There is nothing more rewarding than taking the kids to the park, viewed through young eyes as a wide open prairie or anything that they want it to be. A place where hours turn into minutes, a secret garden to revisit tomorrow, somewhere to be dreamed of when snuggled in bed at night. It’s also a place where nasty falls and serious injuries happen the most.
Whilst the odd slip and trip is often a big part of the fun, a playground should be safe for its young explorers. So where do you draw the line between falls at the park and accidents which are the direct result of a dangerous environment?
Playing on such apparatus involves taking risks and play grounds are designed in such a way as to challenge those risks and make them even more daring and exciting. They stimulate the imagination and help children to discover their abilities. At the same time, the equipment should offer a high level of safety and a cushioned fall area.
It is estimated that at least one child in five attends Accident and Emergency for a serious playground fall.
This doesn’t mean that your child must stay away from the swings. They are not a danger hazard in themselves. It simply means that they are a popular play apparatus with children.
Claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
Whilst an element of risk is always a welcome part of everyday play, accidents do happen and sometimes they are serious. As always, where there is blame, there is scope for a claim so seek qualified advice to see if compensation for your child can be justified.
If you want to file a claim for compensation then you will need the help of any lawyer in Royston or another legal firm for best results.
Although we do not have an injury lawyer in Royston directly we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury lawyer in Royston look no further than our expert service.
For more information about how Accident Advice Helpline could help you call us today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 19th November 2013
Author: David Brown