If you’ve just had a baby or moved into a new home with a young child, there are a few things that you should be wary of in respect of baby proofing to prevent accidents.
Accidents at home are extremely common, especially among children and hospitals are seeing more and more cases of kids being brought in after sustaining a domestic accident.
Things you can do to towards baby proofing your home
The home is full of potential accidents. From objects lying on the floor, to loose cables and sharp objects everywhere you look and flat screen TVs that can easily be pulled over and topple onto a child.
There are a number of things you can do in order to make sure your home is baby proof, though it’s worth remembering that accidents can always happen.
Always make sure:
- There are no cables exposed that can be tripped over or pulled down
- Ensure heavy items like flat screen TVs are positioned in a safe place and not overhanging
- Make sure you never leave the iron on if children are present
- Install a guard rail at the top and bottom of the stairs
Can I make a claim if my child has been hurt in an accident despite baby proofing?
Personal injuries to young children can happen at home but just as easily your little one could suffer a public place slip, trip and fall or even a road traffic accident. If the accident that took place was not your fault; then you may have grounds to claim compensation.
How to make a work accident claim
If your child has been the victim of a slip, trip or fall you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years of experience when it comes to compensation claims for the likes of accidents at work, industrial accident compensation and car crash claims.
They are a friendly law firm endorsed by TV consumer rights campaigner Esther Rantzen.
They have professional advisors who are available on their Freephone telephone number and you can talk to them in confidence with no obligation to proceed with a claim if you don’t wish to.
Because most of the information is gathered over the phone, it means you probably won’t have to appear in court yourself.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 10, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accidents at home