All playgrounds should be safe for children to use at all times. While accidents can happen – it is part of growing up, after all – not every mishap is a simple accident. Some injuries can be avoided if the proper steps are taken in advance to ensure this is so.
Some parents find themselves claiming playground head injury compensation on behalf of their children when they have been injured while playing in a particular playground. No professional lawyer wants to be faced with cases involving children, and thankfully they are indeed rare. However when they do occur it is important that you get all the relevant information together so you have a chance to claim that compensation.
Situations that may lead to a playground head injury compensation claim
Most playgrounds will have their share of playground equipment, including swings, slides and of course roundabouts as well. All this equipment should be properly installed so it is steady and cannot move, apart from moving in the way it should do of course. The last thing you want to see is a child falling off a swing because the frame came out of the ground as they started using the swing seat.
While something like this could lead to a head injury, particularly if the equipment is unstable or if speed is involved, other situations may lead to a similar injury. For example if the child falls off a piece of play equipment they could hit their head on the ground. This should either be play bark or a soft landing that should minimise the chances of injury. If it is concrete there could be a possibility to make a compensation claim.
Knowing how to go about making a claim
Obviously your first thought will be with your child throughout this kind of experience. That’s why it is best to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer. They can assess the facts of your situation and find out whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now to get some answers. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and you can speak with an experienced and friendly advisor first of all. You will then be able to speak with a lawyer to determine whether your potential claim might be successful on behalf of your child. Make that call today.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in the playground