When children are young, playing out and about, we often worry that they will suffer accidents such as slips, trips and falls. Yet, it may be argued that a few grazes to the knee are preferable in relation to the damage to your children caused by staying at home and watching TV.
Can TV cause damage to your children?
TV has very much become part of our day-to-day lives. Nowadays it is unlikely that you will come across someone who doesn’t own a TV, or who hasn’t heard of your favourite television show. That being said, the normality of television may not be as good as it seems, as the infamous grey screens can cause damage to your children.
It is thought that the most damage to your children is done in the very early years, when babies are under the age of two. The damage to your children is mostly in relation to the hindrance of development.
It is generally considered that TV can impose on time best spent exploring, tasting, touching, interacting with others, toys and family. Sitting your child in front of the box at this age, can mean they are at a disadvantage in terms of development.
As children get older, and they ditch outdoor playing, skips, jumps and falls, for too much TV, links have been made with childhood obesity and vision problems. This is especially true in children who watch TV for over four hours a day.
Claiming compensation for TV related issues
If you, or your child, have suffered a TV-related injury or illness, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm and distress suffered.
Perhaps you have discovered that childminding habits have caused visual impairments in your child? Whatever the circumstances, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
We offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this consultation, we uncover the basis of your claim to determine where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with us
Whether your child suffered a fall at a playground, or a TV-related ailment, for more information on personal injury compensation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.
Get in touch today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice