Toddlers get into everything – when you’re learning to walk and explore the world then everything seems exciting and new. Whilst accidents amongst toddlers can and do happen, there is a difference between an accident that is nobody’s fault and something which could have been avoided with a little care. If your toddler has broken their arm after an accident at a nursery or playgroup, or even after an accident at a leisure or soft play centre, you could be entitled to claim compensation, provided it has been three years or less since their accident. You’ll need a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim, and Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ industry experience.
How did your toddler’s broken arm happen?
Because children’s bones are still growing, a serious fracture could actually hinder growth of the affected bone, leading to problems. This is why it’s so important to seek immediate medical attention for a toddler’s broken arm. It may be that your child fell in the playground at nursery after a collision with another child. Or perhaps they tripped on damaged flooring at a leisure centre and fell, fracturing their arm. They may even have suffered a broken arm after a car accident caused by a dangerous driver.
Whilst a broken arm usually only takes six to eight weeks to heal, you may need to take time off work to look after your child if they have been injured, and they can miss out on school and social activities too. Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for your lost earnings if you’ve needed to take time off work, which can give you peace of mind if you are struggling financially.
How much compensation are you entitled to?
If your toddler has suffered a serious fracture which has hindered bone growth or left them with a crooked arm, you could be entitled to a substantial personal injury settlement. But it is worth making a claim even if they have suffered a ‘greenstick’ fracture where the bones bend and only break on one side. You could be entitled to more than you think – and you can take the 30-second test on our website to get an idea of how much you could claim.
For advice and answers to any questions you have about the claims process, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today. Our team of expert advisors is on hand offering confidential advice, and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: February 23, 2017
Author: Rob Steen