Trick or Treat?
Silly season is upon us which means that the streets are about to be filled with countless children dressed up as devils and ghouls, all looking for neighbours willing to hand out candy.
Unfortunately, trick or treating can bring with it a lot more to worry about than whether Mrs Jones at number 59 has the “right” kind of sweets or if she’s going to hand out healthy snacks instead.
Unsupervised children wandering around the streets in the dark may be prone to accidents, especially if they wander out into the road. However, there are other incidents which may not be the child’s fault that could lead to them being injured that need to be considered. If your child has been injured in such a situation that you do not think was their fault, then you may be able to seek compensation on their behalf. Simply contact Accident Advice Helpline and one of our Lewes accident claim solicitors will do their best to help you.
Accidents in public
In most trick or treating scenarios your child is going to be in public, and unfortunately this is where a lot of accidents occur.
Children, as well as adults, are prone to tripping over raised or uneven paving slabs and can be quite seriously injured as a result. Our Lewes accident claim solicitors know that while it could be argued that you should always look where you are going, this is not always practical or easy to do. Besides, if something is fundamentally dangerous it is not your responsibility solely to avoid injury. Whoever is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of such paving and path ways must take responsibility if they are found to be unsafe. And this is the job of our Lewes accident claim solicitors.
Our Lewes accident claim solicitors will help determine what is deemed to be unacceptable and an unsafe situation. There are specific guidelines in relation to this, and if your solicitors are able to determine that in your tripping accident you meet that criteria, then they will help you make your claim for compensation.
Accidents can also occur at parties – if these have occurred in a public place such as at a child’s play facility then any accidents occurring could be as a result of poor management on the part of the event organisers. Unsafe equipment, poor supervision, overcrowding and lax hygiene standards can all cause problems for children and adults alike. If you think you or your child have been affected by such issues then please contact us today and we can help you.
Start your claim today
The first thing you should do when starting a claim is take our 30 second test. This will tell you if our Lewes accident claim solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation and also give you an idea of how much you could be due in compensation.
Date Published: 14th October 2014
Author: David Brown