Children love to explore their environment when they are growing up but, as they get older, they may encounter hazards that parents are not aware of, particularly when they begin walking. Child Safety Week is run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust which aims to educate families on keeping their children safe in and around the home. Simple things like leaving out hair straighteners to cool or leaving hot drinks around can cause a serious accident to children and Child Safety Week helps parents to stay aware of hazards to prevent accidents from happening. The latest development is an awareness program named Morning Mayhem which aims to reduce the risk of accidents during the morning rush to get ready for work, school and nursery. Injuries can be caused by falls, burns and scalds, choking or strangulation, poisoning (from drinking chemicals around the home) and nearby roads. Although it is a parent’s duty to keep their children safe, on occasion an accident may be the fault of someone else.
Child accidents and prevention
Children love to run around and explore the world which can make them difficult to keep an eye on. Maybe your child has learned how to climb but you were not aware of it until there was an accident Perhaps your child has discovered how to get into a high cupboard without your knowledge. These are circumstantial but, on occasion, someone else may be at fault for your child’s accident. You may have been on a day trip or put your child into supervised care where an injury occurred due to negligence. If this is the case and you have evidence of negligence, you may be able to win child accident compensation.
How to claim child accident compensation
Our experienced solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can answer any questions you may have on child accidents so just give us a call on our free 24-hour helpline. Your child may have become ill or suffered severe consequences as a result of medical negligence or they may have been the victim of an accident that was the fault of someone else. You can make a claim for your child’s injury by trying our 30-second test online or you can talk to our solicitors to determine what your next step will be. We offer no-obligation advice and our no win, no fee* policy means that you don’t have to be financially well-off to begin making your claim.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown