Park & Playground Accident Claims
If you or your child have been injured in an accident at a park or playground, you may be entitled to claim compensation. If for example, the accident was a result of unsafe or badly-maintained equipment it may be that the organisation responsible for the area was negligent.
Any compensation claim can be stressful, especially if you are claiming for your child. We help make the process as clear and simple as possible to give you the best possible chance of a successful claim.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in a wide range of accidents. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can accidents arise in a park or playground?
Parks and playgrounds can at times be busy places, with lots of people around. In such a busy place, minor bumps and accidents are almost inevitable. However, if you or your child suffer a more serious injury – especially one which is someone else’s fault – you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
The owner or operator of the playground will owe a duty of care to all visitors to ensure that they are safe when using the park and equipment. Among other things, this includes ensuring that all equipment is well-maintained, warning signs are in place where appropriate and the area is inspected regularly.
Common accidents in parks and playgrounds can include:
- Slips, trips and falls from badly maintained equipment and stairs
- Cuts and bruises from exposed metal such as screws or nails
- Entrapment of hands and feet in playground equipment
The list above shows just a few examples. If you or your child have suffered any sort of injury in a playground, contact us for advice and we’ll let you know whether or not we think you have a valid case.
What should I do after an injury in a park or playground?
If you do suffer an accident, we recommend that you gather all available evidence such as photos of the equipment and your injuries, as well as contact details of any witnesses to the accident. This will help us establish a claim against the organisation responsible for the park or playground.
What sort of injuries can I claim for after an accident in a park or playground?
We can advise on any playground injury, ranging from minor ones right through to catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Sadly, such accidents can be fatal in some instances. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one or family member in the accident, we can advise you on how to claim for compensation.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your accident with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for an accident in a park or playground?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.