If you need to ask, ‘Who do I claim against for a skate park injury?’, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a highly trained team ready to take calls and provide useful information. They are friendly, understanding and you can call our helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We realise that claiming compensation is something that many people find confusing, especially at a time when they are also coping with a great deal of stress. We are here to make it easy to claim for a skate park injury, or any other injury from an accident which was the fault of someone else.
Rules of claiming
If the person who suffered the accident is an adult, they will have a three-year period in which to claim. The only time limit on a claim made on behalf of a child is that it should be made by the child’s 18th birthday, but after that the grown child would have three years in which to make a claim themselves. In both cases, no claim can be made unless a doctor, or another qualified medical professional, treated the injured person soon after the accident happened. This is because it’s necessary to have a medical record of the injuries that can be used in court.
About the skate park
If the accident happened in a skate park that is owned by a private organisation, you should bring a claim against the organisation directly. If it happened in a public skate park, it is most likely that the party responsible will be the local council that is in charge of the area. If you are not sure who owns the skate park, a solicitor will be able to find out for you.
You will normally only be able to claim if the skate park contained dangers that were not adequately signposted, if it became dangerous due to neglect, or if the party responsible for the injury could reasonably have anticipated a risk but did nothing to prevent it. You will not usually be able to claim if you simply lost your balance.
Accidents caused by other people
When another person causes an accident it is possible to claim directly against that person, or against the parents in the case of a young child. In this type of case, however, you should be aware that it could take you a long time to receive the compensation because if that person has limited resources, a court must set a reasonable level for payments.
To help you make your case successfully, you will need a good solicitor. At Accident Advice Helpline we will be able to provide somebody with the right expertise to help from our team of specialist solicitors, no matter who you claim against for a skate park injury. All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee** basis, so you won’t need to worry about finding enough money to begin your compensation claim. They will take care of all the complicated paperwork and will advise you when decisions need to be made. You will be able to start focusing on the other important things in your life.
Date Published: April 22, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in the playground