Playground Accident Compensation Claims

If your child has been involved in an accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence whilst at a playground, YouClaim can help you make a claim.

We are experts in personal injury law, and have vast experience representing children, their families and the victims of historical childhood accidents with sensitivity and professionalism at all times.

To start a playground claim, call us today on 0800 10 775 95, fill in our claim form or chat to us directly using our e-chat function.

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About playground accidents

Minor accidents occur regularly in a playground and are likely to lead to less severe injuries for those involved. Serious incidents that cause severe injuries are less common, although the injuries sustained can have a long-term impact on the victim. Regardless of the level of injury, when the accident was someone else’s fault, compensation can be sought, and can help the family and the injured child to cover any financial costs caused as a result of the accident, and improve their quality of life.

Injuries in a playground can be caused by:

  • Faulty or damaged play apparatus and equipment
  • Assault or reckless behaviour from another person
  • Slips, trips and falls due to uneven or broken flooring
  • Damaged fencing made from harmful materials, e.g. barbed wire

However your child has been injured, if it was caused by the negligence of another person, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Who is responsible?

Determining blame for an accident is not always a straightforward process, particularly when children are involved. Some cases will be complex and require much investigation before knowing who the at fault party was, whereas in other cases it is much more straightforward to prove negligence. For most playground accidents, the starting point for determining who is at fault is to investigate and review the actions of the party responsible for the management of the area - be that the local council, a school or a private group.

Make a claim on behalf of a child

If your child has sustained less severe injuries that have short-term effects, such as a sprained ankle or bruising, they should recover from their accident with very little physical or psychological trace of what happened following them into adult life. However, if your child suffered serious injuries, they may continue to be affected as they reach adult life. For instance, they may be subject to reconstructive surgery or permanent scarring.

Making a claim for compensation can cover the cost for these treatments and the financial upheaval they may cause, hence why it is important to claim.

Make a claim for a childhood accident

If you were involved in an accident as a child that caused a considerable impact on your life, you’re entitled to claim up to three years after reaching the age of 18. The same is true if you’re claiming on behalf of a child. Time limits on making a claim for injuries suffered as a child are restricted to this period, so it’s important to act now to get the compensation you deserve.

How YouClaim can help

If you or your child has been involved in a playground accident, our solicitors can help you to pursue compensation. We will take you through the claims process, investigating who is responsible for your injuries and fighting for the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Compensation can be used to cover the pain and suffering caused, loss of earnings, medical treatment and rehabilitation, all with the goal of putting you back in the position you would have been in, but for the accident.

Get started today

If your child has been involved in a playground accident that was somebody else’s fault, contact YouClaim today to start a claim. Get in touch either by calling us on 0800 10 757 95, by filling in our online contact form or by chatting to us directly via our online chat function.