Soft play centres are a great place to take younger kids for a day out. With slides, ball pits and tunnels, they’re great for kids with bags of energy and a sense of adventure; and they give busy Mums and Dads time to relax too. We’re sure the last thing on your mind when you take your kids to a soft play centre is them being injured in an accident, but although these accident are rare, they can and do happen.
If your child has been injured, you could find yourself eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation on their behalf. The best way to find out more about making a claim and explore your options is to get soft play injury compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline. We specialise in personal injury law and we have over 15 years’ experience helping people get the compensation they deserve.
How has your child been injured?
Children could be injured at soft play centres in a variety of different ways. Here are some of the most common injuries which people seek soft play injury compensation advice for:
- Bumps and bruises from a fall from a faulty slide or other equipment
- Lacerations from broken slides, sharp corners in tunnels or other sharp objects in ball pits
- Skin conditions such as contact dermatitis which could be caused by unhygienic ball pits
- Head injuries after colliding with another child
- Crush injuries, for example if another child has landed on your child after coming off the slide
Ultimately the soft play centre could be held responsible if your child is injured and they have been negligent. It may be that staff have been negligent, or perhaps equipment at the centre was faulty, which led to your child’s accident. Whatever has happened, you could make a claim for your child’s pain and suffering, as well as any loss of earnings that you have suffered if you’ve taken time off work to care for them after their accident.
One thing everybody needs when they’re considering making a personal injury claim is confidential, no-obligation advice, and you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for soft play injury compensation advice at any time. Our phone line is open 24/7, so just call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process – it’s free to call and speak to one of our advisors.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Accident in the playground