Young children are inherently curious and ever-ready to ‘try something new’. Colourful pills looking like sweets; cosmetics products and various other substances, like household detergents or alcohol, for instance, are particularly tempting and may, if consumed, cause serious health issues, if not death.
Preventing accidental injuries
To prevent children from poisoning incidents involving medicines, cosmetics, household detergents, and so on, it is vital to keep such substances well out of children’s reach, preferably in locked cabinets. As kids, and especially boys, are often keen to ‘show off’ their climbing abilities, it is important not to underestimate this ability when determining the best places to keep such substances. In essence, the higher they are stored, the better it is, and locks will add extra peace of mind.
Public premises, like shops, restaurants, etc, for example, are required by law to prevent injuries to visitors and customers. This includes preventing injuries by slipping, tripping or falling, as well as keeping cleaning materials, potentially dangerous medications (in pharmacies, for example) and other harmful substances out of the reach of kids, as well as (depending on the type of substance involved) adults.
If you or your child were injured by tripping, slipping or exposure to harmful substances in a public place, you may have the right to claim for personal injury compensation. Evidence showing that the incident leading to the injury claimed for was the result of someone else’s negligence or mistake must be provided in order for a claim to be successful. Medical records showing the extent and effect of the injury on the claimant’s daily life will also be required. It is therefore necessary to seek medical assistance immediately even if an injury appears to be minor to begin with.
Making a public liability claim
If you were injured within the last three years, call Accident Advice Helpline and discuss your situation with an advisor as soon as possible. Calls are free, confidential and obligation-free. The company’s legal team consists of highly skilled compensation lawyers with many years of experience in handling claims of this type. Their services are offered on no win no fee* (or conditional fee agreement) terms, meaning you will pay nothing until your compensation has been successfully secured. At this point, a percentage of the amount awarded will be deducted to cover all costs incurred during the claim process.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice