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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

    Who is responsible for the upkeep of a skate park?


    While skate parks have been around since the mid-70’s, alongside the birth of pop punk, it was in the 1990’s that skate parks became commonplace in local parks and playground areas. As their popularity has continued to rise, you may wonder who is responsible for the upkeep of a skate park, especially if you have suffered a skating accident.

    Slips, trips and falls are common skate park accidents. Yet, if your skating injury was caused due to the poor upkeep of a skate park, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.

    Responsibility for upkeep of a skate park

    When skateboarding, skate park safety is extremely important. Given the nature of the sport, skateboarders rely upon the satisfactory upkeep of a skate park to ensure their health and safety.  In the case where the upkeep of a skate park doesn’’t meet the required standard, you may wonder who is responsible.

    Whether the skate park is publicly or privately owned, responsibility for the upkeep of a skate park will lie with that owner, be it an individual, a company, or a local authority.

    The owner also has a legal obligation to ensure the health and safety of all skateboarders who use the skate park. With this in mind, if you suffer an injury due to the poor upkeep of a skate park, the owner will have likely failed in their duty of care, and can be held liable for your injuries.

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    Claiming compensation for skate park accidents

    Of course, all skateboarding accidents are unique, and slips and falls do occur through human error. That being said, if you feel you have a genuine reason to claim compensation, Accident Advice Helpline could help you with your personal injury claim.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we aim to uncover who is liable for your accident, and whether you have a case that is likely to be successful if pursued.

    Getting in touch with us

    Whether you suffered a fall at a skate park, or something more severe, such as a head injury, get in touch with us today to receive your free initial consultation.

    Speak with one of our specialist advisors via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: SM Content

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