Children love to play, and playgrounds are one of the best places in which they can express themselves and release some energy. Most playgrounds are now provided with equipment that is conscious of child safety, but accidents may still occur. Where those accidents are due to a failure to maintain the playground equipment, you are entitled to make a playground injury compensation claim.
Obviously, the welfare of your injured child will be of paramount importance, and your first priority should be to ensure that they receive appropriate medical attention. However, if you have witnesses to the accident or are able to take photographs of the poorly maintained equipment or dangerous surface, this will assist you when it comes to making a playground injury compensation claim.
Making a Playground Injury Compensation Claim
It is always better to consult with an experienced personal injuries solicitor when making a claim for playground injury compensation as there can be many difficulties in obtaining an adequate amount of playground injury compensation. As a parent, you will be making the playground injury claim on behalf of your child as their “next friend”. However, should the negligent party deny it is their fault that your child was injured, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess your application for playground injury compensation.
With a solicitor helping you to prepare the application form to the Injuries Board Ireland, they will ensure that a comprehensive playground injury claim is made to enable you to receive the maximum amount of playground injury compensation. Furthermore, they will advise you on how to claim for any out of pocket expenses or loss of earnings you have experienced due to taking your child to and from hospital or the doctor´s surgery for treatment.
A solicitor will also be able to advise you as to what constitutes a fair settlement of playground injury compensation should the negligent party´s insurance company approach you with an offer of early payment. This early offer is normally in return for accepting a reduced amount of playground injury compensation and, if you have a solicitor working with you, he will be able to negotiate a more appropriate amount in line with the injuries your child has suffered.
Free Playground Injury Claims Advice
If your child has been injured in an accident due to the negligent maintenance of a playground, please do not hesitate to call our free playground injury claims advice service on 1800 911 940 and discuss your case with one of our experienced solicitors. We will be able to offer helpful and practical advice about a playground injury compensation claim and provide relevant information about how much playground injury compensation your child is likely to receive.
The lines to our free playground injury claims advice service are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week, and we also operate a free call-back service should you wish us to call at a more convenient time. All calls to our free playground injury claims advice service are completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim once you have spoken with us.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free consultation with an experienced solicitor
- 100% Helpful and practical advice about your right to claim
- 100% Up to date information relating to compensation awards
- 100% No obligation to proceed with a playground injury compensation claim
What You Can Expect When You Call
We understand that any parent who has an injured child will be upset about the circumstances in which it happened and concerned about any long term effect the incident will have on their health. Therefore, you will find us completely understanding of the trauma that you yourself have recently experienced and listen to you courteously throughout our conversation.
We will ask you to explain to us the circumstances surrounding your child´s playground accident, what injuries they sustained and how they were treated. We will also want to know if you consider that there will be any long lasting consequences, either physically as in a visible scar or emotionally – for example, if they seem to be developing a fear of heights.
Wherever possible, we will establish that you have a playground injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue and explain to you the processes involved. We should also be able to give you an indication of how much playground injury compensation your child should receive and how long the playground injury claim may take to resolve.
We generally conclude each initial discussion by ensuring that we have answered all your questions, summarising what we have discussed, and providing a list of options for you to consider. You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions, and many clients find that a little time to consider our advice or discuss it with family or friends is often worthwhile.
However, we would suggest that you do not leave it too long before calling our free playground injury claims advice service on 1800 911 940. After a period of time, witnesses can become confused about exactly what they saw or evidence can become damaged or removed altogether. Therefore, we look forward to hearing from you in the near future, and please do not forget to complete the contact box at the foot of the page if it is not a convenient time to speak with us right now.