Has your child sustained injuries whilst playing in the school playground? If yes, you may be entitled to obtain financial compensation. Playground accidents are quite common and they can take place under numerous circumstances. In most cases, it results from horseplay between children, but other times it results from faulty play equipment and defective floor surfaces.
Schools have a legal obligation to keep playgrounds safe for the children. They must ensure that children are safe when using the playground. It is true that children are not as careful as adults when it comes to their own safety and this is the reason the law imposes a greater duty of care on schools.
Regardless of the cause of the accident, if was child has been injured in the school playground, you may be able to make a playground accident claim.
Accidents in playgrounds can take place in many different ways. However, some of the main causes of such accidents include:
- Failure to install, erect or even design play equipment
- Lack of impact absorbing surfaces on the playground
- Inadequate playground area layout
- Failure to provide adequate supervision
- Failure to display notice or warnings signs where there are defects with play equipment or the playground itself
Making A Claim
Playground accident claims are usually made by the parents or guardians of the injured child. Compensation claims for such accidents are approved in court and the award is usually held in the court funds until the child reaches eighteen years of age.
If your child has been injured in a playground accident, you must seek legal advice. But, before that, you must have visited a G.P and obtained medical evidence. This is very important in proving that your child had been injured and it will also document the extent of the injuries which is vital in determining the value of the claim.
When you contact our solicitors, we will be able to evaluate your claim and advise you on how to take your claim further. If you choose us to provide legal representation, we will handle your claim from the start to the end on a risk free no win no fee basis.
We recommend that you speak to a member of our team as soon as possible. This will help you get your claim started in a timely manner.
Feel free to call us on our free helpline or request a call back by filling in the quick claim form on our website.