The market town of Abingdon is sometimes referred to as Abingdon-on-Thames, and is found in the county of Oxfordshire. It is a rapidly growing part of the country, with just over eight per cent growth in population over the last ten years. Current estimates put the growing population at around 33,000 residents.
In the past, Abingdon has been a flourishing agricultural centre and was a market town for the local wool and weaving industry. Modern Abingdon is the location of several leading information communication companies, and the business and science parks are a feature of the town. It also enjoys a close proximity to the academic and scientific institutions in Oxford, so it is a popular area with young professionals.
History lovers and tourists are attracted to the area by the fascinating Abbey Buildings which are the last remaining part of the medieval abbey. They provide a glimpse into the life of the monastery and comprise the Long Gallery, the Chequer and the Unicorn Theatre. Every year the Abingdon Air and Country Show takes place near the town on the semi-active Abingdon Airfield.
Abingdon is the last place that you would expect to get injured but sadly accidents can happen here as they can in any other part of the UK. Affluent and picturesque areas are not immune from hazards. In Abingdon you can get injured in a road traffic accident or in a workplace accident as you can in any other town in the UK.
Are you looking for a personal injury solicitor in Abingdon right now because this has happened to you? Perhaps you already have concerns about some aspects of the process. Many people are worried that they will have to pay upfront legal fees to get their claim started. If this is one of your concerns, we have some good news.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we never ask for upfront legal fees and will operate your case on a no-win, no-fee* basis. We can explain further exactly how that benefits you when you contact our friendly advisers. Make that call today.
Road traffic accident in Abingdon
Abingdon has no train station and so all movement of goods and people in and out of the town is on the roads. It is only six miles south of Oxford, so there is a lot of commuter traffic at peak times of the day. The town is adjacent to the A34 trunk road, linking it with the M4 and M40 motorways. There are reports that local roads tend to get very congested, particularly at peak times.
Sadly, the A34 has been named as “one of the worst roads in the country”. Records show that there have been more than 1,800 collisions on the road over two decades and that 56 fatalities have occurred.
Have you been injured on one of the roads in the Abingdon area? If you feel that you are paying the price (in terms of pain and inconvenience) for a driver’s lack of care, let us help. After a road traffic accident in Abingdon you may be able to claim for personal injury. We have gone to great lengths to make sure that the service that we provide is both efficient and transparent. We do all the hard work so that you don’t have to. Give us a call today and we will assess your claim.
Whiplash accident in Abingdon
A whiplash injury is usually caused by a car occupants’ (driver or passenger) head being propelled in one direction and then another. The soft tissues of the neck are stretched, and this causes damage to the delicate fibres. It can happen when one car strikes another and often takes place at fairly low speeds. In some accidents, whiplash is the only injury that is reported, and the rest of the body is not injured. Features such as seatbelts and air bags provide protection for the rest of the body.
You may have read that whiplash is a short-lasting, mild injury. For some victims of a whiplash accident in Abingdon this may be true but for others the situation is more serious. Whiplash can be both painful and very disruptive. Some people suffer whiplash symptoms for many months after the accident and for an unfortunate 20 per cent of sufferers it lasts more than 12 months.
Perhaps you are struggling to deal with whiplash symptoms yourself right now? It is worth talking to your doctor because there are therapies that can help. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, it is also worth talking to us. We have helped thousands of whiplash victims to get the compensation that they deserve. Our friendly advisors are waiting to talk to you. Give us a call right now.
Work accident in Abingdon
Commuting out of Abingdon to Oxford is popular and relatively easy using the A415 and A34 with access to motorways. On the other hand, there are plenty of jobs within the town itself. There is a wide range of independent stores and national brand chains providing employment in the retail sector.
The science and technology sectors are also strongly represented, offering academic and highly skilled employment. The education sector provides the highest percentage of jobs in the area (16 per cent) which is to be expected, given the proximity to several prestigious academic institutions and research centres.
The education sector does not present any more risks than other employment sectors. There are around 1,630 workplace injuries per 100,000 employees each year which is not significantly high. However, that is still a lot of injuries and many of them could have been prevented. The hazards in the education sector include manual handling, slips, trips and falls and electrical hazards.
It is an employer’s duty to protect their employees from workplace hazards by assessing the tasks that they are asked to complete. Have you been injured in a work accident in Abingdon because your work task was not correctly assessed? You may be able to start a personal injury claim.
Our Accident Advice Helpline legal team understand the sensitivity of starting a personal injury claim against your employer and will do all they can to fully support you. You do not have to suffer in silence. Give us a call now to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls in Abingdon
Slips, trips and falls are an unwelcome event in anyone’s day, and yet they can happen anywhere and at any time. They are the single most common type of accident to happen in public areas such as car parks and shopping centres. They can affect people of all ages, and anyone can suffer very nasty injuries in this type of accident.
If you have suffered an accident like this, it would be advisable to call us to find out more about claiming for slips, trips and falls in Abingdon. We can talk to you about what you feel was the cause of your accident. Perhaps it was faulty lighting or a trailing cable? Sometimes, a lack of maintenance is to blame because you tripped over some worn carpet. If this has happened to you, you have the right to investigate a personal injury compensation claim and we can help with that.
We will make sure that the service you receive is designed to suit your particular claim. All injuries and all accidents are different, so we steer clear of a ‘one size fits all’ approach. If you are searching for a personal injury solicitor in Abingdon, give us a call today.
Don’t delay making that call
There is nothing to be gained from delaying starting a claim. The best advice is to get started right away so that all the evidence is near at hand and easy to locate. The most successful claims are started soon after an accident occurred for this reason.
We will not ask for any legal fees upfront because all of our claims are on a no-win, no-fee* scheme. You can stop your search for a personal injury solicitor in Abingdon right now and call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Call us right now.
Date Published: 20th March 2014
Author: Clare P