Known principally as an industrial town, Walsall also has a reputation for its outstanding public parks, of which perhaps Walsall Arboretum is the best well-known. Standing on the site of an old limestone mine, and just five minutes from the town centre, the beautiful Victorian park is a haven of tranquillity.
With a packed calender of year round events there is a whole range of activities for community members to enjoy, including the free weekly 5km timed run around the park, in which participants compete against the clock.
Sporting and leisure facilities appealing to all ages exist and include football pitches, a bowling green, tennis courts, a golf course and a skate park. For younger visitors, there is a water park, Treasure Island play area and numerous playing fields to explore.
Hatherton Lake, home to assorted fish and waterbirds, is actually the overflow from the flooded mines beneath and there are over 200 species of trees and shrub to see within the 80 acres of landscaped gardens. With so much to see and do in public parks it is sometimes easy to forget that accidents can happen, even in the most relaxing of places. If you have been injured, you may require the assistance of Walsall ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers regarding compensation.
How do I speak to Walsall ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers?
For a no obligation quote, and more information, call the expert team of advisers at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free.
What injuries can Walsall ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers help claim damages for?
Enjoying any activity in a shared public space can inevitably expose you to risks from dangerous or reckless behaviour. Anti-social or aggressive actions, from groups or individuals, can lead to personal injuries or result in damage to possessions. Vandalism, overflowing rubbish bins or fly tipping may result in broken glass or other sharp objects obstructing paths and play areas, leading to slips, trips or falls. Walsall ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers may also be able to help if you have been injured in the following scenarios:
- Park bench injury – poorly maintained seating, such as benches, chairs or stools can pose a risk if they collapse or disintegrate. Wood and metal can fragment and cause deep lacerations if allowed to rot or rust. Medical intervention may be required to prevent inflammation and swelling from shards and splinters.
- Play area injury – play areas are required to meet minimum standards to ensure the safety of the children and young people using them. If they are poorly designed or installed, or fail to meet the needs of the intended age group, they can cause injuries such as spinal cord and head trauma.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown