Plastic surgery could be required for one young child aged just under two years after he touched a metal sculpture on display in Portishead, North Somerset. The incident occurred in the marina part of the town where an art trail is on display for people to walk past and appreciate. The sculpture heated up in the sun and the child ended up with a blistered hand after touching it.
According to the child’s mother there were no warning notices around the sculpture. Furthermore children are often encouraged to use this and other similar sculptures nearby for climbing and playing. Many families apparently go there to enjoy good weather and to see the artwork but this particular trip ended in a trip to the hospital.
Is compensation possible if your child suffers an injury?
It depends on the circumstances, which is why it is always best to consult professional injury compensation lawyers. They will have the experience necessary to assess your situation and to see whether there is cause to bring a claim for compensation. Fortunately, ‘child burnt’ stories and headlines are uncommon, but as you can see from the headline above, child burnt situations do occur and when they do the consequences can be devastating.
Clearly the first thing to do in this type of situation is to seek medical advice. In this particular case the child had to be given morphine and has returned to the hospital twice since the original visit. Once treatment is sought a lawyer can determine whether there is a case to answer for compensation.
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While the first thing to do is always to seek medical attention, it is also right to consider whether compensation is warranted in your particular situation. No two incidents are ever exactly the same and this is why seeking advice from professional injury compensation lawyers is always a good idea. You can find out whether you can bring a no win, no fee* claim with help from Accident Advice Helpline now.
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Source: Daily Mail
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown