Playground slides can be great fun, whether they’re the small slides aimed at children under five or the epic kind that you have to climb what feels like a million-and-one steps to reach the top of.
You might not realise it, but slides have the potential to be pretty dangerous, and playground slide accidents could happen if the slide your child is using has not been well maintained.
Playground slide accidents could cause serious injuries and even if your child escapes with minor injuries, their confidence could be completely shattered. Having dealt with hundreds of similar claims since we opened in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you get the compensation your child deserves after their accident, and it’s free to call us at any time for advice.
What happened to your child?
An accident on a slide could happen at any time and here are a few examples of the types of accident which could occur:
- Slip or trip on damaged steps leading up to the slide – this could cause a fall from heigh
- Sharp edges on the damaged slide causing cuts and lacerations as your child slides down
- Unstable slide tipping your child off as they use it, causing a fall from height
If your child has been injured, your first instinct is to worry for their safety, but once they have received any medical treatment they need, you might feel angry at whoever is responsible for their accident.
If somebody else has been negligent – such as the council who manage the play park – then you could claim personal injury compensation on your child’s behalf. It might be that your child has been injured on the slide in their school playground, in which case the school could be held responsible for their injuries.
Will my claim be successful?
As with everything in life, there are no guarantees that your claim will be successful. Whether your child has suffered head injuries after falling from faulty steps on the slide or serious lacerations to their legs resulting in scarring, you can make a claim on a 100% no win, no fee basis with Accident Advice Helpline.
It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, so there really is nothing to lose by getting in touch. If you are successful, your personal injury settlement could help cover the cost of medical treatment for your child as well as compensating them for their pain and suffering.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton