St Helens is a large town located in Merseyside, in the south west of Lancashire. Recent estimates have showed St Helens having a population of 177,000, making this a fairly busy place to live, work and spend time.
St Helens and the surrounding area grew in importance and size during the period of the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and 19th centuries. St Helens was a major centre for mining, a home for textiles (notably cotton and linen), and was an important hub of the glassmaking industry.
If you are a resident of St Helens and you have been in an accident that was not your fault, you may be looking to make a claim for your injuries. Accident Advice Helpline are here to help, with expert solicitors on our team offering the very best representation for your needs.
Road traffic accidents in St Helens
Given its strategic location, and its importance as an industrial centre during the nineteenth century, St Helens has been well served by major roads and arterial routes. It has links with several motorways, including the M58 and M62, the M57 and M6.
Other major routes include the A570 Rainford By-Pass dual carriageway, the A580 East Lancashire Road, the A58, a major road running from Prescot (M57) through St. Helens to the A1(M) at Wetherby, West Yorkshire.
For better or worse, depending on your favoured method of transport, St Helens was declared the “UK’s most car-friendly town” in 2010 by The Independent newspaper. The results were correlated from data about “petrol prices, parking costs and the number of speed cameras”.
In many cases, cars can be a pedestrian or cyclist’s worse nightmare of course. If you have been injured in an accident involving a car, you may be interested in finding out more about claiming compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been involved in road traffic accidents in St Helens and you’re looking for a solicitor to help you make a case, get in touch with us today.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have all the expertise you’ll need if you’re thinking of making a claim for road traffic accidents. One phone call to us, explaining the circumstances of your accident and the injuries you received, and we’ll be able to tell you whether we think you have a case. If you do, we’ll be happy to explain our no-win, no-fee* agreement in more detail.
For more information about making a claim and to find the best personal injury solicitor in St Helens, contact us now.
Whiplash accidents in St Helens
Some road accidents result in very specific injuries, and it may be that you have been involved in a shunt that initially seemed to leave you without injuries. Unfortunately, it is well known that whiplash injuries can be difficult to diagnose initially. You can go to bed feeling fine after a bump, and then wake up with terrible pain in your back, shoulder or neck. It is important to be checked out by a medical expert as soon as you can, particularly if you are interested in making a claim for whiplash accidents in St Helens.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will require medical evidence of your whiplash injuries. This can be the notes from your consultation, X-rays or an independent medical report. When you speak to us about making a claim for your injuries, we will tell you more about gathering evidence, what we will need and how we find it. We will assist in every way we can.
We understand that some accident victims can be reluctant to make a claim for whiplash, either because they don’t feel it’s a severe enough injury, or because they think it will be too much hassle. Please be assured that we will take as much of the stress and strain from making a claim as we can, so that you can focus on your recovery.
As far as severity of the injury goes, although your whiplash is unlikely to be life threatening, it can seriously affect your quality of life, and can persist for a long period of time. It’s not right that you are left to suffer when the accident wasn’t your fault, so get in touch with us and we will fight your corner so that you receive the compensation you are due.
Slips, trip and falls in St Helens
You’ll probably be surprised to hear that the cases that keep us the busiest involve simple slips, trip and falls in St Helens and elsewhere. According to the HSE, “statistics show slipping and tripping to be the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces and they are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes, such as some machinery accidents, scalding and falls from height.”
Recent figures for slips, trips and falls at work show that 29 per cent of non-fatal injuries to employees were due to slips, trips and falls, with lifting and handling at 22 per cent. Of course, it may be that in your case, slips, trips and falls occurred while you were out and about, perhaps shopping, or enjoying leisure activities.
Sometimes our falls are nobody’s fault but our own, with simple lapses of concentration enough to cause an accident. However, when someone else is to blame, it’s not fair that you should suffer as a result.
You could make a claim for your injuries through a personal injury solicitor in St Helens, but how can you be sure they have the right experience for your needs? Instead, talk to the experts here at Accident Advice Helpline about making a no-win, no-fee* claim for your injuries.
Work accident in St Helens
As you can see from the statistics mentioned above, work accident claims can take up a fair amount of our time. The HSE reports that in recent years there were 609,000 self-reported non-fatal injuries to workers, and 70,116 non-fatal injuries reported by employers about their employees.
St Helens can be a safe place to be employed of course. A local report showed that you were least likely to be injured in a workplace accident in St Helens than anywhere else on Merseyside. Nonetheless, around 125 accidents are still recorded in the town each year, despite efforts being made to bring the figures down.
If you’ve been involved in a work accident, you may be wary about making a claim against your employer. But, in the interests of health and safety for your colleagues, and long-term security for yourself, this can be one of the best solutions. Our expert solicitors will combine their knowledge about employment law with their understanding of claiming compensation for accidents, to ensure that you receive what is rightfully yours after a work accident in St Helens.
Can you claim?
It doesn’t matter whether your accident was minor or major, or whether your injuries were severe or not. The instances in which you can claim compensation are clear. If you meet the following criteria, we advise you to call us and ask about your next steps:
- You were involved in an accident that was not your fault
- The accident occurred during the last three years
- You received medical attention for your injuries.
If these criteria apply, get in touch with us today and ask about receiving expert help. Don’t waste time looking for a personal injury solicitor in St Helens; the sooner you make the call, the sooner you could receive your compensation.
Call our expert advisers and they will talk you through your accident, and the injuries you received and will explain how the process works. We will also explain our no-win, no-fee* agreement, which gives access to everyone for expert legal help, regardless of financial situation.
Call from your landline for free on 0800 689 0500, or if you’re ringing from a mobile, the number you need is 0333 500 0993.
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Date Published: 29th May 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in St Helens
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