Throughout the UK, accidents happen on a regular basis, but some are more common in different parts of the country than others for various reasons. Research undertaken by award-winning personal injury law firm First4Lawyers revealed that some of the biggest cities in the country are rife for certain types of injury, whether they’re minor or more severe. The research was carried out by the firm in order to see what risks people in different areas are more likely to face and how they can be prevented.
Overall, the most common injuries sustained by people in the UK are painful cuts and bruises, with 18% of people saying they have sustained them at some point in their lives. Second on the list were back injuries at 15%, while tendon and soft tissue damage came third at 11%. The least common were broken backs and collar bones, both standing at a more palatable 1%, but these figures varied wildly from city to city, with places such as Newcastle, Sheffield and Cardiff all coming top in several categories.
Newcastle was the top city for general cuts and bruises, with 22% of respondents from the city saying they had suffered from them. They also came top of the list of cities/regions for back injuries, with a staggering 19% of people saying that they had experienced damage after agreeing to cooperate.
Meanwhile, Norwich was top of the list as far as tendon and soft tissue damage was concerned at 17% as well as 10% for ligament damage. Sheffield came top for neck and head injuries (12% and 8% respectively) and Cardiff came first for broken toe and foot bones, broken legs or hips and bruised and cracked ribs (10%, 5% and 7%).
Upon being injured, as many as 40% who spoke to the law firm said that they had been able to return to work almost straight away, which sounds like a lot. However, the 60% who haven’t may struggle financially, which may lead them to wonder what they could do as far as their finances are concerned.
By going to first4lawyers Nottingham residents, as well as those in other parts of the UK can make a compensation claim if they can prove their injuries are the fault of someone else. This is something that anyone should bear in mind if they succumb to serious injury or illness, not matter where they live in the UK, but it does require plenty of thought.