Green Park is one of eight great Royal parks in the city of London and is, in fact, the smallest of them. Having its own underground station, where the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Victoria Lines meet, Green Park is easily accessible and provides millions of Londoners and tourists with much needed fresh air, relaxation and a place to get away from the crowds.
Green Park stretches for just over 40 acres across a terrain right next to Buckingham Palace and is more or less triangular in shape. Unlike St James’ Park, which is just opposite towards the east, or Buckingham Palace Gardens to the south-west, Green Park does not have a boating lake, a popular feature dating back to the days when Victorian and Edwardian beaux liked to show off their punting and rowing skills to impress the ladies they were wooing.
Since Green Park borders on Constitution Hill and the Horse Ride, where the Queen’s various horse-ridden guards like to exercise their mounts, park visitors are more than likely to catch a glimpse of modern-day courtiers. Constitution Hill dates back to the reign of King Charles II and he is said to have enjoyed a stroll in the park with his spaniels in the 17th century.
King Charles’ servants probably supplied him with a picnic blanket or deck chair, but modern visitors must hire chairs over the Internet. If you sat dozing in the sun and a modern-day King Charles spaniel, although not noted for their fierceness, came along and bit you, you could claim compensation from the dog’s owner by making an injury claim Green Park with an accident solicitor. Equally, if the deck chair you hired collapsed and you slipped a disc in your back or dislocated your shoulder as a result, you could also make an injury claim against the hire firm.
What would happen if a horse guard’s mount bolted and trampled you underfoot, while you were snapping pictures of Buckingham Palace? You could probably try to make an injury claim against Buckingham Palace, where their insurers would consider your claim. On the other hand, you might simply be left to the mercy of the Queen’s Corgies for causing an affront. Who asked you to lurk in the shrubbery, so close to a lady’s home?
However, if you strolled past the Queen Victoria Memorial, passing from Green Park into St James’ Park, and a part of the memorial’s elaborate decorations fell off and injured you; you could certainly make an injury claim in Green Park and no Corgy or courtier could reasonably object.
Where can you make an injury claim in Green Park?
Call the Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of their advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Lines are available 24/7. Their expert can allocate your claim to one of their no win, no fee* legal partners, which allows you to start your claims process without having to make an upfront payment for legal fees.