Playgrounds have always been great places for kids to have fun. There have always been playgrounds in a variety of locations – in towns, villages, cities and in schools as well. The one thing that unites them all is the importance of health and safety.
Playgrounds should always be safe to use for the children who love them. For example, a soft landing should be provided instead of the tarmac many of us will remember from our youth. Landing on concrete or tarmac can be very unforgiving. As such many injuries can be avoided simply by making sure the playgrounds are built properly.
The issue of maintenance
Maintaining playgrounds can also help prevent potential injuries happening that could lead to playground injury compensation being paid out. While it is nice to receive compensation for injuries that were not your fault, most people would agree it would be far better not to have received those injuries in the first place. This is particularly true with regard to young children who may have been hurt in some way.
Maintaining playground equipment should be done on a regular basis. Swings, slides, roundabouts and other equipment all have the potential to become dangerous if they are not maintained in the proper manner. This should be done by someone with knowledge of what they are doing and appropriate experience as well.
If playground equipment has screws loose, or chains that are about to break, or is not secured properly to the ground, it could be very dangerous indeed and lead to injury for the children who are using it. Those nearby could also be injured if something like this goes awry. No one would want that to happen to any child. Thankfully most of those responsible for maintaining this equipment do an excellent job.
Seeking playground injury compensation on behalf of your child
If your child has been hurt while playing in a playground, and those injuries took place within the last three-year period of time, you might have a chance to consider claiming compensation on their behalf.
Before doing anything else, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our lawyers can assist you by providing expert no-obligation advice concerning your situation. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 – you won’t pay for the call either. This is by far the best way to work out whether a claim might meet with a successful outcome.