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    Most bizarre health & safety cases: Prevention of children using playground ‘monkey bars’

    Most bizarre health & safety cases: Prevention of children using playground ‘monkey bars’

    There is no denying that we have all experienced a little rough and tumble on a playground at some point in our lives. Playing in a park, on the swings, roundabouts, and see-saws, does encourage accidents such as slips, trips and falls.

    Regardless of your park attraction of choice, if you don’t suffer a park-related accident on a ride, it’s likely you’ll trip as you run across the uneven woodchip flooring.

    But do accidents in public parks mean that the experience on monkey bars should be banned for our youngsters today?

    According to Oxfordshire County Council, parks are simply too dangerous for children, as they banned pupils from John Hampden Primary School in Thame from using their school playground.

    What exactly are the dangers?

    As you would expect, falls from monkey bars can cause bruising, bumps and broken bones, and that was just too much of a risk for the south-east county council.

    Rather than having the children’s interests in mind, it is believed that Oxfordshire County Council have put the rulings in place over worries surrounding insurance.

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    The benefits of playgrounds and monkey bars

    What is life without a little thrill? For decades, the park has been a fun and free activity for children of all ages. Not only does it teach them how to stay safe and learn how to cope in physically demanding scenarios, the park also promotes health and fitness, to a higher extent than it jeopardises the wellbeing of children or causes public accidents.

    At a time when the UK is suffering from a financial downturn, tackling child obesity and encouraging children to get out of the house, off the consoles and partake in sports, banning a traditional, free outdoor activity for youngsters is definitely a step in the wrong direction.

    Do you have a genuine personal injury claim?

    While playground accidents and mishaps are sometimes fabricated to progress a bad claim, there are genuine victims of personal injury who have suffered harm and are entitled to compensation.

    If you are able to prove that the accident that caused the injury happened within the last three years, and was at no fault of your own, it is likely that Accident Advice Helpline will be able to take on your case.

    As a law firm, Accident Advice Helpline works with an extensive legal team to ensure that your case is allocated to a suitable solicitor, who has specialist experience fitting to the nature of your claim.

    Date Published: December 11, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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