident in Rotherham
Rotherham is bordered by the M1 and the M18 and traffic is usually fast and free-flowing. But rush-hours brings problems to both.
The routes between Rotherham and Sheffield have been highlighted and described as ‘gridlocked ’at certain times of the day. Junctions 34 and 33 experience long queues and substantial delays. This is despite a road locally referred to as the Tinsley Link Road remaining largely unused simply because many motorists do not realise that it is there!
Whilst Rotherham cannot be singled out as an accident blackspot, residents and commuters still suffer their fair share of road traffic collisions. If you are one of the people who has been injured in a road traffic accident in Rotherham or on the motorways surrounding the town, we want to hear from you.
Don’t let the apparent complexities of a road traffic accident claim put you off. We have many years’ experience helping clients just like you, and have secured them significant compensation packages in return. Your claim will start with an informal chat with one of our friendly telephone advisors who will gather the details of your case and let you know how we may be able to help. These details will then be passed on to the most appropriate of our solicitors. Call us today and take the first step on the road to recovery!
Whiplash accident in Rotherham
Whiplash is the name commonly given to the group of injuries most likely to occur in a road traffic collision. For many it seems to have become almost synonymous with personal injury claims and maybe only those who have experienced its symptoms understand just how debilitating it can be.
It is vital that you get any symptoms you experience investigated by your doctor. Not only is that essential for your physical wellbeing and recovery, but the medical notes generated will provide the foundation for any compensation claim.
Your doctor may request an x-ray to better gauge the extent of your injuries but it is common for there to be no visible findings. Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury caused by the hyper-extension of the ligaments, muscles and tendons. It should be unsurprising that nothing will be visible under x-ray but they will, at least, rule out the possibility of fractured vertebra.
Instead, the diagnosis is made clinically by establishing the speed of onset of pain and its severity. You may also be asked about:
- Arm pain or paraesthesia
- Loss of movement
The severity of your whiplash symptoms depends on a huge number of variables including your gender, your height and build, the angle at which your vehicle was struck and the speed at which the vehicles were travelling. No two cases of whiplash are the same.
If you’ve been in a whiplash accident in Rotherham then you need expert legal help from solicitors who understand the complexities of this medical condition. You may not find the expertise you need with a personal injury solicitor in Rotherham so why not turn to our national firm?
Contact our advisors today to find out how we can help with your whiplash claim.
Work accident in Rotherham
Rotherham and Sheffield are less than 10 km’s apart and many people who work in Rotherham commute from the suburbs of Sheffield. Rotherham’s thriving leisure and entertainment scene provides many with jobs.
Manufacturing is still economically important in the area. More than 100 international companies have branches in Rotherham representing everything from food manufacturing to technology. Business investment in Rotherham is high and demand for workers with skills in sales, customer service and management is high. Skilled tradespeople are constantly needed. There are several precision manufacturing companies in the town located in the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP). After years of high unemployment, the number of jobs in Rotherham has increased and impressive future growth is anticipated.
With modern working practices come modern workplace risks and hazards. These are often very different from the hazards posed by the heavy industry of the past but they can be equally as serious. All employers are required to take steps to ensure that members of their workforce are not injured in a work accident in Rotherham.
If you have been hurt in an accident at work that your employer could have prevented then we are the legal firm that you need to turn to. Our specialist workplace accident legal team will help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. Call our advisors today and find out more about how the process works.
Slips, trips and falls in Rotherham
It is very easy to prevent most slips, trips and falls with just a little common sense. It rarely takes a large investment of time or money and yet this potential hazard is often ignored. Simple measures can make all the difference and risks can be minimised by checking the suitability of a walkway or removing trailing wires or debris. The introduction of a ‘a see it, sort it’ attitude amongst managers or an effective cleaning regime can be all it takes to avoid unnecessary incidents.
Slips, trips and falls in Rotherham can happen to anyone, at any time. Even though they are the biggest cause of accidental injury in the UK today they are often not taken seriously. That said, if you are currently suffering from a nasty injury after just this type of accident then you will be taking it very seriously. So will we.
Our expert solicitors are here to help you with your case. We understand just how frustrating it can be when you were injured because of something that another party did or did not do. You need not feel that way anymore. Don’t suffer in silence. Talk our friendly advisors in confidence today.
No-win, no-fee* and no stress
Stop looking for your perfect personal injury solicitor in Rotherham right now, because you’ve already found us. Not only do we expert personal injury solicitors to ensure that your claim is dealt with effectively but we have the wealth of experience to make service we offer particularly stress-free. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee* arrangement, your financial situation will never stop you from starting a personal injury claim.
We aim to handle the majority of our claims over the phone, so it is unlikely that you will have to leave the house to attend any meetings or attend court. Let us take on the stress. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Road Traffic Accident stats for Rotherham
Accident at Work stats for Rotherham
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Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Rotherham
Accident Advice Helpline: Rotherham
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