The small village of Glenridding is located in the Lake District in North West England, at the southern rim of Ullswater. Glenridding serves as the starting point for many popular hiking tours, including a trip up to the summit of Helvellyn, England’s highest peak.
As is usual in small rural communities, simple entertainments serve not just to have fun and a break from humdrum every day tasks, they also help to raise funds for important local causes. Every year a large number of hikers need rescuing, because they underestimate the changeable weather conditions and overestimate their own ability.
On Easter Monday, the Glenridding mountain rescue team organises a duck race to help raise funds for new equipment and their continued assistance to walkers and climbers who get into serious trouble in this part of the Lake District. While a duck race is a harmless entertainment where everyone has fun – even the ducks – the race by coal mine owners to become the largest lead mine in the Lake District can’t have been much fun for the men who worked there.
Although the village would not have existed without the discovery of lead ore, which was discovered as early as the middle of the 17th century, Glenridding’s population employed by the mine would not have had a pleasant life. Many accidents happened in the mining industry and miners or their families rarely – if ever – got any compensation for their injuries or loss of life, even though in many cases it could be proven the mine owners’ negligence and greed was to blame for serious accidents occurring.
If you are looking to make an injury claim in Glenridding and cannot find a no win no fee accident solicitor, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 055 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their advisors. You are under no obligation to proceed, but if you think the estimate you’ll receive for the amount of compensation you might stand to gain makes it worth your while to go ahead, let the advisor know. They can allocate your claim to one of Accident Advice Helpline legal partners, who all offer no win no fee services.
Making an injury claim in Glenridding
With any injury claim the accident victim must prove that the other party was to blame. If you have photographs that were taken at the scene of the accident immediately after the incident occurred or if you have witnesses willing to testify on your behalf, the accident solicitor you appoint can use such evidence to argue your case with insurers.
Making a claim is easy, when you appoint a no win no fee accident solicitor, who will handle all the paperwork for your injury claim in Glenridding and will prepare you for court, should the defendant refuse to accept liability and prevent you from settling your claim out of court.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown