Many parents in Cornwall use the services of nurseries to care for their children whilst they go to work and the people who live around Leedstown are no exception. Leedstown parents use nurseries as day-care for children from a few weeks up until the age of five years when they go to school. Nurseries in Cornwall are usually open from around 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening and some even open at weekends.
Choosing a nursery for their child is a terribly difficult decision for some parents. A number of parents choose private or shared nannies whilst others use registered childminders. They may make several visits to the child care centre to make sure that it meets their high standards in things like safety, hygiene and emotional care. It can be a great wrench for parents to leave their young children and nurseries have a huge responsibility to make sure that the children in their care are safe and happy. It is unbelievably upsetting when an accident happens and a small child is hurt. It is even more upsetting when it is discovered that the accident was the fault of the nursery. If you are from the Leedstown area and have found yourself in this unfortunate position you may find this step by step guide to nursery injury cases of use.
Step by step guide
1. Obviously the health of the child is the first priority, so get some medical attention. Diagnosing an injury in a very young child can be very difficult and often takes some time. Young children and babies cannot verbally describe their symptoms in a way that an adult can. Tests such as X-rays and scans may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. Your child’s injury will be recorded in their medical notes and this will help later on in the case.
2. Try and get as much information as you can about the accident. Some accidents are caused by poorly maintained or slippery surfaces. Other nursery injury claims arise from defective equipment. Staffing can also be a cause due to insufficient staffing or inadequate training or supervision.
3. Once you have some initial information you can call a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
4. An injury to a child can have devastating consequences that will affect them for the rest of their lives. The financial consequences for the rest of the family can be severe. Parents may have to take large amounts of time off work and the family home may need expensive adaptions. Compensation money from nursery injury claims can help a family to deal with this devastating event.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline or an injury solicitor in Leedstown
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local injury solicitor in Leedstown they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Leedstown look no further than this expert service.