The industrial town of Widnes is located on the northern bank of the River Mersey in Cheshire. With a current population of around 60,000, it started off as a series of small settlements on marsh and moorland. With the Industrial Revolution came rapid growth and an on-going association with the chemical industry was established.
The first of many chemical factories was built in 1847. The demand for workers resulted in rapid inward migration of people from Ireland, Wales and then from Poland and Lithuania. There was a decline in the local chemical business at the end of the 1880s but Widnes continued, and still does continue, to be an industrial town. Visitors to the area can find out more about this proud association by visiting the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (originally The Museum of the Chemical Industry) in the town.
New job opportunities are arriving with the 3MG Mersey Multimodal Gateway which is a new freight park and is one of many investments into the distribution sector in the town.
The chemical industry has inherent risks that need to be carefully controlled but as in other towns all over the UK, there are a few other opportunities for accidents as well. Widnes can rarely be the location of road traffic accidents and slips, trips and falls.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another person or organisation, you may be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Widnes to help you with your personal injury claim. This can take up a lot of your time when you should be focussing on your recovery. Why not give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline and let us explain how your search can come to an end when we take on your claim?
Our solicitors are highly experienced in handling all sorts of claims with compassion and sensitivity. We put our clients first. Give us a call.
Road traffic accident in Widnes
Widnes is surrounded by motorways. The M56 runs south of the town and the M62 runs to the north. The M6 motorway, which runs between Warwickshire and Gretna, is to the east. Added to this are the A562 road which passes through Widnes linking Liverpool to the west with Penketh to the east. The A557 road passes though the town linking Runcorn to the south.
There have been concerns about the congestion in several locations in the Merseyside area in the past. One ambitious plan to alleviate such problems is the new Mersey Gateway Bridge. It is a new six lane toll bridge over the Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes. The aim is to relieve the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge.
Plans to alleviate congestion can often help to cut down your chances of suffering a road traffic accident in Widnes as well. Accidents can happen in congested areas as some drivers allow their frustration to get the better of them and start to take risks with the safety of other road users. This is simply not acceptable.
Getting injured in an accident that was not your own fault can result in painful and inconvenient injuries that can disrupt your family life. If this has happened to you, we are on hand if you are searching for a personal injury solicitor in Widnes. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we assist people from all over the UK after this type of accident. Call us now.
Whiplash accident in Widnes
Driving is a lot safer than it used to be and road safety statistics show that the number of serious injuries suffered on our roads has reduced significantly over the last few decades. The millions of pounds of investment that has been made into car design and safety features is paying off.
However, whiplash is one injury that remains a problem on our roads and if you have just had a whiplash accident in Widnes, you will know why.
During an impact on the roads, the bodies of the vehicle occupants get accelerated in one direction and then another because they are attached to the car via a seatbelt. The head, however, does not move at the same rate and this leads to a huge strain on the soft tissues of the neck. The result is over-stretching and inflammation. The medical term is hyper-extension.
It is vital that you get your whiplash injury checked out by a doctor after an accident. Go and see one as soon as the symptoms start. Then, follow the medical advice carefully to speed up your recovery.
The neck pain and stiffness caused by whiplash can cause a lot of disruption to your life. We can help you to start a personal injury claim and will do all we can to ensure that you do not lose out financially as well. Give us a call.
Work accident in Widnes
Historically, manufacturing (especially of chemicals) has been the greatest source of employment in the Widnes area. However, in recent years, the local logistics sector has received substantial private and public investment and is now a major source of employment. Statistics show that around 16 per cent of the work force are employed in the wholesale or retail trade which makes it the biggest employment sector in the area.
Data from the Health and Safety Executive shows that workers in the wholesale and retail trade sectors are significantly more likely to have a self-reported work-related illness or non-fatal injury than other occupations. There are several measures that employers can take to protect staff from hazards such as slips, trips and falls and manual handling and there are no excuses when this is not done.
If you have suffered a work accident in Widnes because your employer did not put measures in place to protect your health and safety, we may be able to help you start a personal injury claim. Call us in complete confidence now.
Slips, trips and falls in Widnes
Slips, trips and falls in Widnes are uncommon but are the single accident that causes the most injuries in public places such as shops and car parks. It takes less than a second for your life to be severely disrupted. This type of accident can happen in publicly owned buildings and outdoor spaces or in privately owned shops and restaurants.
It is simply not acceptable that you have been injured because of an organisation’s lack of vigilance. Do you feel that your fall could have been prevented if a spillage had been cleared away promptly or if a faulty light fitting had been replaced?
Our expert solicitors are highly experienced in helping clients to claim after this type of accident. Give us a call right now.
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We understand that the hunt for the perfect personal injury solicitor in Widnes is both time consuming and confusing. It is hard to know who to choose.
When you claim with us you can leave the worry behind you. We offer a no-win, no-fee* arrangement so you can access the claims process even if you have no savings. You will not be asked to pay any upfront fees to get your claim started with us. There is nothing to be gained by waiting. Call us right now on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. We want to help.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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