Claiming Compensation for an Accident in a Playground

Children love to play in the playground. It’s common knowledge that during school breaks and even afterschool the playground is the place that children really want to be. Whether it’s playing with other children or simply playing on a range of play equipment, for children it is a way to get outside, exercise and have fun at the same time. Unfortunately in many cases injuries can occur if children are not properly supervised on play equipment, or if the equipment is faulty and this can leave your child with a number of injuries.

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When it comes to the school playground, the school itself has a duty of care to ensure that your children are supervised at all times and if your child receives an injury due to negligence on behalf of the school then you could be eligible to make a claim. On the same note, if your child is playing on playground equipment which is faulty and it breaks or gives way causing your child to fall or hurt themselves then they could also be eligible for a pay-out.

How can a playground accident happen?

Playground accidents can happen in any number of ways, but they usually have two main causes – other children or faulty playground equipment. Playground fights between children are a common occurrence and while these may not be very severe in children of a younger age as children get older and stronger they can cause quite a number of serious injuries to any child that they might hit.

Playground equipment can be equally as dangerous if it is faulty as it can cause your child to fall from a height and potentially hit their head leaving them with a number of serious injuries. 

What type of injuries can I receive?

There are a number of injuries that are common among playground incidents and some of the most common include:

  • Head and neck injuries received from a fall
  • Cuts, grazes and scratches
  • Facial injuries from a playground fight
  • Broken bones from a fall.

Who can I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation there are a number of people that you can claim against, most commonly this includes the negligent party which in many cases could be a playground supervisor, local council, or another child. 

If a playground supervisor has not taken the correct care of your children then you could be eligible to make a claim against them. If the council has not repaired faulty playground equipment then they could be at fault. If another child has hit your child and caused an injury then they could also be responsible.

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation it’s always a good idea to enlist the help of an expert, and at Manners Pimblett we can provide you with a plethora of advice and experience to help your claim case. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive the compensataion you are entitled to.

So what are you waiting for? For more information or to start your claim today contact Manners Pimblett on 0845 077 0772. 

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