Broken Play Equipment Claims

It is not unheard of for playground equipment, such as swings, slides, roundabouts and trampolines to be badly designed and manufactured, and when this leads to injury, those affected can make a claim for compensation.

Our team has extensive experience in dealing with claims of this nature and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.  

To speak to a solicitor, contact us on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online contact form or chat to us directly.

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About broken play equipment accidents

Each year, many children are injured after having accidents on play equipment whether in domestic gardens or in a publically owned and maintained park. Play equipment, including swings, slides, trampolines, seesaws and climbing frames, is perfectly safe if well maintained, but occasionally safety hazards and lack of maintenance can lead to accidents. For example, if your child’s swing has collapsed because the screws aren’t strong enough or it is not constructed well enough, you can claim compensation on your child’s behalf.

In addition to the hazards posed by badly assembled and maintained play equipment, features can unexpectedly break and cause injury. For a child, this sort of accident can lead to a range of injuries involving anything from bad sprains to broken bones, or even head injuries. 

If your child has suffered injuries thanks to such incidents, they will be entitled to compensation and you can make a claim on their behalf. 

Dealing with injuries

Sadly, sometimes accidents on play equipment can’t be avoided, no matter how many precautions you as a parent may take. However, there are steps you can take to help your child in the unfortunate instance that there is an accident and they are injured as a result. For instance, you can check the equipment when it is first bought, or when you first visit them, to make sure that nothing is out of place and no components are missing.

If the worst happens and your child is injured, after you visit A&E or your local GP (depending on the severity of the injury) to ensure they have received appropriate treatment, you should make sure that you keep track of any disruption the accident causes to your child’s routine and any financial outgoings that have been made as a result of the accident.

Compensation is designed to put the injured party back in the position they would have been, were it not for the accident. This means that costs such as additional medical care can be claimed as part of your child’s overall compensation award. 

How YouClaim can help

These sorts of claims can be complex, as demonstrating who is responsible for the accident that caused your child’s injury is not always the straightforward process it may first appear to be. For this reason, it is important that you choose a solicitor you can rely on to get you the compensation you deserve. At YouClaim, we have handled cases where the manufacturer or the seller of the equipment was to blame, as well as a combination of both parties.

Our experience means you can rest assured we will work hard to deliver a successful claim so you can focus on helping your child recover from their injuries.

Get started today

If your child has been injured as the result of a faulty or broken swing, you can make a claim. Get in touch with one of our solicitors to find out more by calling 0800 10 757 95, by using our live chat function or by filling in our online form.