Personal Injury and Accident Claims in Kendal & Windermere
Accidents are an unfortunate fact of life and if you are unlucky enough to be injured because of somebody else’s fault, you are entitled to compensation.
The right to claim for a genuine injury has been with us since the 1800s; the so called “compensation culture” is a myth. If you have been injured you will know that it can cost you financially and disrupt not only your life, but those of your family and friends. Thomson Hayton Winkley have expert, specialist solicitors in Kendal and Windermere dedicated to dealing with your personal injury claim in a professional and compassionate manner.
We are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). APIL is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to fight for the rights of injured people. We pride ourselves on offering a sympathetic, thorough and professional service with the aim of getting you the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
No-win, no-fee claims
Many claims can be made on a no-win, no-fee basis and there is no charge for our initial investigations. To find out whether your accident entitles you to compensation please contact us as soon as possible to avoid losing valuable evidence and witness testimonials.
We deal with a wide range of accidents, including:
- Accidents at Work
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Fatal accidents
- Accidents in shops and other public places
- Accidents caused by faulty products
- Tripping and slipping accidents
- Criminal injury
- Industrial accidents
- Clinical and medical negligence
- Personal injury in public places
There is no automatic right to compensation; it is for you to prove that someone else was at fault. Therefore it is important that you gather as much evidence as possible as soon after the accident. So if, for example, you tripped over a faulty paving stone you should photograph it and take measurements. You should also get contact details for any witnesses to the accident and report it, if appropriate, as soon as possible.
All personal injury claims are dealt with by Suzie Fisher, an experienced Chartered Legal Executive who has been dealing with personal injury claims for over 20 years. You can therefore be sure that you are getting the best expertise and an excellent personal service. Going through a Claims Management Company or to a panel Solicitor appointed by your insurance company could result in your claim being dealt with by an unqualified claims handler. It is also likely that they will not be local to the Kendal and South Lakes area.
We can arrange home or hospital visits, and local knowledge can often be invaluable. We strongly believe that by staying local you will receive the best possible service.
Changes brought in by the Government on 1st April 2013 mean that in the majority of cases Claimants will have to pay something from their compensation towards the costs of their claim. There is, however, no charge for our initial investigations and many claims can be dealt with on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means you will pay nothing if you lose. Please contact us for further details.