Playground Injury Claims
If you have suffered an injury whilst at a playground, you may be eligible to claim compensation. If the accident was not your fault you should talk to us about playground injury claims.
Types of Playground Injury Claims
Accidents at playgrounds can occur for a number of different reasons such as
- Faulty playground equipment
- Poor inspection and maintenance of equipment
- Slip, trip and fall hazards
- Poorly designed play equipment
There are laws that cover the expected safety of playgrounds. Acts of Parliament that cover children’s playgrounds include:
- Occupiers’ Liability Acts 1957, 1984
- Occupiers’ Liability (Scotland) Act 1960
- Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Playground equipment is covered under the British Standard EN 1176 which states the standards playground equipment should meet. The laws and standards are in place to keep users of playground equipment safe. If there has been negligence, and you have suffered an injury you could claim compensation.
As most playgrounds are run by the local authority, your claim will probably be made against the local council. Jefferies Solicitors have experience in working with people and dealing with a wide range of claim types, including claims against the council. We understand the difficult circumstances which have led to the decision to pursue a claim. We will work with you and explain the process without the legal jargon to help you receive the amount of compensation you deserve.CONTACT OUR EXPERTS TODAY
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE A PLAYGROUND INJURY?
- Report the incident to the local authority, or if it is a privately-owned playground the operator so that they can make an official record of it.
- Take photos of what has happened-injuries and the scene of the accident.
- Get the details of any witnesses to the accident.
- Evidence of a loss of earnings if your injury has resulted in you needing time off work. Documents related to other financial expenditures connected to your injuries may also be required. This could include travel receipts to and from medical appointments.
- Seek medical attention
MAKING A PLAYGROUND CHILD ACCIDENT CLAIM
Making a claim for a child who has been injured at a playground is not a straightforward procedure, and we recommend that you use our personal injury experts to guide you, as parents, guardians, or relatives through the whole process, as there are many legal and medical implications to be considered.
It is, therefore, important to find a team of accident claim solicitors like Jefferies Solicitors who are experts in this field and understand the legal and medical implications of accidents involving children. We can take care of your case with the sensitivity required in handling a child accident case.
We will take you through the whole process step by step and explain everything to you in clear terms.
If you would like to talk to us about an accident involving your child and need advice about making a child accident compensation claim call us free on 0800 342 3206.TRY THE ONLINE ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
HOW MUCH COMPENSATION CAN I GET FOR MY PLAYGROUND INJURY?
Every accident and injury is unique and therefore compensation is decided on a case by case basis. The extent of your injuries is the most important factor in determining how much compensation you will be owed.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. Your injuries will be assessed by doctors who are local to you.
Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
PLAYGROUND INJURY CLAIMS, CONTACT JEFFERIES SOLICITORS TODAY
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.
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