Has your child been injured in a playground accident? Accidents could happen in playgrounds at school, nursery, on holiday or even those owned by the local council. Faulty playground equipment could lead to a serious accident which could leave your child injured and needing time off school – or even worse, time in hospital to recover from their injuries. We’re here to make sure you get the compensation your child deserves after their accident. We’ve got over 15 years’ experience specialising in personal injury claims – and all of Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
It’s true that injuries you could sustain in a playground have the potential to be very serious, but hopefully your child has been lucky enough to escape with cuts and bruises. However even minor injuries can knock their confidence and affect their lives, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to find out if you could make a claim for compensation. Here are just a few examples of the types of injuries we have handled claims for:
- Head and facial injuries after falling off a faulty climbing frame
- Lacerations from a damaged swing seat or roundabout
- Crush injuries caused by legs becoming trapped under a damaged roundabout
- Broken bones after a fall from a damaged climbing frame
- Slip or trip injuries after tripping on loose tarmac or a paving stone
Head injuries can affect a child’s development, having a profound impact on the rest of their lives. They may have behavioural and emotional difficulties or fail to learn at the same rate as their friends. We don’t believe your child should suffer in silence if they have been hurt through no fault of their own. We can process most personal injury claims over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court.
Holding the playground owners liable
If your child has been injured at nursery or in the school playground, the school or nursery could be held liable, however if their accident has taken place in a public playpark, it could be the council in your area who are responsible, as it’s their job to ensure the play park is safe. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to work out who is to blame for your child’s accident, helping you get the compensation you deserve. It’s free to call us for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton