Public parks are not generally a dangerous place to be, but with climbing frames and tall slides to play on, they actually do pose something of a hazard. However, parents understand this and are usually there to care for their children and make sure they do not get hurt.
Public parks can, however, be made more dangerous at times by the council or other responsible party failing to ensure they are well-maintained, clean and tidy and are completely safe to use. If your child is injured at a park as a result of public park hazards that could have been avoided, then you might be eligible to claim compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline we see many of these types of cases coming to us and we are very experienced in helping our clients claim a level of compensation suitable for their injuries. We pride ourselves on working directly for our clients, fighting to receive justice for their injuries; we offer a no win, no fee* guarantee and no upfront costs, so that our clients don’t have to pay anything if their claim is not successful.
Types of public park hazards
There are many of public park hazards, these include, but are not limited to:
- Gardening tools being left lying around, with children picking these up and potentially hurting themselves
- Play areas that are faulty as they have not been well-maintained and potentially could even be falling apart
- Sporting equipment, such as goalposts and basketball hoops not being well-maintained so that they fall
- Surrounding trees that could potentially fall down in high winds, being left to decay
- Obstructions or debris covering the park so that they pose a falling or tripping hazard
Preventing public park hazards
These types of accidents can easily be prevented by the local council, or whoever is responsible for the public park. All they need to do is properly maintain the park, regularly check it to make sure nothing has been damaged and there are no repairs to be made.
The park should also be checked to make sure it is free from debris and obstructions at all times. The responsible party can prevent accidents that occur in a park if they take measures to make sure the environment is entirely safe.
Speak to one of our specialists at Accident Advice Helpline to see if you can make a claim and how much you can expect to receive. Call our 24-hour free phone line on 0800 689 0500 to begin your claim today.
Date Published: October 24, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident in a public place