Has your child suffered an injury whilst at nursery?
As many parents need to go to work, a considerable number of people use nurseries, nannies or au pairs to care for their children when they’re unable to do so. Although using a nursery or a babysitter can enable the parent to go to work, it can also be beneficial for the child as they are able to mix with other children their own age and begin to socialise with them.
In many cases, even parents who don’t work choose to use a nursery or playgroup. By socialising young children, they can learn to enjoy the company of other children and learn new skills. In addition to this, ensuring your child is used to going to playgroup or nursery can help to prepare them for school in later years.
Although the childcare industry is heavily regulated, most parents want to do thorough research before they will enrol their child in a nursery or take on a new nanny or au pair. Whilst learning about a person’s background and qualifications will give an insight into their personality, many parents like to meet a potential caregiver before they feel comfortable leaving their child with them.
However, accidents and injuries can occur from time to time and even the most professional and caring nursery worker or au pair may be unable to prevent your child from being hurt. Whilst minor cuts and bruises may simply be a normal part of childhood, more serious injuries can require medical intervention and may involve lengthy recovery periods.
If your child has been hurt whilst at nursery, playgroup or even at school, they may be eligible to receive compensation for the harm that they’ve suffered. Of course, making a claim on behalf of a child can be complicated so you may want to consult with a law firm as soon as possible.
Can a personal injury lawyer in Barford help?
If you’d like to know more about making a claim on behalf of a child, a personal injury lawyer in Barford may be able to help. In order to make a claim, you’ll need to ensure that the child is eligible first and that someone or something else was responsible for their injuries.
For example, if you can show that your child wasn’t supervised when they should have been or that they were given inappropriate equipment to use, a personal injury lawyer in Barford could help you to make a compensation claim and obtain compensation on their behalf.
If you’d like to know more about making a compensation claim with a personal injury lawyer in Barford or how a personal injury lawyer in Barford could maximise your chances of success, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone and we’ll be able to help you find out more about making a compensation claim.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown