One of the earliest lessons children need to learn is road safety, so they learn the dangers of cars and avoid being part of a road traffic accident.
Toddlers like to feel that they are gaining independence, which often means refusing to hold their parents’ hands and trying to walk alone – which, when near roads, greatly increases the chances of being injured in a road traffic accident. Although it can be difficult to keep a toddler restrained, the safest thing to do is ensure the child walks on the inside of you, away from the road, and holds your hand whenever possible. This will help ensure a safe trip to the park with your toddler. It’s also a good idea to drive to the park if it’s more than a few minutes away, but that does carry the risk of the child being an injured passenger in a car accident.
After completing your safe trip to the park with your toddler there are other hazards
Once you get to the park, there are other potential hazards – toddlers pick things up, and this could include animal faeces, dead birds, or unpleasant items discarded from other visitors to the park. The only way around this is to keep a careful eye on the child, with verbal communication about what is ok, and not ok, to touch.
Can I claim for bicycle injury compensation?
Aside from children and dogs, many parks often have joggers and cyclists, and this could be dangerous with children around. If your child does get hit by a bicycle, or you fall over an unmarked item, then a personal injury claim could be possible to seek compensation.
The law in the UK is that if you were involved in an accident within the past three years that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury cases, and works on four key principles: integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability.
Recommended by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline makes the entire process as easy as possible, with a free, 24/7 helpline and a website that can provide details of your eligibility to proceed. There is no obligation to file a claim or be represented by Accident Advice Helpline, and with most claimants never having to attend court the entire process couldn’t be any easier.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, there’s nothing to lose by calling the company that cares: Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: November 13, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in the playground