Most children have a party of some description to celebrate their birthday each year. Some of these parties are relatively low-key, whereas others are more involved. Some take place at home, and some take place in local halls or community centres.
These can often be hired out for an hour or two at a time – ideal for arranging parties of this nature when you don’t want all the mess and clearing up to do at home!
In any event, the people who are organising the party have a duty of care to make sure everyone who attends is safe and can enjoy the experience. Very few kids will be injured while at a party, but we know things can occasionally happen which mean someone will be hurt. The trick is to avoid this happening if at all possible.
Duty of care
We have mentioned this phrase already, but it is important to understand exactly what it means. For instance, the people who run the premises that are let out for the party to take place in should make sure those premises are safe for use. This means providing proper escape routes in case they should be needed, and ensuring every area is safe to use and enjoy. A lack of fire extinguishers would clearly be a problem if there was a fire, for example, while a freshly-mopped floor that is still wet could lead to one or more party-goers being hurt as they slide and slip over on it.
These are just examples of course. Most premises and party organisers do an excellent job of providing an experience that is great to remember for all the right reasons. Children’s party injury compensation might however be granted if someone is injured and they can prove someone else was the cause of that injury.
Do you have a chance to claim children’s party injury compensation?
Compensation is paid in situations where someone has been hurt and someone else has caused that injury. It matters little how severe (or not) the injury is – compensation is calculated according to a wide variety of factors.
As such it is worth contacting a lawyer with expertise in this very area. You can contact someone at Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 if you wish. Just one call means you have access to no-obligation advice to go on.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead