This guide will explain when Lake District accident claims for compensation might be justified. The Lake District is a popular holiday destination that is visited by many people each year.
However, accidents in the Lake District can occur. Provided that the accident was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Contact Accident Claims UK to see if we can help you claim compensation for an accident caused by negligence. One of our solicitors may be able to handle your claim, provided it’s valid. You can fund the work of a lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis, so there is less financial risk.
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If you experience an accident in the Lake District that was caused by negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation. You would need to show that it came about as the result of a breach of duty of care.
You’re owed a duty of care in a number of different environments. For example, when you’re in a public place, the duty of care is set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. All road users owe one another a duty of care on the road, and this is set out in the Road Traffic Act 1988. You can look to the Highway Code for guidance on how road users should conduct themselves on the road to reduce the risk of injury.
The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 might apply to you if you were injured on a package holiday or organised activity booked through a tour operator. The regulations enable holidaymakers to claim compensation through the company through which they booked the package holiday instead of the individual service providers. A package holiday is one where you book and pay for 2 or more aspects of your trip (for example, transport, accommodation and excursions) through the same provider in a single transaction.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today to inquire about when Lake District accident claims could be made.
Lake District accident claims can be made for injuries sustained in road traffic accidents. All road users owe one another a duty of care while on the road. They should act in a way that reduces the risk of themselves and others being injured.
If you were harmed by negligence on the road, then you could claim. A breach of the road user’s duty of care could include:
- Causing a rear-end collision because of a failure to leave a safe stopping distance
- Failing to check before emerging from a junction, causing an accident
- Engaging in dangerous or careless driving and causing an accident as a result
- Attempting to change lanes at an unsafe time, resulting in a merging accident
You may be able to claim if you were the driver of a vehicle and another road user’s negligence caused an accident in which you were injured. Furthermore, if you were a passenger in the at-fault vehicle, you may still be able to claim. For example, if you were travelling on a coach to a day excursion and a breach of their duty of care meant you were injured, you could claim against the driver of the vehicle you were travelling in.
It’s important to bear in mind that if you’re a driver or a passenger over the age of 18 and your injuries are worth £5,000 or less, then the way you can claim has changed. Instead of claiming in the usual way, you’d need to do so through an online portal. Get in touch with our team before doing this, though- your injuries may be worth more than you first assume.
Many people enjoy outdoor activities while on holiday, and sometimes these are booked through activity operators. For example, you might partake in watersports activities in an activity you booked with a lakeside activity centre.
The Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004 and the Activity Centres (Young Persons’ Safety) Act 1995are in place to ensure that those who put on adventure activities for those under 18 have a license and undergo the relevant safety inspections. However, activity providers still owe a duty of care to their adult customers too.
Below, we’ve included some examples of activity accidents that you could experience in the Lake District:
- While rock climbing indoors, one of the handgrips comes loose because the maintenance of the equipment was missed. As a result, you fracture your hand.
- You aren’t given the instructions you need to be safe when white water rafting. As a result, you fall from the raft and sustain a head injury.
- You’re taken out on a walking tour when the weather is extremely bad and the walk should have been called off. You’re hit by a tree branch that has been blown in the wind.
In some cases, you might be able to claim against the local council if you’ve been injured because of their negligence. For example, if you sprain your ankle because of a large hole in the pavement that they were aware of but neglected to fix, you could receive compensation.
For free legal advice about Lake District accident claims, speak with our team today.
If an accident in the Lake District was caused by negligence, you might be eligible to claim compensation for any injuries suffered. It’s a good idea to collect evidence in support of your claim.
To collect evidence to support your Lake District accident claim, please do the following:
- Seek the appropriate medical attention to ensure that you have the best chance of recovery. Moreover, having a doctor diagnose your injuries generates medical records to support your claim.
- Report the Lake District injuries to the party responsible for your safety, for example, the tour operator.
- Gather evidence to show how the incident occurred, such as taking photographs of the hazard which caused your accident.
- Seek legal advice about claiming compensation. While not legally required, you may find that the guidance and support of a lawyer helps the claims process run more smoothly than it would otherwise.
For more information on the steps that can be taken to prepare for Lake District accident claims, speak with an advisor today.
If you wish to make a personal injury claim for an accident on holiday in the Lake District, you may wonder what your settlement could be worth. You can use the table below to roughly estimate how much you could receive in general damages, which is the part of your settlement that relates to the pain and suffering your injuries have caused you.
We used the guidelines from the Judicial College to crate the compensation payment amounts in the table. Legal professionals use these guidelines to help them value personal injury claims.
|Chest injury (b)||£65,740 to £100,670||Causing permanent damage to chest, lungs and heart.
|Less severe brain damage||£14,380 to £40,410||Those affected will have made a good recovery. They can take part in normal social life and go back to work. Not all function may have been restored|
|Moderate hip and pelvic injury (i)||£26,590 to £39,170||Significant pelvic or hip injury. If this causes a permanent disability this is not major.|
|Moderate back injury (ii)||£12,510 to £27,760||For example, ligament disturbance or soft tissue injuries resulting in prolonged acceleration of a pre-existing condition.|
|Moderate knee injury (i)||£14,840 to £26,190||An injury which involves torn cartilage, a dislocation or torn meniscus. This causes minor instability, weakness and wasting. There could be mild disability in the future.|
|Forearm fracture (d)||£6,610 to £19,200||A simple fracture to the forearm bone(s).|
|Less serious leg injury (ii)||£9,110 to £14,080||Simple femur fractures which do not damage the articular surface.|
|Moderate neck injury (iii)||£7,890 to|
|An injury which has exacerbated or accelerated a condition which the person already had. May also apply to moderate soft tissue injuries with protracted recovery.|
|Moderate shoulder injury (c)||£7,890 to £12,770||Discomfort and limited movement associated with a frozen shoulder. Symptoms may persist for two years. Category also includes soft tissue injuries which persist for more than two years.|
|Hernia (b)||£7,010 to|
|A direct inguinal hernia where the person had no existing weakness. There is the risk of it recurring after the hernia is repaired.|
You could also receive special damages. This compensates you for any financial costs or losses that you experience as a result of your injuries. It can include:
- Loss of earnings
- Travel to and from medical appointments
- The cost of treatment that you couldn’t get on the NHS
Please feel free to call our helpline for more advice about how much compensation could be awarded in Lake District accident claims.
If you wish to make a Lake District accident claim for compensation, please contact Accident Claims UK today. We can advise you on whether or not you are eligible to claim compensation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, our solicitors can manage your case on a No Win No Fee basis.
You don’t pay a solicitor’s fee upfront or while the claim is ongoing when you make a No Win No Fee claim. You will pay a success fee instead if you win your claim. But you will not pay a success fee if your claim is not successful.
Moreover, your success fee is deducted from your compensation payment at a legally capped rate. So, you don’t have to worry about finding the funds upfront to pay for your lawyer’s work.
Please contact us today for more information on Lake District accident claims:
- Call our claims helpline on 0800 073 8801.
- Alternatively, see if you can contact us online.
- Use our Live Support widget to speak to an advisor.
Related Activity Accidents
Here is some further advice about making a holiday accident claim.
An HSE guide to health and safety in adventure activities
An HSE guide to safe swimming pool management
Adventure activities licensing – a guide from HSE
If you have any more questions about Lake District accident claims, please get in touch.
Guide by HC
Edited by FS