National Child Safety Week takes place at the end of June and Bath and North East Somerset Council has taken measures to alert primary schools, nurseries and parents to the dangers that can occur when their children start climbing. The idea is to ensure adults remain alert and pay close attention when children decide to climb anything. This could mean teaching them not to climb when there is potential danger, or to pay attention when they are climbing as part of a supervised play time.
Child fall injuries can be traumatic for all concerned, most of all the children. Some youngsters may not realise how dangerous climbing can be and any measures that can be taken to reduce injuries are certainly a good thing.
Can you claim compensation for child fall injuries?
In some instances it may be possible to claim compensation for injuries your child suffers during a fall. For example if your child is at primary school or nursery, those in charge are responsible and have a duty of care to ensure your child and every other child is safe and able to play without fear of injury. If it can be proven that your child suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else, there may be an opportunity to bring a no win, no fee** compensation claim in this situation.
National Child Safety Week has drawn attention to ways in which we can all keep children safe while they play. Simple measures are often very effective but as you can see you do have the right to consider a compensation claim if the circumstances warrant it.
Get in touch with professional injury compensation lawyers at AAH now
If your child has been injured and you think there might be cause to consider a claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more. We offer no-obligation advice and our enquiry line is completely free and open 24/7. Providing the accident occurred within the last three years it is well worth calling us to see whether you can make a claim. We’ll assess your situation and provide advice with no obligation to take things further.
When an accident occurs it can be difficult to know what to do next or whether you have enough evidence to bring forward a compensation claim. Our lawyers will provide the answers you need and support you through the stages of making a claim if you can do so.
Source: Child Safety Week
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown