Kids are always on the go, and accidents are inevitable really – we’ve all suffered bumps and bruises as a child! But your child should be safe when in a playground, whether it’s one that is maintained by your local council or a school or nursery playground. If your child suffers an injury from an accident that has been caused by negligence, then you could make a claim for compensation.
Some of the more common injuries include:
- Fractured bones
- Head injury
- Lacerations and scarring
- Soft tissue injury
These could be caused by any number of things, but one of the most common causes of injury in public playgrounds is faulty equipment. The playground owner has a responsibility to maintain the equipment and ensure that it is safe for children to use – if your child falls from a faulty swing or is injured by a handrail breaking on a poorly-maintained roundabout, then you could claim for compensation.
Perhaps your child has been bitten by a dog that was off its lead, when the park has clear signs for dog owners to ensure their dog is on a leash at all times. If this happens, you could claim for compensation, as the dog owner has been negligent in their responsibilities.
Accidents at school or nursery
If your child is injured in an accident in their school or nursery playground, it is important not to assign blame straightaway. It could be an innocent accident – these do happen! However, if you suspect that children have been poorly supervised whilst playing, you could claim for negligence.
Other reasons to claim could include if your child has been injured in the school or nursery playground and medical treatment has not been provided, which has led to an injury becoming more severe.
How we can help
If you think that you have reason to claim for compensation, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call? We’re open 24/7, and our friendly team of expert personal injury compensation specialists are happy to chat with you in confidence, with no obligation.
We can usually tell you within 30 seconds whether your claim is viable – you could even use our 30-second test on our website, which will give you an idea of how much compensation you could claim.
Because we’re accredited by Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard, you can expect a thoroughly professional service, and our advisors really do care about each and every customer we deal with. Our 100% no win, no fee* service ensures that you keep more of what is rightfully yours.
Date Published: November 21, 2013
Author: David Brown