Slides are popular not just with younger children but with kids of all ages – they’re pretty fun. Remember when you were a child, running up the steps to the ‘big kids’ slide and sliding all the way to the bottom, then getting up, running back up and doing it all again?
This summer kids all across the country will be sliding down slides of all shapes and sizes in playgrounds, whilst being supervised by their parents or other adults. But when you think about it, an injury on a playground slide could happen quite easily. In public play parks, we assume that whoever owns the play park will ensure the equipment there is maintained to a safe standard.
Sadly, this isn’t always the case, and if your child has sustained an injury on a playground slide as a result of somebody else’s negligence, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so anyone can afford to make a claim, no matter what your financial circumstances.
What sort of injuries could be caused by a playground slide?
It might not seem like the most dangerous piece of equipment in the playground, but a slide could actually cause a number of injuries ranging from minor to serious, including:
- Cut and lacerations from broken plastic, metal or other material used to make up the slide
- Head injuries, broken bones or spinal injuries caused by your child falling from damaged steps up to the slide
- A damaged handrail could also lead to a fall from height, which could lead to serious injuries
If your child has been injured, you’ll need to find out who is responsible for maintenance at the play park as they could be liable to pay personal injury compensation. It could be the local council, your child’s school or nursery or the establishment you’re visiting, such as a pub or shopping centre playground.
In the case of serious injuries such as a head injury, your child could suffer the after-effects for the rest of their lives. Head injuries can cause developmental and behavioural problems and your child may struggle to go to school and live a normal life. This can impact the whole family, and we know the last thing you need is any additional stress.
So we aim to make the claims process as simple as possible – we’ll support you every step of the way and help you get the compensation you deserve to make your child’s life (and your family’s life) that bit easier after their accident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice; there’s nothing to worry about as there is no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton