Children regularly fall over as they grow up – it is all part of the learning experience and they love it for the most part. However there are potential hazards that can crop up that could potentially lead to a more serious fall they were not responsible for. For instance a child might be running along the pavement only to trip over a significantly-raised paving stone. If this happened they could sustain some nasty injuries.
The local council has a duty of care to ensure it provides safe and efficient services for all its residents. Children’s pavement falls may occur if the pavement is not kept in good condition. For example there are situations in which paving stones may be raised well above the acceptable level. If this should happen there is a chance a child could fall over them.
Are children’s pavement falls very common?
As we have already established, some kids do fall over regularly during their younger years. They don’t always tend to look where they are going. You can probably remember being the same. However, there are instances where the pavement is not in a good condition and may potentially present a hazard to anyone who uses it, including children.
Accident Advice Helpline always looks into cases where a child has had a similar type of accident, in case there is evidence that negligence was the cause of the incident. When parents get in touch we can consider the evidence to determine whether there is a good chance of getting compensation for their child’s injuries.
For the most part injuries caused in this manner will be minor and not too serious at all. However, there is a chance that broken bones could occur. It all depends on how the child falls and how serious the fall is. Cuts, grazes, bruising and indeed broken bones could all potentially happen depending on the situation.
Could you make a claim on behalf of your young child if they have fallen in similar circumstances? The only way to find out is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today. Do so within three years of the accident and you may have a chance to claim compensation. We use a no win, no fee* process that means fees would be paid from any compensation you win. Why not give us a call today?
Date Published: June 18, 2015
Author: David Brown