Kensington is a highly regarded part of Greater London. In terms of high street shopping in the capital, Kensington High Street is second only to Oxford Street, and of course, it is home to the world-famous Harrods store.
Kensington is like a who’s who when it comes down to the institutions contained within its boundaries. There is the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, the Royal School of Music, plus various European embassies.
The business, commercial and tourist industries are all well catered for in Kensington, but residents and leisure are not overlooked either. There are many regency style houses for the affluent, and plenty of green space for walking and recreation by way of Kensington Gardens (which is also home to Kensington Palace) and Holland Park.
Another famous attraction here in Kensington is the Roof Garden, previously known as Derry and Toms Rood Gardens and Kensington Roof Gardens. Once purely a gardened area covering some 1.5 acres, since the 1980s they have been the backdrop to a roof-top restaurant and club.
The population of Kensington is quite dense, but residents don’t live in high rises as they do in many other parts of London. They are mainly housed in the numerous, fine Georgian and Victorian terraced houses that abound here.
Kensington is a busy and thriving community, and with all of the commerce and tourism to be found here it is not surprising that accidents in which people get injured happen regularly. The area itself is no more dangerous than any other part of London; it is purely a matter of statistics.
If anyone does get hurt in an accident that was not their fault, they could be entitled to financial compensation. To qualify for making a claim, the accident must have happened within the past three years, and the injury that the victim sustained must have been serious enough to have needed medical attention.
The best way to go about claiming injury compensation is to work through a claims specialist like Accident Advice Helpline. We are in fact one of the most successful and popular law firms in this area of law in the UK. The act that we have a fully responsive website and a national helpline service means we can act as your personal injury solicitor in Kensington or indeed anywhere here in the UK.
In order to safeguard our customers against failed claims, we also work on a strict no-win, no-fee* basis. The vast majority of claims that we help people to register are successful, but it’s nice to know that the safety net is there if needed.
If you are thinking about registering a claim why not get in touch with us today?
Road traffic accidents in Kensington
A busy commercial sector like Kensington has to have excellent transport links and these are provided in part by the underground network serviced by the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines. There are also a number of local London busses linking Kensington to other parts of London. The busiest road here is the A4, also called Cromwell Road as it passes through the area. It is, of course, the scene of many accidents each year, even though the numbers are reducing.
If you’ve been injured in one of the many road traffic accidents in Kensington, on the Cromwell Road, and you would like us here at Accident Advice Helpline to act as your personal injury solicitor in Kensington, we would be happy to do so. Having been helping injury victims to claim compensation since the year 2000, not many law firms have the experience and expertise in handling claims for road traffic accidents that we do.
You don’t have to be the driver of a vehicle to be able to claim compensation. You could be a passenger in a private car or motorcycle, or you might have been riding on a bus that was involved in an accident. You might have even been a pedestrian, struck by a vehicle.
Whatever the circumstance, as long as you were not to blame, we will be happy to look at your potential claim with you. All you need to do is call us. Our advice is offered free and without obligation so why call us now?
Whiplash accident in Kensington
Although people think about road traffic accidents when whiplash is mentioned, a whiplash injury can be caused in other ways too. Any type of accident that results in your head and neck being violently jerked backwards and forwards, or from side to side, can have the same effect. Even another person running into you at speed could cause you to sustain a whiplash injury.
A whiplash injury occurs when the neck’s soft tissues are stretched beyond their typical range of movement. Symptoms often appear a day or so after the accident itself. Although it is often regarded as a transitory condition, it is still very painful and can in some instances last for months and even years. Typical symptoms include:
- Stiffness and pain in the neck
- Headaches, usually at the base of your skull
- Feelings of dizziness
- Blurred vision
- Feeling constantly weary
Other less common symptoms that victims suffer can include:
- Difficulty with concentrating or memory
- A ringing sound in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
- Frequent bouts of irritation
- Severe pain in the head, neck and shoulders
If you suffer any of these symptoms after a potential whiplash accident in Kensington, you should go and see your GP. You will need a proper medical diagnosis in order to register a claim for compensation. If you would like us to act as your personal injury solicitor in Kensington or elsewhere, all you have to do is to call us today for further information.
Slips, trips and falls in Kensington
Fall accidents happen anywhere, anytime and to anybody. Slips, trips and falls in Kensington are often attributed to the bustling activity experienced in the area. They are caused by a variety of things including:
- Uneven flooring
- Inappropriate floor covering material
- Floors that are wet
- Changes in floor level
- Poor quality lighting
- Poor housekeeping
- Trailing electrical leads and cables
If you are of the opinion that you have the right to claim personal injury compensation for the injury you suffered from any slip, trip or fall accidents, you should take the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test. You’ll find it right here on our website.
Answering four basic questions about your accident and injury will get you an estimate of just how much compensation you could be awarded. Call us today to find out more.
Work accident in Kensington
When you’re hurt in a work accident in Kensington or in a workplace anywhere here in the UK, you could be entitled to financial compensation. All employers are aware that they have a duty of care towards their employees, to make sure that the workplace, be it a factory, an office, a shop or a warehouse, is safe to work in. Not only that, but employers also have a responsibility to ensure that their workers are adequately trained to carry out their duties.
This duty of care also extends to ensuring that any machinery or equipment that employees use is regularly maintained and is in good working order. Guards must be fitted to any dangerous machines, and if any hazardous substances are used in work processes, they must be controlled under the C.O.S.H.H. regulations.
Even with all of these measures in place, accidents can still happen, and this is why all employers here in the UK have to have employee liability insurance in place. It’s this insurance that pays out if anyone is injured through no fault of their own.
If you are injured at work, you can call Accident Advice Helpline, and we will help you to determine if you have a realistic claim. If you do, we will help you to register it and will progress it through until you are fully compensated.
For more information call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile. The sooner you establish if you have a claim and get it registered the better, so why not pick up your phone and call us today?