What are the common injuries caused by toys?
Specific toy-related accidents vary widely from falls off trampolines to choking on marbles. Yet, according to the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), most injuries caused by toys are due to trips and falls over toys that have been left out on the floor or stairs.
CAPT identifies toddlers between the ages of one to three to be at the highest risk of injuries caused by toys. In fact, despite many of our family toys being classed as safe for use, the charity states that 35,000 children under 15 go to A&E after tripping over, swallowing, or otherwise injuring themselves with a toy.
Common injuries caused by toys include, but are not limited to:
If your child does sustain injuries caused by toys, it is important to seek medical attention and to ensure the issue is reported to both the retailer and the company in question.
What are the laws surrounding toy safety in the UK?
All manufacturers of toys intended for child use must comply with the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011. These regulations demand a level of safety is met, that the toys are traceable, and that they come with adequate instructions for use and relevant safety warnings.
When a child suffers injuries caused by toys, and you believe the toy manufacturer is at fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation, on behalf of your child for the harm they have suffered.
Claiming personal injury compensation
At Accident Advice Helpline, we treat all personal injury cases on an individual basis to ensure you receive quality, tailored support following your accident.
With this in mind, if your child has experienced a toy-related accident, and you want to determine liability and your eligibility to claim, we offer a free initial consultation to help us, together, get to grips with the basis of your case.
If you do decide to go ahead and place a claim for personal injury compensation, you can rest assured that your claim is with the experts. After all, our legal team has over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury retrieve the compensation they deserve.
For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today on freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice