You’ve put your hand on a rusty nail in the park, what to do now?
If you’re visiting a public park, you’re probably looking forward to playing with the kids, or enjoying a picnic in the sunshine with friends. There may be a degree of risk when it comes to slips, trips and falls, but you’re probably next expecting to put your hand on a rusty nail in the park.
If you’ve been injured as a result of touching a rusty nail in the park, here’s what to do next.
What to do if you’ve out your hand on a rusty nail in the park
In many cases, touching a rusty nail in the park won’t do you any harm. However, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you’ve suffered a puncture wound following contact with a rusty nail in the park, it’s best to seek advice from your doctor or a pharmacist.
There is a risk of tetanus, a bacterial infection, developing following a puncture wound. This is because bacteria can stick to rust.
Tetanus is a serious disease which causes muscle spasms. Most people in the UK are immunised against tetanus. However, if you haven’t had a tetanus injection in the last ten years, you may be advised to have a booster, especially if you’ve been injured by a rusty nail in the park.
Can I claim compensation for an injury sustained at the park?
If you’ve been injured in a public place, such as a park, it may be possible to claim compensation. You should have a strong personal injury claim if your public place accident was not your fault, and there is clear evidence to suggest that the organisation responsible for managing the park displayed negligence.
If you suffered slip and trip injuries after falling over a broken paving stone, or you cut yourself on a damaged piece of equipment at the playground, you may be eligible for public liability compensation.
If you would like to find out if you have a valid claim for slip and trip compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have more than 15 years of experience in helping consumers to claim no-win no-fee* compensation. If you’ve been involved in an accident in a public place in the last three years and you were not at fault, call us now.
Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: October 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice