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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Your child has an accident in a public playground


    When your child has an accident in a public playground, it can cause both your child and yourself immense levels of distress, as well as physical injury.

    Although accidents do happen, in most cases the park owner should take suitable steps to minimise the risk of incidents such as slips, trips and falls. When you feel that your child’s accident in a public playground was caused due to the negligence of the park owner, be it a private or public park, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation on behalf of your child.

    Placing blame for your child’s accident in a public playground

    Children tumble and fall every now and again, especially when they are having fun or are over-excited, however, according to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), out of the 40,000 reported playground accidents each year, there are some playground managerial causes for related injuries.

    These management causes are listed as:

    • poor equipment design or failure to comply to standards
    • poor design and layout
    • unsuitable equipment for the intended age group
    • incorrect installation
    • poor inspection
    • poor maintenance

    If you feel that one or more of these factors caused your child’s accident in a public playground, it is likely that you have reasonable grounds to place liability on park management.

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    Supervision on public playgrounds

    The very nature of playing on a public playground involves an element of rough and tumble. With that in mind, it is important to ensure your child is suitably supervised at all times when in the park and using its equipment.

    How to claim for an accident in a public playground

    If your child has been involved in an accident in a public playground, and suffered injuries as a result, it may be that you are able to claim personal injury compensation on their behalf.

    No matter the nature of the accident – from slips and falls to burns and trapped limbs – at Accident Advice Helpline, we are the experts in handling personal injury claims, with over 15 years’ experience.

    How to get in touch

    Accident Advice Helpline offers a free initial consultation to discuss the basics of your claim, to help determine if your child’s case is eligible for personal injury compensation.

    There’s no pressure to pursue your case, and all calls to our freephone number are completely without charge. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for your free initial consultation regarding your child’s accident in a public playground. Lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, for your convenience.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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