New statistics released by Public Health England (PHE) have revealed that there is much more that can be done in the area of child accident prevention. According to the figures released, 525 children and others under 25 years of age died each year between 2008 and 2012. Many such accidents can be prevented, both on the roads and in the home.
In addition to this, more than 50,000 people in this age bracket end up in hospital each year to be treated for the consequences of such accidents. Dr Ann Hoskins from Public Health England believes many accidents can be prevented if proper steps are taken to ensure prevention and safety is paramount. After all even the simplest accident can result in life-changing injuries in some circumstances.
Is there a case to bring for compensation?
Child accident prevention is immensely important, but if your child has already been involved in an accident you may be considering bringing a compensation claim against those responsible. Sometimes accidents just happen, but in some instances an accident can occur through negligence. For example if a piece of playground equipment is not properly installed this would be negligent as those responsible should have ensured it was properly put in and ready to use.
Of course it can be very difficult to determine whether negligence had a role to play in a specific situation. This is why many people choose to consult professional injury compensation lawyers in this type of situation. This may apply in your situation too.
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You can see that evidence of negligence must be proven if a no win, no fee* case is to go through successfully. If your child has been injured in an accident and you believe someone else was to blame for it occurring, contact Accident Advice Helpline now. This is the best way to get the professional advice you need in this situation.
Remember if someone else caused an accident and it occurred within the last three years you have every right to seek compensation. We provide a free 24/7 enquiry line you can call for information and advice now so we’ll look forward to hearing from you. With our support and expertise you could receive compensation for something that happened that was no fault of yours or your child.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown