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Playground injury claims

Many children suffer accidents in playgrounds and fortunately, most of them are minor. However if a more serious injury occurs the child and parents may feel that compensation should be sought if they believe that the accident was the fault of the playground owner.

Whether it is a public or private playground the owner has a responsibility to ensure that the playground and equipment is safe for use. It should also be noted that a higher standard of care is required where children are concerned.

Some possible causes of accidents are :-

  1. Faulty design of equipment eg. inadequate handrails or safety barriers
  2. Faulty construction or installation of equipment
  3. Inadequate maintenance/repair resulting in defects in equipment
  4. Inadequate layout of the playground area
  5. Failure to provide soft/absorbing surface beneath playground equipment

If the accident results from negligence on the part of the playground owner/operator it may be possible to claim compensation for the child's injury. It should be noted that special considerations apply in respect of injury claims for minors (see Child Injury Claims).

If your child has been injured in a playground accident and you wish to claim compensation please complete our online Application Form and we will provide a free legal assessment of your case. We will handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to you.

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Slip in Public House
Mrs C whilst walking towards the bar area slipped on the wet floor of a public house whilst walking towards the bar area. She fell awkwardly causing a complex fracture of her right wrist. The insurers denied liability alleging the floor was dry and that Mrs C was drunk and jumping on the dancefloor. Cooks obtained evidence refuting this and issued the claim at Court. Settlement was reached just prior to the trial when Mrs C was awarded £20,000.00 she said:
"I would just like to say thanks to the staff who have been first class explaining things to me all the way and keeping me informed."
Mrs C from Middlesbrough

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case