If you, or your child, have sustained an injury from a slide then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for slide injury advice. Slides have been delighting children for generations, but accidents on such apparatus are quite common.
Why you should seek advice
The first action you should take, following a slide accident, is to seek medical attention for your injuries. When you feel ready, you should then contact us to discuss your legal rights for pursuing a personal injury compensation claim. This is where we can provide you with expert slide injury advice.
The authority that owns the playground where the accident took place has a legal obligation to ensure the area is safe. If they have failed in that, resulting in your child or even yourself suffering injury on the slide, you may have grounds for a claim. Part of the advice that we provide is to give you a clear understanding of what action you are legally entitled to take, if any, following the injury on the slide.
Making a claim is governed by regulations. The accident must have occurred within the last three years for you to be eligible for compensation. If the victim was a child, then a claim can be made within three years of their eighteenth birthday. In addition, someone other than you or your child must have been responsible for the slide accident that caused your injuries. There must be official medical records that detail the injuries suffered. By seeing your doctor following the accident, these will be created for you.
What we will need to know
In order to advise whether or not you can make a claim, we will need to know as much about the incident as possible. This means you giving us your own account of what actually happened. We also advise people in an accident to take the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident, as their statements can back up your own version of events.
If you have a smartphone or digital camera available at the time of the accident, our advice is to take pictures of the slide and anything else that can be useful in finding out what happened and who was responsible. Your photo could show such things as an obstruction on the slide or a faulty handrail, or other instances which could have led to the accident.
By seeking slide injury advice from us here at Accident Advice Helpline, you will be taking steps to discover whether you can make a claim for compensation following the slide accident.
How to contact us
You can call Accident Advice Helpline by ringing us on our free, 24-hour Helpline on 0800 689 0500 where one of our highly trained advisors will take your call. If it is found that if you do have grounds to make a claim, our expert lawyers work on a no win, no fee* basis, which means that you will not have to pay anything up front.
Date Published: July 26, 2015
Author: David Brown