Has your toddler suffered an injury?
As any parent or guardian will know, as soon as children start being able to crawl or walk, they need to be supervised at all times. As young children have a limited sense of danger, they are likely to hurt themselves if they are left unsupervised. For example, a young child may not realise the dangers associated with electrical sockets or they may accidentally pull a heavy object down on top of themselves.
Although toddlers and young children do need to be supervised, parents can’t do this alone. Often, parents and guardians will take their children to playgroups or nurseries. Some may even employ a nanny or an au pair to help care for the children at home.
Whilst your child is in the care of someone else, they are responsible for their safety so it’s important that you carry out proper background checks before entrusting your child to anyone else. Although it may be easy to assume that all nurseries and playgroups are safe, each centre is subject to independent checks so you may want to read the relevant reports before you choose where to take your child.
However, even with full time supervision, accidents and injuries can occur. In some instances, these will simply be normal, minor injuries which most of us experience. For example, when your child is learning to walk or run, they may fall over a few times which could result in some minor bruises or even grazes.
If your child experiences a more significant injury though, it may be time for you to take action. If, for example, your child wasn’t properly supervised by a nursery employee and they were hurt as a result, getting expert legal advice in Wantage may help you to make a claim for compensation on your child’s behalf. Similarly, if your child was given inappropriate equipment to play with at playgroup and was subsequently injured, you may want to contact injury solicitors in Wantage to find out if they can help you to make a claim for compensation.
Who should you contact for expert legal advice in Wantage?
When you are seeking expert legal advice in Wantage from a personal injury law firm, you’ll want to ensure that you’re getting the best advice available. As people often don’t know too much about injury solicitors in Wantage or the claims process prior to making a claim, you may want to do some research before you commence your claim with injury solicitors in Wantage.
If you’re keen to find out more about injury solicitors in Wantage but you don’t want to spend money on expensive legal bills, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline and benefit from our free no obligation advice? You can call us at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll always be glad to help with your claim.
Date Published: 14th May 2014