Kenilworth was the title of a book by Sir Walter Scott, who was enchanted by Kenilworth Castle and the tale that Sir Robert Dudley, the first Earl of Leicester, entertained Queen Elizabeth I there. It was rumoured that he pushed (or had another person push) his wife down the grand staircase so that he might win the Queen’s hand in marriage. The castle is one of the Renassiance masterpieces, unfortunately now in ruins. The area surrounding the castle is quaint, with Abbey Fields and its manmade lake being a peaceful place to relax. However, as accidents happen everywhere, you may be contemplating making an injury claim in Kenilworth because of an illness you contracted which you can prove was the result of someone else’s negligence, or because of an injury sustained in an accident which was not your fault.
Making an injury claim in Kenilworth
You may have been injured in an accident while attempting to cross the road which separates Kenilworth Castle from the Rose and Crown, perhaps twisting your ankle in a pothole. You may be thinking about making an injury claim in Kenilworth against the local authority for such an accident, as it is responsible for the upkeep of the roads and pavements. If you had an accident while exploring Kenilworth Castle and it was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Kenilworth against the English Heritage organisation.
Accidents in public places
If you have an accident in Kenilworth Castle or any other public place (anywhere which is open to the general public), you may be able to file an injury claim as long as you do so within three years of the date of your accident.
If you slip, trip or fall in the street because of an obstacle which should not have been in your path — a piece of broken paving stone, for example – then you may be able to file an injury claim against the local authority.
You should inform the police if you have an accident on the street; if you were in a building then you need to inform a member of staff and have them log the accident details in the accident book. Names and contact details of any witnesses should be detailed in the report along with the time, date and nature of the injury.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline
If you need advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim, you should contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline at any time.
Call us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, from landlines, or ring us on a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
If you send us the text message “claim365” to 88010, we will call you to discuss your potential claim.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now for expert legal advice about any potential claim.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown