Find out how to make an accident claim in St. Austell
Believe it or not, the playground can be a dangerous place for children and accidents are commonplace in these facilities. Accidents and injuries are sometimes unavoidable as children like to play and climb, and you can’t watch over them at all times. Your child’s nursery or school has some responsibility for the welfare of your child and there are measures they should take to minimise any possible risk to their safety. If your child suffers an injury on the playground and it was due to negligence, you may be able to make an accident claim in St. Austell on their behalf.
Safe playing equipment
Unsafe playing equipment can lead to serious injuries and it is the sole responsibility of your child’s carers, whether it is the nursery or school, to ensure that equipment is regularly tested and is always safe to use. If your child becomes injured due to using unsafe playing equipment and there has been no signage to alert you to the danger, you may be able to make a claim against the nursery or school’s insurance.
Supervisors on hand
There should always be supervisors nearby the playground, particularly if your child is still at nursery. If your child doesn’t have someone to alert them to danger or to offer support when they need it, it can potentially lead to a serious injury. A lack of supervisors can lead to an accident claim in St. Austell, if your child suffers an accident and injury.
Appropriate landing surface
Children play and children fall, so it is imperative that they have the appropriate landing surface to break their fall and prevent serious injuries. The typical kind of safe landing surfaces would be grass or sand and these are often present in the playground. If there are no soft surfaces for your child to land, you should speak to someone at the nursery or school and alert them to the danger. If they do not take action to rectify the situation and your child becomes injured as a result, you may be entitled to make an accident claim in St. Austell.
If your child has suffered an accident and you wish to make an accident claim in St. Austell, you can call Accident Advice Helpline and an advisor will put you in touch with an in-house solicitor who will deal with your claim. You will be required to provide evidence as part of your claim, including medical records and perhaps witnesses, if you can obtain any. The duration of your claim will vary and the value will depend on the seriousness of the injury and various other factors. You will be making the compensation claim on behalf of your child so the value will normally be put away for them to access when they reach the appropriate age.
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Date Published: 19th August 2013
Author: David Brown