There are thousands of toys on the market today, many of which are sold in their thousands too. Every parent will know how difficult it can be to choose the best toys for their child, even before they are old enough to tell you what they want!
Thankfully injuries caused by dangerous toys aren’t something you generally have to worry about. Before toys reach the shops they will go through a stringent procedure that ensures they are perfectly safe to use. After all, no one wants to be at the heart of an incident where a child is injured by using a toy they were responsible for.
Examples of injuries
Numerous injuries could potentially occur if toys are not built with children in mind. For example anything made from a rigid plastic could be potentially dangerous if it is not used properly. Sometimes materials are used to make toys that are completely inappropriate. A rigid plastic sword could be potentially dangerous as it is not able to bend, for example. Blunt impact injuries can occur to any part of the body and if they involve a child they can be very serious indeed.
Cuts and bruises are among the most common injuries that occur as injuries caused by dangerous toys. If negligence can be proven against the toy company that created them, the parent of an injured child may have a chance to make a compensation claim.
The importance of seeking medical care
Obviously there are many cases where you should seek medical care for your child if their injuries are severe enough to warrant it. This will not be required in every case but if your child does need medical care it could potentially help a compensation claim if one results from your child’s injuries.
In order to have a chance at winning compensation you must be able to prove negligence on the part of the manufacturer of the toy. In this case you can contact Accident Advice Helpline to receive help of this nature. Call us on 0800 689 0500 – it’s a free call and you have an opportunity to see whether a no win, no fee* claim might be a possibility for you. Your child could have been injured through the fault of the toy manufacturer, so find out whether this is the case today if you can by calling us.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen