Hawkshead is a village situated in the Lake District to the west of Lake Windermere. it relies totally on tourism for its income, and much of it, and the surrounding areas, are owned by the National Trust.
There is also a famous Hawkshead clothing brand which has its origins in the village and still has a store there. They specialise in selling clothing for outdoor wear, particularly for hiking and cycling, both very popular pastimes for residents of and tourists to the Lake District.
The problems with hiking and cycling
Both of these activities can be relaxing yet at the same time keep you fit. The Lake District is the sort of area people go specifically to do one of them, and most of the time have a very enjoyable time with no mishaps.
Just sometimes though, a hiker will be attacked by livestock, or a cyclist knocked off his bike. Both scenarios could produce serious injuries, and in both cases it could be that someone else was at fault.
If you have found yourself in this situation, and the injuries you received were severe enough to need medical attention, providing the accident was no more than three years ago, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
If this is the case, you should be talking to solicitors in Hawkshead at Accident Advice Helpline, as they will help you make your personal injury claim.
The injuries you could suffer and how the solicitors in Hawkshead can help
If someone says to you in conversation, I fell off my bike, or a cow chased me across a field you are more likely to have a laugh about it and certainly would not expect serious injuries.
However, if that fall off a bike was into the path of traffic coming the other way that could not stop in time, or being chased by the cow was because she was protecting her young and she attacked the victim, the injuries unstained can be very serious indeed, if the victim survives.
There are literally thousands of scenarios that could happen when you are out hiking or cycling, whether that is in the Lake District or anywhere else in the UK. The whole point is, that if you are injured in an accident that was not your own fault, you can probably claim compensation and the solicitors in Hawkshead at Accident Advice Helpline can help you do this.
Contacting the solicitors in Hawkshead
When you are over the shock of the accident, and back at home you should contact the solicitors in Hawkshead at Accident Advice Helpline and talk to them about personal injury claims.
We will talk you through what happened, how badly injured you are, and the effect the injuries are likely to have on your life. As part of your claim we would be looking at:
- The pain and suffering your injuries are causing
- The anxiety and stress it has caused
- Any costs that are a result of the accident
- Loss of earnings
We will keep the claim as stress free as possible, while maximising the amount of compensation you are awarded.
Date Published: 2nd April 2014
Author: David Brown