Nurseries provide a vital service for working parents. They provide daycare for children from a few weeks old up until the age of five years when they go to school. Nurseries are usually open from around 8 am to 6 pm, but some may open earlier or later to accommodate the needs of parents.
Parents often spend weeks or even months agonising over the best childcare option for their offspring. Some choose private or shared nannies, registered childminders or a nursery for their needs. They may make several visits to the nursery to ensure that it is up to their high standards in terms of safety, hygiene and emotional care.
It is a great wrench for parents to leave their young children, and nurseries have a great responsibility to make sure that the children left in their care are safe and happy. It is terribly 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 or its staff. If you are in this position and are trying to find out about nursery accident claims, read on.
Step-by-step guide to nursery accident claims
- Obviously the health of your child is the first priority, so seek the medical attention that is required. Diagnosing an injury in a very young child is not easy and may take some time. They are not able to describe their symptoms in a way that an adult would. Tests such as X-rays and scans may be needed to confirm a diagnosis. Some medical information is needed to make nursery accident claims.
- Get some information about the accident. Some accidents are caused by poorly maintained or slippery surfaces. Some nursery accident claims arise from defective equipment. Staffing is an issue in other incidents; there are strict staffing criteria in nurseries to ensure that children are supervised correctly.
- Once you have some initial information you can call a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. To make things easier for you, it is possible to contact us at any time of the day or night. You will be advised by one of our friendly team members.
- An injury to a child can have devastating consequences. The child may have injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. The financial consequences for the rest of the family are also severe. Parents may have to take large amounts of time off work. Adaptations may even have to be made to their home. Compensation money can help a family to deal with this very stressful situation. There are personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline who are experts in nursery accident claims and they will help you secure a fair level of compensation. This will be carried out on a no win no fee* basis, so you will not have to pay any large upfront legal costs.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.