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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

    Stair gate for young children: Why you need one


    Ask any parent with experience of wandering tiny feet and they will tell you that you absolutely need a stair gate for young children.

    Many first-time parents take it as a given that you will need to install a stair gate for young children. If you are questioning whether this is an unnecessary expense, you only need to look at the hazards posed to your child when a stair gate for young children isn’’t there.

    We take a look at how you can use a stair gate for young children in your home.

    Why do I need a stair gate for young children?

    The primary function of the stair gate is to prevent children from falling down the stairs. Parents typically install a stair gate to the top and the bottom of their stairs at home. This ensures that young children can’’t fall when attempting to climb from the bottom of the stairs, or fall from the top of the stairs.

    Slips, trips and falls are common injuries for young children, but the lack of stair gates can make these relatively typical incidents fatal. Using a stair gate for young children on the stairs can prevent severe injuries, such as head injuries and fractures, as well as fatalities.

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    Stair gates, or safety gates, can also be used across doorways to prevent accidents in other rooms of the house. For example, many parents choose to use a safety gate on the doorway to the kitchen, where there are many hazards for curious hands.

    Claiming compensation for stair gate accidents

    If your child has been involved in a stair gate accident, and you believe the manufacturer is at fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.

    Of course, every accident is unique, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. This can prove to be extremely helpful for parents in your situation, as we uncover the basis of your case. This enables us to determine both where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim on your child’’s behalf.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information on personal injury compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.

    Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’’s more, there’’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.

    Speak with us today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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