Public Playground Injury Compensation
Accidents at the playground are always going to happen. There isn’t anyway to provide complete safety to children without ruining their fun. However, there is a difference between a slight trip resulting in a skinned knee and a serious, life-altering injury like a broken leg. There’s a difference between natural, everyday accidents and serious incidents which are due to negligence. If your child has suffered a serious public playground injury, get in touch with our team today.
Most accidental injuries which take place in public playgrounds aren’t serious. They may cause a few tears, but they are rarely a serious health concern. However, every now and again – either due to poor maintenance, bad design or incorrect installation of equipment – a serious injury can occur. These are normally no one’s fault except the person responsible for maintaining or designing the play area in the first place.
If your child has sustained any kind of public playground injury, get in touch with our experienced team today. Over the past ten years, we’ve worked to provide a complete range of personal injury claims. Our team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation you are entitled to. It can be incredibly distressing for you, and painful for your child, to suffer any kind of playground injury.
If the injury was as the result of a poorly designed or maintained public playground, you will be able to make a claim against the local authority. If your child was seriously injured by another child, you may be able to claim against their parents or guardians. Every case is different, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. We can offer bespoke advice and help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.
What Is A Public Playground Injury?
A public playground injury is where someone suffers an injury on a playground. These can include a complete range of injuries, including broken bones, abrasions and head injuries. Most of these injuries are very minor and will be limited to skinned knees or light bruises.
However, on occasion, these wounds can be much more severe. Serious wounds, including broken limbs and even head trauma, are real concerns. They can all have a life changing impact on both yourself and your child. As such, making a claim for compensation is absolutely essential.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to get the money you need to move on with your life. Any injury your child suffers can not only cause a great deal of pain and suffering, it can also have an impact on the rest of their life. Our experienced team of no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitors are here to help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your child’s injuries. If the worst happens, and your child is left permanently injured as a result of this public playground incident, the money you receive could be absolutely essential.
Over the years, our industry-leading team has helped all kinds of families to get the compensation they need. Whether you need to recover from pain and suffering, or make long-term adjustments to your home, get in touch with our team today. We will do everything in our power to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Common Questions Regarding Public Playground Injury in the UK:
How Much Compensation Could I Receive for My Child’s Public Playground Injury?
When you make a claim for compensation, the amount of money you will receive will depend on the severity of your child’s injuries. The level of pain and suffering they have been forced to go through and the impact it has had on their daily lives will be considered. Other factors which will be considered include the presence of any long-term health conditions or disabilities.
In some cases, it is even possible for these physical injuries to cause long-term psychological conditions or even changes in personality. These can often include anxiety, nervousness and even depressive episodes. In younger children, these issues can be extremely serious and distressing.
If you’ve been forced to take time of work to care for your injured child, then you may be able to claim for loss of wages, or the loss of potential wages. This can be essential for families, particularly if both parents work a full-time job. You may also be eligible to claim for more compensation depending on the level of negligence displayed towards your child’s safety. For example, if they were lucky not to suffer more serious injuries following their incident.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to make no-win, no-fee compensation claims against the person, company or authority responsible for your child’s injuries. No single case is the same, so you should always get in touch with our experienced team for a more accurate breakdown of your potential compensation amounts.
Compensation Amounts for Public Playground Injuries
|Type of Public Playground Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Pain and Suffering||The overall level of pain and suffering that you and your child has been forced to undergo. This can be anywhere from a mild concern to a serious issue.||£1,000 to £200,000.|
|Minor to Severe Ankle Injuries||Ankle injuries are some of the most common kinds of wounds your child is likely to sustain at a public playground. This can include minor injuries, such as sprained ankles, to extremely serious concerns which can cause serious soft-tissue damage. In some cases, these issues will resolve over a matter of weeks, but some problems can cause long-term conditions and even permanent deformities.||£4,560 to £53,000.|
|Minor to Serious Chest Injuries||This can be caused by collapsing equipment or your child falling from defective play equipment. This can include anything from mild chest injuries including tissue damage to serious conditions requiring the removal of internal organs, including lungs.||£9,575 to £114,100.|
|Minor Head or Brain Injuries||The amount of compensation you receive will depend upon the presence of long-term damage to your child. This will largely be determined by the presence of headaches and any serious conditions that might be associated with head or brain injuries.||£1,675 to £9,700.|
|Lacerations||If poorly-maintained play area equipment has sharp edges, then it is possible that your child can suffer minor to serious lacerations. In some cases, they will recover from this injury in a matter of days. However, it is possible for sharp edges to cause long-term damage, including nerve damage, which can be extremely serious. It is also possible for lacerations to be so deep that they require limb amputation.||£1,500 to £192,000.|
It is important to remember that every case is different, and every injury is unique. While the above table serves as a guide, it is better to talk to one of our professionals directly to get a more accurate idea of the amount of compensation you could receive. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team directly.
What are the Causes of Injury on Public Playgrounds?
There are many potential causes of injury in public playgrounds. Some of the most common can include:
- Broken or Damaged Play Equipment.
- Damaged Flooring.
- Hard or Uneven Flooring Close to Play Equipment.
- Dangerous Fencing.
- Exposed Nails, Splinters and Sharp Metal.
- Broken Swings/Zip-Lines/Roundabouts.
What are the Most Common Public Playground Injuries in the UK?
There are many common injuries which can occur on public playgrounds. These can include:
- Minor/Serious Lacerations.
- Broken Limbs.
- Head Injuries and Brain Injuries.
- Minor/Serious Ankle Injuries.
These can cause serious conditions, which can often lead to long-term disabilities or other injuries.
Who is to Blame for a Public Playground Injury?
The person responsible for the injury will depend on the circumstances. In most cases, public playground injury will be the responsibility of the local council. Private playgrounds will often be the responsibility of the property owner.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability means that, when an injury or incident occurs on a property, the owner of the property is responsible. In public playgrounds, it places the onus of safety on the local authority or council.
Can I Make a Claim Against My Local Council?
If your local council has shown negligence towards you or your children, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. This can include failing to maintain a public space and causing an otherwise avoidable public playground injury.
What is Negligent Supervision?
If your children were placed under someone else’s supervision and injured themselves, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. If your child’s supervisor has been negligent, then they may be responsible for your child’s injuries, pain and suffering.
When is An Equipment Manufacturer Liable for Public Playground Injuries?
If the equipment has been newly installed on a public playground and causes an injury, then the manufacturer may be responsible. In these cases, you are will still make a claim against the premises owner, but they may claim against the manufacturer.
Am I Eligible to Make Public Playground Injury Claims in the UK?
If your child has suffered any kind of serious public playground injury, get in touch with our team today. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can work with you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. Our industry-leading no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the maximum amount of money for your child’s injuries.
Whatever kind of injuries you or your child has suffered, our team are here for you. We understand that pain and suffering which can be caused by any kind of injury, including one which occurred at a playground. We can help you to make a claim against the person, company or local authority responsible for your child’s injuries.
Further Reading on Public Playground Injuries in the UK:
- RoSPA: Legal Aspects of Safety on Children’s Play Areas
- Health & Safety Executive: Playgrounds – Risks, Benefits and Choices
- RoSPA: Inspection & Maintenance of Playgrounds
Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors for Public Playground Injury Compensation
If you or your child has suffered any kind injury at a public or private playground, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today. Our professional team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation you deserve. We can deliver a complete range of personal injury claims to help you get the justice you need to move on with your life.
For more information, don’t hesitate to call our team directly. We can work with you to get the compensation you need. You can reach our experienced team of no-win, no-fee experts today by calling us on 0800 699 079. You can also send any questions or concerns you might have through our online contact form. Just leave us your contact information and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.