Taking the kids to the play park this summer is a great way to ensure they can let off some steam, but be careful. Kids’ playground accidents are actually surprisingly common and it’s not always obvious when they’re about to happen. Even if you’re watching your kids constantly, they could still be injured in an accident caused by faulty equipment or even another child or parent.
If your child has been injured, your priority is obviously their well-being and getting them the medical treatment they need. Once they’re on the road to recovery, it might be time to consider making a claim for personal injury compensation, if somebody else is to blame for their accident. You can call Accident Advice Helpline for confidential advice and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim.
How has your child been injured?
We’ve dealt with hundreds of claims for kids’ playground accidents, with injuries including:
- Broken bones after a fall from height
- Head injuries
- Cuts and bruises from faulty playground equipment
- Eye and facial injuries
Your child could be injured whilst playing on the swings, the roundabout or even the climbing frame. Many playground accidents are caused by faulty equipment which isn’t safe for children to use, and if your child has suffered even minor injuries due to somebody else’s negligence, we can help you work out who is at fault and get you the compensation you deserve.
There’s a three-year time limit in place for all personal injury claims, so if your child has been hurt, you shouldn’t delay. You can get in touch with us 24/7 to find out more about what’s involved in making a claim, and most claims can be dealt with in full over the phone – that means it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court.
Who’s at fault?
That all depends on where your child was playing when their accident happened. Have they fallen off a faulty swing at a council-managed play park? Then your local authority could be held liable for their accident, as they should ensure playground equipment is safe to use. Perhaps your child has been injured in their school playground after falling off a faulty climbing frame?
Your claim would be against the school. We’re here to support you through every step of the claims process, as we know this can be a stressful time. So call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today, to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation on your child’s behalf.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton