If your child has suffered from a playground accident, and you feel that there is a reasonable cause to pursue a playground accident compensation claim, your first priority should still be to ensure the health and safety of your child.
Depending on the scale of the injury, you should call an ambulance, report to the casualty department of the nearest hospital or make an emergency appointment for your child to see your general practitioner. Your attendance at hospital or your doctor’s surgery will be recorded in the child’s medical records and can be used at a later date to support any claim for playground accident compensation.
On average, over 7,000 children between 5 and 14 years of age suffer from an unintentional injury each year, and if a playground accident is due to poorly maintained equipment, a defect in the surface of the playground or a lack of supervision, there could be just cause to make a playground accident compensation claim.
Although the law in Ireland allows extra time for minors to file a playground accident claim through their parents, it is in your best interests to contact a specialist injury compensation claims solicitor once the primary concerns of your child’s health are resolved.
Child Claim Settlements Require Court Approval
Unile for adults, a court of the appropriate jurisdiction must provide approval of any claim settlement offer made by an insurer in an accident claim involving a child.
By bringing the playground accident to the attention of a solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity, it enables witnesses’ statements to be gathered while their memories are still fresh and facilitates claiming for the full amount of playground accident compensation available, rather than settling for an amount that does not truly compensate your child for the suffering they experience.
Making a Playground Accident Compensation Claim
Our dedicated and experienced solicitors are able to guide you through the process of making a playground accident compensation claim from start to finish, and will advise you at the very beginning whether the claim is worth pursuing, the likelihood of its success and how long it is likely to take.
By talking to us today you can discover, without obligation, what is involved in the claim process and the general level of compensation for your child’s playground accident.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% You will talk to an expert playground accident claim solicitor
- 100% No obligation to proceed with a claim
- 100% You will be provide with a sympathetic, practical listening ear
- 100% You will be treated with courtesy at all times
- 100% You will receive impartial & accurate advice
- 100% You will not be put under any pressure
- 100% You will not be baffled with legal jargon
What can I expect?
When you call our legal claims advice helpline you will be transferred to a solicitor with experience in playground accident compensation claims.
Our solicitor will listen to your explanation of the playground accident in complete confidence.
We will let you know if we feel your claim is worth pursuing, the chances of your success, what is involved in the process and how long we believe it will take.
We will advise you if there are any costs involved in pursuing your claim and the general level of compensation your child may receive for their playground accident.
At the end of the call, we will advise you of the next steps you should take if we feel liability can be proven.
If it is inconvenient for you to call our legal claims advice helpline number right away, please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page and one of our solicitors will call you back at a time that is convenient for you.